A new study, conducted by University of California, Los Angeles and the European Southern Observatory, found the building blocks of life orbiting a white dwarf star about 200 light-years away from Earth.
Many complex dynamical systems have critical thresholds—so-called tipping points—at which the system shifts abruptly from one state to another.
In the past year, Sun Weidong, a highly decorated geochemist, has ignited a passionate online debate with claims that the founders of Chinese civilization were not in any sense Chinese but actually migrants from Egypt.
"Entropy is the normal state of consciousness - a condition that is neither useful nor enjoyable." - (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)
The first analysis of nuclear DNA from Sima de los Huesos hominins, conducted by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, provides evidence of their relationship to Neanderthals.