Milky Way could be catapulting stars into its outer halo

View of Milky Way from Earth (stock image).Credit: © narathip12 / Adobe Stock Though mighty, the Milky Way and galaxies of similar mass are not without scars chronicling turbulent histories. University of California, Irvine astronomers and others have shown that clusters of supernovas can cause the birth of scattered, eccentrically orbiting suns in outer stellar halos, […]

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Cybersecurity, tech infrastructure requires international trust

In new research published in the journal Technology and Culture, Rebecca Slayton, professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University, uses the field of incident response to shed light on how experts — and nations — can more effectively combat cyberwarfare when they foster trust and transcend politics.advertisement “People often think of infrastructure as a […]

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Synchrotron X-ray sheds light on some of the world’s oldest dinosaur eggs

Dinosaur egg concept (stock image).Credit: © Esa Riutta / Adobe Stock An international team of scientists led by the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, has been able to reconstruct, in the smallest details, the skulls of some of the world’s oldest known dinosaur embryos in 3D, using powerful and non-destructive synchrotron techniques at the […]

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Revolutionary new method for dating pottery sheds new light on prehistoric past

Ancient pottery (stock image).Credit: © Tanes / Adobe Stock A team at the University of Bristol has developed a new method of dating pottery which is allowing archaeologists to date prehistoric finds from across the world with remarkable accuracy.advertisement The exciting new method, reported in detail today in the journal Nature, is now being used to date […]

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Movement toward gender equality has slowed in some areas, stalled in others

Women have made progress in earning college degrees as well as in pay and in occupations once largely dominated by men since 1970 — but the pace of gains in many areas linked to professional advancement has slowed in recent decades and stalled in others, finds a new five-decade analysis.advertisement “Substantial progress has been made […]

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Whole genome sequencing reveals genetic structural secrets of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia word concept (stock image).Credit: © Chris Titze Imaging / Adobe Stock Most research about the genetics of schizophrenia has sought to understand the role that genes play in the development and heritability of schizophrenia. Many discoveries have been made, but there have been many missing pieces. Now, UNC School of Medicine scientists have conducted the […]

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