AI Reveals Previously Unknown Biology – We Might Not Know Half of What’s in Our Cells

Multi Scale Integrated Cell

UC San Diego researchers introduce Multi-Scale Integrated Cell (MuSIC), a technique that combines microscopy, biochemistry and artificial intelligence, revealing previously unknown cell components that may provide new clues to human development and disease. (Artist’s conceptual rendering.) Credit: UC San Diego Health Sciences Artificial intelligence-based technique reveals previously unknown cell components that may provide new clues … Read more

Gaia reveals that most Milky Way companion galaxies are newcomers to our corner of space

Gaia reveals that most Milky Way companion galaxies are newcomers to our corner of space

Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is surrounded by about fifty dwarf galaxies. Most of these galaxies are only identifiable through telescopes and have been named after the constellation in which they appear on the sky (for example, Draco, Sculptor or Leo). However, the two most obvious dwarf galaxies are called the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) … Read more

Flawed Climate Models? Arctic Ocean Started Getting Warmer Decades Earlier Than We Thought

Flawed Climate Models? Arctic Ocean Started Getting Warmer Decades Earlier Than We Thought

An international group of researchers reconstructed the recent history of ocean warming at the gateway to the Arctic Ocean in a region called the Fram Strait, between Greenland and Svalbard, and found that the Arctic Ocean has been warming for much longer than earlier records have suggested. Credit: Sara Giansiracusa The Arctic Ocean has been … Read more

New possibilities for life at the bottom of Earth’s ocean, and perhaps in oceans on other planets

New possibilities for life at the bottom of Earth's ocean, and perhaps in oceans on other planets

A chimney structure from the Sea Cliff hydrothermal vent field located more than 8,800 feet (2,700 meters) below the sea’s surface at the submarine boundary of the Pacific and Gorda tectonic plates. Credit: Ocean Exploration Trust In the strange, dark world of the ocean floor, underwater fissures, called hydrothermal vents, host complex communities of life. … Read more

Elon Musk’s rocket debris flying towards International Space Station — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Elon Musk’s rocket debris flying towards International Space Station — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

A fragment from a SpaceX rocket stuck in orbit around the Earth is set to pass close by the International Space Station, Russian mission controllers have announced, confirming that they are monitoring the course of the debris. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Moscow’s Roscosmos space agency said that a fragment of the Falcon 9 … Read more

This Earth-Sized Star Rotates Once Every 25 Seconds

This Earth-Sized Star Rotates Once Every 25 Seconds

Astronomers announced this week the discovery of the fastest-rotating white dwarf star on record, with a spin rate of once every 25 seconds. The star is about the size of Earth but, by the team’s measurements, contains least 200,000 times more mass, making the dense little object a spinning freak of nature. The star is … Read more

Great Barrier Reef bursting with colour as it recovers from years of coral bleaching | World News

Corals fertilize billions of offspring by casting sperm and eggs into the Pacific Ocean off the Queensland state coastal city of Cairns, Australia, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Australia...s Great Barrier Reef is spawning in an explosion of color as the World Heritage-listed natural wonder recovers from life-threatening coral bleaching episodes.(Gabriel Guzman/Calypso Productions via AP)

The Great Barrier Reef is erupting with colour again as the natural wonder recovers from recent life-threatening coral bleaching. About two-thirds of the coral in the reef off the coast of Australia has been affected by bleaching caused by unusually high ocean temperatures in 2016, 2017 and 2020. However, scientists on Tuesday night recorded the … Read more