The University of Cambridge is creating a new research initiative, bringing together physicists, chemists, biologists, mathematicians, and earth scientists to
yesterday • ~4 min
A half-century-old, still-disputed idea about dense cosmic objects from the dawn of time could solve longstanding mysteries about the universe
April 16, 2021 • ~17 min
Crystals of the mineral zircon are rugged enough to survive the most violent geologic events. Impurities within them provide a time capsule of planetary history.
April 14, 2021 • ~11 min
COVID-19 has underscored the value of parks and public spaces. A new survey shows that US mayors have gotten the message, but post-pandemic plans for public spaces remain largely undefined.
March 31, 2021 • ~9 min
Long periods of time in space and extreme-duration swimming can both cause the heart to shrink.
March 29, 2021 • ~5 min
Satellites, space stations and astronauts, aviation, GPS, power grids and more can be affected.
March 29, 2021 • ~7 min
A new study sheds light on a once-elusive phenomenon known as a "turbulent dynamo," an astrophysical process that amplifies magnetic fields.
March 26, 2021 • ~5 min
Lesson learned from the CHiPS survey must inform future cluster searches, researchers say.
March 26, 2021 • ~6 min
A new picture that showcases the magnetic fields of a black hole will help us understand more about the massive energy jets they can fire off into space.
March 24, 2021 • ~5 min