It Turns Out Your Sperm Is Full of DNA Packed as Tightly as Tetris Blocks
Our DNA is packed into our nucleus pretty damn tightly. Each chromosome is one looong DNA molecule wrapped around proteins called histones, like a very tiny thread on very tiny spools.
A Long-Standing Mystery About Early Supermassive Black Holes Could Finally Be Solved
Over the last few years, as we have been able to peer back deeper and deeper into the early Universe, astronomers have been discovering something extremely puzzling.
Great White Sharks Are Being Scared From Their Habitat by Just Two Predators
There is no sea creature whose name inspires terror – rightly or wrongly – as much as the great white shark.
New Study Reveals Devastating Effect on Astronaut Bones From Living in Space
Astronauts lose decades’ worth of bone mass in space that many do not recover even after a year back on Earth, researchers said Thursday, warning that it could be a “big concern” for future missions to Mars.
The Largest Star in The Milky Way Is Slowly Dying, And Astronomers Are Watching
Three-dimensional models of astronomical objects can be ridiculously complex. They can range from black holes that light doesn’t even escape to the literal size of the Universe and everything in between.
Strange Honeycomb Pattern on Mars Appears to Be Formed by Water Ice And CO2
From orbit, this landscape on Mars looks like a lacy honeycomb or a spider web. But the unusual polygon-shaped features aren’t created by Martian bees or spiders; they are actually formed from an ongoing process of seasonal change from created from water ice and carbon dioxide.
A ‘Very Exciting’ Anomaly Detected in Major Experiment Could Be Huge News For Physics
A strange gap between theoretical predictions and experimental results in a major neutrino research project could be a sign of the elusive ‘sterile’ neutrino – a particle so quiet, it can only be detected by the silence it leaves in its wake.
The Collapse of an Atlantic Ocean Current Would Ripple Across The World
Climate change is slowing down the conveyor belt of ocean currents that brings warm water from the tropics up to the North Atlantic.
Earth’s Magnetic Poles Probably Won’t Flip After All, Scientists Predict
Our planet’s protective shell isn’t quite what it used to be. Over the past two centuries its magnetic strength has taken a nosedive, and nobody has the foggiest idea why.
The Source of The World’s Most Active Volcano Might Finally Be Pinpointed
The Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii is said to be the world’s most active volcano, and yet we still don’t really know how it was born.