Milky Way May Have Formed Inside-Out
Posted on January 20, 2014 at 09:15:14 pm
A breakthrough using data from the Gaia-ESO project has provided evidence backing up theoretically predicted divisions in the chemical composition of the stars that make up the Milky Way's disc -- the vast collection of giant gas clouds
Why Do Migrating Birds Fly in V-Formation?
Posted on January 17, 2014 at 06:43:36 pm
Researchers using custom-built GPS and accelerometer loggers attached to free-flying birds on migration, have gained ground-breaking insights into the mysteries of bird flight formation.
Altering the Community of Gut Bacteria Promotes Health and Increases Lifespan
Posted on January 17, 2014 at 10:49:30 am
Scientists at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging have promoted health and increased lifespan in Drosophila by altering the symbiotic, or commensal, relationship between bacteria and the absorptive cells lining the intestine
Sarcophagus Leads to the Tomb of a Previously Unknown Pharaoh
Posted on January 17, 2014 at 10:42:29 am
Archaeologists working at the southern Egyptian site of Abydos have discovered the tomb of a previously unknown pharaoh: Woseribre Senebkay -- and the first material proof of a forgotten Abydos Dynasty, ca. 1650-1600 BC.
Micro-Windmills to Recharge Cell Phones
Posted on January 16, 2014 at 11:38:21 am
A UT Arlington research associate and electrical engineering professor have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging
First Black Hole Orbiting a 'Spinning' Star
Posted on January 16, 2014 at 11:29:41 am
Spanish scientists have discovered the first binary system ever known to consist of a black hole and a 'spinning' star -- or more accurately, a Be-type star
Strange Ancient Fish Had Front And Back Legs
Posted on January 14, 2014 at 10:15:39 am
The closest known relative of the ancestors of limbed animals such as humans likely evolved the foundation for rear legs even before the move to land, researchers say. This ancestor may have even been able to walk underwater, they added
Rich World of Fish Biofluorescence Illiuminated
Posted on January 10, 2014 at 07:54:31 pm
A team of researchers led by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History has released the first report of widespread biofluorescence in the tree of life of fishes,
'Hand of God' Spotted By NASA Space Telescope
Posted on January 09, 2014 at 05:12:03 pm
Religion and astronomy may not overlap often, but a new NASA X-ray image captures a celestial object that resembles the "Hand of God."
Neolithic Mural May Depict Ancient Eruption
Posted on January 09, 2014 at 04:58:48 pm
Volcanic rock dating suggests the painting of a Çatalhöyük mural may have overlapped with an eruption in Turkey according to results published January 8, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE