Collisions between magellanic clouds could spur giant star formation

Collisions between magellanic clouds could spur giant star formation

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Astronomers have found evidence that the violent history between a pair of peacock-shaped magellanic clouds best explains their similarly...
Leonid meteor shower to peak this weekend

Leonid meteor shower to peak this weekend

The best meteor shower of the month -- and one of the most well-known for this time of the year -- will reach...
Protein sequencing links ancient giant ape with modern orangutan

Protein sequencing links ancient giant ape with modern orangutan

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Using a technique called protein sequencing, scientists have linked an extinct giant ape that lived nearly 2 million years...
Scientists use 3D climate model to narrow search for habitable exoplanets

Scientists use 3D climate model to narrow search for habitable exoplanets

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- For the first time, scientists used a 3D climate model that incorporates photochemistry to study the habitability of exoplanets...
Sediment is a greater threat to small freshwater species than fertilizer runoff

Sediment is a greater threat to small freshwater species than fertilizer runoff

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Numerous studies have been dedicated to quantifying the environmental consequences of fertilizer runoff, but new research suggests sediment accumulation...
New material to pave the way for lead-free solar panels

New material to pave the way for lead-free solar panels

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a new material that could be used to make solar panels without lead. Over the last decade,...
Skull study suggests pre-humans weren't as bright as modern apes

Skull study suggests pre-humans weren’t as bright as modern apes

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- New research suggests it wasn't superior intelligence that set our earliest pre-human ancestors, like Australopithecus, apart from apes. For the...
Plastic threads found in oysters, clams along Oregon coast

Plastic threads found in oysters, clams along Oregon coast

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Microplastics are showing up inside clams and oysters on the coast of the Pacific Northwest. New research out of...
Warmer temperatures to boost CO2 emissions from bacteria

Warmer temperatures to boost CO2 emissions from bacteria

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Climate scientists continue to uncover negative feedback loops triggered by warming global temperatures. New research suggests bacteria are likely...
Deer-like species found in Vietnam after 30-year absence

Deer-like species found in Vietnam after 30-year absence

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- With the help of camera traps, researchers have rediscovered a deer-like species called the silver-backed chevrotain in Vietnam. The...

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