Earth’s magnetic poles won’t tip

Earth's magnetic poles won't tip

Credit: ESA / ATG medialab The emergence of a mysterious area in the South Atlantic where the intensity of the geomagnetic field is rapidly decreasing, has led to speculation that the Earth is heading towards a magnetic polarity reversal. However, a new study that collates evidence dating back 9,000 years suggests the current changes are … Read more

Earth’s magnetic poles won’t tip

Earth's magnetic poles won't tip

Credit: ESA / ATG medialab The emergence of a mysterious area in the South Atlantic where the intensity of the geomagnetic field is rapidly decreasing, has led to speculation that the Earth is heading towards a magnetic polarity reversal. However, a new study that collates evidence dating back 9,000 years suggests the current changes are … Read more

The “cool” catalyst for a sustainable revolution in industrial chemistry

The "cool" catalyst for a sustainable revolution in industrial chemistry

Beads of liquid gallium and platinum close-up. Credit: Dr. Md. Arifur Rahim, UNSW Sydney. Australian researchers have been able to use traces of liquid platinum to create cheap and highly efficient low-temperature chemical reactions, paving the way for dramatic emission reductions in crucial industries. When combined with liquid gallium, the amounts of platinum needed are … Read more

Polar bears and brown bears continued to mate long after the species split

Subfossil jawbone of a polar bear that lived 115,000 to 130,000 years ago in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.  A genomic study includes analysis of DNA extracted from a tooth attached to this jawbone, which showed evidence of hybridization in polar and brown bears

Polar bears and brown bears were still mating long after they split into two separate species, according to a new study. The two species are known to have split between 1.3 and 1.6 million years ago, but new genomic evidence suggests they inherited traits from each other much more recently. Scientists from the United States, … Read more

NASA unveils new next-gen space suits

NASA unveils new next-gen space suits

A next-generation spacesuit has been unveiled by NASA for future ISS and Artemis missions. The suits will be provided by Axiom Space, a private space infrastructure developer, in partnership with Collins Aerospace, an aerospace and defense products supplier. Collins officials said they are opting for a modern, sportier vibe for next-generation spacewear. The cosmonaut suit … Read more

Scientists use a technological tool to discover new asteroids

Scientists use a technological tool to discover new asteroids

Scientists have used a new tool to discover more than 100 asteroids which had not been previously identified. The method uses a complex computer method called an algorithm to search for asteroids that were undetectable in the past. They were not detectable because existing telescopes and image review tools could not recognize them. Historically, the … Read more

A new kind of genome editing is here to fine-tune DNA

A new kind of genome editing is here to fine-tune DNA

“We haven’t seen any indication of their drinking returning to baseline, so we believe this epigenetic modification may have a lasting effect,” Pandey said. “I think a lot more work needs to be done on how this can be translated into humans for therapy, but I have high hopes.” To test that the Bow gene … Read more