Category: Science

staffDecember 6, 2017

‘Santa’s bone’ proved to be correct age

A fragment of bone claimed to be from St Nicholas – the 4th-Century saintly inspiration for Father Christmas – has ...

staffDecember 4, 2017

New map details the universe’s high-velocity gas

An astronomer in Australia has published a new map of the cosmos’ high-velocity gas. It’s the most detailed map ever ...

staffNovember 21, 2017

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

An asteroid that visited us from interstellar space is one of the most elongated cosmic objects known to science, a ...

staffNovember 17, 2017

World’s first human head transplant is successfully carried out

Scientists have successfully performed a head transplant on a corpse, and are ready to do it on a living person, ...

staffNovember 12, 2017

New study shows preferred spots for household insects

They’re pickier tenants than you’d think: Bugs are ideally looking for carpeted, airy, ground-floor residences in wealthier neighborhoods, and pets ...

staffNovember 5, 2017

‘Aliens would look like us’ – Oxford scientists

When it comes to aliens it’s hard to hazard an educated guess at what they might look like – given ...

staffOctober 31, 2017

Monster exoplanet upends planet formation theory

According to planet formation theory, NGTS-1b should not exist. The exoplanet is too big — so big that scientists are ...

staffOctober 31, 2017

Nanoscale textures make glass invisible

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials have developed a new method for making glass more invisible. Under ...

staffOctober 30, 2017

Boiling Water Makes Martian Sand ‘Levitate’

Scientists from The Open University (OU) have discovered a process that could explain the long-debated mystery of how land features ...

staffOctober 26, 2017

Ancient skull ‘oldest tsunami victim’

An ancient human skull discovered in Papua New Guinea is likely to have belonged to the world’s oldest-known tsunami victim, ...