Archaeologists uncover ancient mosaics on the shore of the Sea of ​​Galilee

Khirbat al-Minya: The excavation site (brown) with its sunshade canopies located on the northwestern shore of the Sea of ​​Galilee—here viewed from the elevation of Tel Kinneret. Credit: Hans-Peter Kuhnen With the help of geomagnetic surface surveys and subsequent hands-on digging, an excavation team from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has revealed new insights into … Read more

Physicists uncover new dynamical framework for turbulence

The researchers’ experiment featured transparent walls to allow full visual access, and used a state-of-the-art flow visualization. Credit: Photo: Michael Schatz Turbulence plays a key role in our daily lives, making for bumpy plane rides, affecting weather and climate, limiting the fuel efficiency of the cars we drive, and impacting clean energy technologies. Yet, scientists … Read more

Hawaiʻi telescopes help uncover origins of castaway gamma-ray bursts

This image captured by the Gemini North telescope on Maunakea in Hawaiʻi reveals the previously unrecognized galactic home of the gamma-ray burst identified as GRB 151229A. Astronomers calculate that this burst, which lies in the direction of the constellation Capricornus, occurred approximately 9 billion years ago. Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA An international team of astronomers … Read more

Scientists uncover why urchins are mowing down California’s kelp forests

Purple urchins can emerge en masse to denude swaths of kelp forest. Credit: SBC LTER Purple sea urchins are munching their way through California’s kelp forests at a speed and scale that have stunned scientists, fishermen and divers alike. But the kelp forests have long been home to red and purple urchins, so it’s clear … Read more

Scientists uncover novel aspects of HIV infection by monitoring sugars at the surface of individual immune cells

Gladstone researchers Tongcui Ma (left) and Nadia Roan (right) teamed up with collaborators to uncover new aspects of HIV infection by monitoring sugars at the surface of immune cells. Credit: Michael Short/Gladstone Institutes HIV researchers have long been trying to identify the specific cells that the virus prefers to infect and hide in. They know … Read more

NASA’s Web to uncover riches of the early universe

This image shows where the James Webb Space Telescope will observe the sky within the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, which consists of two fields. The Next Generation Deep Extragalactic Exploratory Public (NGDEEP) Survey, led by Steven L. Finkelstein, will point Webb’s Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) on the primary Hubble Ultra Deep Field (shown … Read more