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Images from the surface of asteroid Ryugu yield clues to its composition

New images taken by a lander on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu have yielded clues into the composition and origins of its rocks, which bear strong similarities to primitive meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites.

22 Aug 2019 Science

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Research shows why there’s a ‘sweet spot’ depth for underground magma chambers

Computer models show why eruptive magma chambers tend to reside between six and 10 kilometers underground.

23 Aug 2019

Early life on Earth limited by enzyme

22 Aug 2019

Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage

22 Aug 2019

Switching on the Atlantic heat pump

22 Aug 2019

Scientists use honey and wild salmon to trace industrial metals in the environment

21 Aug 2019

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Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth

Making sense of remote observations requires the development of sophisticated models for planetary climate and evolution to allow scientists to recognize which of these distant planets that might host life.

22 Aug 2019

Images from the surface of asteroid Ryugu yield clues to its composition

New images taken by a lander on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu have yielded clues into the composition and origins of its rocks, which bear strong similarities to primitive meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites.

22 Aug 2019

Maximum mass of lightest neutrino revealed using astronomical big data

While the differences between the masses are known, little information was available about the mass of the lightest species until now.

22 Aug 2019

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Lasers enable engineers to weld ceramics, no furnace required

The process uses an ultrafast pulsed laser to melt ceramic materials along the interface and fuse them together.

22 Aug 2019

Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure

21 Aug 2019

Folded paper creates portable lab for field laboratory tests

20 Aug 2019

Wired for sound: A third wave emerges in integrated circuits

19 Aug 2019

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Researchers advance organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development

Designing self-rolling 3D sensors that wrap around heart cell spheroids.

23 Aug 2019

Your heart’s best friend: Dog ownership associated with better cardiovascular health

23 Aug 2019

Scorpion toxin that targets ‘wasabi receptor’ may help solve mystery of chronic pain

22 Aug 2019

Brain finds order amidst chaos

22 Aug 2019

Unprecedented therapy found effective for blood cancer patients with no treatment options

21 Aug 2019

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Visualizing strong magnetic fields with neutrons

Researchers have developed a new method with which strong magnetic fields can be precisely measured.

22 Aug 2019

Measuring the charge of electrons in a high-temp superconductor

Scientists found a large concentration of electron pairs outside key temperature and energy ranges; this finding could inform the search for new materials that conduct electricity without resistance at unusually high temperatures.

21 Aug 2019

Atomic ‘Trojan horse’ for a new generation of X-ray lasers

An intense electron beam that could be used in the X-ray lasers of the future has been produced in research led at the University of Strathclyde.

17 Aug 2019

uSEE breakthrough unlocks the nanoscale world on standard biology lab equipment

The ability to observe how life works at a nanoscale level is a grand challenge of our time.

16 Aug 2019

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Tiny ear bones help archaeologists piece together the past

Building on Dr Beaumont's previous research using teeth, the team identified that a person's ossicles can provide a correlation between diet and physiology.

21 Aug 2019

Rise of dinosaurs linked to increasing oxygen levels

A new technique for measuring oxygen levels in ancient rocks shows that oxygen levels in North American rocks leapt by nearly a third in just a couple of million years, possibly setting the scene for a dinosaur expansion into the tropics of North America and elsewhere.

20 Aug 2019

Biomolecular analyses of Roopkund skeletons show Mediterranean migrants in Indian Himalaya

20 Aug 2019

Ancient feces reveal how ‘marsh diet’ left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

15 Aug 2019

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Chemistry in motion

23 Aug 2019

Materials scientists build a synthetic system with compartments like real cells

22 Aug 2019

BES launches large-scale study to test whether ‘blinding’ reduces bias in science publishing

21 Aug 2019

First of its kind mapping model tracks how hate spreads and adapts online

21 Aug 2019

Poo transplants to help save koalas

21 Aug 2019

All-in-one: New microbe degrades oil to gas

20 Aug 2019

Shasta dam releases can be managed to benefit both salmon and sturgeon, study finds

20 Aug 2019