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Scientists uncover principles of universal self-assembly

For years, researchers have searched for the working principles of self-assembly that can build a cell (a complex biological organism) as well...

Physicists develop approach to increase performance of solar energy

Experimental condensed matter physicists in the Department of Physics at the University of Oklahoma have developed an approach to circumvent a major...

Tracing the human genetic history: Every tooth tells a different story

Researchers at the University of Tübingen have shown that the shape of human teeth can be used to reconstruct genetic relationships. Dr....

‘Lucky’ MESSENGER data upends long-held idea about Venus’ atmosphere

Philosopher Nicholas Rescher once wrote, "Scientific discoveries are often made not on the basis of some well-contrived plan of investigation, but through...

New ethane-munching microbes discovered at hot vents

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen have discovered a microbe that feeds on ethane at deep-sea hot...

Rising CO2 causes more than a climate crisis—it may directly harm...

As the 21st century progresses, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations will cause urban and indoor levels of the gas to increase,...

Astronomers discover planet that never was

What astronomers thought was a planet beyond our solar system has now seemingly vanished from sight, suggesting that what was heralded as...

Quantum entanglement offers unprecedented precision for GPS and more

Your phone's GPS, the Wi-Fi in your house and communications on aircraft are all powered by radio-frequency, or RF, waves, which carry...

Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning

Only 10 years ago, scientists working on what they hoped would open a new frontier of neuromorphic computing could only dream of...

Very Large Telescope sees star dance around supermassive black hole, proves...

Observations made with ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed for the first time that a star orbiting the supermassive black hole...

Applying mathematics to accelerate predictions for capturing fusion energy

A key issue for scientists seeking to bring the fusion that powers the sun and stars to Earth is forecasting the performance...