Archives: Science Alert

Sometime between 7-6 million years ago, our primate ancestors stood up and began to walk on two legs.

The Moon awaits. After long decades in which no human being set foot on the lunar surface, we are heading back. And quite soon.

There’s a lot we don’t know about planets outside the Solar System.

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A ‘visual prosthesis’ implanted directly into the brain has allowed a blind woman to perceive two-dimensional shapes and letters for the first time in 16 years.

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For the first time, physicists have been able to directly measure one of the ways exploding stars forge the heaviest elements in the Universe.

Scientists are getting closer to being able to spot Hawking radiation – that elusive thermal radiation thought to be produced by a black hole’s event horizon. Just understanding the concept of this radiation is tricky though, let alone finding it.

Our recent modeling work suggests that last year’s tamped-down influenza season could lead to a surge in flu cases this coming season.

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Our planet’s air during the preindustrial period was not quite as pristine as you might think, according to new research out of Antarctica.

Depression can be a frighteningly relentless condition. Luckily, researchers around the world are constantly working on new treatment options, such as a newly designed brain implant for resistant depression.

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If you live at a high latitude, it’s time to break out the camera. Space weather agencies are predicting a solar storm for Monday 27 September: moderate, with a chance of aurora.