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This three-dimensional model highlights footprints across one of the excavated surfaces. The height of the area corresponds to the color, changing from cool greens to warm yellow colors with increasing elevation. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID BUSTOS

Confirmed – Humans reached the Americas much earlier than thought

New research has now confirmed that humans reached the Americas at least 7,000 years earlier than thought - between 21,000 to 23,000 years ago. 

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Computer Designed Organisms

Scientists created robots using living cells…then they started reproducing

Meet the Xenobots: entirely new lifeforms that were created in the lab in 2020. Using stem-cells from frogs, scientists created the world’s first living, self-healing robots. They are less than a mill...

Full Sun observation taken on October 12, 2022 by EUI’s Full Sun Imager (FSI) and a zoom on the center of the Sun taken by its High-Resolution Imager (HRI). The white arrow corresponds to a distance of about 10 000 km. Three smaller structures highlighted with red, blue, and green boxes, show magnetic waves that appear as a transverse motion.

What makes the Sun’s atmosphere hotter than its surface?

A joint team of scientists from the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) and KU Leuven have found that high-frequency magnetic waves may play a key role in heating the sun's atmosphere to millions of de...

The long parallel rays slanting across the top of the featured radio image are known collectively as the Galactic Center Radio Arc and point out from the Galactic plane. The Radio Arc is connected to the Galactic Center by strange curving filaments known as the Arches. The bright radio structure at the bottom right surrounds a black hole at the Galactic Center and is known as Sagittarius A*. One origin hypothesis holds that the Radio Arc and the Arches have their geometry because they contain hot plasma flowing along lines of a constant magnetic field. Images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory appear to show this plasma colliding with a nearby cloud of cold gas.

This is the radio arc at the centre of our Milky Way Galaxy

This is the Galactic Center Radio Arc, a long, curving structure of parallel rays that points out from the Galactic plane at the top of the featured image. It is connected to the Galactic Center of ou...

An active star-forming region. Red dual opposing jets coming from young stars fill the darker top half of the image, while a glowing pale-yellow, cave-like structure is bottom center, tilted toward two o’clock, with a bright star at its center. The dust of the cave structure becomes wispy toward eight o’clock, trailing off and allowing stars and distant galaxies to show through. Above the arched top of the dust cave three groupings of stars with diffraction spikes are arranged. Smaller stars are scattered around the image. A dark cloud sits at the top of the arch of the glowing dust cave, with one streamer curling down the right-hand side. The dark shadow of the cloud appears pinched in the center, with light emerging in a triangle shape above and below the pinch, revealing the presence of a star inside the dark cloud. The image’s largest jets of red material emanate from within this dark cloud, thick and displaying structure like the rough face of a cliff, glowing brighter at the edges. At the top center of the image, a star displays another, larger pinched dark shadow, this time vertically. To the left of this star is a more wispy, indistinct region, like this star is also beginning to clear out space around itself like the one at the center of the dusty cave below.

James Webb Telescope celebrates its first year with stunning image

James Webb Telescope celebrates its first year with stunning image that has been released by NASA. It shows a star-forming region in Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex

This artist’s concept depicts the planet GJ 1214 b, a “mini-Neptune” with what is likely a steamy, hazy atmosphere. A new study based on observations by NASA’s Webb telescope provides insight into this type of planet, the most common in the galaxy. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

Webb Looks at a Mini Neptune

The James Webb Telescope Looks at a Mini Neptune, a class of planet common in the galaxy but about which little is known.

A Native American totem pole probably from the Pacific North West under a blue sky during the morning time. The Sun seems to be setting in the background. Photo by Ryan Stone on Unsplash

Some ancestors of Native Americans came from China

A new study sheds new light on the prehistoric migration to the Americas suggesting that some of the first arrivals to the north and south America came from China during two distinct migrations. The f...

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