Particle Physics

Consciousness: A Wonderful Coincidence or a Pre-requisite of our Universe?

The fact that there is life is as odd as it is exhilarating. It’s strange because the odds of there being a universe fit for life are actually quite …


Israel reveals nuclear documents its spies stole from Iran

Earlier this year, Israel spies stole a stack of documents from Iran, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used as part of his push to …


Papers: Iran was on brink of nukes

Documents stolen by Israel show Iran obtained plans.

Nuclear Energy

Stolen documents shed new light on Iran weapons technology: reports

New details on stolen Iranian nuclear documents obtained by Israeli spies earlier this year shed light on Tehran's nuclear ambitions and show that …

South Asia

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<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft provided this view of the south pole of Mars in intermediate-energy, or …


How Israel, in Dark of Night, Torched Its Way to Iran’s Nuclear Secrets

TEL AVIV — The Mossad agents moving in on a warehouse in a drab commercial district of Tehran knew exactly how much time they had to disable the alarms, break through two doors, cut through dozens of giant safes and get out of the city with a half-ton of secret materials: six hours and 29 …

U.S. Politics

Fascinating Discovery Of Ghost Particle Heralds A New Era In Astronomy

From the depths of space, billions of particles patter to the earth every second. Now researchers have identified a source of high-energy neutrinos …


Activating Neurons In the Brain Could Cure Jetlag, Says New Scientific Study

There's hope for frequent flyers.<p>The cure for jet lag might be all in your head. A new study by a team at Washington University in St Louis has shown …

Jet Lag

The Plutonium "Demon Core" Killed Two Physicists Without Ever Exploding

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New Detector Brings X-ray Scans Into Living Color For the First Time - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | July 13, 2018 2:02 pm<p>A 3D image of a wrist with a watch showing part of the finger bones in white and soft tissue in red.</i> …


Zero-gravity oxygen breakthrough raises hope for long-distance space travel

Charles W Dunnill of Swansea University explains how a method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity could make sustained space travel …

Fuel Cell

Cosmic Ray Mystery Finally Cracked Thanks to Supermassive Black Hole Beaming Energy Straight at Earth

Every so often, protons and even entire atomic nuclei strike the Earth with extremely high energies—much higher than what scientists can produce in …


In a cosmic first, scientists detect ‘ghost particles’ from a distant galaxy

When the sun was young and faint and the Earth was barely formed, a gigantic black hole in a distant, brilliant galaxy spat out a powerful jet of radiation. That jet contained neutrinos — subatomic particles so tiny and difficult to detect they are nicknamed “ghost particles.”<p>Four billion years …


Supermassive black hole shot a neutrino straight at Earth

For the first time, we have an optical signal to match a cosmic neutrino.<p>For most of astronomy's history, understanding the heavens was limited to …


Scientists trace high-energy cosmic neutrino to its birthplace

A pair of results bring neutrinos into the new era of multi-messenger astronomy. On September 22, 2017, a tiny but energetic particle pierced Earth’s …


Scientists capture mysterious 'ghost particle' in a giant ice cube in 'triumph' that changes how we see the universe

Scientists have captured a ghost-like subatomic particle on Earth, helping to solve a mystery baffling scientists for 100 years.<p>The so-called "ghost particle" was trapped by researchers in a giant ice cube at the South Pole.<p>It's actually a high-energy neutrino, and is the first of its type ever …


The Z Machine

The most powerful laboratory radiation source in the world pulses with 1,000 times the electricity of a lightning bolt.<p>Inside the Sandia National …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Scientists May Have Solved One of Earth's Greatest Climate Mysteries - ExtremeTech

Scientists May Have Solved One of Earth’s Greatest Climate Mysteries<p>By on July 12, 2018 at 11:33 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Climate Change

Epithelioid sarcoma

Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare, slow-growing type of soft tissue cancer. Most cases begin in the soft tissue under the skin of a finger, hand, …


A neutrino breakthrough has shed light on a huge cosmic mystery

And then there was one. A single high-energy neutrino from deep space detected deep below the Antarctic ice sheet last September prompted astronomers …


Researchers discover heaviest known calcium atom; eight new rare isotopes discovered in total

Researchers from Michigan State University and the RIKEN Nishina Center in Japan discovered eight new rare isotopes of the elements phosphorus, …


Origin of 'ghost particle' found

For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth.

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World's Oldest Colors Shed Light On Ancient Life

Bright pink 1.1-billion-year-old molecules from deep beneath the Sahara desert are now the oldest biological colors that scientists have discovered …


On the path to new high-performance transistors

The electronics industry expects a novel high-performance transistor made of gallium nitride to offer considerable advantages over present-day …


Solar-Assisted Fuel Production in Microgravity Environment | Nature Research Chemistry Community

The paper in Nature Communications is here:<p>In an experimental series at the <i>Bremen Drop Tower</i>, we could unprecedentedly …

Nature Communications

Breakthrough in the search for cosmic particle accelerators: Scientists trace a single neutrino back to a galaxy billions of light years away

Scientists trace a single neutrino back to a galaxy billions of light years away<p>In a global observation campaign, scientist have for the first time …


Shark Sense

When it comes to hunting prey, what's a shark's secret?<p>This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: They’ve got it under their skin.<p>…


Bird poop helps keep coral reefs healthy, but rats are messing that up

Eradicating invasive rats from islands may help boost numbers of seabirds, whose droppings provide nutrients to nearby coral reefs.


Could Plasma Accelerators Overtake Particle Colliders?

Plasma particle accelerators more powerful than existing machines could help probe some of the outstanding mysteries of our universe, as well as make …


Researchers improve conductive property of graphene, advancing promise of solar technology

In 2010, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to the discoverers of graphene. A single layer of carbon atoms, graphene possesses properties that are ideal …