The LED sun: artificial light completely mimics properties of natural sunlight

A natural skyline at the flick of a switch.

AI developed to tackle physics problems is really good at summarizing research papers

“Researchers have developed a new representation process on the rotational unit of RUM, a recurrent memory that can be used to solve a broad spectrum of the neural revolution in natural language processing.”
A machine wrote those words.

Who really invented the light bulb?

Spoiler: It wasn’t Edison.

Even mountain glaciers are now contaminated with microplastic

Truly, no place on Earth has escaped pollution.

Two newly-discovered Egyptian tombs look almost as fresh as the day they were painted

Jewels in the desert.

After a 300% surge in global cases, WHO and UNICEF directors say we’re facing a ‘measles crisis’

The moral of the story, kids, is get vaccinated.

Russian researchers extract liquid blood from frozen 42,000-year-old foal — plan to clone it

You want Jurassic Park? Because this is how you get Jurassic Park.

The world’s first AI-written textbook showcases what machine learning can do — and what it can’t

The technology could have a surprising use.

Dogs really help people stay fit, new study shows

As if dogs weren’t precious enough, they also help with our fitness — new research shows that dog owners are 400% more likely to meet recommended physical activity guidelines.

Astronomers finally find the earliest molecule in the Universe

The breakthrough validates our current models of how the universe works.

Japanese university professor taught students how to produce MDMA, risks up to 10 years in prison

Japanese Breaking Bad? Not really — this time it’s about science, not profit.

Women can spot unfaithful men by looking at their faces, but men can’t do the same in women

It seems like women have a better poker face than men.

Air pollution from corn kills thousands of people each year

Researchers are trying to map the pollution impact of all the foods we eat.

New species of duck-billed dinosaur discovered in the Gobi Desert

“We hope that it will be very useful material for further study of the evolution of hadrosauroids, iguanodintians and ornithopods as well,” the authors write.

Why is snow white?

…because it can’t get a tan.

Scientists treat first US patients with gene-edited cells

The powerful CRISPR is set to revolutionize medicine.

Scientists create artificial material capable of metabolism, self-assembly, movement, and organization — key traits of life

If it was capable of multiplying, it would essentially be life.

Cherokee cave inscriptions tell tales of ritual ball game

Researchers have translated the famous Cherokee inscriptions from Manitou Cave — but it’s not the story they were expecting to see.

NASA female astronaut set to break record

Congrats, and good luck!

Two of the world’s oldest universities team up to digitize treasured medieval manuscripts

Some works will come straight from the Vatican.