Astronomers Say They’ve Found The Most Distant Galaxy Ever Observed

Astronomers Say They've Found The Most Distant Galaxy Ever Observed

It’s a record that has been broken multiple times over the past two years alone, and one that we expect to see broken again soon. Astronomers using the newly operational James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have announced the discovery of what appears to be the most distant galaxy yet. If this sounds familiar, it’s already … Read more

Meteorite Discovery Challenges Our Understanding of How Mars Formed

Meteorite Discovery Challenges Our Understanding of How Mars Formed

A small chunk of rock that once broke away from Mars and found its way to Earth may hold clues that reveal surprising details about the red planet’s formation. A new analysis of the Chassigny meteorite, which fell to Earth in 1815, suggests that the way Mars obtained its volatile gases – such as carbon, … Read more

At Least Some Dinosaurs Had Belly Buttons, Exquisite Fossil Just Revealed

At Least Some Dinosaurs Had Belly Buttons, Exquisite Fossil Just Revealed

The oldest ‘belly button’ known to science has been found on an exquisitely preserved horned dinosaur fossil from China. The slit-like scar comes not from an umbilical cord, as it does in mammals, but from the yolk sac of the egg-laying creature that lived about 130 million years ago. Today, many living snakes and birds … Read more

There’s a Major Issue With How We Treat Lab Mice, And It Could Affect Study Results

There's a Major Issue With How We Treat Lab Mice, And It Could Affect Study Results

Over 120 million laboratory rats and mice are used worldwide each year. Many are used to study distressing conditions like cancer, arthritis and chronic pain, and nearly all spend their lives in small, empty box-like cages: a kind of permanent lockdown. Our new analysis shows that this restrictive, artificial housing causes rats and mice to … Read more