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Scientists Just Witnessed the Birth of a Heavy Element in Space

We have a pretty good understanding of how a lot of elements in the periodic table formed. Hydrogen, Helium and Lithium, the three lightest elements, formed shortly after the big bang. Heavier elements, up to Iron, were forged billions of years later in the hearts of stars. But the origin of the naturally occurring elements […]

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Scientists Just Looked Inside a ‘Quantum Matter Fireball’, This Is What They Found

It’s getting hot in HADES… hot enough to create and analyze a fireball of quantum matter. And by HADES, I of course mean the High Acceptance DiElectron Spectrometer. This research facility doesn’t just have a super cool name, the science it does is out of this world, too. HADES is an internationally collaborative piece of […]

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This Underground Economy Exists in a Secret Fungi Kingdom

New research has revealed that fungi—you know, like mushrooms—barter and trade with other organisms like little stockbrokers. Basically, there’s a whole economy of nutrients right beneath our feet that we are just uncovering. And yes, it can be pronounced either fun-guy or fun-gee, don’t even start, and their classification has been difficult, to say the […]

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