Physicists describe strange new fluid-like state of matter

University of Chicago physicists have created a novel state of matter using nothing more than a container of loosely packed sand and a falling marble. They have found that the impacting marble produces a jet of sand grains ...

The cold truth about climate change and snow

What would the Earth be like if one fine day all the snow melted away? Obviously, it would be a much warmer place. But what's interesting is how much warmer, says Stephen Vavrus, an associate scientist at the Center for Climatic ...

Rare early Mayan portrait is found

University of Calgary archaeologist Kathryn Reese-Taylor and an international team of researchers have discovered an early Mayan portrait of a woman.

Butterfly evolution is studied

University College London scientists say they've found why so many species of butterflies live in Central and South America, as compared with other places.

Mathematician's insight helps unravel knotty problem

The latest insight from Rice University assistant professor Shelly Harvey is the kind of idea that comes along rarely for a theorist in any discipline: It's an idea that is both simple and capable of explaining much.

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