Rare Pink Diamonds Linked To Ancient Supercontinent Breakup

Jeweler in workshop holds pink stone in tweezers clamp closeup. Gemstone processing concept getty Curtin University researchers studying diamond-rich rocks from Australia’s Argyle volcano have identified the missing geological process needed to bring valuable pink diamonds to the Earth’s surface where they can be mined, which could greatly help in the global hunt for new … Read more

Accelerating Antibody Discovery for Difficult Targets

This webinar will be hosted live and available on-demand Monday, October 23, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Time (5:00 PM CET) Scientists often use classical immunization strategies and hybridoma technologies to generate antibodies. However, when producing antibodies against poorly immunogenic targets, such as membrane proteins with short extracellular domains, these approaches achieve limited antibody diversity, making it … Read more

8 tips to safely watch the annular solar eclipse on Oct. 14

A solar eclipse will be visible across North, Central and South America on Oct. 14, and it promises to be a landmark event.  Everyone in the U.S. will see a partial solar eclipse, with those farther west seeing a much larger chunk taken out of the sun. Only from a path 125 miles (200 kilometers) … Read more

Do Silkworms Have A Future In Space?

Greenhouse Agriculture On The Planet Mars getty The lowly silkworm has spurred exploration here on Earth for centuries. First in the development of the silk roads between China and Europe and then closer to home in colonial Georgia where English settlers tried to make a case for mercantile silk production. But most recently, China has … Read more

A Statue Draped With Snakes? In Italy, It Happens Every Year.

It was the morning of May 1, and the Italian village of Cocullo was almost unrecognizable. The typical placidity of its quiet alleys and muted central square had given way to several thousand people: religious travelers, musicians, young women in ornate costumes, tourists from the far corners of the country and beyond. A group of … Read more

NASA delays launch of Psyche asteroid mission to Oct. 12

We’ll have to wait another week to see NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission take flight. Psyche had been scheduled to launch atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on Oct. 5. But that’s no longer the plan; the mission team has pushed the liftoff back to Oct. 12. “The … Read more

The M87 Black Hole Is Spinning : ScienceAlert

To capture the first image of a black hole, researchers had to build a telescope as big as Earth by stitching together data from observatories around the globe. When the fuzzy, glowing image was finally released in 2019, every major newspaper ran it. Now, that same supermassive monster – which sits at the center of … Read more

Camilla Nord interview: A personalised approach to mental health

Mental health is about attempting balance, says Camilla NordB Claudia Gannon CAMILLA NORD, who heads up the Mental Health Neuroscience Lab at the University of Cambridge, has just published her first book, The Balanced Brain: The science of mental health (Penguin). She explains how novel treatments, and a new emphasis on our sense of our body’s … Read more