Science News

Science News


Covering the latest news in all fields of science. Tweets by @wwrfd, @ThatMikeDenison and @Kate_Travis. Publisher @society4science. See also @SNStudents.

3097183 followers  •  607 follow  •    •   http://t.co/ryPLkQq7RE

Moonlight, moon bright, how bright is the moon you see tonight? Science doesn’t know for sure.

A new book surveys penguin biology and Antarctic exploration history.

The key to managing stable ischemic heart disease “really is medicines, medicines, medicines. That’s what’s going to stop you from having a heart attack.”

Devil worms are among the deepest-living land animals found to date.

Parker is on a nearly seven-year mission to repeatedly soar close to the sun and gather intel on mysteries that have plagued solar physicists for decades.

Some scientists are touting the finding as the first real genetic evidence for two theories about domestication.

The crew endured the long darkness of the polar winter, when temperatures can plummet as low as –50° Celsius and evacuation is impossible.

Origolestes lii was a shrew-sized mammal that lived about 123 million years ago in an ecosystem known as the Jehol Biota in what’s now China.

In the U.S., the wealth gap between the haves and the have-nots is still wide.

Blast this single-celled organism with a stream of plastic beads and it does more than creep away. It can swerve, spit, duck and flee to evade the irritant.

Loading
Loading

Happy 76th birthday to the world's most famous living physicist, Stephen Hawking!

tweet picture

Here it is: The first picture of a black hole! #EHTBlackHole 

tweet picture

This robot can do push-ups. It even 'sweats' to keep the motors of its muscles cool.

#OTD in 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, then a graduate student, discovered pulsars. The discovery garnered a Nobel Prize just six years after it was announced in 1968 — but Burnell's supervisor got the prize instead of her. #PulsarWeek 

tweet picture

The intense gravitational pull of a black hole bends the light around it. #blackholeweek 

Once people know how little the U.S. spends on science, they support more federal funding for it:

For the first time, scientists have made 2-deoxyribose, the sugar that makes up the backbone of DNA, under cosmic conditions in the lab by blasting ice with radiation.

The seventh row of the periodic table is officially full:

tweet picture

Loading
Loading