2020 was actually a decent year, in at least one way...
The discovery of as large a planet as NGTS-1b around an M-dwarf throws a proverbial wrench into astronomers' assumptions about planetary formation.
67.5% of the years at least one Nobel Prize was awarded have NO female laureates. That jumps to 85.8% if you only look at STEM.
Whether or not people are going to take this research and try to breed super-sugary/fatty lettuce in some weird attempt to make people buy more salad is a question for another day.
It's good to know that CNTs are useful for things other than space elevators that will probably never get built and the paint that's so black anything you coat with it looks like a hole.
All those photos you see do not do the actual phenomenon justice. I wish every single person on the planet could have the opportunity to see this literally awe-some event.
This new adhesive hasn't been tested humans, so you'll have to wait to slap a slug-inspired sticker on that injury you got from falling off your skateboard while trying to impress a disaffected teen with a sick ollie.
Your Random Science News Story From the Month of June Have you ever heard of the Stransbeest? It's a kinetic sculpture that walks along a sandy beach thanks to the power of wind. Designed by Dutch artist Theo Jansen, he considers the PVC creations "new forms of life". Here's a TED Talk he did back… Continue reading How do you make plastic take a walk? Purple.
Preliminary small-scale study on mice demonstrates possible treatment for diabetes without using insulin or other hypoglycemic drugs. That's a lot of qualifiers.
Turns out lonely crayfish hold their liquor better than their social friends.