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New Lithium-Based Battery Design Makes Use of Greenhouse Gas

New lithium-based battery could make use of greenhouse gas before it ever gets into the atmosphere. A new type of…

David L. Chandler, MIT News Office

Protein ASTN2 Provides New Insight Into Autism and Other Brain Disorders

In the brain, as in business, connections are everything. To maintain cellular associates, the outer surface of a neuron, its…

Katherine Fenz, Rockefeller University

Astronomers Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-Like Stars

Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi reveal that sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the…

Adam Pockriss, NYU Abu Dhabi

Yale Scientists Detect Early Warning Sign of Psychosis

Brains of people at risk of psychosis exhibit a pattern that can help predict whether they will go on to…

Bill Hathaway, Yale University

Gaia Mission Helps Improve Classification Scheme for Exoplanet Sizes

There are about 4433 exoplanets in the latest catalogs. Their radii have generally been measured by knowing the radius of…

Megan Watzke, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

XMM-Newton Observes Matter Falling Into a Black Hole

A UK team of astronomers report the first detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30% of the…

Dr Robert Massey, Royal Astronomical Society

Gaia Satellite Detects a Shake in the Milky Way

A team led by researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, UB-IEEC) and the…

Bibiana Bonmatí, University Of Barcelona

Revealing First Light Data from Parker Solar Probe

Just over a month into its mission, Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument…

Sarah Frazier (NASA) & Justyna Surowiec (APL), NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

The Hardest Known Substance in the Universe – Nuclear Pasta

A team of scientists has calculated the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars and found…

Justin Dupuis, McGill University

Researchers Measure Wave Particle Energy Transfer in Collisionless Space Plasma

The Earth's magnetosphere contains plasma, an ionized gas composed of positive ions and negative electrons. The motion of these charged…

Sebastian Eifrid, Nagoya University

Looking Back in Time to Watch Massive Black Hole Formation

Black holes form when stars die, allowing the matter in them to collapse into an extremely dense object from which…

John Toon, Georgia Tech

Scientists Demonstrate New Method to Control the Behavior of Light

Yale scientists have demonstrated a new method to control the behavior of light on a silicon chip — specifically, its…

Jim Shelton, Yale University

Hubble Detects Never-Before-Seen Features Around a Neutron Star

An unusual infrared light emission from a nearby neutron star detected by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope could indicate new features…

Ray Villard, Space Telescope Science Institute

Large and Small Magellanic Clouds May Have Had a Third Companion

Astronomers believe two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way—the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds—may have had a third…

Pete Wheeler, ICRAR

Scientists Provide New Insights Into the Origins of Genetic Diseases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_nFz_vYzio A three-dimensional map showing an actin filament (blue) bound to a fragment of the cross-linking protein, filamin A (green).…

Ziba Kashef, Yale University

First Tess Images in Hunt to Find Planets Beyond Our Solar System

NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is now providing valuable data to help scientists discover and…

Jeanette Kazmierczak, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Hubble Image of the Week – The Impressive Coma Cluster

In the northern constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair) lies the impressive Coma Cluster — a structure of over a thousand…

Mathias Jäger, ESA/Hubble

Scientists Reveal How Phytoplankton Survive in Nutrient Deficient Ocean Gyres

Subtropical gyres are huge, sustained currents spanning thousands of kilometers across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, where very little grows.…

Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent