DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America
It sounds like something straight out of a "Hunger Games" novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.
Invention of forge-proof ID to revolutionise security
Scientists have discovered a way to authenticate or identify any object by generating an unbreakable ID based on atoms.
New glass almost as tough as steel
Researchers design material that more effectively slows light
Researchers at The University of Alabama designed and made a material that manipulates the speed of light in a new, more effective way than previous methods, according to findings recently published in Scientific Reports ...
Single photon decision-maker solves multi-armed bandit problem
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First global antineutrino emission map highlights Earth's energy budget
The neutrino and its antimatter cousin, the antineutrino, are the tiniest subatomic particles known to science. These particles are byproducts of nuclear reactions within stars (including our sun), supernovae, black holes ...