Science / Science & Exploration

  1. Quantum computer performs error-resistant operations with logical qubits

    QuEra gets ready for error correction, runs operations with over 40 logical qubits.

  2. Study: Why a spritz of water before grinding coffee yields less waste, tastier espresso

    "It turns out you can’t cut corners if you want to achieve excellence.”

  3. Daily Telescope: A super-hot jet 1,000 light-years from Earth

    Molecules in the outflows from the young stars are excited by the turbulent conditions.

  4. Man dies on way home from Panera after having three “charged” lemonades

    A large lemonade contains up to 390 mg of caffeine, nearly the FDA's daily safe limit.

  5. Unlocking the secrets of oobleck—strange stuff that’s both liquid and solid

    Scientists tested hypothesis with dense suspensions of piezoelectric nanoparticles.

  6. India reveals that it has returned lunar spacecraft to Earth orbit

    India now credibly has the third most advanced deep-space program in the world.

  7. Daily Telescope: An ancient galaxy behind a veil of dust

    "This thing is a real monster."

  8. Texas sues Pfizer with COVID anti-vax argument that is pure stupid

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton struggles with relative vs. absolute risk.

  9. What happens in Vega didn’t stay in Vega, as key rocket parts went missing

    There's a valuable payload riding on the final Vega rocket launch.

  10. IBM releases 1,000+ qubit processor, roadmap to error correction

    Company now expects useful error-corrected qubits by the end of the decade.

  11. New algorithm finds lots of gene-editing enzymes in environmental DNA

    Some are related to DNA-cutting enzymes. Others are a complete mystery.

  12. Roar of cicadas was so loud, it was picked up by fiber-optic cables

    Brood X made itself known in a way that could change how we monitor insect populations.

  1. The Universe in a lab: Testing alternate cosmology using a cloud of atoms

    We can't experiment with the Universe, but we can make something that works like it.

  2. Neptune-sized exoplanet is too big for its host star

    Stars this small shouldn't make planets this big.

  3. Severe outbreak tied to cantaloupe sickens 117 in 34 states; half hospitalized

    Back away from your cantaloupe if you don't know the brand, the CDC warns.

  4. Millions of lead pipes would finally be ripped out under proposed EPA rule

    The rule could generate up to $34.8 billion in health benefits each year.

  5. FDA warns chemical company not to mix brake cleaner into hand sanitizer

    It's not the first time the regulatory agency chided the chemical company for this.

  6. Are big international teams leaving creativity out of science?

    Study finds lower impact from widely spread-out teams, but is it cause or effect?

  7. Nikola Tesla’s historic Wardenclyffe lab site at risk after devastating fire

    The crowdfunded Tesla Science Center has launched a new fundraiser to repair the damage.

  8. New type of geothermal power plant powers data centers in the desert

    Pilot plant in Nevada uses tech from fracking to generate power in arid landscape.

  9. A Victorian naturalist traded Aboriginal remains in a scientific quid pro quo

    Morton Allport acquired his specimens through networks and, sometimes, grave-robbing.

  10. Mother plucker: Steel fingers guided by AI pluck weeds rapidly and autonomously

    Robot that uses AI to pull weeds may reduce poisonous herbicide use by 70% for some crops.

  11. Data from NASA’s Webb Telescope backs up ideas on planet formation

    New data confirms the existence of a "snow line" in planet-forming disks.

  12. “Mystery” pneumonia in China is mix of common respiratory germs, WHO says

    Reports caused alarm, but experts say it looks like a post-COVID germ comeback.

  1. Study: The serotine bat uses its super-large penis as an arm when mating

    Further research involves building a "bat porn box" to catch more mating acts on camera.

  2. “Tasmanian Devil” event has the power of hundreds of billions of Suns

    We don't really know what can cause repeated outbursts of this sort.

  3. Complex, volatile coast makes preparing for tsunamis tough in Alaska

    Educating local residents about the risks carries challenges.

  4. The Ars guide to time travel in the movies

    We picked 20 time-travel movies and rated them by scientific logic and entertainment value.

  5. Meet “Amaterasu”: Astronomers detect highest energy cosmic ray since 1991

    The Telescope Array in Utah's West Desert picked up a rare particle with 244 EeV energy.

  6. Join the hunt for the ancient capital of Kush on Lost Cities Revealed with Albert Lin

    Ars chats with the NatGeo explorer about how technology can help strip back layers of time.

  7. Five women got eye syphilis from the same man—raising questions

    The cluster of rare cases suggests a new strain of syphilis may have spread.

  8. Big Pharma fought drug pricing reform with record $7.5M dark money donation

    Dark money group American Action Network spend millions opposing drug pricing reforms.

  9. Daily Telescope: The Milky Way soars above Devil’s Kitchen

    "Along this loop is a set of red rock hoodoos that pop out of seemingly nowhere."

  10. With budget cuts and an aging station, can NASA learn to love a gap in orbit?

    "Personally, I don't think that would be the end of the world."

  11. The infectious disease forecast for Thanksgiving is looking dicey

    Respiratory virus season is in full swing as people ready for family gatherings.

  12. Daily Telescope: A snapshot of 500,000 stars near the center of the galaxy

    Webb reveals the Sagittarius C region of the Milky Way.