Wednesday, June 3, 2015
human brain and a lymphatic system through a series of vessels previously thought not to exist, raising new questions about the connection to and causes of many neurological diseases and their dysfunction.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
ancient underground city in the Cappadocia region of central Turkey, a massive complex dating back to the Byzantine Empire dug into the volcanic rock estimated at 5 million square feet and possibly once housing 20,000 people.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
equatorial bulge on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, suggesting it formed at the poles and once massive enough rotated on a hidden global ocean separated from the rocky crust of the moon.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
supermassive black hole yet known with 12 billion solar masses, presenting a theoretical puzzle as to how such large objects quickly formed a mere 900 million years after the Big Bang.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
asteroid that broke into two pieces before striking Earth an estimated 300 million years old, twice the size of the Chicxulub crater of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
tiny spines on appendages to filter-feed much like modern-day whales, providing insight into that early marine environment.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
jawbone in Ethiopia of an as-yet unnamed Homo ancestor dating back about 2.8 million years, more than 400,000 years earlier than the oldest previously known human fossil evidence and supporting timelines of the transition of our species from Australopithecus to Homo.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Scientists have identified a previously unknown third distinct species of the exotic seadragon, named the ruby seadragon (Phyllopteryx dewysea) after its unusual bright red coloration, while analyzing DNA from tissue samples believed to be from the two known species, the leafy and common seadragons.
Monday, February 9, 2015
distinct inner core of about half the diameter, both cores composed of iron crystals but with different and unique properties, possibly different crystalline phases.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
2 billion years of no evolution in a static environment that confirms rather than challenges current evolutionary theory.
Friday, January 30, 2015
extensive ring system similar to Saturn but about 200 times larger than those of our own ringed planet, possibly a young planetary system in an early transient phase of satellite formation.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
long-necked dinosaur (Qijianglong) has been discovered in China belonging to the group known as mamenchisaurids, characterized by extremely long and relatively lightweight necks measuring up to half their total body length.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
"vibrational" chemical bond between atoms of bromine and muonium, a hydrogen isotope, initially proposed in 1989 with the tiny muonium atom rapidly moving between and holding together two heavier bromine atoms.