Best of Last Week – New model for dark matter, Martian clouds and mind to mind conversing
Best of Last Week – Superabsorption theoretically demonstrated, sailing stones mystery solved and origin of anger face
Best of Last Week – Evidence of quark-gluon interactions, new portable device hack and why we may never live forever
(Phys.org) —With summer drawing to a close, research is starting to heat up. Last week, physicists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider used supercomputer calculations to offer evidence that particles predicted by the theory of quark-gluon interactions are being produced i ...
Best of Last Week – Possible signal from dark matter, a robo-cook and a switchboard in our brains
Researchers suggest lack of published null result papers skews reliability of those that are published
Researchers outline recommendations to improve scientific decision-making
The public dialogue surrounding whether to vaccinate children is one example of how poor communication of science can cause confusion and worsen people's health and lives. Many other issues – from climate change to nuclear ...
Jack the Ripper identified through DNA traces: sleuth
Jack the Ripper, one of the most notorious serial killers in history, has been identified through DNA traces found on a shawl, claims a sleuth in a book out on Tuesday.
Retracted papers needlessly stigmatize and jeopardize solid research in related fields, study finds
It is one of the highest-profile cases of scientific fraud in memory: In 2005, South Korean researcher Woo-Suk Hwang and colleagues made international news by claiming that they had produced embryonic stem cells from a cloned ...
One of world's earliest Christian charms found
(Phys.org) —A 1,500 year-old papyrus fragment found in The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library has been identified as one the world's earliest surviving Christian charms.
China's reform of R&D budget management doesn't go far enough, research shows
In almost 20 years, China's R&D expenditure as a percentage of its gross domestic product has more than tripled, reaching 1.98 per cent in 2012. This figure surpasses the 28 member states of the EU, which ...
Does Singld Out, a gene-based dating service, pass the sniff test?
Singld Out, an online dating service based on "cutting-edge" science, has the solution for busy singles to sniff out the perfect companion. Literally. ...
Mathematical minds multiply at Toronto film fest
In the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything," two college girls rush into a '60s-era Cambridge party before the sight of the attendees stops them in their tracks.
Replica of 18th century ship tests French waters
Cheered by tens of thousands, a life-size replica of the Hermione, the French navy frigate that shipped General Lafayette to America to rally rebels fighting British troops in the US war of independence, began its maiden ...
Monet's 'Impressionism' birth dated by Texas State's 'Celestial Sleuth'
The Impressionist movement of the late 19th century takes its name from French artist Claude Monet's moody, dreamlike painting Impression, Soleil Levant (Impression, Sunrise). Now, Texas State University ...