The planet, located about 5000 light years from Earth, has been dubbed PH1 in honour of Planet Hunters, a program led by Yale University in the United States, which enlists volunteers to look for signs of new planets.
A research team in Beligum has been testing a new method of determining brain activity in patients, such as those in a coma, to help objectively determine if they're brain dead.
A recently published paper lays out a new mathematical theory for the formation of ball lightning, an incredible and mysterious weather phenomenon.
The fossilized remains of a an ancient arthropod reveals the oldest brain ever preserved and shows it had an advanced brain, too.
Scientists from the university of Michigan have concluded that a likely source of the water deposits found in lunar soil comes from the Sun's solar winds.
A study was recently published which shows that there is a direct correlation between the amount of chocolate a nation consumes, and the number of Nobel laureates from said nation. The point of the study, however, was to show how ridiculous and fallacious such studies can be.
A fast, reliable internet connection is something a lot of us just take for granted these days. It's amazing to think that I used to get by with a 56k dialup connection when I was younger (I miss that dial up sound!). There are still many in the world though, for whom this is a
At very low temperatures, close to absolute zero, chemical reactions may proceed at a much higher rate than classical chemistry says they should – because in this extreme chill, quantum effects enter the picture. Researchers from the Weizmann Institute have now confirmed this experimentally; their results would not only provide insight into processes in the
The rocky planet, called '55 Cancri e', orbits a sun-like star in the constellation of Cancer and is moving so fast that a year there lasts a mere 18 hours.
A group of researchers have made a discovery regarding the half-life of DNA molecules, which unfortunately means we'll never see a cloned T-Rex… probably.
Yesterday, it was announced that Frenchman Serge Haroche and American David J Wineland had won the Nobel prize in Physics for their groundbreaking work in Quantum Physics, leading to the creation of the world's most precise clocks and path towards quantum computing.
Scientists from South Korea are testing a new method of curing cancer by subjecting the cancer cells to powerful magnetic fields.
Scientists have discovered something quite peculiar; a block of amber which contains the freeze frame of a spider attack from 100 million years ago.
Exactly what goes inside advanced lithium-air batteries as they charge and discharge has always been impossible to observe directly. Now, a new technique developed by MIT researchers promises to change that, allowing study of this electrochemical activity as it happens.
Researchers based at the University of California, Los Angeles say the discovery, reported in the journal Science, will help them test Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and his predictions of how black holes warp space and time.
Disney is working on making toys using 3D printers, which will include a slew of light-based objects that may expand the creative options of the children's film, game and toy maker.
Michigan State University is home to an experiment where scientists have managed to use a bacteria in the manufacture of gold. By processing a poisonous gas, the bacteria in question takes about a week to create a solid chunk of Au.
A team of scientists are planning an ambitious project where they hope to drill into the earths crust in one of three points in the pacific ocean. Their goal is to reach the mantle, the first layer of Earth's molten innards. With their best estimates, they may be successful by as early as 2020.
Infamous talent judge Simon Cowell is teaming up with singer Will.i.am for a technology version of the popular X Factor show, where the duo will look for the next Bill Gates.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield and Sussex in the UK are attempting to replicate the brains of honey bees in efforts to make robots act more intelligently.