Turing's theory of chemical morphogenesis validated 60 years after his death
Alan Turing's accomplishments in computer science are well known, but lesser known is his impact on biology and chemistry. In his only paper on biology, Turing proposed a theory of morphogenesis, or how identical ...
Enough scientific certainty exists on climate change to challenge media sceptics
It is difficult to make a conclusive link between human-caused climate change and the record drought in California, record freezes in parts of Canada and the US, Britain's wettest-ever winter and Australia's ...
In quantum theory of cognition, memories are created by the act of remembering
Global warming felt to deepest reaches of ocean
In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice pack of the Weddell Sea. This ice-free region, or polynya, stayed ...
Astronomers discover first self-lensing binary star system
Einstein's 'spooky' theory may lead to ultra-secure internet
(Phys.org) —Einstein's scepticism about quantum mechanics may lead to an ultra-secure internet, suggests a new paper by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology and Peking University.
How do you jumpstart a dead star?
It's a staple of science fiction, restarting our dying star with some kind of atomic superbomb. Why is our sun running out of fuel, and what can we actually do to get it restarted?
New laser technology could divert lightning strikes
(Phys.org) —Optical scientists at the University of Arizona and the University of Central Florida have developed a technology capable of sending high-intensity laser beams through the atmosphere much farther ...
Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient
(Phys.org) —Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors ...
Scientists discover bulk material that exhibits monolayer behavior
From conspiracy theories to climate change denial, a cognitive psychologist explains
Stephan Lewandowsky, chair of cognitive psychology at the University of Bristol, answered questions posed by the public on Reddit. The Conversation has curated the highlights. ...
Researchers find rare fossilized embryos more than 500 million years old
The Cambrian Period is a time when most phyla of marine invertebrates first appeared in the fossil record. Also dubbed the "Cambrian explosion," fossilized records from this time provide glimpses into evolutionary ...
See what a child will look like using automated age-progression software (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —It's a guessing game parents like to ponder: What will my child look like when she grows up? A computer could now answer the question in less than a minute.
Simple changes to homework improved student learning
A new study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn more effectively.