New evidence for a preferred direction in spacetime challenges the cosmological principle
Quantum physicist explains $100K offer for proof scaled-up quantum computing is impossible
Length of yellow caution traffic lights could prevent accidents: study
A couple of years ago, Hesham Rakha misjudged a yellow traffic light and entered an intersection just as the light turned red. A police officer handed him a ticket.
Study debunks myths about gender and math performance
A major study of recent international data on school mathematics performance casts doubt on some common assumptions about gender and math achievement in particular, the idea that girls and women have less ability due ...
First 'directed' SETI search comes up empty
The more things change: Trait variance provides evidence of pervasive mosaic evolution
Even brown dwarfs may grow rocky planets
(Phys.org)—Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array have for the first time found that the outer region of a dusty disc encircling a brown dwarf contains millimetre-sized solid ...
Soft spheres settle in somewhat surprising structure
Latex paints and drug suspensions such as insulin or amoxicillin that do not need to be shaken or stirred may be possible thanks to a new understanding of how particles separate in liquids, according to Penn ...
How infidelity helps nieces and nephews: Men may share more genes with sisters' kids than with cheating wife's kids
A University of Utah study produced new mathematical support for a theory that explains why men in some cultures often feed and care for their sisters' children: where extramarital sex is common and accepted, a man's genes ...
An abundance of small stars
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stars form from giant clouds of gas and dust in space, as the matter in these clouds comes together under the influence of gravity.
Study of pipestone artifacts overturns a century-old assumption
(Phys.org)—In the early 1900s, an archaeologist, William Mills, dug up a treasure-trove of carved stone pipes that had been buried almost 2,000 years earlier. Mills was the first to dig the Native American ...
Climate scientists discover new weak point of the Antarctic ice sheet
The Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf fringing the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, may start to melt rapidly in this century and no longer act as a barrier for ice streams draining the Antarctic Ice Sheet. These predictions ...