Optics & Photonics Oct 16, 2019

Study reveals how age affects perception of white LED light

Although LEDs are increasingly used in low-energy lighting and displays, consumers sometimes find their light harsh or unpleasant. Findings from a new study point to the need to take age-related perception differences into ...

Astronomy Oct 17, 2019

Dark matter tugs the most massive spiral galaxies to breakneck speeds

When it comes to galaxies, how fast is fast? The Milky Way, an average spiral galaxy, spins at a speed of 130 miles per second (210 km/sec) in our Sun's neighborhood. New research has found that the most massive spiral galaxies ...

Archaeology & Fossils Oct 19, 2019

Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor

Egypt revealed Saturday a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the archaeologically rich Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

Social Sciences Oct 17, 2019

Society's tendency to denigrate kids these days is a 'memory tic,' says cognitive scientist

They're leaders in important social, environmental and political movements, finding ways to tackle the most pressing issues of our time, from climate change to gun violence. One even stood up to the Taliban at 15 years old ...

Plants & Animals Oct 18, 2019

Reforesting is a good idea, but it is necessary to know where and how

An article recently published in Science, titled "The global tree restoration potential," presented what it called "the most effective solution at our disposal to mitigate climate change." The lead author is Jean-Fran├žois ...

Earth Sciences Oct 18, 2019

Europe's largest meteorite crater home to deep ancient life

Fractured rocks of impact craters have been suggested to host deep microbial communities on Earth, and potentially other terrestrial planets, yet direct evidence remains elusive. In a new study published in Nature Communications, ...

Quantum Physics Oct 18, 2019

Quantum spacetime on a quantum simulator

Quantum simulation plays an irreplaceable role in diverse fields, beyond the scope of classical computers. In a recent study, Keren Li and an interdisciplinary research team at the Center for Quantum Computing, Quantum Science ...

Astronomy Oct 15, 2019

Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole

At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to study this ...

General Physics Oct 15, 2019

Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals

A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains of atoms dash around at ...

Plants & Animals Oct 17, 2019

Meet 'le blob' Paris zoo's new star attraction

The Paris zoo's latest attraction is a brainless, eyeless, single-celled organism with no limbs or stomach but more than 700 genders.

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