Heart Disease Breakthrough: New Immune Target Discovered

Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is a leading cause of death worldwide. It refers to a group of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including coronary artery disease, heart failure, and arrhythmias. Research has identified suPAR as a protein that contributes to the development of atherosclerosis and kidney disease, offering new … Read more

Only filmed interview with Georges Lemaître, ‘father of the Big Bang,’ rediscovered after 60 years

A still of Georges Lemaître from the rediscovered video. (Image credit: VRT) (opens in new tab) The only known video interview with Belgian physicist Georges Lemaître, widely considered the “father of the Big Bang,” talking about the birth of the universe has been rediscovered almost 60 years after it was lost. Lemaître (1894-1966) was a … Read more

Neanderthals hunted and butchered giant elephants

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Some 125,000 years ago, enormous elephants weighed as much as eight cars each roamed in what’s now northern Europe. Scientifically known as Palaeoloxodon antiquus, the towering animals were the largest land mammals of … Read more

Could a hidden variable explain quantum weirdness?

This is the ninth in a series of articles exploring the birth of quantum physics. Over the past few weeks, we have explored some of the foundational concepts in quantum physics, from quantum jumps to superposition and well beyond. Today we explore what may be the weirdest of quantum effects, that of quantum entanglement, which … Read more

‘Ghostly’ neutrinos provide new path to study protons

Members of the international collaboration MINERvA, including University of Rochester researchers, used a particle accelerator at Fermilab—a portion of which is shown in a stylized image above—to create a beam of neutrinos to investigate the structure of protons. The work was part of the MINERvA experiment, a particle physics experiment to study neutrinos. Credit: Reidar … Read more

Astronomers identify 1st twin stars doomed to collide in kilonova explosion

Although massive stars usually die with spectacular explosions, a handful fizzle out like dud firecrackers. Astronomers have identified the remnants of one such dud firecracker in SGR 0755-2933, a neutron star about 11,400 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Puppis. In new research, scientists say that earlier in its lifetime, this star transferred … Read more

Accurate New Map of All the Matter in the Universe Released

A team of scientists, comprising experts from the University of Chicago and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, have made a game-changing announcement with their release of one of the most accurate measurements to date of the universe’s matter distribution. Analysis combines Dark Energy Survey and South Pole Telescope data to understand evolution of universe. Sometimes to … Read more