Researchers are revising their understanding of early Earth—including how the planet came to support multi-cellular life—by tracing the metallic element titanium through the planet’s crust through time.
Scientists recently put a 2,000-year-old patient into a CT scanner: the mummified remains of a 7-month-old baby boy. Then they did the same with pieces of skull from two teenage Triceratops.
Scientists have sequenced the genome of a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species. This group originated approximately 18 million years ago—making it one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals known.
The Equifax data breach was yet another cybersecurity incident involving the theft of significant personal data from a large company. Moreover, it is another reminder that the modern world depends on critical systems, networks and data repositories that are not as secure as they should be. And it signals that these data breaches will continue until society as a whole (industry, government and individual users) is able to objectively assess and improve cybersecurity procedures.
Scientists have figured out how to make tiny individual films—each just a few atoms high—and stack them for use in new kinds of electronics.