Entirely new kind of ‘highly reactive’ chemical is found in Earth’s atmosphere

Scientists have detected a new type of extremely reactive substance in the Earth’s atmosphere that could pose a threat to human health, as well as the global climate. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have demonstrated that trioxides – chemical compounds with three oxygen atoms attached to each other – are formed under atmospheric conditions. … Read more

Completely New Type of Magnetic Wave Discovered Sweeping Across Earth’s Outer Core

Using information from ESA’s Swarm satellite mission, scientists have discovered a completely new type of magnetic wave that sweeps across the outermost part of Earth’s outer core every seven years. This fascinating finding opens a new window into a world we can never see. This mysterious wave oscillates every seven years and propagates westward at … Read more

Here are the most breathtaking images from the James Webb Space Telescope

It’s time to feast your eyes on the wonders of Webb. A long 25 years have passed, along with $ 10 billion between when the James Webb Space Telescope was first devised and it finally launched on December 25, 2021, atop a European Ariane 5 rocket. Now in orbit of the second Lagrange point (L2) … Read more

Supermassive black holes inside dying galaxies detected in early universe

The COSMOS survey region surrounded by images of galaxies used in this study. In these galaxies, star formation ceased around 10 billion years ago. (3-color false-color composite images combining data from the Subaru Telescope and VISTA). Credit: NAOJ An international team of astronomers used a database combining observations from the best telescopes in the world, … Read more

US scientists to open crystals that may hold 830-million-year-old living organisms

American scientists plan to crack open a salt crystal with liquid inside that may contain still-living microorganisms from 830 million years ago, in research that could provide insight into life on other planets. The salt crystals, called halite, hold liquid from when the mineral originally formed, and scientists observed shapes inside that appear to be … Read more

What is it about the human brain that makes us smarter than other animals? New research gives intriguing answer

Humans are unrivaled in the area of ​​cognition. After all, no other species has sent probes to other planets, produced lifesaving vaccines or created poetry. How information is processed in the human brain to make this possible is a question that has drawn endless fascination, yet no definitive answers. Our understanding of brain function has … Read more

Super-Absorbent Gel Pulls Fresh Water Out of Thin Air

As the world becomes increasingly hot, fresh and clean water is an increasingly hot commodity. Agricultural demand, climate change, pollution, and other factors are converging to make water scarcity a problem in the present, and it’s likely to get worse in the future. So, how do we manage it? One group of scientists has a … Read more