05182022

DNA traces Iceman’s ragtag wardrobe

Image copyright Institute for Mummies and the Iceman Image caption Researchers from Ireland and Italy studied nine samples from six items [...]

Star snapped before and after nova explosion

Image copyright J Skowron / Warsaw University Observatory Image caption The nova eruption took place in May 2009 Astronomers have [...]

New species of fossil dolphin found

Image copyright James Di Loreto, Smithsonian Image caption The skull was found in Alaska in 1951 and belongs to a previously unrecognised species [...]

Neonic pesticide link to long-term wild bee decline

Image copyright Steven Falk Image caption Species that fed regularly on oil seed rape such as the buff tailed bumblebee showed more serious declines [...]

China launches quantum-enabled satellite Micius

Image copyright China Daily/Reuters Image caption The rocket containing the satellite took off from the Gobi Desert China has [...]

Simulated black hole experiment backs Hawking prediction

Image copyright NASA Image caption A black hole is depicted in this artist’s impression A lab experiment has lent support [...]

Viruses ‘more dangerous in the morning’

Image copyright SPL Viruses are more dangerous when they infect their victims in the morning, a University of Cambridge study suggests. The findings, published in PNAS, showed viruses were 10 [...]

Culham Science Centre nuclear experts fear quarry dust

Image caption The Joint European Torus is based at Culham Science Centre Scientists are concerned dust from a planned quarry could affect their nuclear fusion [...]

Hundreds of tiny Montserrat tarantulas hatch in zoo

Media captionThe spiders have never been bred in captivity and very little is known about them A clutch of about 200 Montserrat tarantulas has hatched at Chester Zoo – the first time this rare spider has been bred in captivity. Very [...]

Hundreds of tiny Montserrat tarantulas hatch in captivity

Media captionThe spiders have never before been bred in captivity and very little is known about them A clutch of about 200 Montserrat tarantulas has hatched at Chester Zoo – the first time the rare spider has been bred in captivity. Very [...]