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In a first, electronic chip temperatures dip below a thousandth of a degree kelvin.
Viewed from various angles, tiny droplets of water or oil glow different colors under white light.
Electromagnetic waves bounce back and forth inside a grape, creating plasma.
Nanoparticles coated with blood cell membranes can move through the body to clean up toxins or heal tissues — without instigating an immune reaction.
From fish to dinosaurs to King Richard III, ‘Skeleton Keys’ surveys the scientific and cultural history of bones.
Solar eruptions called coronal mass ejections grow from a series of smaller events, observations show.
Human activity is affecting chimps’ behavioral repertoire, a new study suggests. Creating chimp cultural heritage sites might save unique behaviors.
Some beneficial gut bacteria use unique form of communication to let immune cells know that they’re friendly.
The jury is still out on whether Japan will host the world’s first “Higgs factory” — the International Linear Collider.
A nasal spray with a ketamine-based drug promises faster relief from depression for some people.
Stone Age groups in Europe put small game on the menu surprisingly early.
The hunt for the next elements on the periodic table might turn up superheavy atoms that flaunt the rules of chemistry.
Scientists originally thought the green hue of some icebergs came from carbon particles. Instead, iron oxides may color the ice.
By winding up its web like a slingshot, the slingshot spider achieves an acceleration rate far faster than a cheetah’s.
Varicella zoster virus, which causes chickenpox and shingles, may instigate several other problems.
Astronomers had dismissed the first exoplanet candidate spotted by the Kepler space telescope as a false alarm.
One type of CRISPR gene editor makes frequent and widespread mistakes, studies in mice and rice reveal.
A second person with HIV has gone into remission after receiving blood stem cells from a donor unable to make a protein needed by the virus.
A fast brain wave called a ripple often came before a person’s correct answer on a memory test.
The artifact is made of two pigment-stained cactus spines, and has been sitting in storage since its discovery in 1972.
The gravitational pull of subatomic particles born in the universe’s first second seem to influence how galaxies cluster into rings.
Welfare reform was meant to help the next generation, but making moms work and capping aid has led to more harm than gain, says a new study.
Wild black bears snacking on leftovers of sugary, highly processed foods in Colorado show possible signs of faster cellular wear.
A high-fiber diet, which boosts the diversity of gut microbes, may make an immune therapy against skin cancer more effective.