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What Is The Computational Power Of The Universe?

Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult for a computer - even if we built a computer larger than a …

Space Science

Tooth Cavities Can Be Fought 'Naturally'

A new discovery may one day lead to natural anti­cavity products, researchers report.<p>The scientists from West China School of Stomatology and …

Alternative Medicine

Pluto's Hydrocarbon Haze Keeps Dwarf Planet Colder Than Expected

New analysis of Pluto's atmosphere explains why New Horizons spacecraft measured temperatures much colder than predicted.<p>The gas composition of a …

Planets

Study Finds Consuming Nuts Strengthens Brainwave Function

Loma Linda University Health researchers find that nuts benefit the brain by enhancing cognition, memory, recall and rest.<p>A new study by researchers …

The Brain

Astronomers Discover A Star That Would Not Die

Supernova discovery challenges known theories of the death of stars.<p>Maunakea, Hawaii - An international team of astronomers led by Las Cumbres …

Universe

Biologists Have Found Out How Long Can Microorganisms Live On Mars

Researchers from Lomonosov MSU, Faculty of Soil Science, have studied the resistance microorganisms have against gamma radiation in very low …

Biology

Bonobos Help Strangers Without Being Asked

Humans aren't the only species eager to make a good first impression.<p>A passer-by drops something and you spring to pick it up. Or maybe you hold the …

Evolution

ALMA Discovers Cold Dust Around Nearest Star, Proxima Centauri

Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the Sun. It is a faint red dwarf lying just four light-years away in the southern constellation of Centaurus …

Exoplanets

Scientists Decipher Mechanisms Underlying The Biology Of Aging

Understanding the factors that control aging has been one of humanity's endless pursuits, from the mystical fountain of youth to practical healthful …

Biology

New Theory Addresses How Life On Earth Arose From The Primordial Muck

American and New Zealand researchers use experimental evidence to overturn widely-accepted theory on the dawn of life on Earth.<p>Life on Earth …

Biology

Study Unveils Changes In The Brain During Extended Missions In Space

It's been 55 years since NASA astronaut John Glenn successfully launched into space to complete three orbits aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury …

The Brain

Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988

Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth's ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed …

Climate Change

Cancer Cells Can Be Destroyed With The Metal From The Asteroid That Caused The Extinction Of The Dinosaurs

Researchers from the Professor Sadler and Professor O'Connor groups in Warwick's Department of Chemistry and Professor Hui Chao's group at Sun …

Cancer

Aliens May Be More Like Us Than We Think

Hollywood films and science fiction literature fuel the belief that aliens are other-worldly, monster-like beings, who are very different to humans. …

Aliens

Riding The Bike To Work Is Just As Effective As Leisure Time Exercise

Jump on the bike and enjoy the morning ride to work. If you are overweight and inactive you can lose fat mass just as effectively and fast by …

Exercise

Do Animals Think Rationally?

Researcher suggests rational decision-making doesn't require language.<p>Previous research has shown that animals can remember specific events, use …

Evolution

'Monster' Planet Discovery Challenges Formation Theory

A giant planet - the existence of which was previously thought extremely unlikely - has been discovered by an international collaboration of …

Exoplanets

Humans Don't Use As Much Brainpower As We Like To Think

Animals had energy-hungry brains long before we did.<p>For years, scientists assumed that humans devote a larger share of their daily calories to their …

Evolution

The Mystery Substance Physics Still Can’t Identify That Makes Up The Majority Of Our Universe

Cosmologists are heading back to their chalkboards as the experiments designed to figure out what this unknown 84 percent of our universe actually is …

Dark Matter

The Science Of Attraction

<i>Our choice of romantic partners has a huge bearing on our future well-being. But what makes certain people more attractive than others? According to</i> …

Gender

Building A Space Telescope That Could Directly Observe Planets Around Alpha Centauri

In the past few decades, thousands of exoplanets have been discovered in neighboring star systems. In fact, as of October 1st, 2017, some 3,671 …

Exoplanets

Scientist Devises A Solar Reactor To Make Water And Oxygen From Moon Rocks

An aerospace engineer has built a machine to make water and oxygen from the lunar regolith, powered by solar energy.<p>Thorsten Denk's paper Design and …

Clean Energy

Nanomagnets Levitate Thanks To Quantum Physics

Already in 1842, British mathematician Samuel Earnshaw proved that there is no stable configuration of levitating permanent magnets. If one magnet is …

Quantum Mechanics

New Evidence For Dark Matter Makes It Even More Exotic

Galaxy clusters are the largest known structures in the Universe, containing thousands of galaxies and hot gas. But more importantly, they contain …

Dark Matter

Yellowstone Spawned Twin Super-Eruptions That Altered Global Climate

A new geological record of the Yellowstone supervolcano's last catastrophic eruption is rewriting the story of what happened 630,000 years ago and …

Geology

The Electric Sail: Another Exotic Way To Explore The Solar System

We’re all familiar with the idea of solar sails to explore the Solar System, using the light pressure from the Sun. But there’s another propulsion …

Space Exploration

Transparent Solar Technology Represents 'Wave Of The Future'

See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, …

Clean Energy

How To Travel Faster Than Light Without Really Trying

It’s often said that nothing can travel faster than light, but that’s only part of the story.<p>The speed of light, <b>c</b>, is an absolute physical constant. …

Physics

Could We Build A Blade Runner-Style ‘Replicant’?

The new Blade Runner sequel will return us to a world where sophisticated androids made with organic body parts can match the strength and emotions …

Robotics

New NASA Study Improves Search For Habitable Worlds

New NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life.<p>"Using a model that …

Exoplanets