Weekly recaps

Recap / Best of Last Week—Humans killed off mammoths, new way to make titanium alloys, regenerating neurons

It was an interesting week for human history research, as a team with the Danish National Research Foundation's Center for Ecological Dynamics in a Novel Biosphere, at Aarhus University, found evidence that, over time, humans ...

Week 28 2024 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—Frog saunas prevent disease, using LLMs to stop deepfakes, vitamins do not prevent death

It was a good week for biology research, as a team of environmental scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison found that wolves reintroduced to Isle Royale temporarily affected other carnivores, while humans had ...

Week 27 2024 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—Wave activity on Titan, safety of autonomous vehicles, genetic link to coffee drinking

It was a good week for space science as an international team of astrophysicists studying data from the James Webb Space Telescope observed a mature quasar at cosmic dawn, which they described as a black hole of inexplicable ...

Week 26 2024 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—Frost on Mar's tallest volcanoes, a car-driving robot and risk equations for lowering statin use

It was a good week for space science, as an international team of researchers used high-resolution color images from the Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS onboard the European Space Agency's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft ...

Week 25 2024 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—Gravity existing without mass, a chip based 3D printer and the driver of IBS discovered

It was an interesting week for physics research as Richard Lieu, a professor at the University of Alabama, proposed that gravity can exist without mass, mitigating the need for dark matter in hypothetical theories that have ...

Week 24 2024 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—New technology to identify fossils, adapting to an extra thumb, new ideas on cancer cause

It was a good week for the study of ancient creatures, as a team with members from Germany, the U.S. and Australia, applied a new type of technology to existing fossil finds. Called zooarchaeology by mass spectrometry, the ...

Week 23 2024 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—Dating using cosmic rays, mitigating hallucinations in LLMs, mind wandering linked to memory

It was a good week for human history research as a team of archaeologists at the University of Bern accurately dated a 7,000-year-old prehistoric settlement using cosmic rays. By combining tree ring growth with an unusual ...

Week 22 2024 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—Merging twin quasars, using solar to generate heat over 1,000°C, new brain-computer interface

It was a good week for space research, as a NASA team working on the Juno space probe project published high definition views of Europa's icy shell—the images support a theory that the icy crusts at the north and south ...

Week 21 2024 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—Kibble or meat for dogs, collecting lithium from wastewater, health benefits of olive oil

It was a good week for the biological sciences, as a team of researchers in the U.S., led by groups from Oklahoma State University and the University of Florida, explored which is better for your dog, kibble or raw meat, ...

Week 20 2024 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—Combining classical and nuclear physics, robot pollinators, stevia most brain compatible

It was a good week for physics, as a team from the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, working with the National Metrology Institute Braunschweig reported that classical quantum physics and nuclear physics can ...

Week 19 2024 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—new evidence for Planet 9, printing a house, a new way to deliver antibiotics

It was a good week for space science, as a small team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology, Université Côte d'Azur and Southwest Research Institute reported possible new evidence of Planet 9. They found ...

Week 18 2024 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—When cosmic rays streamed through the atmosphere, silent flight, end of vaccine boosters possible

It was a good week for space research as a team with members from several institutions across the U.S. studying data from the James Webb Space Telescope pinpointed a possible aurora on a cold brown dwarf caused by methane ...

Week 17 2024 in Other Sciences