space
First All-Women Spacewalk Scheduled for Tomorrow Morning

NASA has rescheduled its first all-women spacewalk for this Friday. Read More >>

science
Ancient Assyrian Tablets Seem to Contain References to a Massive Solar Storm

Scientists report that they may have found the earliest written record of a solar storm in ancient Assyrian tablets. Read More >>

science
Scientists Use Lab-Grown Brains to Study What Makes Us Human

Researchers are growing human, ape, and monkey brain tissue in the lab in order to understand what makes us different. Human brains are clearly unique in some way, given that we’re the only animal that can make and post memes online and fly into space. But questions still surround why we’re different from our close relatives, the other great apes, and it’s difficult to access the brain tissue needed to study these differences. One team of scientists hopes to explore the subject in a way that only humans can: with the help of genetic sequencing and organoids, miniature organs grown from stem cells in petri dishes. Read More >>

space
The Voyager Missions Saw a ‘Tsunami’ of Solar Activity Sending a Pressure Pulse Into Interstellar Space

The Voyagers 1 and 2 spacecraft measured the Sun sending a pulse like a “tsunami” into the interstellar medium, according to a new paper. Read More >>

science
Scientists Discover Hidden Information in 140-Year-Old Fundamental Physics Concept

Physicists have uncovered a way to access physical information that had been hidden to science for 140 years, according to a recent paper. Read More >>

climate change
Report Finds Nearly Two-Third of America’s Birds Vulnerable to Extinction From Climate Change

A new report has found that nearly two-thirds of America’s breeding bird species were moderately to highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Read More >>

space
The New Interstellar Object Looks Surprisingly Familiar

New results paint the second recorded interstellar visitor as a surprisingly familiar object, according to new research. Read More >>

space
Hubble Sees Our Galaxy Sucking Up a Mysterious Amount of Gas

The Milky Way seems to be gobbling up a mysterious amount of gas – more than it spits back out, according to a new paper. Read More >>

space
How Alexei Leonov Survived the Harrowing First Spacewalk

Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, passed away this week. Read More >>

space
NASA Space Weather Satellite Set to Launch Early Tomorrow Morning, Finally

NASA is ready to launch its space weather-measuring satellite early tomorrow morning, following two years of delays. Read More >>

science
Physicists Create Lab System That Looks Like Theorised Dark Matter Particle

Scientists have discovered a phenomenon that looks a whole lot like a dark matter particle in a laboratory system, according to new research. Read More >>

science
Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Lithium-Ion Batteries, Even If They Explode Sometimes

The Nobel Foundation has awarded scientists John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries. Read More >>

science
Physicists Win Nobel Prize for Finding Exoplanet Around a Sun-Like Star and for Helping Develop Theory of the Universe

The 2019 Physics Nobel Prize will be awarded half to James Peebles of Princeton University, and half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz of the University of Geneva in Switzerland, for theoretical work improving our understanding of the universe and for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star, respectively. Read More >>

science
Underground Detector in Japan to Join Search for Gravitational Waves

A fourth gravitational wave detector, this one in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, will join the global search for cosmic events that cause ripples in spacetime, beginning this December. Read More >>

space
Simulations Show Black Holes Have Surprisingly Intimate Relationship With Host Galaxies

A new study is shedding light on the way galaxies interact with the incredibly massive black holes at their centres. Read More >>