Saturday, June 30, 2012
oldest known impact crater centered along the western coast of Greenland, the remains of an asteroid 30 km in diameter smashing into the surface about 3 billion years ago and creating a crater 25 km deep and 600 km wide.
Friday, June 29, 2012
exoplanet's atmosphere have been observed with the Hubble Space Telescope, detecting significant variations in the atmosphere of the gas giant HD 189733b in response to a large solar flare erupting from its host star.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
lines of arrested growth characteristic in fossilized bone, once thought to be limited to cold-blooded animals such as reptiles or amphibians, have been discovered in 41 different species of modern mammals regardless of the environment in which they live.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
previously unknown supernova responsible for a carbon-14 radiation spike recently found in Japanese tree rings dating to A.D. 774.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
panguite, a mineral previously unknown to science and believed to be one of the oldest minerals formed in the solar system.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
unexpected diversity and similarity to those of populations from Syria and Israel, potentially a genetic heritage reflecting the arrival of the Queen of Sheba mentioned in both the Bible and the Qur'an.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
glassy nanoparticles -- some no larger than individual molecules -- mixed in with lunar soil samples that explain many strange properties observed in lunar soil contrary to conventional soil behavior.
Friday, June 15, 2012
mysterious bursts of electricity from densely packed powdery materials in the seconds before structural failure, an unexplained phenomenon that might be exploited to monitor bridges, engines and other structures before collapse.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
quantum entanglement, while at the same time retaining their superconducting properties when cooled.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
long, slow decline in numbers with no single or specific cause.
Monday, June 11, 2012
children born to older fathers and even older paternal grandfathers appear to inherit this genetic bias for a longer lifespan.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
unknown sense may exist between plants to facilitate communication.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
electrical grids, allowing for the transfer of electrons necessary to produce and consume the chemicals they need to survive.
Friday, June 8, 2012
astronomical event that was the source of a cosmic ray bombardment.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
highly complex three-tiered structure that could be adapted for new designs of personal body armor and vehicle shielding.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
shrapnel grains, rounded iron beads and fragments of glass in the sand of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, remnants of the D-Day invasion of World War II only now revealed under a scanning electron microscope.