Topic: Nature Publishing Group
A study of the genomes of two families has found that the number of mutations thought to occur each generation had been overestimated, suggesting that the pace of human evolution is slower than scientists had thought.
06/16/2011 05:46 pm
Scientists have found evidence of supermassive black holes at the core of the earliest galaxies, a discovery that could shape theories about galaxy formation.
06/15/2011 10:29 pm
Voyager 1 has entered a place where the solar wind is no longer blowing. The finding suggests a 'doldrums' on the farthest edge of the solar system that scientists had not forecast.
06/15/2011 04:57 pm
Scientists at the world's largest particle physics laboratory in Switzerland have found a way to contain antimatter atoms in a magnetic 'bottle' for as long as 1,000 seconds, an eternity in particle physics.
06/07/2011 08:49 pm
Worms from Hell? Scientists have discovered a new species of worm called Halicephalobus mephisto in honor of Faust's demon Mephistopheles. It's the deepest living multicell organism found in the Earth.
06/03/2011 09:41 am
An odd-looking cardinal, with half male and half female markings, alighted on the backyard feeder of wildlife photographer and statistics professor Larry Ammann.
05/26/2011 03:16 pm
Habitat destruction drives species extinct more slowly than previously thought, according to a new model described in this week's Nature. 'We have bought a little time for saving species,' says scientist.
05/18/2011 04:28 pm
Why do some areas of the earth's crust repeatedly swell and crack, while others don't? The answer is in the quartz, a new study suggests.
03/21/2011 02:23 pm
Scientists peered through a galactic window in the ladle of the Big Dipper, using the Herschel telescope to look 10 billion years backwards in time and investigate the origins of galaxies, which turn out to require 20 times less dark matter than previously calculated.
02/18/2011 05:30 pm
Authors say a study that looked at the rise in extreme rain and snowfall in the Northern Hemisphere in the last half of the 20th century is the first to show a link to global warming.
02/16/2011 09:37 pm