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Uncovering The Origins Of Oily Organelles

By closely examining liverwort cells, scientists from Japan have shed light on how diverse organelles like oil bodies were first formed.

Why ‘Lab-made’ Proteins Can Take The Heat

According to researchers from Japan, the unique backbone of lab-made proteins makes them more tolerant to high temperatures.

A Peak Into The Origin Of Supermassive Black Holes

The supercomputer ATERUI II has helped scientists develop a new theory about the origin of supermassive black holes.

Watching A Baby Star Grow Up

Scientists in Japan observed that massive baby stars grow in the same way as their smaller counterparts.

Blazar Identified As Source Of High-Energy Neutrino

An international team of scientists has found the origin of a ultra-high energy neutrino that was first detected in September 2017.

Molecular Switch In The Brain Controls Weight Gain

Using mouse models of obesity, Japanese researchers have identified a molecule in the brain that promotes leptin resistance, which leads to weight gain.

The Subaru Telescope Prepares Jupiter For Its Closeup

Images of Jupiter’s surface taken with the Subaru Telescope have helped researchers to plan a mission to take detailed images of the planet’s mysterious Great Red Spot.

Supercomputers Used To Simulate Fusion Reactor Materials

Supercomputers have helped researchers realistically model what happens to tungsten when it comes into contact with impurities during nuclear fusion reactions.

Catching A Black Hole By Its Tail

A tell-tale tail has given away the location of a previously hidden black hole near the supernova remnant W44.

Could Humans Live There? Check The Planet’s Shadow

By timing the shadow of a nearby, potentially habitable planet, researchers could determine if its atmosphere contains molecules related to life, such as oxygen.