The origin and legacy of the Etruscans

The Etruscan civilization, which flourished during the Iron Age in central Italy, has intrigued scholars for…

In a gene tied to growth, scientists see glimmers of human history

A new study delves into the evolution and function of the human growth hormone receptor gene,…

Spanish volcano still packs a punch 5 days after eruption

A volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands kept nerves on edge Friday for a fifth day since…

Quasi-particles with tunable interactions

The laws of quantum mechanics allow for the existence of ‘quasi-particles’: excitations in materials that behave…

World premiere for virtual laser lab "femtoPro"

In everyday life, we know lasers from numerous applications such as the laser printer or the…

Hubble captures a cluster in the heart of the Milky Way

This sparkling starfield, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced…

Exotic mix in China's delivery of moon rocks

On 16 December 2020 the Chang’e-5 mission, China’s first sample return mission to the Moon, successfully…

New technique speeds measurement of ultrafast pulses

When we look at an object with our eyes, or with a camera, we can automatically…

Scientists use seasons to find water for future Mars astronauts

An international team of researchers has used seasonal variations to identify likely sub-surface deposits of water…

Guiding microbes along their path

The interdisciplinary field of active matter physics investigates the principles behind the behavior and self-organization of…