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Eurasian ice sheet collapse raised seas eight metres: study

The melting of the Eurasian ice sheet around 14,000 years ago lifted global sea levels by about eight metres, according to new...

New discovery helps close the gap towards optically-controlled quantum computation

Scientists at Ames Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the University of Alabama Birmingham have discovered a light-induced switching mechanism in a Dirac...

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...