SpaceX Dragon cargo ship docks at space station to deliver solar arrays, seeds and more

SpaceX’s latest Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) early Sunday (Nov. 27) to deliver tons of fresh supplies, new solar wings nd even some ice cream for the orbiting lab. The robotic Dragon spacecraft docked with the orbiting lab Sunday around 7:39 a.m. EST (1230 GMT) as both spacecraft sailed high … Read more

What Octopus and Human Brains Have in Common

Summary: Octopuses have a massively expanded repertoire of miRNA in their neural tissue, reflecting a similar development to that which occurred in vertebrates. Findings suggest miRNA plays a significant role in the development of complex brains. Source: MDC Cephalopods like octopuses, squids and cuttlefish are highly intelligent animals with complex nervous systems. In “Science Advances”, … Read more

Black Holes More Powerful Than Thought – Magnetic Fields Reach Deeper Into Galaxies

Artist’s conception of Cygnus A, surrounded by the torus of dust and debris with jets launching from its center. Magnetic fields are illustrated trapping dust near the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core. This initial study motivated the larger comparison of radio loudness to polarization and was included in the composite data set. Credit: … Read more

NASA Shares Stunning Image Of Pluto That Shows Its True Colours

NASA explained Pluto’s surface as cracked and cratered, coloured white, tan, and brownish-red NASA on Saturday shared a stunning image on Instagram taken by its New Horizons spacecraft, showing Pluto’s true colours. The photo, taken at a distance of 22,025 miles (35,445 km) from Pluto, also shows its ‘heart’ -a gigantic glacier made of nitrogen … Read more

BEWARE! 65-foot asteroid set to get dangerously close to Earth today, warns NASA

NASA warns that a 65-foot wide asteroid will be coming dangerously close to the Earth today, November 26. Know the consequences that a gigantic asteroid has. When it comes to space, both exploration and protection is equally important for scientists and space agencies. That is why before the Artemis-1 mission, which is aiming to send … Read more

525-million-year-old fossil defies textbook explanation for brain evolution

Artist’s impression of an individual 525-million-year-old Cardiodictyon catenulum on the shallow coastal sea floor, emerging from the shelter of a small stromatolite built by photosynthetic bacteria. Credit: Nicholas Strausfeld/University of Arizona Fossils of a tiny sea creature that died more than half a billion years ago may compel a science textbook rewrite of how brains … Read more

Evidence of Higgs boson contributions to the production of Z boson pairs at high energies

Left: two-parameter likelihood scan of the off-shell gg and EW production signal strength parameters, 𝜇off-shellF and 𝜇off-shellV, respectively. The dot-dashed and dashed contours enclose the 68% (−2Δln𝐿=2.30) and 95% (−2Δln𝐿=5.99) CL regions. The cross marks the minimum, and the blue diamond marks the SM expectation. The integrated luminosity reaches only up to 138 fb−1 as on-shell … Read more

‘Zombie’ virus revived after 50,000 years trapped in Siberian permafrost – National

Researchers from the French National Centre for Scientific Research have revived more than a dozen prehistoric viruses that were previously trapped deep within the Siberian permafrost, according to a pre-print study. From seven ancient permafrost samples, scientists were able to document 13 never-before-seen viruses that have been lying dormant, frozen in ice, over tens of … Read more