Thursday, July 29, 2021
Research: Teardrop star reveals hidden supernova doom

Research: Teardrop star reveals hidden supernova doom

Astronomers have made the rare sighting of two stars spiralling to their doom by spotting the tell-tale signs of a teardrop-shaped star. The tragic shape...
Many Mammals Share Similar Neural 'GPS System'

Many Mammals Share Similar Neural ‘GPS System’

When driving up to a busy intersection, you probably pay more attention to where you will be in the near future than where you...
Researchers resurrect 'forgotten' genus of algae living in marine animals

Researchers resurrect ‘forgotten’ genus of algae living in marine animals

In the late 1800s, scientists were stumped by the "yellow cells" they were observing within the tissues of certain temperate marine animals, including sea...
‘Dragon Man’: Researchers in China say new human species is our closest ancestor

‘Dragon Man’: Researchers in China say new human species is our closest ancestor

The large skull is big enough to hold a modern-sized brain. A near-perfectly preserved ancient human fossil known as the Harbin cranium sits in the...
Scientists uncover secrets of world’s thinnest superconductor

Scientists uncover secrets of world’s thinnest superconductor

Physicists from across three continents report the first experimental evidence to explain the unusual electronic behavior behind the world’s thinnest superconductor, a material with...
Scientists translate a bird's brain activity into song

Scientists translate a bird’s brain activity into song

It is possible to re-create a bird's song by reading only its brain activity, shows a first proof-of-concept study from the University of California...
Scientists take part in new monitoring campaign in a bid to find out more about air pollution

Scientists take part in new monitoring campaign in a bid to find out more...

Back in the summers of 2018 and 2019, the shellfish industry in Washington state was rocked by mass mortalities of its crops. “It was oysters,...
Research: Huge prehistoric croc 'river boss' prowled SEQ waterways

Research: Huge prehistoric croc ‘river boss’ prowled SEQ waterways

A new species of large prehistoric croc that roamed south-east Queensland's waterways millions of years ago has been documented by University of Queensland researchers. PhD...
Research finds brain areas involved in seeking information about bad possibilities

Research finds brain areas involved in seeking information about bad possibilities

The term "doomscrolling" describes the act of endlessly scrolling through bad news on social media and reading every worrisome tidbit that pops up, a...
New dinosaur species confirmed as largest ever found in Australia (Study)

New dinosaur species confirmed as largest ever found in Australia (Study)

A new dinosaur species discovered in Australia's Queensland region is the largest dinosaur ever found in the country — and it's among the biggest...

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