New findings may eventually lead to a theory of how superconductivity initiates at the atomic level, a key step in understanding how to harness the potential of materials that could provide lossless energy storage, levitating trains and ultra-fast supercomputers.
Researchers from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) have shown that nanoparticles used in combination with X-rays, are a viable method for killing cancer cells deep within the living body.
In the Late Pleistocene, Rusingoryx atopocranion—a wildebeest-like mammal—roamed the plains of ancient Africa. Researchers have revealed these mammals shared an unexpected commonality with a certain duck-billed herbivorous dinosaur.
According to research from a Yale Univ. cognitive neurologist, Henry VIII’s explosive behavior may’ve resulted from repeated traumatic brain injuries, much like the injuries experienced by players in the National Football League.
When we look at the night sky, we see stars as tiny points of light eking out a solitary existence at immense distances from Earth. But appearances are deceptive. More than half the stars we know of have a companion, a second nearby star that can have a major impact on their primary companions.
Scientists discover that extracts of the medicinal plant Cistus incanus (Ci) prevent human immunodeficiency viruses from infecting cells.
Researchers presented a tool they've dubbed multiplex Digenome-seq (digested genome sequencing), which can map out genome-wide specificities of several CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases simultaneously to find both intentional and unwanted indels quickly and cheaply.
NASA announced that Pluto’s nitrogen ice glaciers appear to be ferrying some interesting passengers: isolated water ice mounds, which the agency believes may stem from the dwarf planet’s uplands.
The road to more versatile wearable technology is dotted with iron. Specifically, quantum dots of iron arranged on boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs).
A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divulged them faced the prospect of death.
The internet company revealed it would cut an estimated 1,600 jobs by the end of this year while exploring “strategic alternatives" as a potential sale.
Scientists have created a material which turns fluorescent if there are molecules from explosives in the vicinity. The discovery could improve e.g. airport security - and also it gives us an insight into a rather chaotic micro-world where molecules and atoms constantly are responding to their surroundings.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be the primary recipient of the funding to foster more medical research.
Superficially, Kalligrammatid lacewings (Oregramma illecebrosa) resembled the modern-day butterfly. As they flitted about the Eurasian environment, they sucked up sugary pollen droplets with their proboscises. But these insects are separated from modern butterflies by some 50 million years.
Found idling near deep-sea hypothermal vents and whale carcasses, the creatures look more like elongated and deflated hot water balloons than worms. For decades, scientists sought to understand the genus Xenoturbella. A single species found off the coast of Sweden in 1950 started the scientific journey. With one body opening — a mouth — and no brain, gills, eyes, kidneys, or anus, the creatures appear primordial.