A team of scientists believe they have discovered the first evidence of an alien protein from a meteorite that struck earth almost 30 years ago. Meteors sowed seeds of life on earth Space experts argue that meteorites containing hemolithin protein might have played a crucial role in sowing seeds of life...
Some of the extremely low-density, "cotton candy like" exoplanets called super-puffs may actually have rings, according to new research published in The Astronomical Journal by Carnegie's Anthony Piro and Caltech's Shreyas Vissapragada Super-puffs are notable for having exceptionally large radii for their masses -- which would give them seemingly incredibly...
Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers at the Hubrecht Institute have developed a new genetic tool to label specific genes in human organoids, or mini organs. They used this new method, called CRISPR-HOT, to investigate how hepatocytes divide and how abnormal cells with too much DNA appear. By...
It covers almost three quarters of the Earth, but we know only a fraction of what lies beneath the ocean’s surface. Google’s parent company Alphabet has today launched a new initiative called Tidal aimed at changing that, with an overarching objective to use a better understanding of the ocean...
Our basic understanding of life revolves around the fact that every multi-cellular organism, including human beings, needs oxygen to live. Nature built the perfect system for turning oxygen into energy. Breathing is so natural, in fact, most of the time we're not even aware that we're doing it. There is, however,...
A team from the University of Cambridge used the mass, radius, and atmospheric data of the exoplanet K2-18b and determined that it's possible for the planet to host liquid water at habitable conditions beneath its hydrogen-rich atmosphere. The results are reported in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. The exoplanet K2-18b, 124...
You’ve never seen amphibians in this light before. Like, literally, this specific azure light. Today in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers for the first time show that amphibians glow if you throw blue light on them. The tiger salamander suddenly pops with brilliant green spots. Cranwell's horned frog is...
Archaeologists from the Oriental Institute have helped discover a lost ancient kingdom dating to the ninth to seventh centuries B.C., which may have defeated Phrygia, the kingdom once ruled by King Midas, in battle. In summer 2019, University of Chicago scholars and students joined an international survey team in southern...
How are we able to find things in the dark? And how can we imagine how something feels just by looking at it? It is because our brain is able to store information in such a way that it can be retrieved by different senses. This multi-sensory integration allows us...
A new species of salamander that roamed the Earth around 168 million years ago has been discovered by scientists in Russia. The remains of the ancient amphibian, believed to have lived during the Middle Jurassic period (176 to 161 million years ago), were found at the Berezovsky quarry archaeological site...