NASA scientists ‘weigh’ a white dwarf for the first time using a space-time trick predicted by Einstein

Astronomers have finally weighed an isolated white dwarf, or the shriveled husk of a dead star, using a strange phenomenon predicted by Einstein’s theory of relativity decades ago. The findings … Read More

Scientists say planet in midst of sixth mass extinction, Earth’s wildlife running out of places to live – 60 Minutes

In what year will the human population grow too large for the Earth to sustain? The answer is about 1970, according to research by the World Wildlife Fund. In 1970, … Read More

These beginner microscopes make a perfect gift for young scientists – up to 35% off this Black Friday

Black Friday is often a great time for holiday and Christmas shopping, particularly when it comes to buying gifts for kids. However, if you have budding young scientists on your … Read More

Scientists want to build an ‘interstellar interceptor’ to play hide-and-seek with the next ’Oumuamua

An artist’s depiction of the first identified interstellar object, ‘Oumuamua. (Image credit: M. Kornmesser/ESO) (opens in new tab) A team of scientists has proposed building an “interstellar interceptor,” a spacecraft … Read More

Scientists solved a 500-million-year-old mystery about strange Cambrian structures found in China

Over 500 million years ago, sea-dwelling invertebrates pioneered a new evolutionary experiment: skeletons. But while those durable, tubelike structures stood the test of time as fossils, the animals’ soft bodies … Read More

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