New hybrid perovskite solar cell boasts long life and high efficiency

In the world of solar cell technology, perovskite materials are poised to take on the current reigning champion silicon, but their stability is holding them back. Now, scientists in China have developed a new type of hybrid perovskite.

We Weighed A Neutron Star To Glimpse The Strange Physics Inside

Neutron stars are some of the most extreme objects in the universe. Formed from the collapsed cores of supergiant stars, they weigh more than our Sun and yet are compressed into a sphere the size of a city.

Gobsmacking Study Finds Life on Earth Emerged 4.2 Billion Years Ago

A new study has found that life on Earth emerged surprisingly early. Scientists have determined that the last universal common ancestor (LUCA), the first organism that spawned all the life that exists today on Earth, emerged as early as 4.2 billion years ago.

Hubble finds evidence for rare black hole in Omega Centauri

An international team of astronomers has detected seven fast-moving stars in Omega Centauri region. These stars provide compelling new evidence for the presence of an intermediate-mass black hole.

Warming Groundwater Could Be Undrinkable For Half a Billion People by 2100

By the end of the century, tens to hundreds of millions could be deprived of even this tenuous supply of moisture as rising temperatures risk turning shallow groundwater supplies into toxic sumps.

We Finally Know What Turned on The Lights at The Dawn of Time

According to data from the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes, the origins of the free-flying photons in the early cosmic dawn were small dwarf galaxies that flared to life, clearing the fog of murky hydrogen that filled intergalactic space.

Massive 'eyeball' exoplanet looking like perfect candidate for alien life

Researchers at the University of Montreal believe a vast ocean on exoplanet LHS 1140 b may be teeming with alien life.

Electric Vehicle Batteries Surprising New Source of 'Forever Chemical' Pollution

Scientists have uncovered a new source of hazardous "forever chemical" pollution: the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries found in most electric vehicles.

Mysterious Symbols on 4,000-Year-Old Rock Art Hint at an Unknown Culture

Hidden deep in southern Venezuela, archaeologists have uncovered glyphs, pictograms, and other symbols, left behind thousands of years ago, at around 20 different sites, carved and painted in caves and on boulders.

Small change in Earth's oxygen levels may have sparked huge evolutionary leap

New research provides the clearest evidence yet that the Cambrian explosion - a rapid burst of evolution 540 million years ago, could have been triggered by only a small increase in oxygen levels in Earth's atmosphere and shallow ocean waters.

Exoplanet art lets you visualize alien worlds

Martin Vargic illustrated more than 1,100 exoplanets based on astronomical discoveries. His art is a attempt to artistically visualize and compare thousands of exoplanets of all types and sizes according to observational data. 

Chemistry Discovery on Mars Hints at The Origins of Life on Earth

A team of researchers has uncovered evidence of its origins in the atmosphere, where carbon dioxide bathed in ultraviolet sunlight reacted to form a mist of carbon molecules that rained onto the planet's surface.

A First-of-Its-Kind Signal Was Detected in Human Brains

Scientists have identified a unique form of cell messaging occurring in the human brain, revealing just how much we still have to learn about its mysterious inner workings.

Astronomers Reveal Stunning Image of Baby Star Coming Into Existence

james Webb Space Telescope continues to revolutionise astronomy - it now shows the birth of a star. The star is named L1527, and at this young age, it's still ensconced in the molecular cloud that spawned it.

Robots face the future

Researchers have found a way to bind engineered skin tissue to the complex forms of humanoid robots. This brings with it potential benefits to robotic platforms such as increased mobility, self-healing abilities, etc.