Computer simulation suggests early Earth bombarded by asteroids and comets
What lit up the universe?
New research from UCL shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built.
Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?
As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model ...
Space scientist sums up where we're at in the search for life on other planets
Pitt engineer turns metal into glass
Materials scientists have long sought to form glass from pure, monoatomic metals. Scott X. Mao and colleagues did it.
Wisconsin geologists go miles deep in quest to predict earthquakes
To understand earthquakes, scientists have hatched an audacious plan - go straight to the source.
Australian pioneers light the way for planetary sciences
The current understanding of meteoritics—the study of meteorite samples—has been helped along significantly over the past 200 years by the work of Australian scientists, according to a review.
How 'man of science' was dumped in favour of 'scientist'
JT Carrington, editor of the popular science magazine Science-Gossip, achieved a remarkable feat in December of 1894. He found a subject on which the Duke of Argyll, a combative anti-Darwinian, and Thomas ...
Hawaii volcano lava flow could threaten homes
Scientists are monitoring lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano eruption that could threaten homes.
Butterflies could hold key to probes that repair genes
New discoveries about how butterflies feed could help engineers develop tiny probes that siphon liquid out of single cells for a wide range of medical tests and treatments, according to Clemson University researchers.