Wobbling droplets in space confirm late professor’s theory

  Droplet driven at 1.6 Hz oscillating in the [2,0] mode on substrate F7 exhibits a freely moving contact line. Credit: J. McCraney et al, Physical Review Letters (2022). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.129.084501 At a time when astronomers around the world are reveling in new views of the distant cosmos, an experiment on the International Space Station … Read more

Beneath Greenland iceberg, scientists find a glowing snailfish with antifreeze coursing through its veins

Scientists drilling deep into an iceberg off Greenland have discovered a fish with glowing green antifreeze coursing through its veins. The juvenile variegated snailfish (Liparis gibbus) contained the “highest expression levels” of antifreeze proteins ever reported, a new study found. Similar to how antifreeze helps to regulate the temperature of a car’s engine in extreme … Read more

Moon Discovered Around Asteroid Polymele by NASA’s Lucy Team

Lucy will explore the Jupiter Trojan asteroids – thought to be “fossils of planet formation.” Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center   Even before its launch in October 2021, NASA Established in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government that succeeded the National Advisory … Read more

Physicist Claims To Have Solved the Mystery of Consciousness

  Scientists have developed a new conceptual and mathematical framework to understand consciousness from a relativistic point of view.   According to the theory, all that’s needed to solve the hard problem of is to change our assumptions about it. When we realize that consciousness is a physical, relativistic phenomenon, the mystery of consciousness naturally … Read more

Betelgeuse is bouncing back after blowing its top in 2019

  Enlarge / Artist’s conception in 2021 provided a close-up of Betelgeuse’s irregular surface and its giant, dynamic gas bubbles, with distant stars dotting the background. European Southern Observatory Astronomers are still making new discoveries about the red supergiant star Betelgeuse, which experienced a mysterious “dimming” a few years ago. That dimming was eventually attributed … Read more

Did giant impacts start plate tectonics?

  One of Earth’s defining features is its plate tectonics, a phenomenon that shapes the planet’s surface and creates some of its most catastrophic events, like earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. While some features of plate tectonics have been spotted elsewhere in the Solar System, the Earth is the only planet we know of with … Read more

Earth’s Days Have Been Mysteriously Increasing in Length – Scientists Don’t Know Why

  Precise measurements show that Earth’s rotation has been mysteriously slowing down since 2020, making the day longer.   Precise astronomical observations, combined with atomic clocks, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly getting longer. Scientists don’t know why. This has critical impacts not just on our timekeeping, but also on things … Read more