Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation. In a study published in Geophysical Research Letters earlier this year, Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana predict that,...
A remarkable photo of a single atom trapped by electric fields has just been awarded the top prize in a well-known science photography competition. The photo is titled “Single Atom in an Ion Trap” and was shot by David Nadlinger of the University of Oxford. In the photo, a single...
At first glance, it looks like a fiery monster out of "The Incredibles." Or maybe a glowing alien orb, or a giant, irritated zit popping up above the Earth's surface. But it's neither. Rather, it's an incredibly rare, 65-foot-tall (20 meters) lava-dome fountain. Normally, volcanoes erupt lava in powerful jets that...
THE Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the most distant single star ever seen. Astronomers have identified a star 9 billion light years from Earth – the farthest individual star ever seen. Usually is it impossible to make out stars at distances greater than around 100 million light years,...
Social media was lit up early Sunday morning after video was posted online showing a fireball blazing across the skies over Edmonton Saturday evening. A fireball, which according to NASA, is a bright meteor that can be seen over a wide area of land, was caught lighting up the skies...
A DNA analysis of Britain's oldest complete skeleton, also known as "Cheddar Man," revealed that the first modern Britons may not have been pale, as many people may have assumed, but had "dark to black" skin, the Guardian reported. Britain's oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more...
Researchers say they have successfully grown and harvested their first crop of vegetables, without soil or sunlight, and in the future, it could help astronauts grow food on other planets. "We have learned a lot about self-sufficient plant breeding in the last few weeks, it has become clear that Antarctica...
Through first-of-their-kind supercomputer simulations, researchers, including a Northwestern University professor, have gained new insight into one of the most mysterious phenomena in modern astronomy: the behavior of relativistic jets that shoot from black holes, extending outward across millions of light years. Advanced simulations created with one of the world's most...
Bullet-proof armor just got a serious upgrade thanks to one of the world's most popular supermaterials. Researchers developed a material using just two sheets of graphene that hardens upon impact. Graphene has contributed significantly to the advancement of material science. It’s just a very tight sheet of Carbon atoms that’s...
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel’s NRGene said on Tuesday it was working with a team of researchers from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands as well as commercial partners to create multi-genome mapping of potatoes. NRGene has completed the assembly of three commercial varieties of potatoes, which...