NASA Solves The Andromeda X-Ray Mystery

NASA Solves The Andromeda X-Ray Mystery

Astronomers have finally discovered the cause behind the mysterious X-ray emission that was previously observed near the center of the Andromeda galaxy. It turns out that the high-energy emission is a pulsar – the incredibly dense core of a dead star left over by a supernova. This pulsar, known as Swift J0042.6+4112, is not a common one: It is…

New Drug Helps Reverse Aging In Mice

New Drug Helps Reverse Aging In Mice

Flushing out old cells from the body has been found to rejuvenate aging mice, giving hope to the possibility that in the future a drug could, in part, reverse aging. The study hinges on what happens to aging cells in the body. As we get older, our cells start to build up damage in our DNA, which eventually reaches…

No-Drip Wine Bottle Devised By Physicist

No-Drip Wine Bottle Devised By Physicist

Say goodbye to wine-stained tablecloths. Daniel Perlman, a biophysicist from Brandeis University, has developed an ingenious solution to the annoying problem of droplets running down the side of a bottle after a glass of wine is poured. The proposed new bottle has a groove below the lip – yes, that’s enough to stop drops from sliding down….

Scientists Have Discovered A Secret Function Of Lungs

Scientists Have Discovered A Secret Function Of Lungs

A good starting point for any scientist in any field is to acknowledge that there’s a lot that we don’t know. We don’t know, for example, why there is more matter than antimatter in the universe. We don’t know quite how the evolution of the dinosaurs panned out. And, perhaps most surprisingly of all, we…