Black holes come in three sizes, small, medium and large. Small and large black holes have representative candidates to support black hole theory. A medium-sized candidate has been identified in a spiral galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) released a major report Tuesday slamming the continent's slow movement on air pollution and predicting thousands more premature deaths in Europe as a result. The report also said many positive steps have been taken.
Beer, milk and juices need to be tested regularly in order to assess the quality of the drinks, especially to see if they are suitable for human consumption. A new polymer powder has been invented to help make this process more efficient.
Analysis of ancient sea sediments by researchers based in Denmark demonstrates that the Sun’s impact on Earth’s climate isn’t constant over time but affects climate more when the Earth is cooler.
Drawing on Max Brooks’ World War Z, an apocalyptic horror romp in a world struggling to combat a zombie plague, Cornell University researchers examining disease modeling sought out the best refuge to preserve their brains from the undead.
A team of scientists from Cornell University believe that oxygen-free, methane-based life forms could exist on Titan. Such life forms would be unlike anything we know on Earth and live in conditions, which nothing in our biosphere could endure.
Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero predicts that he will be ready to carry out the first head transplant in just two years from now. He says the various medical techniques already exist and he only has to bring them together to succeed.
Europe will experience a major solar eclipse event on the morning of 20 March. The eclipse of the sun by the moon to be seen across Europe will be the biggest solar eclipse event on the continent since August 1999.
The Daily Mail in the U.K. had a heartwarming story this week about a now-healthy five-month-old baby boy, who came into this world without a heartbeat. He was for all intents and purposes dead for the first eight minutes of his life.
A baby woolly rhinoceros, believed to be 10,000 years old, has been discovered well-preserved in Siberian permafrost. The discovery is causing excitement because it is the first time that an infant specimen of the extinct species has been found.