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Alien Worlds Hold Minerals Like Nothing in Our Solar System
There’s a lot we don’t know about planets outside the Solar System.
Brain Implant Gives Blind Woman Artificial Vision in Scientific First
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.
Physicists Created a Supernova Reaction on Earth Using a Radioactive Beam
For the first time, physicists have been able to directly measure one of the ways exploding stars forge the heaviest elements in the Universe.
A ‘Black Hole Laser’ Could Finally Shine a Light on Elusive Hawking Radiation
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.
Experts Warn of a ‘Twindemic’ as Flu Could Rise Sharply Along With COVID in Winter
Our recent modeling work suggests that last year’s tamped-down influenza season could lead to a surge in flu cases this coming season.
Antarctic Ice Reveals Human Impact on The Atmosphere Long Before Industrial Fires
Our planet’s air during the preindustrial period was not quite as pristine as you might think, according to new research out of Antarctica.
World-First Brain Implant Successfully Treats Resistant Depression in a Patient
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.
Official Sources Warn a Geomagnetic Storm Is Imminent, So Get Ready For Auroras
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.
Why Human Languages Share a Lot of The Same Grammar
There are around 7,000 human languages that we know of worldwide, and while they’re all unique, they’re also more similar than you might have realized – particularly when it comes to the grammar, or the way that sentences can be formed and used.
Scientists Built a New Kind of Invisibility Cloak, But It’s Not For Your Eyes
Sound waves don’t always hit our ears directly – they can also bounce off other objects and the walls of the space that we’re in, which is why listening to a band play in a cavernous cathedral is a different experience to listening in a small music club.