Research challenges popular theory on origin of languages
International research involving the University of Adelaide has shed new light on the origins of some of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
Planet 'reared' by four parent stars
Growing up as a planet with more than one parent star has its challenges. Though the planets in our solar system circle just one star—our sun—other more distant planets, called exoplanets, can be reared ...
Samsung offers new ePoP memory for smartphones
Astronomers find unexpected 'storm' at galaxy's core
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) found surprisingly energetic activity in what they otherwise considered a "boring" galaxy, and their discovery provides important ...
Personal care product chemicals found in Antarctica
SpaceX launches observatory on third try, nixes landing test (Update 2)
SpaceX launched an observatory inspired by former Vice President Al Gore toward a solar-storm lookout point a million miles away Wednesday.
Water-world Earths could host life, even if they're askew
Life could be habitable on an Earth-sized waterworld tilted on its side if the oceans aren't too shallow, a new study reveals.
Experiment brings precision to a cornerstone of particle physics
In a paper published yesterday in the journal Physical Review Letters, the COMPASS experiment at CERN reports a key measurement on the strong interaction. The strong interaction binds quarks into protons and ne ...
Tides stir up deep Atlantic heat in the Arctic Ocean
Researchers have identified how warm Atlantic water that is flowing deep into the Arctic Ocean is mixing with colder waters above to contribute to sea-ice loss in the Arctic. The results, published this week ...
Astronomers catch multiple-star system in first stages of formation
For the first time, astronomers have caught a multiple-star system in the beginning stages of its formation, and their direct observations of this process give strong support to one of several suggested pathways ...
NASA's Chandra finds intriguing member of black hole family tree
A newly discovered object in the galaxy NGC 2276 may prove to be an important black hole that helps fill in the evolutionary story of these exotic objects, as described in our latest press release. The main ...
Distant supernova split four ways by gravitational lens
Over the past several decades, astronomers have come to realize that the sky is filled with magnifying glasses that allow the study of very distant and faint objects barely visible with even the largest telescopes.
The sound of intellect: Job seeker's voice reveals intelligence
A résumé highlighting stellar professional credentials and experience could pique the interest of a prospective employer, but it's your voice that may actually help you land the job.
NASA Ames reproduces the building blocks of life in laboratory
NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil, cytosine, and thymine, three key components of our hereditary material, in the laboratory. They discovered that an ice sample containing ...