Building Blocks of RNA Spotted at the Center of the Milky Way

Building Blocks of RNA Spotted at the Center of the Milky Way

A team of researchers say they’ve found some building blocks of RNA in a molecular cloud close to the center of the Milky Way. The discovery has implications for theories about how life began on Earth — and perhaps elsewhere. The molecular cloud is named G + 0.693-0.027. The team of astrophysicists, astrobiologists, and chemists … Read more

Bacteria Could Produce Powerful and Cleaner Rocket Fuel

Bacteria Could Produce Powerful and Cleaner Rocket Fuel

A culture of the Streptomyces bacteria.Image: Pablo Cruz-Morales A popular rocket fuel called RP-1 gets its name from its key ingredient: refined petroleum. Research published last week in the journal Joule suggests a potentially cleaner and more powerful ingredient: a molecule produced by the Streptomyces bacteria. The proposed fuel will not be ready any time … Read more

Large Hadron Collider Physicists Discover Three New Exotic Particles

Large Hadron Collider Physicists Discover Three New Exotic Particles

A corridor containing a section of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.Photo: VALENTIN FLAURAUD / AFP (Getty Images) Physicists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced today the discovered three exotic particles that may help reveal how quarks bind together. One particle is a pentaquark (a hadron made up of five quarks) and the other two … Read more

This Handheld Gaming PC Promises You Can Do Actual Work on It

This Handheld Gaming PC Promises You Can Do Actual Work on It

Image: GPD Having trouble justifying the Steam Deck’s $ 400 price tag after dropping $ 300 on the Nintendo Switch$ 219 on the Analogue Pocketand $ 179 on the Playdate? There’s a lot of excellent handheld gaming systems on the market today, but the new GPD Win Max 2 hopes it can justify its $ … Read more

James Cameron Might Not Direct Avatar 4 or 5

James Cameron Might Not Direct Avatar 4 or 5

screenshot: disney Barbara Broccoli says it’ll be a while before we get to start seeing the next evolution of james bond. New black adam merch teases the villain Sabbath. More, bad news for Tom Swift and The Time Traveller’s Wifeand what’s coming on Westworld. Spoilers now! strangers variety reports Claire Foy, Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, … Read more

NASA’s CAPSTONE Now Heading to the Moon

NASA's CAPSTONE Now Heading to the Moon

Conceptual image of CAPSTONE in orbit around the Moon.Image: NASA An important milestone has been reached in the newly launched CAPSTONE mission, as the tiny probe, moving in excess of 24,000 miles per hour, has escaped low Earth orbit and started its four-month trek to the Moon. CAPSTONE, short for Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology … Read more

NASA’s DART Mission Will Totally Deform Dimorphos Asteroid

NASA's DART Mission Will Totally Deform Dimorphos Asteroid

The DART mission will be the first to test asteroid deflection through kinetic impactor technology. Illustration: NASA In order to protect the Earth, some sacrifices must be made. NASA’s DART spacecraft is currently on its way to a binary asteroid system known as Didymos and will essentially crash into one tiny asteroid to test out … Read more