Many prehistoric secrets lie in the permafrost of the world's arctic regions. Whether its a well-preserved mammoth or ancient plants, scientists can learn a lot from these biological discoveries. In 2012, a Russian team regenerated a series of fertile, flowering Silene stenophylla plants from 32,000-year-old seed pods. This impressive accomplishment was detailed in a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences—an accomplishment which foreshadows other developments that could emerge from the permafrost.
NASA has achieved another first thanks to the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
As the world continues to embrace natural dyes over artificial chemical coloring, the race has been on to discover how...
Combatting the rise in global temperatures requires creative science and innovative thinking. An exciting, new development was recently announced in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces by an engineering and nanotechnology team at Purdue University. The team created an ultra-white paint—the whitest to date—which promises a powerful cooling effect that could help combat the use of air conditioning units which contribute to climate change. Scientists had previously discovered a white paint that reflects 95.
Mars is known as the “Red Planet” for its rusty color—the result of the iron content in the soil.
Those who frequently suffer from headaches know how unbearable they can be.
Students are our future. Every year, the Regeneron Science Talent Search—a partnership between Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Society for Science—announces the finalists for the esteemed award given to high school seniors. Entrants in the prestigious contest must submit original and relevant scientific research in science or mathematics. Among the 2021 finalists who are tackling global problems is Dasia Taylor, a 17-year-old senior at Iowa City West High School in Iowa City, Iowa.
It's difficult to capture the vast beauty of the night sky in a single image.
Those with a fascination for space exploration probably wonder what life is like for astronauts at the International Space Station.
Black holes are mysterious phenomena, but astronomers continue to take leaps and bounds towards a fuller understanding of these legendary celestial objects. In 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration—a global network of radio telescopes—released the first image of a black hole. The photo of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy was only visible by its central shadow, as light itself vanishes into it.
Have you heard of the Harvard Computers?
Since its landing on the surface of Mars in mid-February, NASA’s Perseverance rover has been diligently documenting every detail and...