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Star Ejected from Milky Way's 'Heart of Darkness' Reaches Mind-Blowing Speed  LIVE SCIENCE · 20 hours
As humankind's ancestors were learning to walk upright, a star was launched out of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy at a... more
Mysteries behind interstellar buckyballs finally answered  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Mimicking conditions thought to exist around dying stars, researchers discovered a mechanism that could explain why planetary nebulae are teeming with complex carbon molecules. more
Black hole mergers: Cooking with gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Gravitational wave detectors are finding black hole mergers in the universe at the rate of one per week. If these mergers occur in empty space, researchers cannot see associated light that is needed to determine where... more
Mysteries behind interstellar buckyballs finally answered  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists have long been puzzled by the existence of so-called "buckyballs"—complex carbon molecules with a soccer-ball-like structure—throughout interstellar space. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona has proposed a mechanism for their formation... more
New study proposes light signature for detecting black hole mergers  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Gravitational wave detectors are finding black hole mergers in the universe at the rate of one per week. If these mergers occur in empty space, researchers cannot see... more
Fibrinogen-like protein 2 controls sepsis catabasis by interacting with resolvin Dp5  Science Magazine · 2 days
The mechanisms that drive programmed resolution of inflammation remain elusive. Here, we report the temporal regulation of soluble (s) and transmembrane (m) fibrinogen-like protein 2 (Fgl2)... more
Pinpointing nitrogen oxide emissions from space  Science Magazine · 2 days
Satellite observations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) provide valuable information on the location and strength of NOx emissions, but spatial resolution is limited by horizontal transport and smearing of temporal averages due to changing wind fields. In... more
S5-HVS1: Hypervelocity Star Ejected by Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A main-sequence hypervelocity star traveling at huge speeds after being ejected by Sagittarius A*, the supermassive... more
Why only some post-stroke survivors can 'copy what I say'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers report that the left lateral temporal cortex must be intact in stroke patients with aphasia if they are to have their speech entrained. In speech entrainment, stroke... more
A runaway star ejected from the galactic heart of darkness  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, traveling at a blistering 6 million km/h, that was ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way... more
Hyper-fast star ejected by supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 3 days
Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, travelling at a blistering 6 million km/h, ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way five million years ago. more
Using mountains for long-term energy storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The storage of energy for long periods of time is subject to special challenges. A researcher proposes using a combination of Mountain Gravity Energy Storage (MGES) and hydropower as a solution for this issue. more
Researchers generate reliable maps for transmission risk of Zika virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The spread of infectious diseases such as Zika depends on many different factors. Environmental factors play a role, as do socioeconomic factors. Recently, several attempts have be made... more
Hubble Captures a Dozen Sunburst Arc Doppelgangers  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at... more
LHCf gears up to probe birth of cosmic-ray showers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cosmic rays are particles from outer space, typically protons, travelling at almost the speed of light. When the most energetic of these particles strike the atmosphere of our planet, they... more
'Pac-Man-like' mergers could explain massive, spinning black holes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have reported detecting gravitational waves from 10 black hole mergers to date, but they are still trying to explain the origins of those mergers. The largest merger detected so far seems... more
Voyager 2 Reaches Interstellar Space  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Voyager 1 has a companion in the realm of the stars. Researchers at the University of Iowa report that the spacecraft Voyager 2 has entered the... more
The temporal bone: Anatomy and function  MNT · 7 days
The temporal bone is one of the thickest bones in the skull. In this article, we look at the structure and function of this bone and the injuries that can affect it. more
Medical News Today: The temporal bone: Anatomy and function  MNT · 7 days
The temporal bone is one of the thickest bones in the skull. In this article, we look at the structure and function of this bone and the injuries that can... more
New research synthesizes different aspects of causality in quantum field theory  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In current quantum field theory, causality is typically defined by the vanishing of field commutators for spacelike separations. Two researchers at the University of Massachusetts and... more
A new type of fire, the fuel of the future?  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Later this month a Texus rocket will launch from Esrange, Sweden, that will travel about 260 km upwards and fall back to Earth offering researchers six minutes of... more
A new way to measure gravity: Using floating atoms  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, has found a new way to measure gravity—by noting differences in atoms in a supposition state, suspended in the air... more
Hubble captures a dozen Sunburst Arc doppelgangers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at least 12 times on the night sky. This unique sight, created by... more
Probing gravity by holding atoms for 20 seconds  Science Magazine · 1 week
Atom interferometers are powerful tools for both measurements in fundamental physics and inertial sensing applications. Their performance, however, has been limited by the available interrogation time of freely falling atoms in a... more
A new type of fire, the fuel of the future?  ESA · 1 week
Later this month a Texus rocket will launch from Esrange, Sweden, that will travel about 260... more
Mathematics at the speed of light  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
