Tag: Science

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staffDecember 6, 2017

Egyptian mummy’s secrets revealed at hi-tech laboratory

Scientists at a leading laboratory in the United States are using a cutting-edge form of X-ray to scan inside an ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...