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True colors: Scientists discuss evolution of white coloration of velvet ants

The Thistle-down velvet ant (Dasymutilla gloriosa), a type of wasp, is a rare example of a white-colored creature in a hot desert...

Blast sends star hurtling across the Milky Way

The material ejected by the supernova will initially expand very rapidly, but then gradually slow down, forming an intricate giant bubble of...

Palm Springs’ Theoretical Physicist on the Science Behind the Movie’s Twists

This interview contains spoilers for Palm Springs, including the ending. There are plenty of romantic comedies in which a couple gets a second...

Astronomers discover South Pole Wall, a gigantic structure stretching 1.4 billion...

(Image: © D. Pomarede, R. B. Tully, R. Graziani, H. Courtois, Y. Hoffman, J. Lezmy.)Spectacular 3D maps of the universe have revealed one of...

Could recently spotted dim point sources explain the galactic center excess...

Map of S½D. Peaks with S½D ≥ 4 in the region 2° ≤ jbj ≤ 20°; jlj ≤ 20° shown as crosses....

Homo erectus hand ax found in East Africa

Credit: Berhane Asfaw, University of Tokyo A team of researchers from Japan, Hong Kong and Ethiopia has found a hand ax...

Scientists discover fault system in southeastern Nepal

U of A graduate student Mike Duvall conducts fieldwork in southeastern Nepal in 2017. Duvall and his supervisor John Waldron were part...

Breakthrough in deciphering birth of supermassive black holes

"On the left is shown a colour composite Hubble Space Telescope image of the centre of `Mirachs Ghost'. On the right is...

Parker Solar Probe Gives a Unique Perspective on Comet NEOWISE –...

Comet watchers have enjoying the newly-discovered NEOWISE comet since it was first spotted in March 2020. Now that it's visible with the naked eye,...

Turning off ‘junk DNA’ may free stem cells to become neurons

NIH scientists showed how ancient retroviral genes, or "junk DNA", may play a role in helping stem cells decide to become neurons....