MIT physicists have found that a flake of graphene, when brought in close proximity with two superconducting materials, can inherit some of those materials' superconducting qualities. As graphene is sandwiched between superconductors, its electroni
Tu Youyou has become the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize, for her work in helping to create an anti-malaria medicine. The 84-year-old's route to the honour has been anything but traditional.
Belugas are famed for the way in which their faces are able to convey human-like expressions. Certainly Matrena and Nilma seemed to enjoy frolicking with Natalia. The taming of the whales happened in the Murmansk Oblast region in the far north-we
So the issue of unification only comes up when the geometry can no longer be treated as a mere background, or conversely, when the classical theory is no longer accurate. But these circumstances exist (as far as we know) in only two places: the ear
(Natural News) A recent study has shown that humans and apes may be more alike than initially believed. As it turns out, they might just be able to "read minds" like we do. A study, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrated the great apes' ability to
"Over the entire Greenland ice sheet, clouds raise the temperature, which triggers additional meltwater runoff: 56 billion tons per year ?" a third more than clear skies. Contrary to what you would expect, this effect is not so much visible during
It noticed the whales' surface behaviors became more common on windy days or when there were other groups of whales very far away, supporting the opinion that whales use these behaviors as a form of communication. By leaping into the air or slappin
There're many varieties of mushrooms, over 100,000 in fact. Even with all the different species, mushrooms have some commonalties. Mushrooms have a special type of polysaccharide called beta-glucan, that's thought to improve our immune function.
"Photons pairs are entangled in a specific quantum sense," David Andrews a professor in UEA's School of Chemistry, told New Atlas. "Like twins born conjoined, the information in either of them is inextricably associated with the information in th
Science Daily is now publishing two completely contradictory headlines on the same science study, one of them claiming "Vitamin D Decreases Risk of Cancer," while another headline on the exact same study claims, "Vitamin D, Calcium Don't Redu
The purpose of this exercise is to show people visually a number of very important things which you will not find in any book on earth. (Note: This material lends itself to a TV/documentary presentation and I have tried unsuccessfully for the last 2
A team of scientists at the Boston Children's Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical breakthroughs in recent years. They have designed a microparticle that can be injected into a person's bloodstream that can qui
Robert McCauley and colleagues at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, recorded vocal fish in the coastal waters off Port Headland in Western Australia over an 18-month period, and identified seven distinct fish choruses, happening at dawn and at d
(Natural News) When it comes to topics like climate change, the progressive Left claims a monopoly on "science." But a closer examination of the Left's whacky beliefs across the scientific spectrum reveal a dogmatic, anti-science belief system
The California government actively hid this document from the public for at least seven years, likely under pressure from industry lobbyists who have long sought to conceal the evidence of harm caused by cell phone radiation. In the same way that bio
However, in graphene -- one atom thick graphite -- the density of electrons is much smaller and can be changed by making a transistor. As a result of the low density of electrons the wave nature of electrons, as described by quantum mechanics, is eas
Astronomers have discovered a nearby solar system with seven planets similar in size to Earth, a remarkably rich cache of new worlds that could bolster prospects for detecting life elsewhere in the universe. The planets were found orbiting closel
Speaking ahead of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston this week, the scientist leading the "de-extinction" effort said the Harvard team is just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo, in
(Natural News) The emergence of drug-resistant superbugs is fast escalating into a worldwide crisis. In the U.S. alone, around 23,000 people are killed by superbugs each year, according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prev
Get your felt hat and bullwhip, because a new online platform called GlobalXplorer allows anyone to become a modern-day Indiana Jones.
On a clear night last September, at a little Ontario airport, two pilots, two scientists, and an engineer took off in a small plane. They'd pulled the left-side door off its hinges, and a telescope poked out of the portal--not at the night sky, bu
can scale to billions trapped ions and would solve 2048 bit Shor factoring in 110 days The microwave trapped ion universal quantum computer design work features a new invention permitting actual quantum bits to be transmitted between. individual qua
Over the years, insomniacs have been offered pills, plants, "mindfulness", and even special lamps to help them get off to sleep.
Over the years, scientists have come up with a lot of ideas about why we sleep.
More comfortable, less ugly, and (hopefully) just as functional. Some day soon, private companies are expected to take over the task of carrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station. SpaceX and Boeing are leading the pack, with the
I found sub-atomic particles, while not conscious, possessed the base elements of consciousness. Liken it to how a grain of sand is the base element of the beach, while not actually being the beach. Each sub-atomic particle has certain traits that ca
What lies beneath the deep, dark expanse of the ocean is something that has fascinated sailors, fishermen, adventurers, poets and explorers for centuries. How could residents of New England, for instance, have known that beneath the coastal waters li
Even though it might sound surprising to some, researchers cannot rule out the possibility that humans are genetic descendants of extraterrestrial beings, who passed their DNA on to our species. Many people believe that our ancient Alien ancestors en
Music therapy is already an accepted alternative therapy for stress and pain management. It has also been shown to help improve immune support system function. Historically, indigenous cultures have used sound to enhance physical and mental well-bein
In his book published in 1982, Life Itself, he argues that there is no possible way that the DNA molecule could have gotten its start here on Earth and that it had to have come here from somewhere else. Within the mainstream scientific community,