First-time observation of photon polarization emitted in the weak decay of a bottom quark
As members of the LHCb collaboration, scientists at EPFL have analyzed data collected at CERN's Large Hadron Collider that offer a first-time observation of the polarization of the photon emitted in the weak ...
Jet stream shift 'could prompt harsher winters'
A warmer Arctic could permanently affect the pattern of the high-altitude polar jet stream, resulting in longer and colder winters over North America and northern Europe, US scientists say.
Scientists demonstrate electrical properties of topological insulators
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have demonstrated for the first time that one can electrically access the remarkable properties predicted for a topological insulator (TI). They used ...
How do polar bears stay warm? Research finds an answer in their genes
(Phys.org) —In the winter, brown and black bears go into hibernation to conserve energy and keep warm.
Physicists reveal novel magnetoelectric effect
(Phys.org) —New research at the University of Arkansas reveals a novel magnetoelectric effect that makes it possible to control magnetism with an electric field.
Experts nix Canada move for sad Argentine polar bear
A polar bear said to be depressed in Argentina will not move to Canada, after veterinary experts said the trip would be too dangerous to his health.