Life Blossomed When Earth's Magnetic Field Nearly Collapsed 590 Million Years Ago

Earth's magnetic field nearly collapsed some 590 million years ago, presumably putting life on the planet's surface at risk of a rise in cosmic radiation.

Scientists simulated a black hole in a lab

The University of Amsterdam created the black hole event horizon to study the behaviour of a black hole in an controlled environment.

Quantum leap: Scientists make light waves "stand still"

Scientists have discovered a novel method to manipulate light waves, using nanophotonics, deforming the photonic crystal that contains them.

Scientists Have Created a Functional Brain Cell Based on a Mix of Salt And Water

For the first time, researchers have simulated neurological junctions called synapses using the same water and salt ingredients the brain uses, contributing to an emerging field that combines biology with electronics called iontronics.

World-First: Woman Receives Combined Heart Pump And Kidney Transplant

Surgeons in the United States have transplanted a modified pig kidney into a living person for the second time, a hospital said Wednesday, celebrating an advance in animal-to-human organ transplants.

For The First Time, Scientists Capture The Protein-Lipid Dance on Video

Scientists for the first time captured the dance between proteins and fats as they would normally move in cells.

Diamonds can be grown in a lab in less than 3 hours

While natural diamonds take billions of years to form, lab-grown diamonds can be produced quickly and at a fraction of the cost.

Bioluminescence Evolved in The Abyss 540 Million Years Ago

Scientists have traced bioluminescence to its earliest known evolutionary origins: a class of corals called Octocorallia in the depths of the ocean in the Cambrian, some 540 million years ago. 

Researchers create stable superconductor enhanced by magnetism

An international team of researchers has succeeded in creating a special state of superconductivity. This discovery could advance the development of quantum computers. 

3D-printed "metamaterial" is stronger than anything in nature

Australian scientists used an advanced 3D printing technique to create a super strong, super lightweight new "metamaterial".

A single atom layer of gold - researchers create goldene

For the first time, scientists have managed to create sheets of gold only a single atom layer thick. The material has been termed goldene. 

First Fractal Molecule in Nature

From the spiral arms of galaxies to microscopic snow crystals, nature seems to fall into fractal-like patterns that repeat in increasingly smaller increments.

New Material Gets Tougher When You Hit It

Electronic wearables and sensors could one day be made from a material that toughens up as it gets hit or stretched, thanks to new research carried out by a team from the University of California, U.S

How fasting makes the brain and gut work together

The intermittent energy restriction (IER) diet changes the human brain-gut-microbiome axis. There are highly dynamic changes in the gut microbiome and in the activity in addition-related brain regions during and after the diet.

This Prickly New Material Literally Pops Viruses, With Up to 96% Success

A newly developed silicon material covered with tiny nanospikes is capable of taking out 96 percent of the virus particles unfortunate enough to touch its surface in tests.