Juno closes in on Jupiter

While the data-gathering Juno will be performing requires an unusually low orbit, this necessity has presented several major technical challenges. The intense power of...

Novel approach turns waste CO2 into stone

Scientists have been investigating methods of reducing the high greenhouse emissions that are adding to the global threat of climate change. On June 10,...

Fossil discovery provides clues to ‘hobbit’ ancestors

In 2003, anthropologists studying ancient human remains on the Indonesian island of Flores made a remarkable discovery. They had been searching for the remains...

Fast-moving star duo heading out of the Milky Way

Binary star systems are not unusual and neither are these ‘hypervelocity’ stars. The FAU research team, led by Peter Németh, has already discovered more...

Mysterious dwarf planet third largest in solar system

Given our ever-more powerful telescopes and exploratory probes, one could be forgiven for thinking that our local system has already been largely mapped out,...

Human artefacts found under Florida river

In Florida, a team of archaeologists have uncovered artefacts from the Page-Ladson site, 26 feet under the Aucilla River in a sinkhole, bringing about...

Scientists create a Brain Atlas for organisation of language

The human brain has always always been distinct from other animal brains for many reasons including its uniquely great capacity for language. Despite modern...

Unique white dwarf with an oxygen atmosphere

A white dwarf is a luminous dense white core left behind by aging stars once they run out of their nuclear fuel. These white...

Ash to ashes: European Ash tree threatened with extinction

A fungus causing ash dieback and a beetle known as the emerald ash borer are posing a significant threat to the survival of European...

Magnetic fields and marine life can live in harmony

Thick underwater power cables are essential in the production of power from offshore wind turbines and tidal generators, disturbance to sea life could have...