Space Exploration Dec 04, 2019

Parker Solar Probe traces solar wind to its source on sun's surface: coronal holes

A year ago, NASA's Parker Solar Probe flew closer to the sun than any satellite in history, collecting a spectacular trove of data from the very edge of the sun's million-degree corona.

Cell & Microbiology Dec 24, 2019

Mouse pups born from eggs derived from the granulosa cells that surround oocytes

By introducing a chemical cocktail to granulosa cells, researchers in China induced the cells to transform into functional oocytes in mice. Once fertilized, these oocytes were then successfully able to produce healthy offspring, ...

Archaeology & Fossils Dec 24, 2019

Large scale feasts at ancient capital of Ulster drew crowds from across Iron Age Ireland

People transported animals over huge distances for mass gatherings at one of Ireland's most iconic archaeological sites, research concludes.

Space Exploration Dec 16, 2019

3-D print a piece of Mars for the holidays

There's a galaxy of gifts out there for space nerds. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin may have just the thing to set your present apart: a model of Jezero Crater, the landing site of NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 ...

Space Exploration Dec 26, 2019

'Ring of fire' eclipse wows across Asia

Skywatchers from Saudi Arabia and Oman to India and Singapore were treated to a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse Thursday.

Biotechnology Dec 23, 2019

Study reveals a role for jumping genes during times of stress

Only 1 percent of human DNA codes for proteins, and approximately half of the rest of the genome is made up of what used to be called "junk" sequences that can copy themselves into RNA or DNA and jump from one location to ...

Evolution Dec 23, 2019

Researchers uncover how fish get their shape

The diverse colours, shapes and patterns of fish are captivating. Despite such diversity, a general feature that we can observe in fish such as salmon or tuna once they are served in a dish like sushi, is the distinct V patterns ...

Plants & Animals Dec 23, 2019

Chimpanzees more likely to share tools, teach skills when task is complex

Teach a chimpanzee to fish for insects to eat, and you feed her for a lifetime. Teach her a better way to use tools in gathering prey, and you may change the course of evolution.

Archaeology & Fossils Dec 24, 2019

Researcher discovers earliest fossil evidence of parental behavior

A team led by Carleton University's Hillary Maddin has discovered the earliest fossil evidence of parental care. The fossil predates the previous oldest record of this behavior by 40 million years and is featured in an article ...

General Physics Dec 23, 2019

The coolest LEGO in the universe

For the first time, LEGO has been cooled to the lowest temperature possible in an experiment which reveals a new use for the popular toy.

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