Odyssey Finds Possible Cave Skylights on Mars

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has discovered entrances to seven possible caves on the slopes of a Martian volcano. The find is fueling interest in potential underground habitats and sparking searches for caverns elsewhere ...

Cambridge makes music from 'dark energy'

An invisible force so mysterious that it has yet to be understood by even the most eminent astronomers is being turned into music at a new Cambridge University exhibition.

Is there really a 'mommy' gene in women?

Basic principles of biology rather than women’s newfound economic independence can explain why fewer of them are getting married and having children, and why the trend may only be temporary, says a Queen’s researcher.

Imaging Quantum Entanglement

An international team including scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) today publishes findings in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrating the dramatic effects of quantum ...

Greeks get space-based help in wake of deadly fires

Cleanup and rebuilding teams responding to the devastation across Greece caused by this summer’s deadly fires are getting help from space. A series of crisis map products based on satellite acquisitions of affected areas ...

New method extracts neutrons from superfluid helium

“There are many applications for ultracold neutrons in fundamental physics,” Oliver Zimmer tells PhysOrg.com. “And we will find even more applications with a stronger source of ultracold neutrons.” Zimmer, a scientist ...

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