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JWST identified neon signs that offer clues to planet formation

Using the noble gases neon and argon.

A new species of Jurassic pterosaur found on the Isle of Skye

The new pterosaur is part of the Darwinoptera clade of pterosaurs.

Astronomers confirmed the presence of an infrared aurora on Uranus

The finding of Uranus' aurora provides hints about habitable cold worlds.

Scientists reconstructed ‘fossil monster’ that lived half a billion years ago

Its surprising features include three eyes on the head.

The learning and memory genes date back 650 million years

This discovery will open new important research avenues that will clarify the origin of complex behaviours.

Ancient lakes are discovered in South Africa

Arid regions of South Africa were once home to lakes.

New insights into strategy game of human immune system

The study has uncovered new “Common Patterns” present in various pathogens and revealed the strategy used by host cells to detect such pathogenic signatures.

Sharpest Earth-based images of Europa and Ganymede reveal their icy landscape

The cocktail of chemicals that make up the frozen surfaces on two of Jupiter's largest moons are revealed.

What do grasshoppers eat?

It’s not just grass!

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