AMOLF researchers and their collaborators from the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC/CUNY) in New York have created a nanostructured surface capable of performing on-the-fly mathematical operations on an input image. This discovery could boost the speed... more
Worldwide Observations Confirm Nearby 'Lensing' Exoplanet  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Researchers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through a rare phenomenon known as gravitational microlensing. The... more
Simulations show how massive black holes could be formed by mergers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. along with one in India and one in Hungary has created simulations that could explain... more
Black holes sometimes behave like conventional quantum systems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A group of Skoltech researchers led by Professor Anatoly Dymarsky have studied the emergence of generalized thermal ensembles in quantum systems with additional symmetries. As a result they found that black holes... more
Black holes sometimes behave like conventional quantum systems  nanowerk · 1 week
Astronomers have studied the emergence of generalized thermal ensembles in quantum systems with additional symmetries. As a result they found that black holes thermalize the same way ordinary matter does. more
Voyager 2 illuminates boundary of interstellar space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
One year ago, on Nov. 5, 2018, NASA's Voyager 2 became only the second spacecraft in history to leave the heliosphere—the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by our Sun. At a... more
Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers report the spacecraft Voyager 2 has reached interstellar space, following Voyager 1's historic passage six years ago. In the study, the researchers note a jump in plasma density detected by a plasma wave instrument on the spacecraft... more
42 years on, Voyager 2 charts interstellar space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A probe launched by NASA four days after Elvis died has delivered a treasure trove of data from beyond the "solar bubble" that envelops Earth and our neighbouring planets, scientists reported Monday. more
The space-time fabric of brain networks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Neuroscientists at the Bernstein Center Freiburg (BCF) of the University of Freiburg and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have decoded a significant process in the brain that in part contributes to the behavior... more
Simulations Explain Giant Exoplanets with Eccentric, Close-in Orbits  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
As planetary systems evolve, gravitational interactions between planets can fling some of them into eccentric elliptical orbits around the host... more
Water Detected in Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have detected the signature of vaporized water in the coma of the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov, also known as C/2019 Q4. Comets are thought... more
Where Does the Concept of Time Travel Come From?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
When did time travel stories first appear, and what makes them so popular? more
Worldwide observations confirm nearby 'lensing' exoplanet  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through a rare phenomenon known as gravitational microlensing. The exoplanet has a mass similar to Neptune, but it orbits a star... more
Jupiter-sized exoplanet discovered through microlensing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The path of a light beam is bent by the presence of mass, and a massive body can therefore act like a lens (a "gravitational lens") to distort the image of an object seen behind it. Scientists first... more
Bringing ideas to life through experimental physics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Even the most brilliant scientific ideas need data. Just this year, the first-ever image of a black hole finally provided the evidence needed to support Einstein's 100-year-old theories.  more
Numerical evidence for the merger of MOTSs inside a binary black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics have recently gathered strong... more
Worldwide observations confirm nearby 'lensing' exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through a rare phenomenon known as gravitational microlensing. The exoplanet has a mass similar to Neptune, but it orbits a star... more
Worldwide observations confirm nearby 'lensing' exoplanet  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Astronomers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through a rare phenomenon known as gravitational microlensing. The exoplanet has a mass similar to Neptune, but it orbits a star... more
Scientists may have discovered whole new class of black holes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research shows that astronomers' search for black holes might have been missing an entire class of black holes that they didn't know existed. Astronomers offer a new... more
How measles wipes out immune memory, and detecting small black holes  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Measles is a dangerous infection that can kill. As many as 100,000 people die from the disease each year. For those who survive infection, the virus... more
A noninteracting low-mass black hole-giant star binary system  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Black hole binary systems with companion stars are typically found via their x-ray emission, generated by interaction and accretion. Noninteracting binaries are expected to be plentiful in the Galaxy but must be... more
Scientists may have discovered whole new class of black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Black holes are an important part of how astrophysicists make sense of the universe—so important that scientists have been trying to build a census of all the black... more
NASA microgap-cooling technology immune to gravity effects and ready for spaceflight  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A groundbreaking technology that would allow NASA to effectively cool tightly packed instrument electronics and other spaceflight gear is unaffected by weightlessness, and could be used... more
Squeeze leads to stellar-mass black hole collision precision  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a way to better detect all collisions of stellar-mass black holes in the universe. more
Researchers develop new therapeutic concept for treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Teams of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Medical University of Innsbruck have developed a new therapeutic concept for the treatment of temporal lobe... more
New gene therapy for epilepsy provides on-demand release of endogenous substance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a new therapeutic concept for the treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy. It represents a gene therapy capable of suppressing seizures at their site... more
