In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid

Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international team of researchers. It was all about the asteroid.

The Mystery of the Worldwide Humming Noise Uncovered

In 2018, a large number of seismic alerts had been detected everywhere. They created a weird buzzing sound. Now the mysterious hum is identified as rumblings of a magma-filled reservoir deep under the Indian ocean where the new volcano is forming. 

Neuroscientists Discover New Kind of Signal in the Human Brain

Scientists have uncovered a new kind of electrical process in the human brain that could play a key role in the unique way our brains compute.Researchers have discovered that certain cells in the human cortex transmit signals in a way not seen before.

Heat energy leaps through empty space

A new study shows that heat energy can leap across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum, thanks to a quantum mechanical phenomenon called the Casimir interaction. It could have profound implications for the design of computer chips.

Heat energy leaps through empty space

A surprising new study shows that heat energy can leap across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum, thanks to a quantum mechanical phenomenon. It could have profound implications for the design of computer chips and other nanoscale electronic components.

Physicists 'See' Gravitational Waves From Deeper in the Universe

A new method, the result of decades of research, has allowed researchers to suppress vacuum noise and extend the reach of the gravitational wave detectors.

'Invisibility cloak' that looks closer to reality

Harry Potter’s ‘invisibility cloak’ appears closer to reality as Canadian camouflage manufacturer Hyperstealth Biotechnology has applied for patents on its ‘Quantum Stealth’ material.

Bacteriophages may help to fight antibiotic resistance

Latest studies showed that bacteria-infecting viruses called bacteriophages, or simply phages, could kill different strains of the bacterium E. coli by making mutations in a viral protein that bound to host cells. 

Can science explain consciousness?

We have made a great deal of progress in understanding brain activity, and how it contributes to human behavior. But what no one has so far managed to explain is how all of this results in feelings, emotions and experiences.

Mini-brains grown in a lab are pushing ethical boundaries

Earlier this year, US team announced they had grown a mini-brain with neural activity similar to that seen in a preterm infant. The ability to feel or experience the world around them, may be just around the corner — and all the ethical implications it brings.

Scientists 3D print a tiny live heart using patient's own cells

A team of Israel researchers revealed the 3D printed heart that completely matches the immunological, cellular, biochemical and anatomical properties of a human patient. 

Blueprint for 'quantum battery' that doesn't lose charge

This quantum battery is a tiny, nano-size battery meant to be used for applications on the nano scale but the research provides a theoretical demonstration that creating a loss-free quantum battery is possible.

New stable form of plutonium discovered

An international team of scientists have found a new compound of plutonium with an unexpected, pentavalent oxidation state This new phase of plutonium is solid and stable, and may be a transient phase in radioactive waste repositories. 

What happens under the Yellowstone Volcano

Recent study shows that beneath the Yellowstone volcano lies a so-called mantle plume: a chimney-like structure that reaches thousands of kilometres deep to the border of the Earth's core and mantle.

The Oldest Evidence of Life is Now Confirmed

The title of Earth’s Earliest Life has been returned to the fossils in the Pilbara region of Australia. A new study of the Pilbara fossils has identified the presence of preserved organic matter in those fossils.