Natural Sciences

Why refracting telescopes are popular

Astronomy
A good refractor is to be preferred when it comes to high-quality celestial observation, such as that ...

Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring ...

Astronomy
At the ends of the Solar System, beyond the orbit of Neptune, there is a belt of ...

How much water flows into agricultural irrigation?

Ecology
Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and ...

How much does life weigh?

Biology
From earthworms and sunflowers to human beings, we are all made up of cells, so it’s no ...

A light in the dark: NASA sounding rocket probes the ...

Astronomy
Though stars and galaxies fill our night sky, most of the matter in the universe resides in ...

CARMENES instrument demonstrates its ability to find Earth-like planets

Astronomy
CARMENES instrument, developed by a consortium of eleven German and Spanish institutions and coordinated by the Institute ...

Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes

Paleontolgy
Two herpes simplex viruses infect primates from unknown evolutionary depths. In modern humans these viruses manifest as ...

Disease resistance successfully spread from modified to wild mosquitoes

BiologyMore Science
Using genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes to reduce or prevent the spread of infectious diseases is a new ...

Lost continent of Zealandia: Scientists return from expedition to sunken ...

Geology
After a nine-week voyage to study the lost, submerged continent of Zealandia in the South Pacific, a ...

The material that obscures supermassive black holes

Astronomy
Black holes appear to play a fundamental role in how galaxies evolve throughout their life during a ...