Authors: Pilar Picallos-Rabina and Manuel Collado are researchers at the Laboratory of Stem Cells in Cancer and Aging, Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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Author: Eleonora Di Valentino is a postdoctoral researcher in astrophysics, University of Manchester Dark matter and gas in the universe. There may be more dark matter than we think.Illustris, CC BY-SA
 
No matter how elegant your theory […]

Satellite data, algorithms can help predict volcanic eruptions
Satellite radar and algorithms can be used to determine when a volcano is on the verge of an eruption. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar images can show ground movement at volcanoes and an […]

One of the unique features of the chemistry of carbon (and, to some extent, silicon) is its ability to form long chains of atoms. Polymers are substances that have macromolecules composed of many repeating units (known as ‘mers’). Many naturally […]

Author: José R. Pineda got his Ph.D. from University of Barcelona in 2006. Since 2007 he has worked for Institut Curie and The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. Currently he is a «Ramón y Cajal» researcher affiliated to […]

 
I know it seems like an absurd question to start with: can a foetus without egg and sperm even exist?
As scientists show in a recently published article in the journal Cell , at least for mouse embryos in […]

New image offers closer view of interstellar object
Astronomers used the W.M. Keck Observatory’s Low-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer to take a new image of 2I/Borisov, the second interstellar object ever observed passing through our solar system. The image shows the coma […]

In 1882, Heinrich Hertz devoted himself to the study of electromagnetism, including the recent and still generally unappreciated work of Maxwell. Two years later he began his famous series of experiments with electromagnetic waves. During the course of this work, […]

In great contrast to the native American persimmon, Diospyros virginiana L., which has never advanced beyond the status of a minor fruit, an oriental member of the family Ebenaceae, D. kaki L. f ., is prominent in horticulture. Perhaps best-known […]

Authors: Kevin Mitchell is associate professor of genetics and neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, and Uta Frith is profesor emeritus of cognitive development, UCL
The question of whether it is genes or environment that largely shapes human behaviour has been debated […]