Category: Science

Category: Science

2618 Much of Earth's nitrogen was locally sourced

Much of Earth’s nitrogen was locally sourced

Science
Where did Earth’s nitrogen come from? Rice University scientists show one primordial source of the indispensable building block for life was close to home. The isotopic signatures of nitrogen in
2612 Immune system mounts a lasting defense after recovery from COVID-19, researchers find

Immune system mounts a lasting defense after recovery from COVID-19, researchers find

Science
As the number of people who have fought off SARS-CoV-2 climbs ever higher, a critical question has grown in importance: How long will their immunity to the novel coronavirus last? A new Rockefeller study
2606 Butterfly wing clap explains mystery of flight

Butterfly wing clap explains mystery of flight

Science
The fluttery flight of butterflies has so far been somewhat of a mystery to researchers, given their unusually large and broad wings relative to their body size. Now researchers at Lund University in Sweden
2600 Saturn's tilt caused by its moons, researchers say

Saturn’s tilt caused by its moons, researchers say

Science
Two scientists from CNRS and Sorbonne University working at the Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation (Paris Observatory — PSL/CNRS) have just shown that the influence of Saturn’s
2587 Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like planet

Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like planet

Science
Astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have detected the first Jupiter-like planet without clouds or haze in its observable atmosphere. The findings were published this
2564 A 'super-puff' planet like no other

A ‘super-puff’ planet like no other

Science
The core mass of the giant exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than what was thought necessary to build up the immense gas envelope surrounding giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn, astronomers at Université
2553 COVID-19 reduced U.S. life expectancy, especially among Black and Latino populations

COVID-19 reduced U.S. life expectancy, especially among Black and Latino populations

Science
The COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed more than 336,000 lives in the United States in 2020, has significantly affected life expectancy, USC and Princeton researchers have found. The researchers project
2545 2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows

2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows

Science
Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s
2539 ALMA captures distant colliding galaxy dying out as it loses the ability to form stars

ALMA captures distant colliding galaxy dying out as it loses the ability to form stars

Science
Galaxies begin to “die” when they stop forming stars, but until now astronomers had never clearly glimpsed the start of this process in a far-away galaxy. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter
2526 Measurements of pulsar acceleration reveal Milky Way's dark side

Measurements of pulsar acceleration reveal Milky Way’s dark side

Science
It is well known that the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to a mysterious dark energy. Within galaxies, stars also experience an acceleration, though this is due to some combination of dark
2520 Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages

Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages

Science
In a new study, Stanford researchers report that intensifying precipitation contributed one-third of the financial costs of flooding in the United States over the past three decades, totaling almost $75
2500 'Galaxy-sized' observatory sees potential hints of gravitational waves

‘Galaxy-sized’ observatory sees potential hints of gravitational waves

Science
Scientists have used a “galaxy-sized” space observatory to find possible hints of a unique signal from gravitational waves, or the powerful ripples that course through the universe and warp
2490 Mapping the platypus genome: How Earth's oddest mammal got to be so bizarre

Mapping the platypus genome: How Earth’s oddest mammal got to be so bizarre

Science
Often considered the world’s oddest mammal, Australia’s beaver-like, duck-billed platypus exhibits an array of bizarre characteristics: it lays eggs instead of giving birth to live babies,
2477 Why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaurs

Why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaurs

Science
New research by scientists at the University of Bristol explains how a ‘stop-start’ pattern of evolution, governed by environmental change, could explain why crocodiles have changed so little
2447 New class of antibiotics active against a wide range of bacteria

New class of antibiotics active against a wide range of bacteria

Science
Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response
Top