Time perception deficits and its dose-dependent effect in methamphetamine dependents with short-term abstinence  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Intake of addictive substances acutely modifies dopaminergic transmission in the striatum and prefrontal cortex, which is the neural substrate underlying time processing.... more
[Research Articles] More random motor activity fluctuations predict incident frailty, disability, and mortality  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Mobile healthcare increasingly relies on analytical tools that can extract meaningful information from ambulatory physiological recordings. We tested whether a nonlinear tool... more
Simulations explain giant exoplanets with eccentric, close-in orbits  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As planetary systems evolve, gravitational interactions between planets can fling some of them into eccentric elliptical orbits around the host star, or even out of the system altogether. Smaller planets should be... more
Simulations explain giant exoplanets with eccentric, close-in orbits  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
As planetary systems evolve, gravitational interactions between planets can fling some of them into eccentric elliptical orbits around the host star. Smaller planets should be more susceptible to this gravitational scattering, yet... more
Human activities boosted global soil erosion 4,000 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Soil erosion reduces the productivity of ecosystems, it changes nutrient cycles and it thus directly impacts climate and society. An international team of researchers, recorded temporal changes of soil erosion... more
Human activities boosted global soil erosion already 4,000 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Soil erosion reduces the productivity of ecosystems, it changes nutrient cycles and it thus directly impacts climate and society. A team of researchers recorded temporal changes of soil... more
UV satellite will open new view on exploding stars and black holes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new space telescope will open up an unprecedented view of the universe in ultraviolet light. The ULTRASAT satellite will provide fundamental new insights... more
Image: A ghost in the Pleiades  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This ghostly image shows what can happen when an interstellar cloud passes too close to a star. Barnard's Merope Nebula, also known as IC 349, is a cloud of interstellar gas and dust traveling through the... more
Insight-HXMT team releases new results on black hole and neutron star X-ray binaries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists with the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (Insight-HXMT) team presented their new results on black hole and neutron star X-ray binaries during... more
A ghost in the Pleiades  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: This ghostly image shows what can happen when an interstellar cloud passes too close to a star. Barnard's Merope Nebula, also known as IC 349,... more
How to Spot a Wormhole (if They Exist)  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A new study outlines a method for detecting a speculative phenomenon that has long captured the imagination of sci-fi fans:... more
MAIT cells are imprinted by the microbiota in early life and promote tissue repair  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
How early-life colonization and subsequent exposure to the microbiota affect long-term tissue immunity remains poorly understood. Here, we show that... more
Physicists Propose New Method to Detect Traversable Wormholes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
In a new paper published this month in the journal Physical Review D, a duo of theoretical physicists from Case... more
How to spot a wormhole (if they exist)  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study outlines a method for detecting a speculative phenomenon that has long captured the imagination of sci-fi fans: wormholes, which form a passage between two separate regions of spacetime. more
How to spot a wormhole (if they exist)  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Whether wormholes exist is up for debate. But in a recent article, physicists describe a technique for detecting these pathways. more
Volcanic mercury and mutagenesis in land plants during the end-Triassic mass extinction  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
During the past 600 million years of Earth history, four of five major extinction events were synchronous with volcanism in large igneous provinces. Despite... more
Gravity crystals: A new method for exploring the physics of white dwarf stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Grab a mixing bowl from your kitchen, throw in a handful of aluminum balls, apply some high voltage, and watch an elegant... more
Gravity crystals: A new method for exploring the physics of white dwarf stars  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Scientists study how charged particles arrange themselves into crystalline patterns and apply what they learn to explore the interiors of white dwarf... more
Gravity crystals: A new method for exploring the physics of white dwarf stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Grab a mixing bowl from your kitchen, throw in a handful of aluminum balls, apply some high voltage, and watch an elegant... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds overshooting tops, gravity waves in Tropical Storm Nestor  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided night-time and infrared views of developing Tropical Storm Nestor in the Gulf of Mexico and found over-shooting cloud tops and gravity... more
Quantum spacetime on a quantum simulator  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Quantum simulation plays an irreplaceable role in diverse fields, beyond the scope of classical computers. In a recent study, Keren Li and an interdisciplinary research team at the Center for Quantum Computing, Quantum Science and Engineering... more
Black Holes Stunt Growth of Dwarf Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf... more
Deterministic generation of a two-dimensional cluster state  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Measurement-based quantum computation offers exponential computational speed-up through simple measurements on a large entangled cluster state. We propose and demonstrate a scalable scheme for the generation of photonic cluster states suitable for universal measurement-based... more
Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
'Weather' in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle. Scientists have now used sophisticated simulations to show how powerful... more
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