For the first time, scientists capture the protein-lipid dance on video

Our bodies are alive with activity and full of proteins trapped in fatty membranes or floating in and out of watery cells. Scientists have now, for the first time, captured the dance between the two: a liquid tango in which proteins and fats move normally in cells. “We are going beyond simply taking single snapshots, […]

Buried in the Cat’s Paw Nebula lies one of the largest space molecules ever seen

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown space molecule while studying a relatively nearby region of intense star birth, a cosmic spot about 5,550 light-years away. It is part of the Cat’s Paw Nebula, also known as NGC 6334. The team, led by Zachary Fried, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), examined […]

We may have spotted the first magnetar flare outside our galaxy

Zoom in / M82, the site of what is likely a giant flare from a magnetar. NASA, ESA and Hubble Heritage Team Gamma rays are a broad category of high-energy photons, encompassing anything with more energy than an the radiation originates in another galaxy. That said, the list is longer than one, which means that […]

Ancient rocks contain evidence of the Earth’s magnetic field. That’s why it’s disconcerting

A 3.7 billion-year-old record of our planet’s ancient magnetism has been unearthed, providing evidence that The Earth’s magnetic field it already existed very early in history. This finding, however, is quite surprising. Rocks approaching 4 billion years old are difficult to find; most were recycled Earthof tectonic activity, sliding into the mantle through subduction zones […]

A Megaraptor emerges from the footprint fossils

Thanks to their reign of terror in “Jurassic Park,” Velociraptors are infamous prehistoric predators. The scythe-like killing machines familiar to viewers, however, are a far cry from their scientific counterparts – and not just because the fictional ones don’t have feathers. In real life, Velociraptors reached the size of a Labrador Retriever and were much […]