• A beating heart rules Pluto

    Researchers reveal more about the mysterious Tombaugh Regio.

    A “beating heart” of frozen nitrogen controls Pluto’s winds and may give rise to features on its surface, according t...

    Astronomy February 5, 2020
  • Thanks, but I’ll wait for the shrimp

    Cuttlefish eat less for lunch when dinner looks better.

    When it comes to planning the day’s meals, cuttlefish appear to have remarkably sharp cognitive abilities. British r...

    Marine life February 5, 2020
  • A strange but stellar fight

    ALMA captures a death process terminated prematurely.

    Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have spotted a peculiar gas cloud that resu...

    Astronomy February 5, 2020
  • Sand dunes play a team game

    They communicate, which is why they don’t collide.

    Sand dunes are able to “communicate” with each other to avoid colliding, according to new research. It may not be co...

    Earth February 4, 2020
  • Biodiversity hotspots most vulnerable

    Refuges enabled organisms to survive past climatic cataclysms.

    Polar and tropical regions that foster the planet’s richest biodiversity are the most vulnerable to future impacts of...

    Climate February 4, 2020
  • The oldest bamboo fossil isn’t

    It’s old, and it’s a fossil, but it was a conifer.

    A fossilised leafy branch from the early Eocene (54 to 48 million years ago) found in Patagonia and described in 1941...

    History February 4, 2020
  • When colloidal particles attract

    Scientists develop a gel that’s not sticky.

    This is an image of non-sticky gel taken using advanced 3D light microscopy techniques – and “non-sticky” is the clev...

    Chemistry February 4, 2020
  • Protecting the deep blue

    Scientists identify strategies to conserve ocean ecosystems.

    More than 100 scientists have highlighted key targets for conserving and managing the deep sea, including habitat-sus...

    Earth February 3, 2020
  • Pain of discrimination is real

    Neural and social factors contribute to ethnic differences.

    Scientists have found that racial discrimination literally does hurt, showing that African Americans feel more pain a...

    News February 3, 2020
  • Greenland Ice Sheet melting top and bottom

    Warm water finding its way underneath, research shows.

    Late last year studies revealed that the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting much faster than previously thought, and that...

    Earth February 3, 2020
  • Gamers might want to work out

    Study suggests exercise can help them not exercise better.

    Video game aficionados might need to get more exercise – and not for the obvious reasons. Canadian research suggests...

    Body and Mind February 3, 2020
  • A tour of the night sky

    Even without a telescope, there’s plenty to see.

    Another night, another brilliant view of the sky above northern Chile – specifically above the four Unit Telescopes o...

    Astronomy February 3, 2020
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