Weekly recaps

Recap / Best of Last Week: The comet ATLAS, a Windows vulnerability, and salt vs. the immune system

Despite the worldwide pandemic, scientific research has continued. It was a good week for space science particularly, as a pair of researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center found one more secret about Uranus when ...

Week 14 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Curiosity Rover selfie, improvements in batteries, and first test of COVID-19 vaccine

It was a good week for space science as a team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory report that the Mars rover Curiosity took a selfie before setting off on a record climb. The rover then crested Greenheugh Pediment, a broad ...

Week 13 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Universal expansion mystery solved, iron rain on exoplanet, and asymptomatic COVID-19 infection

It was another good week for physics as a team of engineers at the University of New South Wales cracked a 58-year-old puzzle on their way to a quantum breakthrough—by controlling the nucleus of a single atom using only ...

Week 12 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Mars findings, dirty smartphones, and your brain on a low-carb diet

It was a good week for space news as a team with members from several institutions in the U.S. and one in the U.K. found evidence of a cosmic impact that destroyed one of the world's earliest human settlements—meltglass ...

Week 11 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: New state of matter, universe's biggest explosion, and milk versus breast cancer

It was another good week for physics as a team at Northeastern University might have accidentally discovered a new state of matter in which electrons distribute themselves evenly into a stationary, crystalline pattern. A ...

Week 10 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: A new state of matter, creating electricity from air, and restrictive diet risks

It was another good week for physics as a team of researchers at the University of Chicago used math to propose a theory that predicts a state of matter could exist that conducts both electricity and energy perfectly. Also, ...

Week 09 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: The surface of Betelgeuse, what women want, and a new electronic state of matter

It was a good week for space research, as a team working at the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope captured images revealing the surface of a dim Betelgeuse—historically one of the brightest stars in the ...

Week 08 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Harnessing hidden frequencies, the source of the coronavirus and switching off inflammation

It was a good week for physics, as a team with members from China, Korea, Russia and the U.K. created a new type of optical transistor that unlocked hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum—the graphene-based ...

Week 07 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: RoboFly, a nighttime photovoltaic cell, and how roses improve learning during sleep

It was a good week for space research as a team at the California Institute of Technology found evidence to support a theory that suggests Mars' thin carbon dioxide atmosphere is due to a long-term stable polar deposit of ...

Week 06 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Harnessing entire spectrum of light, a milestone for universal memory, and a new take on Keto diet

It was a good week for physics as a team from the University of Waterloo found that wave echoes from a black hole may confirm Stephen Hawking's hypothesis of quantum black holes. They believe they detected signs of the quantum ...

Week 05 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Living robots, the limits of universality, and switching to 1% milk

It was another good week for physics as a combined team from Rice University and Vienna University of Technology found billions of quantum entangled electrons in a "strange metal." The ytterbium, rhodium and silicon compound ...

Week 04 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – Smallest known dark matter clumps, gold made of plastic, a beverage to control blood sugar levels

It was another good week for physics as a team with members from Yonsei University, Lyon University and KASI found new evidence that showed that a key assumption made in the discovery of dark energy is in error—they found ...

Week 03 2020 in Other Sciences