New groundbreaking research may expose new aspects of the universe
No one knows for sure, but it is not unlikely that the universe is constructed in a completely different way than the usual theories and models of today predict. The most widely used model today cannot explain ...
Speed with which temperatures change will continue to increase over next several decades, study shows
An analysis of changes to the climate that occur over several decades suggests that these changes are happening faster than historical levels and are starting to speed up. The Earth is now entering a period ...
Feynman wasn't joking: Modeling quantum dynamics with ground state wavefunctions
Researchers identify endocrine-disrupting chemical in bottled water
Interstellar mystery solved by supercomputer simulations
An interstellar mystery of why stars form has been solved thanks to the most realistic supercomputer simulations of galaxies yet made.
Trio of physicists create computer simulation of dark matter using an empirical function
Solar system simulation reveals planetary mystery
When we look at the Solar System, what clues show us how it formed? We can see pieces of its formation in asteroids, comets and other small bodies that cluster on the fringes of our neighborhood (and sometimes, ...
A simulation of the universe with realistic galaxies
An international team of astronomers, based at the Universities of Leiden in the Netherlands and Durham in the UK and, led by professor Joop Schaye (Leiden University), developed a simulation of the universe ...
Researchers find temperature feedback magnifying climate warming in Arctic
Small volcanic eruptions partly explain 'warming hiatus'
The "warming hiatus" that has occurred over the last 15 years has been partly caused by small volcanic eruptions.
Astronomers unravel 20-year dark matter mystery with new computer models
(Phys.org) —Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin believe they have discovered the answer to a 20-year debate over how the mysterious cosmic "dark matter" is distributed in small galaxies. Graduate ...
Scientists solve mystery of ancient American lakes
(Phys.org) —A new study by Stanford scientists solves a longstanding mystery of how ancient lakes in the western United States grew to such colossal sizes.
How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats
(Phys.org) —The sight of a tiny hummingbird hovering in front of a flower and then darting to another with lightning speed amazes and delights. But it also leaves watchers with a persistent question: How ...
Solving a physics mystery: Those 'solitons' are really vortex rings
(Phys.org) —The same physics that gives tornadoes their ferocious stability lies at the heart of new University of Washington research, and could lead to a better understanding of nuclear dynamics in studying ...