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 ...
Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds
There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
Using modern statistical tools, a new study led by the University of Washington and the United Nations finds that world population is likely to keep growing throughout the 21st century. The number of people ...
New branch added to European family tree
The setting: Europe, about 7,500 years ago. Agriculture was sweeping in from the Near East, bringing early farmers into contact with hunter-gatherers who had already been living in Europe for tens of thousands ...
Pottery shards offer evidence of pulque production in prehispanic Mesoamerica
Smartphone app used by experimenters to learn more about aspects of morality
Shark-munching Spinosaurus was first-known water dinosaur
There once was a dinosaur, bigger than a T. rex, that swam with the sharks—and ate them for dinner.
Three extinct squirrel-like species discovery supports earlier origin of mammals in late Triassic
Paleontologists have described three new small squirrel-like species that place a poorly understood Mesozoic group of animals firmly in the mammal family tree. The study, led by scientists at the American ...
50 million year old mite attached to ant head found in piece of amber
Study claims cave art made by Neanderthals
A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought.
Researchers suggest lack of published null result papers skews reliability of those that are published
Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansion
The Taung Child, South Africa's premier hominin discovered 90 years ago by Wits University Professor Raymond Dart, never ceases to transform and evolve the search for our collective origins.