General Physics 3 hours ago

Dark matter detector observes rarest event ever recorded

How do you observe a process that takes more than one trillion times longer than the age of the universe? The XENON Collaboration research team did it with an instrument built to find the most elusive particle in the universe—dark ...

Environment Apr 23, 2019

Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy

Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will accelerate climate change—and ...

Cell & Microbiology 2 hours ago

Veritable powerhouses—even without DNA

Whether human beings or animals, plants or algae: the cells of most life forms contain special structures that are responsible for energy production. Referred to as mitochondria, they normally have their own genetic material, ...

Environment Apr 22, 2019

Climate change has worsened global economic inequality

A new Stanford University study shows global warming has increased economic inequality since the 1960s. Temperature changes caused by growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere have enriched cool countries ...

Environment 3 hours ago

Global warming hits sea creatures hardest

Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique Rutgers-led study found.

Astronomy Apr 23, 2019

Research on disk galaxies sheds light on movement of stars

University of Arkansas astrophysicists have taken an important step toward solving the mystery of how disk galaxies maintain the shape of their spiral arms. Their findings support the theory that these arms are created by ...

Archaeology & Fossils Apr 18, 2019

A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East. But the DNA of nine 13th century Crusaders buried in a pit ...

Earth Sciences 6 hours ago

Uncovering Polynya: Research unravels 43-year-old mystery in Antarctica

A study led by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Research Scientist Diana Francis has unraveled the four decade long mystery surrounding the occurrence of a mid-sea Polynya - a body of unfrozen ocean that appeared within a thick body ...

General Physics Apr 22, 2019

Defying the laws of physics? Engineers demonstrate bubbles of sand

The flow of granular materials, such as sand and catalytic particles used in chemical reactors, explains a wide range of natural phenomena, from mudslides to volcanos, and enables a broad array of industrial processes, from ...

Environment 13 hours ago

Canada oil sands CO2 emissions hugely underestimated: study

Canada's oil sands CO2 emissions are significantly higher than indicated by industry data collected using internationally recommended methods, according to a study published Tuesday.

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