The Bohr model: The famous but flawed depiction of an atom

The Bohr model The famous but flawed depiction of an

The Bohr model, introduced by Danish physicist Niels Bohr in 1913, was a key step on the journey to understand atoms. Ancient Greek thinkers already believed that matter was composed of tiny basic particles that couldn’t be divided further. It took more than 2,000 years for science to advance enough to prove this theory right. … Read more

NASA announces plans to develop second Moon lander, alongside SpaceX’s Starship

NASA announces plans to develop second Moon lander alongside SpaceXs

Today, NASA announced plans to develop a second human lunar lander for its Artemis program, the agency’s major spaceflight initiative to send humans back to the Moon. To build the vehicle, the space agency is calling on commercial space companies to propose concepts for landers that can take people to and from the Moon’s orbit … Read more

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer ends 1st spacewalk with water in his helmet | CNN

1648075180 ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer ends 1st spacewalk with water in

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer’s first spacewalk was an eventful one, beginning and ending with helmet issues. Maurer and NASA astronaut Raja Chari began the spacewalk at 8:32 a.m. ET. At the … Read more

A pizza dough without yeast has been risen by scientists in Italy

1648070729 A pizza dough without yeast has been risen by scientists

Because of a severe yeast allergy, Italian materials scientist Ernesto Di Maio can’t eat traditional pizza, which is a tough deck of cards to be dealt while living in the birthplace of that iconic dish. So he embarked on a journey to make a Neapolitan pizza dough that would rise without the help of yeast. … Read more

Subaqueous foraging among carnivorous dinosaurs – Nature

Kelley, N. P. & Pyenson, N. D. Evolutionary innovation and ecology in marine tetrapods from the Triassic to the Anthropocene. Science 348, aaa3716 (2015). PubMed  Google Scholar  Gutarra, S. & Rahman, I. A. The locomotion of extinct secondarily aquatic tetrapods. Biol. Rev. 97, 67–98 (2022). PubMed  Google Scholar  Owen, R. A description of a portion … Read more

Milky Way Study Yields Fresh Insights Into Formation of Our Galactic Home

Milky Way Study Yields Fresh Insights Into Formation of Our

Astronomers have gained a fresh understanding of the Milky Way’s formation following an analysis of nearly a quarter of a million stars among the many billions that make up our home galaxy. The research, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, addresses the order in which the Milky Way’s major constituent parts came together to form … Read more

Researchers store a quantum bit for a record-breaking 20 milliseconds

1648056637 Researchers store a quantum bit for a record breaking 20 milliseconds

Crystal used for storing photonic qubits and illuminated by a laser in a cryostat, an instrument for obtaining cryogenic temperatures. Credit: Antonio Ortu Computers, smartphones, GPS: quantum physics has enabled many technological advances. It is now opening up new fields of research in cryptography (the art of coding messages) with the aim of developing ultra-secure … Read more

Great white sharks form friendships as they prowl the oceans hunting big prey

Great white sharks form friendships as they prowl the oceans

Stalking the oceans alone and appearing out of nowhere to attack their prey, great white sharks are among the world’s most fearsome predators. But new research suggests they actually have a softer side, having been found to make friendships and stick together when patrolling. The insight into great whites’ social lives came from experts at Florida … Read more

NASA predicted an asteroid impact — and they got it right

NASA predicted an asteroid impact — and they got it

Earth has been punched in the face by asteroids before. It has seen everything from undetectable rock shards that burn up in the atmosphere to the monster-oid that triggered a mass extinction 66 million years ago. NASA wasn’t there to do anything about the dinosaurs getting vaporized. However, the space agency was able to predict … Read more

Scientists make yeast-free pizza dough that rises like the real thing

Scientists make yeast free pizza dough that rises like the real

A materials scientist with a yeast allergy set out to make a yeast-free pizza dough that still rises like a classic Neapolitan pie. Now, in a new paper published March 22 in the journal Physics of Fluids, he and his colleagues report that they’ve succeeded in their quest — although so far, the team has … Read more