Archivo: Cosmos

A minor change to interferometer parameters might reveal the Earth is not alone

New modelling resolves contradictions in Earth-moon hypothesis. Lauren Fuge reports.

A dark-matter detector picks up radioactive decay that takes place over trillions of years.

New modelling and old records combine to show greenhouse gases and aerosols started to warm things up in the late nineteenth century.

The ‘replication crisis’ in science is no more than a heads-or-tails dilemma.

The archaic hominins weren’t homogenous, and archaic humans weren’t shy, research suggests.

Physicists see complex behaviour emerge from simple capacities.

Big data and geographers combine to better calculate how to climb up slopes.

Chinese research shows tiny mass-produced bots can organise collectively depending on the environment.

For some diseases, ethnicity counts. But researchers have found some cell lines classified as African American are in fact European.