Scientists tame Schrodinger's cat for a new type of quantum computer
Physicists at the University of Sussex have tamed one of the most counterintuitive phenomena of modern science in their quest to develop a new generation of machines capable of revolutionizing the way we ...
New study refutes claims of early humans in India prior to Mount Toba eruption
Expert psychologist suggests the era of genius scientists is over
At last, how many alien civilizations are there?
During the space age, 1961 was a special year: the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit Earth, while the American astronomer Frank Drake developed the now famous Drake Equation. This ...
Making Quantum Behavior Observable Using Optical Levitation
Link between quantum physics and game theory found
(Phys.org) —A deep link between two seemingly unconnected areas of modern science has been discovered by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Geneva.
Evidence suggests Neanderthals took to boats before modern humans
Four-winged dinosaur's feathers were black with iridescent sheen
A team of American and Chinese researchers has revealed the color and detailed feather pattern of Microraptor, a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 130 million years ago. The non-avian dinosaur's ...
Ancient stone tools show the pace of remarkable technological enhancements over time
(Phys.org) —Stone Age man's gradual improvement in tool development, particularly in crafting stone handaxes, is providing insight into the likely mental advances these early humans made a million years ...
Pulsars: The Universe's gift to physics
Pulsars, superdense neutron stars, are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the Universe. Research on these extreme and exotic objects already has produced two Nobel Prizes. Pulsar researchers now are poised ...
Homo erectus was first master of the kitchen: study
The first ancestor of modern humans to have mastered the art of cooking was likely homo erectus, which evolved around 1.9 million years ago, according to a US study published Monday.
Study shows pre-human ancestors adapted to metabolize ethanol long before humans learned about fermentation
Book explores discoveries in cosmology and how our universe could have come from nothing
The earliest philosophers argued that out of nothing, nothing comes (ex nihilo, nihil fit). This ignited intense philosophical and theological debates and invoked challenging questions over the coming centuries. ...
Did modern humans eat Neanderthals?
Modern humans may have eaten Neanderthals, scientists report in the Journal of Anthropological Sciences this month.