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Scientists discover a 2-D magnet (research)

Scientists discover a 2-D magnet (research)

Magnetic materials form the basis of technologies that play increasingly pivotal roles in our lives today, including sensing and hard-disk data storage. But as our innovative dreams conjure wishes for ever-smaller and faster devices, researchers are seeking new magnetic materials that are more compact, more efficient and can be controlled using precise, reliable methods. A team led by the University ... Read More »

Researchers find bird remains fossilized in 99-million-year-old amber

Researchers find bird remains fossilized in 99-million-year-old amber

A team of researchers discovered the skeletal remains of an extinct bird inside a slab of 99-million-year-old amber while working in Myanmar between 2015 and 2016. According to Xing Lida from China University of Geosciences, who is leading the research, the 9-centimeter-long specimen included most of the skull and neck, a partial wing and hindlimb, and soft tissue of the ... Read More »

300000-Year-Old Homo Sapiens Fossils Uncovered in Morocco

300000-Year-Old Homo Sapiens Fossils Uncovered in Morocco

Scientists have uncovered 300,000-year-old fossil bones of Homo sapiens-the oldest reliably dated fossil evidence of our species. It makes the fossils about 100,000 years older than the remains of our species unearthed at Omo Kibish in Ethiopia, previously considered to be the oldest. Anthropologists have determined that that the Moroccan skulls, limb bones and teeth found in what once was ... Read More »

Researchers have no idea what made this huge hole on Mars

Researchers have no idea what made this huge hole on Mars

The Red Planet can truly amaze people of the many mysteries it holds. Recently, a photo of a massive and deep hole on Mars has made scientists puzzled. A new image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows several shallow pits among carbon dioxide ice, nicknamed “Swiss cheese terrain” because it looks a bit like the famous cheese. But at ... Read More »

Researchers discover hottest giant exoplanet ever observed

Researchers discover hottest giant exoplanet ever observed

Researchers have discovered an incredibly hot planet orbiting a blue star approximately 650 light-years from Earth. In May 2016, astronomers at the Winer Observatory in Arizona were observing the sky using the Kilodegree Extremely Little Teloscope (KELT), which allows them to look at many stars at once, at a low resolution. They noticed that a star named KELT-9 would dim ... Read More »

Acidified ocean water found along US West Coast, A New Study Reveals

Acidified ocean water found along US West Coast, A New Study Reveals

A three-year survey of the California Current System along the West Coast of the United States found persistent, highly acidified water throughout this ecologically critical nearshore habitat, with “hotspots” of pH measurements as low as any oceanic surface waters in the world. The researchers say that conditions will continue to worsen because the atmospheric carbon dioxide primarily to blame for ... Read More »

Researchers detect Einstein’s gravitational waves for a third time

Researchers detect Einstein's gravitational waves for a third time

Researchers from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration have made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time, first predicted by Albert Einstein more than a century ago. “We have further confirmation of the existence of stellar-mass black holes that are larger than 20 solar masses — these are objects we didn’t ... Read More »

NASA to launch first-ever neutron-star mission, Report

NASA set to launch first-ever mission to neutron-stars, Report

NASA will soon launch a pioneering mission to investigate rapidly spinning neutron stars which are defined as the “densest objects in the universe”. Nasa’s Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer, or NICER, will be flown to the ISS (International Space Station) aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. Nasa’s NICER, while aboard the ISS, will conduct experiments to determine neutron stars’ measurements. NICER ... Read More »

Watch: NASA Moon Orbiter Finds Frost at South Polar Surface

Watch: NASA Moon Orbiter Finds Frost at South Polar Surface

Researchers using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, have identified bright areas in craters near the moon’s south pole that are cold enough to have frost present on the surface. The new evidence comes from an analysis that combined surface temperatures with information about how much light is reflected off the moon’s surface. “We found that the coldest ... Read More »

Aussie researchers find faceless fish in unexplored abyss (Watch)

Researchers find faceless fish in unexplored abyss (Photo)

This creepy ‘faceless fish’ species was just discovered in the depths of the ocean. The CSIRO and Museums Victoria scientists discovered the 40cm-long fish, which appears to have no eyes, during a trawl 4000m below sea level in waters south of Sydney. Other creatures including bright red spiky rock crabs, spectacular bioluminescent sea stars, and gigantic sea spiders as big ... Read More »

Researchers find European DNA in mummies

Researchers find European DNA in mummies

A study finds that ancient Egyptians were most closely related to ancient populations from the Middle East and Western Asia. A team led by Johannes Krause of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, sequenced mitochondrial DNA sourced from 90 mummies originally interred in the ancient settlement of Abusir el-Meleq on the Nile floodplain. ... Read More »