Quasars, also known as supermassive black holes that are the heart of proportionally supermassive galaxies, have always been an elusive part of astronomers’ pursuit of understanding the universe and its past. New findings from a team in Carnegie just unearthed 63 new quasars that are from a time when the currently 14-year-old universe was still young and fledging at just one billion years old.
Yes, dolphins talk. Their inter-species communication is much more complex than initially believed with sentences that can reach up to five words long and a language that’s actually not too far from human conversations.
It sounds too much like magic to be real, but it’s true: scientists recently made a breakthrough moving and controlling objects through the use of a single acoustic source. How controlled? Well, the researchers have actually achieved in writing letters with loose metal pieces just by playing a melody.
Many meteors streak across the sky, but few explode thunderously the way it did last Thursday in Cyprus. The mysterious outburst baffled and alarmed the locals who felt the ground shake at the force. How common and dangerous is this phenomenon?
One of Moby Dick's inspirations – the true to life sinking of the Nantucket ship Essex in 1820 – is a story that’s steeped in horrific events like starvation, cannibalism and the crew slowly driven mad by their tragic circumstances.
Founding father Benjamin Franklin has some skeletons in his closet – literally, and by "some" that means over a thousand.
The prospect of hundreds and hundreds of black holes pooling together sounds terrifying as much as it seems impossible. Yet, a recent discovery by scientists revealed that there is indeed a globular cluster of stars that could host several hundreds of black holes.
The discovery of Proxima b as a potentially life-sustaining exoplanet raised interest in other habitable worlds beyond the solar system. When it’s time to leave, where will mankind go?
Strange, but true: the Polynesians, Europeans and Chinese all love black pigs. But why? And could humans’ unusual interest in the dark-skinned breed of pigs play a part in their proliferation?
Even in the scientific community, things aren’t so cut and dried. Debates over the ethics of changing the natural world have been getting louder due to the increasingly advanced techniques involved in gene drives. Gene drives are a type of study that ensures a certain trait is passed from parent to offspring.
Many of the world's biggest companies publicly support U.S. President Barack Obama's climate change agenda, but a new review reveals that these same companies support his rivals and climate change skeptics.
Carbon gave life to the planet, but the question is where did this carbon come from? Scientists from Rice University have a possible answer: a planetary collision 4.4 billion years ago.
For so long, the world’s seas have gotten the brunt of the heat – literally. Climate change has heated the ocean to dangerously high temperatures and a recent analysis compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed the disastrous consequences to come, from super storms to change in marine life behavior.
Hawaii received a blow to its conservation efforts during the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Honolulu as it was revealed how much the country's flora are in danger of disappearing.