The Washington Post
Nobel laureate Arno Penzias dies at 90; helped find traces of Big Bang
Arno A. Penzias, who fled Nazi Germany in childhood, settled in the United States and in 1978 shared the Nobel Prize in physics for helping find vital early evidence of the Big Bang Theory about the creation of the universe, died Jan.
Ancient Megalodon and great white sharks might not be that similar, study finds
The Meg, a horror flick from 2018, might have you think the Megalodon looks like an enlarged Great White. But, a new study states it’s more like a leaner shark that migrates near the East Coast. Julia Gomez. USA TODAY. dorsal fin of great white shark, …
Nearby star factory shines in stunning James Webb Space Telescope photo
N79 is considered to be a younger sibling of another recent JWST target in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Tarantula Nebula, which lies about 161,000 light-years from Earth.
NASA finally opens OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample canister after stuck lid issue
It’s finally open. After months of anticipation, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has achieved a significant milestone by successfully accessing the treasure trove of asteroid material that the probe collected during its billion-mile journey.
The New York Times
A Bird’s-Eye View of a Technicolor World
Forget cerulean — a bright, clear sky is actually dominated by ultraviolet light. Humans can’t see ultraviolet light, but many birds can. “Their sky will be essentially an ultraviolet sky,” said Daniel Hanley, a sensory ecologist at George Mason …
Animals Can See Colors We Can’t—And New Tech Offers Us a Glimpse
The accurate and relatively inexpensive method, described in a study published on January 23 in PLOS Biology, is already offering biologists surprising discoveries about the lives of different species. Humans have three types of cone cells …
Study uncovers the non-isotropic nature of tropospheric delay for high-precision GNSS positioning
Global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs) provide invaluable positioning data for countless applications, from everyday navigation to scientific research. Tropospheric delays, caused by the refractive properties of the atmosphere, significantly impact …
Flying reptiles ‘lived in pre-historic’ Somerset hills
Flying, winged reptiles lived in Somerset 200 million years ago, new research has found. Kuehneosaurs resembled lizards, and were closely related to the ancestors of crocodilians and dinosaurs the University of Bristol study said.
Chemists Used Buckyballs to Squeeze a Noble Gas Into One Dimension
That’s what recently happened to some krypton atoms in an Ulm University chemistry lab. Using transmission electron microscopy (or TEM), a team managed to squeeze the noble gas into a nanotube with a diameter 1/500,000th that of a human hair.