Latest Science News

Unraveling a meteorite mystery reveals the solar system origin story

According to new research published in The Astrophysical Journal by Carnegie's Alan Boss, the violent event that likely preceded...

Bacteria species found in glacial ice could pose disease risk as glaciers melt from global warming

A team of Chinese Academy of Sciences researchers discovered nearly 1,000 species of bacteria in snow and ice samples...

Webb telescope: NASA to reveal the deepest image ever taken of the universe

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced Wednesday that the newly operational James Webb Space Telescope will provide the "deepest image...

The study identifies a tidal disruption event that coincides with the production of a high-energy neutrino

High-energy neutrinos are enthralling subatomic particles created when extremely fast charged particles collide with other particles or photons. For...

NASA experiment suggests need to dig deep for evidence of life on Mars

According to a new NASA laboratory experiment, rovers may need to dig 6.6 feet (two metres) or more beneath...

Natural gas used in homes contains hazardous air pollutants, shows a Boston-area study

Millions of Americans rely on natural gas every day to power appliances such as kitchen stoves, furnaces, and water...

A sanitizer in the galactic center region

An international team led by Arnaud Belloche (MPIfR, Bonn, Germany) reports the discovery of iso-propanol in interstellar space, a...

Help NASA scientists find clouds on Mars

Scientists at NASA are hoping to solve a fundamental mystery about Mars' atmosphere, and you can help. They've organized...

Light traveling in a distorting medium can appear undistorted

A team led by researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, with collaborators from the...

Climate change negatively impacting bumblebees, study finds

Temperature changes have harmed the majority of bumblebee species over the last 120 years, according to new research published...

Secrets of aging revealed in the largest study on longevity, aging in reptiles and amphibians

Jonathan the Seychelles giant tortoise, who is 190 years old, recently made headlines for being the world's "oldest living...

Small molecule transports iron in mice, human cells to treat some forms of anemia

According to a new study, a natural small molecule derived from a cypress tree can transport iron in live...

Tortoise and her egg found in new Pompeii excavations

Archaeologists in Pompeii discovered the remains of a pregnant tortoise that sought refuge in the ruins of a home...

Controlling non-classical mechanical states in a phononic waveguide architecture

The ability to generate, manipulate, and detect non-classical states of light is central to most quantum computing technologies. Non-classical...

VY Canis Majoris is dying, and astronomers are watching

Astronomical three-dimensional models can be ridiculously complex. They can range from black holes through which light cannot escape to...

Webb’s NIRISS instrument is ready to see cosmos in over 2,000 infrared colors

The Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph instrument (NIRISS), one of the James Webb Space Telescope's four primary scientific instruments,...

Study explores the properties of a unique intermediate polar

Indian astronomers conducted a broadband X-ray analysis of a unique intermediate polar known as Paloma using data from ESA's...

In the colorful avian world, hummingbirds have the widest breadth of colorful plumage

Richard Prum, a Yale ornithologist, has spent years studying the molecules and nanostructures that give many bird species their...

NASA asteroid mission on hold due to late software delivery

NASA cancelled an asteroid mission on Friday, blaming the delay in delivering its own navigation software. The Psyche mission,...

Review suggests current global efforts are insufficient to limit warming to 1.5°C

A pair of Concordia University climate scientists have concluded that, despite many nations' efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,...

X-ray binary GX 3+1 investigated with AstroSat

Indian astronomers used the AstroSat spacecraft to investigate GX 3+1, a low-mass X-ray binary. The research provided more information...

Aerosol instrument SPEXone mounted on NASA’s climate satellite

A team of engineers from SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Airbus Netherlands, and NASA has been working on...

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter releasing one of its last rainbow-colored maps

A multicoloured 5.6-gigapixel map of Mars is about to provide scientists with a new perspective on the planet. The...

NASA announces Artemis concept awards for nuclear power on moon

NASA and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) are collaborating to advance space nuclear technologies. The agencies have...

Modelling electrolyte transport in water-rich exoplanet

A modelling study published in Nature Communications suggests that oceans on water-rich exoplanets may be enriched with electrolytes, including...

A long history of flowing water recorded in clay-bearing sediments on Mars

According to a new paper by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist Catherine Weitz, a region on Mars may have...

Scientists map sulfur residue on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa

The Hubble Space Telescope was used by a team led by the Southwest Research Institute to observe Jupiter's moon,...