Science Ticker

A roundup of research and breaking news

  1. Astronomy

    Milky Way flutters as it spins

  2. Animals

    Frog-eating bats trust self first when hunting

    The mammals listen to cues from fellow bats when their own resources fail.

  3. Genetics

    Dog clone genome nearly identical to donor DNA

    The genetic material of Snuppy and of his donor, Tai, is nearly identical.

  4. Planetary Science

    Carbonation may have grounded Mars’ atmosphere

    The chemical interaction could have forced Red Planet’s atmospheric carbon dioxide into the dirt.

  5. Life

    Good news for giant pandas

    The animal’s immune system has higher than expected genetic diversity, which could lead to better breeding programs.

  6. Genetics

    Groovy surface changes cells’ state

    Physical cues may be as important as chemical ones when trying to revert mature cells to stem-cell-like ones.

  7. Life

    Lab-grown hair offers early hope

    Specific growth conditions could be the key to treating receding hairlines and bald spots, a new study suggests.

  8. Quantum Physics

    Heisenberg’s instinct was accurate

    Scientists develop mathematical proof of quantum physics feature first suggested more than 80 years ago.

  9. First tilted solar system found

    Data from the Kepler spacecraft revealed two planets orbiting their parent star at a 45-degree angle.

  10. Planetary Science

    Natural space lens reveals planet

  11. Plants

    Just a few tree species dominate Amazon forest

    The Amazonian rainforest, known to be one of the most species-rich areas on the planet, is actually dominated by a only few tree species.

  12. Astronomy

    Most distant galaxy lens discovered

    Astronomers have discovered a galaxy about 9.4 billion light-years from Earth that is magnifying the light of an even more distant galaxy. It’s the most distant gravitational lens found to date.