Best of Last Week – Renewable energy from evaporating water, left-handed kangaroos and a fasting diet that slows aging
What's on the surface of a black hole? Not 'firewall'—and nature of universe depends on it, physicist explains
Are black holes the ruthless killers we've made them out to be?
Trio create model to explain massive heat in the Sun's corona
Saturn's outer ring much bigger than thought
Best of Last Week–Confirming quantum weirdness, revolutionary bionic lens and connecting our brains directly to Internet
Like Sleeping Beauty, some research lies dormant for decades, study finds
Why do some discoveries fade into obscurity while others blaze a new trail the moment they are published? More mysteriously, why do some research papers remain dormant for years and then suddenly explode ...
NASA research reveals Europa's mystery dark material could be sea salt
NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation. The presence ...
Best of Last Week – A quantum shortcut, a ten-engine plane and cell phones that bother babies in utero
A new way to measure friction between highly ordered pyrolytic graphite materials
When times are tough, parents favor daughters over sons
In tough economic times, parents financially favor daughters over sons, according to researchers at the Carlson School of Management and Rutgers Business School. Their study, forthcoming in the Journal of ...
US Internet adoption steady as 'digital gaps' persist
The percentage of Americans using the Internet has remained unchanged for the past three years, with older and low-income people making slow progress getting online, a study showed Friday.
Waging war on Australia's nastiest parasite: Scientists map blowfly genome
Around 2000 genes not seen before in any other organism were discovered. These genes can now be investigated as potential drug and vaccine targets.
Top scientists call for improved incentives to ensure research integrity
Scientific controversies, from problems replicating results - such as with the now debunked association between autism and MMR vaccines - to researcher misconduct and sensationalism, have led to speculation ...
Magnetic complexity begins to untangle
After a year in orbit, the three Swarm satellites have provided a first glimpse inside Earth and started to shed new light on the dynamics of the upper atmosphere – all the way from the ionosphere about ...