Supermassive black holes could form from dark matter

The international team find that rather than the conventional formation scenarios involving 'normal' matter, supermassive black holes could instead form directly from dark matter in high density regions in the centres of galaxies.

A map of 25,000 Supermassive Black Holes

Recently The Low Frequency Array released the first data on its sky survey. They have only mapped 4% of the northern sky so far, but have already mapped 25,000 supermassive black holes. 

Rich countries should share their vaccines

A handful of countries representing just 16 percent of the world's population have snapped up more than half of the available COVID-19 vaccines. If the rich world continues to hoard vaccines, the pandemic will drag on for long.

Digital Earth twin predicts future

Scientists begin building highly accurate digital twin of our planet to map climate development and extreme events as accurately as possible in space and time. This would enable to tests different scenarios.

Bill Gates: Rich Nations Should Switch To Synthetic Beef

Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates is urging all rich nations to shift away from environmentally destructive animal agriculture and toward plant-based and lab-grown alternatives to meat.

Gulf Stream lifeline at its weakest in more than a millennium

The Gulf Stream in the north Atlantic ocean, which has a considerable effect on Ireland’s climate, is at its weakest in over a millennium. Human-caused global warming is the most likely cause.

The meat paradox: Why we eat animals

The global appetite for meat is still growing, despite what we know about animal suffering and the environmental cost of eating them. 70% of global agricultural land is used for livestock farming.  

China′s Tianwen-1 enters Mars orbit

A day after the UAE's Hope probe entered into the orbit of Mars, China has followed suit. In May, the probe will land a Chinese rover on Mars. The goal of Tianwen-1 is to survey the atmosphere from orbit.

Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

A giant iceberg, larger than the size of most European cities, has broken away from Antarctica. Scientists had been expecting a huge chunk of ice to break away for almost a decade after the first "vast cracks" had formed.

NASA rover reaches Mars in search for signs of past life

Perseverance, the largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world, touched down on Mars yesterday. The $2.4 billion rover arrived at Jezero Crater, a basin that scientists say was once flooded with liquid water.

Tasmanian island to be powered by wave energy

King Island residents in Tasmania will soon enjoy renewable energy harnessed from wave swells. Currently, about two-thirds of the island’s energy needs are covered by wind and solar power.

Researchers develop hydrogen paste that could fuel vehicles

German researchers have created POWERPASTE, a hydrogen fuel paste that could one day be used to fuel vehicles. The product is created from a magnesium base and would be stored in vehicles in the form of a cartridge.

First ever measurements of einsteinium

Since element 99 - einsteinium - is very hard to create and it is exceptionally radioactive. A team of chemists has overcome these obstacles to report the first study characterizing some of its properties.

Childhood diet has lifelong impact

Eating too much fat and sugar as a child can alter your microbiome for life, even if you later learn to eat healthier, a new study in mice suggests.

Climate change may have driven the emergence of SARS-CoV-2

A new study provides evidence of a mechanism by which climate change could have played a direct role in the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic.