The gravitational wave signals were made by the twin detectors of LIGO, which are based in the US states of Washington and Louisiana, in combination with the Virgo observatory, near Pisa, in Italy.
Gravitational waves, first detected in 2016, offer a new window on the universe, with the potential to tell us about everything from the time following the Big Bang to more recent events in galaxy centers.
The method, developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, may eventually be a solution to the tide of plastic waste clogging up our oceans and landfills.
Samantha Flores was having a tough time getting through the airport. The signs were hard to see, the announcements were hard to hear, and the people rushing by made her feel unsteady on her stiffened knees. Finally, with relief, she made her way to a bench to sit down, catch her breath and take off her "age simulation suit."
A simple slice of the finger sends a complex series of interactions between types of cells into motion. Two types of cells in particular, called macrophages and fibroblasts, work together to clean up and repair the fibers destroyed by the cut.
A pair of objects, each more massive than the Sun but only as wide as a city, have once again produced ripples in spacetime that were picked up by sensitive gravitational wave detectors on Earth. But this time, scientists think they may have measured something even weirder the usual.
May is a huge month for new sci-fi and fantasy releases, and we’ve got a list of over 30 books for you to check out and add to your reading list — whether your tastes run toward epic space operas, magical misfits, post-apocalyptic survival tales, alt-histories, clone dramas, or risky adventures on newly-colonised planets. And if none of those appeal, there are still so many more!
Thursday: A proposed City Council bill has polarized New Yorkers.
Megan Gale launched her brand new lifestyle brand Mindful Life last week.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised new cost-cutting measures in an email to employees obtained by Electrek.
The PM wants MPs them to vote on what she says is a "new" Brexit deal - but what exactly has changed?
Hold the butter and mint, and instead try the new-season new potatoes with preserved lemon, with peas, mint and mustard, as a risotto or even as a warm salad with oysters