A group of scientists has been using a pair of vibrating rods to determine the gravitational constant to extraordinarily precise accuracy. While there is still a lot of room for error with the new method, researchers are optimistic that advancements ...

Scientists are still fascinated by the beginning of life on Earth, but looking back billions of years into the past is difficult. Now, evidence is mounting for a new theory of how life began: with a precise mixture of RNA ...

Your life might be saved by the addition of a new tattoo. At the very least, that’s the concept behind a new electronic tattoo that can monitor your blood pressure continually and unobtrusively. A group of experts from the University ...

A man who perished when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD has had his DNA sequenced for the very first time by researchers. Per research released in the journal Scientific Reports on Thursday, scientists investigated the bones of two people ...

Beautiful and harmless, the newly found snake has piqued the interest of scientists worldwide. The genus Phalotris includes 15 semi-subterranean species that are found in central South America. There is a distinct pattern of red, black, and yellow on the ...

During the previous 24 hours, more than 720,000 hours of video were posted to YouTube by users. Physicist Melvin Vopson’s estimates a few years ago suggest that this actual quantity of visual material, together with half a billion tweets, hundreds ...

Astronomers have captured the first-ever high-definition photograph of a strange circle in space as they investigate the origins of these enigmatic objects. Pictures from the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder radio telescope (ASKAP) in 2019 revealed mysterious formations known as ...

The researchers made an interesting discovery when re-examining thin sections of Bushveld chromitites: chromite is often found as individual grains that seem to be suspended inside matrix minerals, which they thought was strange. Because of this result, the researchers are ...

Galaxies seldom exist in isolation. Instead, gravity draws hundreds to thousands of them together, generating huge clusters that are the universe’s biggest objects. Scientists have determined that the hydrogen gas inside galaxy clusters is very hot—roughly 10 million degrees Kelvin, ...

Astronomers have only detected four asteroids before they reached the Earth’s atmosphere: 2008 TC3, 2014 AA, 2018 LA, and 2019 MO. This is because detecting an asteroid before it enters the Earth’s atmosphere is such an uncommon occurrence for astronomers. ...