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Alien sun has smashing time sucking up planets

Fri, 2018-07-20 07:01
First case of solar suckage

Scientists believe they have captured direct evidence of a star feasting on its own planets for the first time.…

Alien sun has smashing time sucking up planets

Fri, 2018-07-20 07:01
First case of solar suckage

Scientists believe they have captured direct evidence of a star feasting on its own planets for the first time.…

Fukushima reactors lend exotic new finish to California's wines

Thu, 2018-07-19 21:00
Smooth body with a perky top note and a hint of cesium-137

Researchers have found that radiation released following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear incident has made an imprint on California's wine.…

By Jove! Astroboffins spot 12 new spanking moons around Jupiter

Tue, 2018-07-17 21:56
Now it has 79 satellites, and one is a tiny 'oddball'

Jupiter already had the most moons in the Solar System, but now scientists have discovered twelve new ones bringing the total up to 79.…

Geoboffins spot hundreds of ghost dunes on Mars

Thu, 2018-07-12 09:15
It may have shielded life from harmful rays of radiation billions of years ago

Mars was once covered in hundreds of giant dunes as big as the US Capitol Building billions of years ago, according to new research.…

Astroboffins spy the brightest quasar from the universe's dark ages

Mon, 2018-07-09 23:58
The light has only taken 13 billion years to reach us

Scientists have spotted the brightest ancient quasar formed when the universe was less than billion years old, according to research published in The Astrophysical Journal.…

Open plan offices flop - you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle

Mon, 2018-07-09 08:28
Scratch the surface and most of us are misanthropic recluses

Open plan offices don’t deliver their promised benefits of more face-to-face collaboration and instead make us misanthropic recluses and more likely to use electronic communications tools.…

Spiders discovered that sense electric fields and use them to fly

Fri, 2018-07-06 23:29
Watch out that thing will jump

Spiders can detect the Earth’s electric field and use it to lift off and fly through the air, according to new research.…

Universe slipped Milky Way a sausage galaxy to grow a big belly bulge

Fri, 2018-07-06 06:03
It's the largest dwarf galaxy to smash into us yet found

Around eight to ten billion years ago, a neighbouring dwarf galaxy known as the Sausage galaxy smashed into the Milky Way leaving a smattering of gas, dust, and stars.…

Do you work in life sciences IT?

Wed, 2018-07-04 09:41
If so, then this latest Reg survey is for you

Study  Dealing with regulated data and applying strict controls to comply with GxP (e.g. Good Laboratory Practice, Good Clinical Practice, etc) and privacy in an R&D context is nothing new to the pharmaceutical industry and broader life sciences sector.…

Is it a bird? is it a plane? Is it a giant alien space cigar? Whatever it is, boffins are baffled

Thu, 2018-06-28 08:01
Or Oumuamua could just be a weird tail-less comet

Pic  Oumuamua, the odd elongated cigar-shaped interstellar object zipping through the Solar System, continues to flummox scientists.…

Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU

Wed, 2018-06-27 11:42
Britain launching its own sat looks more and more likely

The UK Commons Select Committee for Science and Technology yesterday hauled government bigwigs in to explain themselves in light of the latest round of Galileo handbag-swinging.…

NASA eggheads draw up blueprints for spotting, surviving asteroid hits

Thu, 2018-06-21 07:04
First America frets about aliens at its borders, now actual alien bodies turning up from space

The US government has published a report detailing how to prepare for the danger of impacts from asteroids that stray too close to Earth in the next ten years.…

Geoboffins baffled as Ceres is crawling with carbon organics

Thu, 2018-06-14 08:58
Comets might have seeded the surface over millennia

Ceres contains more carbon-based compounds - the chemical building blocks for life - than previously thought, according to a new study.…

Astroboffins 'sprinkle iron filings' over remnant supernova

Thu, 2018-06-14 04:57
And discover it made a magnet that points 'up'

How to measure a magnetic field that's very long way away, and is very, very weak. An international group of boffins have announced that they figured out how.…

Astroboffins spot planets swimming in the mists of forming stars

Wed, 2018-06-13 22:38
New technique looks for patterns in protostars

Scientists have found a trio baby planets using a new technique of spotting unusual gas motion around developing stars.…

Solar winds will help ESA probe smell what Mercury's cookin'

Wed, 2018-06-13 14:19
Sun's exhalations whip up molecules on planets with weak magnetic fields

Researchers at the Technische Universität Wien in Austria have found that solar wind can do far more than project lights in the Earth's night sky.…

Kepler finds three Earth-sized exoplanets, but they're too hot to handle

Wed, 2018-06-13 01:58
Upside: the kettle will always be ready. Downside: forget living on the surface

Astro-boffins poring over data from Kepler's K2 mission have spotted two new solar systems, one of them sporting three planets roughly the same size as Earth.…

Woman sues NASA for ownership of vial of space dust

Tue, 2018-06-12 08:01
She claims it gift from Apollo veteran Neil Armstrong

A woman has sued NASA, claiming to be the rightful owner of a small vial of moon dust supposedly given to her by Neil Armstrong.…

Astroboffins trace mysterious noise from hard rock in space

Mon, 2018-06-11 21:27
Signs in the sky from diamonds

The source of unusual faint pockets of microwave radiation found only in a few regions of the Milky Way has been traced back to tiny specks of nanodiamond dust.…