New measurements show that the universe is expanding faster than we thought

New measurements show that the universe is expanding faster than we thought

An international team of scientists has measured a new, higher value for the speed at which the universe expands. They used two massive galaxies as "gravitational lenses" to investigate the light from remote objects. The study was led by the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching in Germany.

Astronomers discovered the first exoplanet in a habitable zone with water in its atmosphere

Astronomers discovered the first exoplanet in a habitable zone with water in its atmosphere

Astronomers discovered water vapor in the atmosphere of super-earth K2-18b, an exoplanet that is orbiting its host star in the habitable zone. According to scientists, k2-18b might potentially be the most habitable out of all exoplanets that have been discovered up until this day. The researchers published their findings in the science journal Nature Astronomy

Fascinating new study postulates that black holes might consist of dark energy!

Fascinating new study postulates that black holes might consist of dark energy!

Astrophysicists normally assume that huge systems like the universe, are indifferent to details of smaller systems contained within it. Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Kevin Croker and Joel Weiner) have shown that this hypothesis can fail when it comes to compact objects that remain after the collapse and explosion of huge stars.

The Spaceline: an Elevator From the Earth to the Moon

The Spaceline: an Elevator From the Earth to the Moon

Space elevators are a fascinating concept as they will bring down the cost of space travel enormously. If we really want space travel to become available for the masses in the future we should invest in this concept. Two astronomers recently proposed a new concept building on the idea of a space elevator called a spaceline. Enjoy this curated article on the subject:

New research explains why people gain weight as they age

New research explains why people gain weight as they age

Most people experience a struggle with weight gain as they advance in age. Up until this point, it has been unclear why exactly we have trouble to keep our weight down.

Deadly infections are on the rise worldwide; new antibiotics are needed urgently!

Deadly infections are on the rise worldwide; new antibiotics are needed urgently!

A growing number of people worldwide are dying of infections because more and more bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics. New species are urgently needed. A promising resistance inhibitor is now in development by the research group of Nathaniel Martin, professor of Biological chemistry.

Scientists take important steps towards treating MS and Alzheimer's

Scientists take important steps towards treating MS and Alzheimer's

Scientists from the Dutch Maastricht University and the Belgian Hasselt University succeeded for the first time in restoring the production of the substance myelin.

Research shows that teenagers that don't date, on average, have greater social skills and show less signs of depression

Research shows that teenagers that don't date, on average, have greater social skills and show less signs of depression

It is generally considered that dating is essential for teens to develop social skills and build their identity. However, a recent study from the University of Georgia has shown that not dating can, be equally good and in some aspects, even be better for their development.

Moon rocks could help reveal how life evolved on Earth – and may enable us to resurrect extinct species

Moon rocks could help reveal how life evolved on Earth – and may enable us to resurrect extinct species

When it comes to the origin of life on Earth and how it has evolved over time there are still a lot of questions in our mind. It turns out that the moon could play a key role in solving a lot of the mysteries.

Why we need to get back to Venus

Why we need to get back to Venus

Venus is the second planet from the sun, and in addition to its similar chemical makeup, it is approximately the same size and mass as Earth. It’s sometimes even called ‘Earth’s sister planet’. Although it is a fascinating planet, it has been ignored in the past few decades. Is it time for a new Venus exploration mission? Enjoy this curated article

New study finds that the Tyrannosaurus Rex might have had an air conditioner in its head

New study finds that the Tyrannosaurus Rex might have had an air conditioner in its head

Scientists keep making incredible discoveries in the field of paleontology. The latest of which is regarding the Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the most well-known dinosaurs and popularized in many films.