Science

The Universe is Constantly Bathing you in Radiation. Incredibly, This Could be Used for Medical Diagnosis

Walk into any modern hospital, and you'll find a medical imaging department. Medical imaging uses x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),…

1 week ago

New Technique to Search for Life, Whether or not it’s Similar to Earth Life

A new tool for measuring the complexity of molecules is able to identify those that must have formed in the…

1 week ago

Tree Rings Reveal 1,000 Years of Solar Activity

The Sun has a lot of rhythm and goes through different cycles of activity. The most well-known cycle might be…

5 months ago

It Took 50 Nights of Observations to Capture New Data on the Magellanic Clouds

The Magellanic Clouds are two of our closest neighbours, in galactic terms. The pair of irregular dwarf galaxies were drawn…

6 months ago

One of the Building Blocks of Life Can Form in the Harsh Environment of Deep Space Itself. No Star Required

In many ways, stars are the engines of creation. Their energy drives a whole host of processes necessary for life.…

7 months ago

There’s a Vast Microbial Ecosystem Underneath the Crater that Wiped Out the Dinosaurs

How did life arise on Earth? How did it survive the Hadean eon, a time when repeated massive impacts excavated…

7 months ago

Galaxies Grew Quickly and Early On in the Universe

The behaviour of galaxies in the early Universe attracts a lot of attention from researchers. In fact, everything about the…

8 months ago

Scientists in Japan Have Found a Detailed Record of the Earth’s Last Magnetic Reversal, 773,000 Years Ago

Every 200,000 to 300,000 years Earth's magnetic poles reverse. What was once the north pole becomes the south, and vice…

8 months ago

Mixing Science and Art, One Painting at a Time

All her life, Laci Shea Brock has needed to be creative and inventive. So, perhaps it’s not completely surprising that…

8 months ago

Astronomers Find the Hollowed-Out Shell of a Dwarf Galaxy that Collided With the Milky Way Billions of Years Ago

In 2005 astronomers found a dense grouping of stars in the Virgo constellation. It looked like a star cluster, except…

8 months ago