Astronomy Nov 05, 2019

Researchers claim data from Planck space observatory suggests universe is a sphere

A trio of researchers with the University of Manchester, Università di Roma 'La Sapienza' and Sorbonne Universities has sparked a major debate among cosmologists by claiming that data from the Planck space observatory suggests ...

Environment 13 hours ago

Hurricanes have become bigger and more destructive for the U.S., study finds

A new study by researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Aslak Grinsted, Peter Ditlevsen and Jens Hesselbjerg shows that hurricanes have become more destructive since 1900, and the worst of them are ...

Social Sciences Nov 11, 2019

Free Internet access should be a basic human right, study says

Free internet access must be considered as a human right, as people unable to get online—particularly in developing countries—lack meaningful ways to influence the global players shaping their everyday lives, according ...

Archaeology & Fossils Nov 09, 2019

Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys—a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques—are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. But a new study that analyzes the first ...

Astronomy Nov 07, 2019

Galactic fountains and carousels: order emerging from chaos

Scientists from Germany and the United States have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies. TNG50 is the most detailed large-scale cosmological simulation yet. It ...

Space Exploration 16 hours ago

SpaceX launches 60 more mini satellites for global internet

SpaceX launched 60 mini satellites Monday, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage.

Earth Sciences 13 hours ago

Gold mining critically impairs water quality in rivers across Peruvian biodiversity hotspot

A Dartmouth study finds that artisanal-scale gold mining is altering water clarity and dynamics in the Madre de Dios River watershed in Peru, a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Higher levels of suspended sediment were found ...

Biochemistry 20 hours ago

DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules

Biology encodes information in DNA and RNA, which are complex molecules finely tuned to their functions. But are they the only way to store hereditary molecular information? Some scientists believe life as we know it could ...

Plants & Animals 15 hours ago

Vietnam deer rediscovered after nearly 30 years

A very rare species of small, deer-like animal thought to be on the verge of extinction has been spotted in the northwestern jungle of Vietnam for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Social Sciences Nov 08, 2019

Mapping the end of incest and dawn of individualism

If you're from a Western society, chances are you value individuality, independence, analytical thinking, and an openness to strangers and new ideas.

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