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Physicists announce results that boost evidence for new fundamental physics
20th October 2021 phys.org | Humans, Tech

Results announced by the LHCb experiment at CERN have revealed further hints for phenomena that cannot be explained by our current theory of fundamental physics

Researcher want to ‘slice and dice’ deadly asteroids with rocket-powered bombs, new paper says
18th October 2021 | livescience.com | Humans, Space, Tech

A group of researchers wants to save Earth from a potential asteroid apocalypse using a new planetary defense method they call PI — short for “Pulverize It.”

‘I think there’s life out there’: powerful radio antenna used for first time to find exoplanets
13th October 2021 | theguardian.com | Humans, Space, Tech

New techniques for spotting previously hidden planets could reveal whether there is life out there – or not.

Gigantic cavity in space sheds new light on how stars form
23rd September 2021 phys.org | Space, Tech, Weird

Astronomers analyzing 3D maps of the shapes and sizes of nearby molecular clouds have discovered a gigantic cavity in space.

Hidden Traces of a Massive Ancient City Are Still in Mexico’s Landscape Today
23rd September 2021 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Modern roads and developments share more similarities with ancient urban centers than we often realize – which is certainly the case with the sprawling Teotihuacan settlement, once located around 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of Mexico City.

Travel through galaxies and the dark matter web in this stunning universe simulation
14th September 2021 | livescience.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

A new simulation of the universe is a map and a time machine rolled up into one.

First 2D supersolid in quantum gas
19th August 2021 cosmosmagazine.com | Humans, Tech, Weird

Scientists create an exotic form of matter using ultracold gases of highly magnetic atoms.

Astronomers see galaxies in ultra-high definition
19th August 2021 | bbc.co.uk | Space, Tech

Astronomers have captured some of the most detailed images ever seen of galaxies in deep space.

Hidden Magnetic Patterns Inside Meteorites Reveal Secrets of The Early Solar System
13th August 2021 | sciencealert.com | Space, Tech

The Solar System is positively lousy with magnetic fields. They drape around (most of) the planets and their moons, which interact with the system-wide magnetic field swirling out from the Sun.

Physicists Detect Strongest Evidence Yet of Matter Generated by Collisions of Light
13th August 2021 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Tech

According to theory, if you smash two photons together hard enough, you can generate matter: an electron-positron pair, the conversion of light to mass as per Einstein’s theory of special relativity.

Light from behind a black hole spotted for 1st time, proving Einstein right
30th July 2021 | livescience.com | Space, Tech, Weird

Astronomers have detected light coming from behind a black hole for the first time, proving Albert Einstein right, yet again.

Scientists Are Giving AI The Ability to Imagine Things It’s Never Seen Before
21st July 2021 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Tech

Artificial intelligence (AI) is proving very adept at certain tasks – like inventing human faces that don’t actually exist, or winning games of poker – but these networks still struggle when it comes to something humans do naturally: imagine.

Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows
19th July 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

What makes humans unique? Scientists have taken another step toward solving an enduring mystery with a new tool that may allow for more precise comparisons between the DNA of modern humans and that of our extinct ancestors.

Book of the Dead fragments, half a world apart, are pieced together
15th July 2021 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A torn 2,300-year-old mummy wrapping — covered with hieroglyphics from the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead — has been digitally reunited with its long-lost piece that was ripped away.

Technology boosts efforts to curb tree loss in Amazon
13th July 2021 | bbc.co.uk | Animal Life, Earth, Tech

Technology can help indigenous communities to significantly curb deforestation, according to a new study. Indigenous people living in the Peruvian Amazon were equipped by conservation groups with satellite data and smartphones.

Stonehenge: Did ancient ‘machine’ move stones from Wales?
5th July 2021 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans, Tech

It is a mystery that has confounded experts for centuries – how were huge stones transported 180 miles (290km) from the Preseli Hills to Stonehenge?

 

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