Quantum theory reveals puzzling pattern in how people respond to some surveys
Researchers used quantum theory – usually invoked to describe the actions of subatomic particles – to identify an unexpected and strange pattern in how people respond to survey questions.
Searching for Earth-like planets: Newly spotted frozen world orbits in a binary star system
A newly discovered planet in a binary star system located 3,000 light-years from Earth is expanding astronomers' notions of where Earth-like—and even potentially habitable—planets can form, and how to find them.
Top weather conditions that amplify Lake Erie algal blooms revealed
Of the many weather-related factors that contribute to harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie, a new study has identified one as most important: the wind.
The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD
The Greenland Ice Sheet is ready for its close-up. The highest-resolution satellite images ever taken of that region are making their debut. And while each individual pixel represents only one moment in time, taken together ...
Lucky star escapes black hole with minor damage
Astronomers have gotten the closest look yet at what happens when a black hole takes a bite out of a star—and the star lives to tell the tale.
Could diamonds be a computer's best friend?
For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire. In the experiment, electrons did not flow through diamond as they do in traditional electronics; rather, they stayed in place ...
Finding winners and losers in global land use
The United States added about 7.6 million acres of forests between 1990 and 2010, which may seem like a great environmental gain.
Astronomers spot faraway Uranus-like planet
Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus.
Both liberals, conservatives can have science bias
New research suggests that liberals, as well as conservatives, can be biased against science that doesn't align with their political views.
Computer maps 21 distinct emotional expressions—even 'happily disgusted'
Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions—even expressions for complex or seemingly contradictory emotions such as "happily disgusted" or "sadly ...