New detailed observations reveal a young exoplanet, orbiting a young star in the Hyades cluster, that is unusually dense for its size and age. Weighing in at 25 Earth-masses, and slightly smaller than Neptune, this exoplanet’s existence is at odds with the predictions of leading planet formation theories.
The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) has taken the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets. Images of systems with multiple exoplanets are extremely rare, and — until now — astronomers had never directly observed more than one planet orbiting a star similar to the Sun. The observations can help astronomers understand how planets formed and evolved around our own Sun.
The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives.
With most people staying home during the coronavirus outbreak, Los Angeles now has some of the cleanest air of any major city.
Behringer issued a half-hearted apology after attacking a critic with a bizarre video that many saw as anti-semitic.
Last year, we activated the first useful seismograph on Mars.
Astronomers have captured a truly incredible image of two stars locked in a fight to the death, producing a stunning, if violent, cosmic masterpiece in the process.
Algorithm enables one audio signal to glide into another, recreating the ‘portamento’ effect of some musical instruments.
How people interpret musical notes depends on the types of music they have listened to.
New study of an ape-like pelvis suggests human ancestors might not have been built like modern African apes.
João Gilberto, one of the primary creators of bossa nova, the intimate Brazilian music that became a major cultural export, has died. He was 88.
The recent crackdown on journalists in Nepal is bad enough, but now the authorities have gone one step further and jailed a comedian for posting a satirical critical review of a film on YouTube.
New research suggests how to get large numbers of people engaged in participating during a live performance like a concert — or a lecture — and channel that energy for a sustained time period.
Robot Trump includes audio function which makes fart sounds and says ‘no collusion’, ‘you are fake news’ and ‘witch-hunt’.
Thousands of elated demonstrators outside Parliament cheered and rejoiced as Taiwan became the first country in Asia to fully legalize same-sex marriage May 17.