Thank goodness for the Earth's crust: It is, after all, that solid, outermost layer of our planet that supports everything above it. But much of what happens below that layer remains a mystery, including the fate of sections of crust that vanish back into the Earth. Now, a team of...
A new musical craze is sweeping across Canada, banishing traditional styles of song to the past.. Most bird species are slow to change their tune, preferring to stick with tried-and-true songs to defend territories and attract females. Now, with the help of citizen scientists, researchers have tracked how one rare...
Staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new UCL-led study, the first of its kind in humans. Scientists believe the discovery, published in the Journals of Gerontology, could signal the dawn of new affordable home-based eye therapies, helping the...
The origin of high-energy cosmic neutrinos observed by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, whose detector is buried deep in the Antarctic ice, is an enigma that has perplexed physicists and astronomers. A new model could help explain the unexpectedly large flux of some of these neutrinos inferred by recent neutrino...
The surviving core of a gas giant has been discovered orbiting a distant star by University of Warwick astronomers, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the interior of a planet. The core, which is the same size as Neptune in our own solar system, is believed to be a gas giant...
NASA has invented a new wearable device to help stop you from touching your face, something that public health experts have warned against since the COVID-19 outbreak began. Wearable device scolds people for touching their face NASA's website describes PULSE as "a 3D-printed wearable device that pulses, or vibrates, when a...
Dinosaurs were wiped off the Earth by an asteroid, not volcanic activity as some theories suggest, according to new study. Research conducted by authors at University College London has offered proof that an asteroid strike on earth was the reason that dinosaurs became extinct in the Cretaceous–Paleogene era. Researchers analyzed...
New Zealand's monster penguins, which lived 62 million years ago, had doppelgangers in Japan, the U.S. and Canada, a study published today in the Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research has found. Scientists have identified striking similarities between the penguins' fossilized bones and those of a group of much...
A small LED torch that emits deep red light and costs just £12 to make could help improve declining eyesight, researchers have said. Researchers believe the discovery, published in the Journals of Gerontology, could signal the dawn of new affordable home-based eye therapies, helping the millions of people globally with...
The South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, according to research led by Ohio University professor Ryan Fogt and OHIO alumnus Kyle Clem. Fogt, professor of meteorology and director of the Scalia Laboratory for Atmospheric Analysis, and Clem coauthored...