Trio create artificial magnetic wormhole
What killed Knut the polar bear? Study offers 'closure'
Thrust into the spotlight during his short life, Knut the polar bear's celebrity has outlived his dramatic drowning in 2011—as has the medical mystery surrounding his demise.
Pigments, organelles persist in fossil feathers
A study provides multiple lines of new evidence that pigments and the microbodies that produce them can remain evident in a dinosaur fossil. In the journal Scientific Reports, an international team of paleontologists correlates ...
Researchers developing next generation of high power lasers
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde are developing groundbreaking plasma based light amplifiers that could replace traditional high power laser amplifiers.
Meet Pulanesaura eocollum, a new species of dinosaur
Wits PhD student Blair McPhee has described a new species of dinosaur in a paper to be published in Scientific Reports on 19 September 2015. The new dinosaur, named Pulanesaura eocollum, means the "Rain lizard".
Helium anomaly preceded Mount Ontake eruption
University of Tokyo researchers discovered an increase in a helium isotope during a ten-year period before the 2014 Mount Ontake eruption in central Japan. The finding suggests that this helium isotope anomaly is related ...
Introducing the single-cell maze runner
In a paper appearing in Scientific Reports today, the motion of micro-organisms as they swim through various types of fluid channels show "quite strange and new" responses for single cell organisms, including the performance ...
Engineers identify how to keep surfaces dry underwater
Imagine staying dry underwater for months. Now Northwestern University engineers have examined a wide variety of surfaces that can do just that—and, better yet, they know why.
Chinese cave 'graffiti' tells a 500-year story of climate change and impact on society
An international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of Cambridge, has discovered unique 'graffiti' on the walls of a cave in central China, which describes the effects drought had on the local population ...