Galactic 'rain' could be the key to new star formation

Posted in Science on 7th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

When conditions are right, these cooling gas clouds help make stars.

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Methane on the Red Planet is intriguing because here on Earth, 95% of the gas comes from microbial organisms.

Earth's Early Atmosphere Obliterated by Space Rocks

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scientists have long wondered the cause behind such dramatic atmospheric losses, and now a team from MIT may have found the answer.

Crystal grains can hold huge amounts of oxygen for lighter underwater breathing

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

Crystalline materials can store oxygen in high concentrations.The stored oxygen can be released again when and where it is needed.

Astronomy: Planets in chaos

Posted in Featured, Science on 3rd Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

The discovery of thousands of star systems wildly different from our own has demolished ideas about how planets form.