Nov 30, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

Astronomers using the Wide Field Camera 3 aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array radio telescope in New Mexico...

Nov 30, 2012 by Natali Anderson

The combined uranium/thorium/helium dating of minerals from the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the United States, indicates it was largely carved...

Nov 30, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

An international team of scientists using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered a jet of X-rays from a supermassive black hole about 12.4...

Nov 30, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

New data obtained with NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft have provided evidence that water ice and deposits of organic material exist near the north pole...

Nov 29, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

An international team of astronomers has discovered a black hole that could shake the foundations of current models of galaxy evolution. This Hubble image...

Nov 29, 2012 by Enrico de Lazaro

Analysis of skeletal remains found in an island cave in Favignana, Italy, has revealed that modern humans first settled in Sicily around the time of the...

Nov 28, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

An international team of astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has found a quasar with the most energetic outflow ever seen, at least five...

Nov 28, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

According to authors of a new study published in the journal Nature Immunology, a gene called the ariadne homolog 2 (Arih2) may hold the key to treating...

Nov 28, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

An international team of geneticists has completed the genomic sequence of watermelon, Citrullus lanatus. Watermelon is one of the most important fruits...

Nov 28, 2012 by Natali Anderson

Biologists led by Prof Christopher Tudge of American University in Washington, DC, have discovered a tiny new species of hermit crab on the barrier reef...

Nov 27, 2012 by Natali Anderson

Scientists led by Prof Peter Doran of the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a 3,000-year-old viable community of bacteria in a dark, salty...

Nov 27, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

An international team of astronomers has published a list of 165 young low-mass stars and brown dwarfs within 100 light-years of Sun – targets for...

Nov 27, 2012 by Natali Anderson

A new study published in the journal Science reveals for the first time the birth timing and embryonic origin of elusive brain cells called chandelier...

Nov 26, 2012 by Natali Anderson

A new research led by Dr Alistair Dove of Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta, Georgia) has provided evidence that a suite of techniques called metabolomics can...

Nov 26, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

European astronomers have reported results of a thirty-year study of a hypergiant star dubbed HR 8752 that passed through an evolutionary stage known as...

Nov 23, 2012 by Enrico de Lazaro

According to a new research led by Dr Karen Black of the University of New South Wales, Nimbadon lavarackorum – a large bear-like animal that lived...

Nov 22, 2012 by Enrico de Lazaro

An international team of paleontologists has unearthed the skull of a large rhino that perished in a volcanic eruption about 9.2 million years ago in what...

Nov 22, 2012 by Enrico de Lazaro

An international team of paleontologists has resolved the evolutionary relationships of strange prehistoric mammal Necrolestes patagonensis. This illustration...

Nov 22, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

European astronomers have used ESO’s Very Large Telescope, the New Technology Telescope, and TRAPPIST: TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope,...

Nov 21, 2012 by Natali Anderson

A team of biologists from Spain and the United States has discovered that fats within cells store a class of basic proteins, called histones, with potent...