Scientific Discoveries

Millennia-old Inscription Confirms Existence Of A Biblical Character, Researcher Claims

The archaeological find which may be related to Balaam was discovered at tel Deir’alla, the first Bronze Age city excavated in Jordan.

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Researchers Theorize How Phosphine Ended Up In Venus’ Atmosphere

The recent discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus has researchers and space fans around the world excited. The reason people are so excited about the discovery is that phosphine hints that life may be present. However, when the phosphine...

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The 4 Most Promising Worlds For Alien Life In The Solar System

The Earth’s biosphere contains all the known ingredients necessary for life as we know it. Broadly speaking these are liquid water, at least one source of energy, and an inventory of biologically useful elements and molecules. But the recent...
Related topics: Solar Power, Space

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Gaia Has Already Given Us 5 New Insights Into The Milky Way

The European Space Agency launched the Gaia mission in 2013. The mission’s overall goal was to discover the history of the Milky Way by mapping out the positions and velocities of one billion stars. The result is kind of like a movie that...
Related topics: Milky Way, Space, European Space Agency

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Bronze Age Bonanza: Trove Of Ancient Artefacts Discovered In A Warrior's Tomb In Greece, Media Says

The artefacts found at the site reportedly include a stone known as the Pylos Combat Agate and four gold signet rings with detailed images from Minoan mythology.

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Discovery Backs Uk News Channel Led By Bbc Presenter Andrew Neil

Discovery is getting into the news game in the UK by backing a new right-leaning, 24-hour news channel, which will be led by BBC presenter and ferocious political interrogator Andrew Neil. Named GB News, the channel will launch in Britain next year...
Related topics: BBC

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Columbia Leads Effort To Develop A Quantum Simulator

Quantum technologies—simulators and computers specifically—have the potential to revolutionize the 21st century, from improved national defense systems to drug discovery to more powerful sensors and communication networks.
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Scientists Discover Why Tarantulas Come In Vivid Blues And Greens

Researchers find support for new hypotheses: that tarantulas' vibrant blue colors may be used to communicate between potential mates, while green coloration confers the ability to conceal among foliage. Their research also suggests that tarantulas...

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The Use Of Graph Neural Networks To Discover Particles

Machine learning algorithms can beat the world's hardest video games in minutes and solve complex equations faster than the collective efforts of generations of physicists. But the conventional algorithms still struggle to pick out stop signs on a...
Related topics: Algorithms, Science Videos, Physics

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Atom Billiards With X-rays: A New Approach To Look Inside Molecules

In 1921, Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery that light is quantized, interacting with matter as a stream of particles called photons. Since these early days of quantum mechanics, physicists have known that photons...
Related topics: Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize, Physics, Quantum

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Neandertals Have Adopted Male Sex Chromosome From Modern Humans

In 1997, the very first Neandertal DNA sequence—just a small part of the mitochondrial genome—was determined from an individual discovered in the Neander Valley, Germany, in 1856. Since then, improvements in molecular techniques have enabled...
Related topics: Genetics, Chromosomes, DNA

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Photos: Us Man Unearths Massive 9-carat Diamond While Visiting State Park

Kevin Kinard, a frequent visitor at Arkansas’ Crater of the Diamonds State Park, recently revealed that he managed to discover a 9-carat diamond during his latest visit to the park’s 37.5-acre plowed search field.
Related topics: Science Photos

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Provide Shady Spots To Protect Butterflies From Climate Change

Researchers have discovered significant variations in the ability of different UK butterfly species to maintain a suitable body temperature. Species that rely most on finding a suitably shady location to keep cool are at the greatest risk of...

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The Return Of The Spin Echo

A research team from Garching and Vienna discovered a remarkable echo effect that offers exciting new possibilities for working with quantum information.
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Scientists Discover Why Tarantulas Come In Vivid Blues And Greens

Why are some tarantulas so vividly colored? Scientists have puzzled over why these large, hairy spiders, active primarily during the evening and at night-time, would sport such vibrant blue and green colouration—especially as they were long...

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Can Ripples On The Sun Help Predict Solar Flares?

Scientists discovered in 1996 that sunquakes are linked to solar flares. Now, using helioseismic holography, scientists have analyzed a 2011 flare and shown that the impulsive source that generated the sunquake, and the refracted acoustic waves that...
Related topics: Sun, Solar Flare

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Genome Duplications As Evolutionary Adaptation Strategy

Genome duplications play a major role in the development of forms and structures of plant organisms and their changes across long periods of evolution. Biologists made this discovery in their research of the Brassicaceae family. To determine the...
Related topics: Genetics

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Back To Back Excavations Unearth Two Dozen Egyptian Mummies

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered more than two dozen sarcophagi in the last month. Experts predict more discoveries in the coming weeks. Their discovery is another credit to Saqqara, the necropolis of the old capital of Memphis. The combined...
Related topics: Archaeology

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Is There Life On Venus? These Missions Could Find It

Following a tantalizing discovery, these spacecraft could be headed to Earth’s twisted twin in search of the truth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Spacecrafts

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And Now For Something Completely Different: Ultraviolet Aurora Spotted Around Comet For First Time

67P is a gift that keeps on giving GIF  Astronomers have discovered an aurora in an unlikely place: Comet 67P.…
Related topics: Aurora, Comets, Space

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