Anand Varma, a biologist by training and now a well-known photographer, has established WonderLab in Berkeley, California. WonderLab is a physical space where Varma will explore and develop innovative storytelling techniques. Through his work, Varma aims to create images and videos that challenge our understanding of the hidden world. You can learn more about Anand…
Astronomers using data from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have identified carbon dioxide in a specific region on the icy surface of Europa. Analysis indicates that this carbon likely originated in the subsurface ocean and was not delivered by meteorites or other external sources.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has conducted a new investigation into K2-18 b, an exoplanet that’s 8.6 times larger than Earth. The telescope discovered carbon-bearing molecules like methane and carbon dioxide, adding to recent studies that suggest K2-18 b could be a Hycean exoplanet. This type of exoplanet has the potential to have a hydrogen-rich…
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has uncovered new details in Supernova 1987A with its NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) instrument. Structures, some only visible in infrared wavelengths, provide clues into the development of supernovas over time.
Although it is not yet clear how the Alaskan dust may affect the global climate system, new research from the University of Leeds and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science suggests that the effect is greater than previously believed.
Researchers at the University of Malta have found a possible reason for the ongoing and often debilitating symptoms experienced by long COVID-19 patients.
Contemporary humans have a small amount of DNA derived from Neanderthals and Denisovans in their cells. A recent study published in Science on August 10, 2023, reveals that early human species interbred.
Scientists have discovered how a unique trilobite species was able to survive and defend itself against predators during Earth’s oxygen level fluctuations. Trilobites, ancient sea-dwelling creatures related to spiders and lobsters, were abundant in the seas for nearly 300 million years, starting in the Cambrian Period. They managed to survive two mass extinctions and dominated…
An international team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has discovered that the main driving force behind the generation and eruption of diamond-rich magmas from deep inside the Earth is the breakup of tectonic plates.
A type of soil called terra preta da Amazônia, or Amazon dark earth (ADE), promotes faster growth of trees and enhances their development in qualitative terms, according to an article published in the journal Frontiers in Soil Science.