After galaxies began to form in the early universe, the universe continued to expand. The gravitational attraction between galaxies worked to pull galaxies together into superclusters, while dark energy and its resulting cosmic expansion worked to drive these clusters apart. As a result, the universe is filled with tight clusters […]

This was taken in the Scotia Sea during the coring campaign in 2007. Credit: Michael Weber New calculations show the rise due to warming would be 30% above forecasts. Global sea level rise associated with the possible collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been significantly underestimated in previous […]

This illustration of the newly forming exoplanet PDS 70b shows how material may be falling onto the giant world as it builds up mass. By employing Hubble’s ultraviolet light (UV) sensitivity, researchers got a unique look at radiation from extremely hot gas falling onto the planet, allowing them to directly […]

Artist’s impression of binary black holes about to collide. Credit: Mark Myers, OzGrav-Swinburne University General relativity, Einstein’s theory of gravity, is best tested at its most extreme — close to the event horizon of a black hole. This regime is accessible through observations of shadows of supermassive black holes and gravitational waves — […]

A 3D digital image of Labna, an ancient Maya structure in the Puuc region. (Image credit: Courtesy of the Proyecto Arqueológico Regional de Bolonchén) By shooting billions of lasers at the ground, scientists have uncovered evidence of a sophisticated civilization left by the ancient Maya who lived in the northern Yucatán Peninsula […]

Only profound changes in the way society produces, distributes and consumes almost everything—starting with energy—can forestall potentially catastrophic changes, Nobel laureates said in a joint statement The failure to halt climate change, the destruction of nature and other intertwined global crises poses an existential risk to humanity, ten Nobel laureates […]

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain These mysterious earthquakes originate between 400 and 700 kilometers below the surface of the Earth and have been recorded with magnitudes up to 8.3 on the Richter scale. Xanthippi Markenscoff, a distinguished professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the UC San Diego […]

Alexander Kuchmizhak, a senior researcher at the Institute of Automation and Control Processes (FEB RAS), at FEFU lab. Credit: FEFU press office Titanium dioxide nanoparticles decorated by gold absorb about 96% of the solar spectrum and turn it into heat. The material can accelerate the evaporation in desalination plants up […]

Artist’s impression of an ultra-hot Jupiter exoplanet, WASP-33b. Credit: Astrobiology Center An international collaboration of astronomers led by a researcher from the Astrobiology Center and Queen’s University Belfast, and including researchers from Trinity, has detected a new chemical signature in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet (a planet that orbits […]