Natural science
Natural science is a branch of science concerned with the description, prediction, and understanding of natural phenomena, based on observational and empirical evidence. Validity, accuracy, and social...
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Inside the Race to See the Edge of the Universe
We're in the middle of a billion dollar telescope building boom, with new ground based observatories racing to see first light in the 2020s. Follow Focal Point for more stories like this!
Laniakea: Our home supercluster
Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and ano...
Alien Life Might Be so Advanced That It's Indistinguishable From the Laws of Physics
We've never seen aliens ... or have we? No, Roswell conspirators, not now. Please sit down. We're talking in multitudes of higher complexity.Try this on: ...
Making of the Giant Magellan Telescope - The world's largest telescope
100 years ago, scientists thought the Milky Way was the entire universe. Imagine what we can learn from this telescope in a Chilean desert.
Ever heard of the Biological Dark Matter?
Ever heard of the Biological Dark Matter?
Who knew Physics could be this much fun!
Who knew Physics could be this much fun!
Our Living Planet from Space
Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. Satellites measured land and ocean life from space as early as the ...
The SOMATID - a Pleomorphic, Ultra-microsopic Subcellular Living and Reproducing Entity
THE SOMATID, a subcellular living and reproducing entity, which many scientists believe is the precursor of DNA and may be the building block of all terrestrial life.
Constructal Law Explained
Adrian Bejan, professor of materials science and mechanical engineering at Duke University, explains how constructal law underpins the natural organization and flow of everything in nature from rivers...
Wyoming Stargazing $raquo; Blog Archive 100 Days Until Totality! 50 Days Left – Photography Part 3: To Get the Shot with the Grand Teton - Wyoming Stargazing
Want to capture the eclipse and the Grand Teton in the same frame? It’s going to be tough, considering the Sun will be at an elevation of 50° above the horizon. With a wide enough angle lens, there ar...
Could you live until 1000 years old? Someone probably will
IT is likely the first person who will live to be 1,000 years old is already alive today.
New Super-Earth May Be Best Yet for Finding Signs of Life
The potentially habitable world is close enough that existing telescopes could look for an atmosphere and sniff for traces of extraterrestrials.
Drone Footage Shows Killer Whales Eating A Shark
This drone footage captures a group of killer whales feeding on one of the oceans top predators.
Natural history
Natural history is the research and study of organisms including plants or animals in their environment, leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study. It encompasses scientifi...
Physical sciences
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to physical science.Physical science – branch of natural science that studies non-living systems, in contrast to life scienc...
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Astronomy
Astronomy is a natural science which is the study of celestial objects (such as stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and nebulae), the physics, chemistry, and evolution of such objects,...
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Biology
Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Modern biology is a vast and ec...
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Chemistry
Chemistry is a branch of physical science that studies the composition, structure, properties and change of matter. Chemistry is chiefly concerned with atoms and molecules and their interactions and t...
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Physics
Physics (from Ancient Greek: φυσική (ἐπιστήμη) phusikḗ (epistḗmē) "knowledge of nature", from φύσις phúsis "nature") is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its mot...
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Materials science
Materials science, also commonly known as materials science and engineering, is an interdisciplinary field which deals with the discovery and design of new materials. Though it is a relatively new sci...
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Earth science
Earth science or geoscience is an all-embracing term referring to the fields of science dealing with planet Earth. It can be considered to be a branch of planetary science, but with a much older histo...
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Parapeytoyia
Parapeytoia was a prehistoric animal that lived over 530 million years ago that lived in Maotianshan shales of prehistoric China. Like the anomalocarids that it resembled (or was possibly related t...
Parapeytoyia - Wikipedia
Star of Bethlehem
In Christian tradition, the Star of Bethlehem, also called the Christmas Star, revealed the birth of Jesus to the Biblical Magi, and later led them to Bethlehem. The star appears only in the nativity ...
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Researchers Discover Deepest Known High-Temperature Hydrothermal Vents In Pacific
Researchers discovered a large, previously unknown field of hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California, about 100 miles east of La Paz, Mexico. Lying more than 12,500 feet below the surface, the Pes...
Adorable Sea Slug "Bunnies"
It's safe to say these little fuzz balls are making their way into everyone's heart around the world. Have you ever heard of a sea slug before? In Japan, these little creatures have been the most rece...
Particle physics
Particle physics is a branch of physics which studies the nature of particles that are the constituents of what is usually referred to as matter - particles with mass; and radiation - massless particl...
A Metal Composite That Will (Literally) Float Your Boat
Researchers have demonstrated a new metal matrix composite that is so light that it can float on water. A boat made of such composites will not sink despite damage to its structure. This first lightwe...