Discovery of ‘young’ deep groundwater tells surprising tale: USask researcher – News

Groundwater at depths of several hundred meters or more can be hundreds of millions of years old and are often thought of stagnant and isolated from the atmosphere and the water cycle—a reason these subsurface areas are targeted as potential sites for subsurface waste disposal, said Ferguson . “But things are more dynamic down there … Read more

Scientists, local First Nation reflect on momentous discovery of baby woolly mammoth in Yukon

More details were revealed Wednesday about the discovery of Nun cho gathe first near-complete baby woolly mammoth found in North America by a miner in Yukon’s gold fields last month. The rare specimen made headlines around the world — and sparked wonder and excitement among local scientists in Yukon and the Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin First Nation … Read more

Discovery may represent a future target for treating substance use disorders — ScienceDaily

Researchers have found that blocking certain acetylcholine receptors in the lateral habenula (LHb), an area of ​​the brain that balances reward and aversion, made it harder to resist seeking cocaine in a rat model of impulsive behavior. These findings identify a new role for these receptors that may represent a future target for the development … Read more

Incredible Virus Discovery Offers Clues About the Origins of Complex Life

“Origin of Life” artist’s concept. The first discovery of viruses infecting a group of microbes that may include the ancestors of all complex life has been found, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) report in Nature Microbiology. The incredible discovery offers tantalizing clues about the origins of complex life and suggests … Read more

Experimental Discovery of a Tetraneutron – An Exotic State of Matter

Scientists have announced the experimental discovery of a tetraneutron, a new and exotic state of matter that could also have properties that are useful in existing or emerging technologies. Theoretical physicist James Vary has been waiting for nuclear physics experiments to confirm the reality of a “tetraneutron” that he and his colleagues theorized, predicted, and … Read more

Discovery Center at Water’s Edge holds first Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival – Baltimore Sun

The Discovery Center at Water’s Edge, an interactive science center where visitors of all ages can experience hands-on science and technology, had over 2,000 attendees June 11 at its first annual Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival. The event took place at the TUNE Building at Harford Community College. “If [the] Magic of Science … Read more

$26.5 million for McGill Research from NSERC Discovery Research Programs | Newsroom

If asked to list the most earthquake prone countries, few people would earmark Canada. Yet, in 2021, Natural Resources Canada identified 46 earthquakes, which registered between 1.8 and 5.3 magnitude, and to date, twenty-six earthquakes have occurred in 2022. Damaging earthquakes are surprisingly common in the Western Quebec Seismic Zone, which encloses the Ottawa Valley … Read more

Explosive New Tectonic Discovery May Help Explain Location of Silver and Gold Ore Deposits

Microscope photograph of a lower arc crustal rock used in the study showing minerals of garnet (red) and clinopyroxene (green). Credit: Courtesy of the researchers Magma Beneath Tectonic Collision Zones Is Wetter Than Previously Thought New research findings may help explain how Earth’s crust forms, the location of ore deposits, and why some volcanoes are … Read more

Meteorite Discovery Challenges Our Understanding of How Mars Formed

A small chunk of rock that once broke away from Mars and found its way to Earth may hold clues that reveal surprising details about the red planet’s formation. A new analysis of the Chassigny meteorite, which fell to Earth in 1815, suggests that the way Mars obtained its volatile gasses – such as carbon, … Read more