Ocean-exploring robot could search for lost cities and shipwrecks

Ocean-exploring robot could search for lost cities and shipwrecks

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — The ocean is full of mysteries that lead to legendary lore. During a recent moonlit harbor excursion, conversation quickly turned to tales of piracy and exploration. A guide shared stories from … Read more

James Webb telescope appears to picture wormhole in ‘Phantom Galaxy’

James Webb telescope appears to picture wormhole in 'Phantom Galaxy'

1/4 The James Webb Space Telescope appears to have pictured a wormhole spinning in the “Phantom Galaxy,” a place whose very center scientists believe may contain a black hole. Image by Judy Schmidt/NASA July 22 (UPI) — NASA’s latest deep-space telescope continues to shock astronomers and amateurs with jaw-dropping new images captured from the outer … Read more

Near-Earth Asteroids We’ve Never Seen Before Lurk Hidden in The Glare of The Sun

Near-Earth Asteroids We've Never Seen Before Lurk Hidden in The Glare of The Sun

The Sun’s glare is the main reason telescopes tend to look outwards from Earth, away from the center of our Solar System. New research reveals that for telescopic surveys prepared to peer in the other direction, there’s lots to be found. In particular, recent surveys are revealing near-Earth objects or NEOs, including asteroids we’ve never … Read more

Chemists Just Rearranged Atomic Bonds in a Single Molecule For The First Time

Chemists Just Rearranged Atomic Bonds in a Single Molecule For The First Time

If chemists built cars, they’d fill a factory with car parts, set it on fire, and sift from the ashes pieces that now looked vaguely car-like. When you’re dealing with car-parts the size of atoms, this is a perfectly reasonable process. Yet chemists yearn for ways to reduce the waste and make reactions far more … Read more

The Next Phase of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Will Blow Your Mind

The Next Phase of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Will Blow Your Mind

What. A. Week. On Monday, President Biden unveiled the first photo from the hotly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope—the most powerful observatory ever launched into orbit—showcasing a stunning galaxy cluster in full color. Not to be outdone, NASA released another four images the following day depicting star nurseries, galaxy groups, a particularly watery exoplanet, and … Read more

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider fires up for third time to uncover more secrets of the cosmos

CERN's Large Hadron Collider fires up for third time to uncover more secrets of the cosmos

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A decade ago, the Large Hadron Collider, Earth’s most powerful particle accelerator, proved the existence of an subatomic particle called the Higgs boson – thought to be a fundamental building block of the … Read more

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the US with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations. COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of Americans each day, but is not nearly as dangerous as it was last fall and winter. “It’s going to be a good summer and we deserve … Read more

You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank for Fecal Transplants Scientists Say

You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank for Fecal Transplants Scientists Say

Stock up on the Metamucil, folks. Scientists say you need to start saving your poop. A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published an opinion article in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine today sounding the alarm on a trend in how human gut microbiomes (microorganisms in your digestive … Read more