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A First-of-Its-Kind Signal Has Been Detected in The Human Brain
Scientists have recently identified a unique form of cell messaging occurring in the human brain that's not been seen before.
Scientists May Have Finally Worked Out Why Hair Turns Gray
Scientists studying hair follicles in mice may have finally uncovered a mechanism behind how and why hair turns gray, which could one day lead to potential new ways to stop or reverse the process.
ScienceAlert on Nature
What if Math Is a Fundamental Part of Nature, Not Something Humans Came Up With?
Nature is an unstoppable force, and a beautiful one at that. Everywhere you look, the natural world is laced with stunning patterns that can be described with mathematics. From bees to blood vessels,…
Scientists Reveal How Humans First Populated The Ancient Megacontinent of Sahul
Between 75,000 and 50,000 years ago, humans began to make their way across the megacontinent of Sahul, a landmass that connected what is now Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and the Aru Islands.
ScienceAlert on Physics
A Look at The Proton's Inner Structure Shows How Its Mass Isn't The Same as Its Size
The humble proton is a lynchpin of the material Universe.
'Ghost Particles': Scientists Finally Detect Neutrinos in Particle Collider
The ghost, at long last, is actually in the machine: For the first time, scientists have created neutrinos in a particle collider.
ScienceAlert on Psychedelics
Scientists Engineered a Bacterium That Poops Out Huge Amounts of Psilocybin
Scientists have found a new way to harvest psilocybin, the psychedelic compound typically found in mushrooms. They've engineered bacteria to produce psilocybin in their cells and poop it out, in gram…
ScienceAlert on Quantum Entanglement
Quantum Entanglement Has Now Been Directly Observed at a Larger Macroscopic Scale
Quantum entanglement is the binding together of two particles or objects, even though they may be far apart – their respective properties are linked in a way that's not possible under the rules of…
ScienceAlert on Science
Physicists Discover a New Way to 'See' Objects Without Looking at Them
Ordinarily, to measure an object we must interact with it in some way.
Scientists Witness The 'Tipping Point' of Alzheimer's in The Lab For The First Time
Scientists have identified the exact point at which healthy brain proteins are shocked into the tangled mess that is commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease.
ScienceAlert on Space
Scientists Created a Black Hole in The Lab, And Then It Started to Glow
A new kind of black hole analog could tell us a thing or two about an elusive radiation theoretically emitted by the real thing.
NASA Is Tracking a Huge, Growing Anomaly in Earth's Magnetic Field
NASA is actively monitoring a strange anomaly in Earth's magnetic field: a giant region of lower magnetic intensity in the skies above the planet, stretching out between South America and southwest…
ScienceAlert on Time
Scientists Just Discovered an Entirely New Way of Measuring Time
Marking the passage of time in a world of ticking clocks and swinging pendulums is a simple case of counting the seconds between 'then' and 'now'.
Scientists Found an Entirely New Way of Measuring Time
Determining the passage of time in our world of ticking clocks and oscillating pendulums is a simple case of counting the seconds between 'then' and 'now'.
ScienceAlert on Weather
Where We Get Wind From May Blow You Away
The short answer is wind happens because the Sun heats some parts of the planet more than others, and this uneven heating starts a wind going.
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The Human Mind Is Not Meant to Be Awake After Midnight, Scientists Warn
In the middle of the night, the world can sometimes feel like a dark place. Under the cover of darkness, negative thoughts have a way of drifting through your mind, and as you lie awake, staring at…
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'Ridiculously Detailed' New Image of The Moon Is A Masterpiece of Space Photography
Time to upgrade your wallpapers, people.
An AI Just Independently Discovered Alternate Physics
Grab any physics textbook and you'll find formula after formula describing how things wobble, fly, swerve and stop. The formulas describe actions we can observe, but behind each could be sets of…
Pasta Is Healthier Than You Think, And It's Even Healthier as Leftovers
New year, new you, new diet.
Eating Late Can Change How You Burn Calories And Store Fat, Depressing Study Finds
A new study suggests eating later in the day can directly impact our biological weight regulation in three key ways: through the number of calories that we burn; our hunger levels; and the way our…
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