The asteroid impact that killed most of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago also created conditions for ocean microbes to flourish, according to a new study.
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New research from scientists with the Flatiron Institute and Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem demonstrates that a one-dimensional chain of hydrogen atoms displays a wide variety of many-body effects. These findings suggest that the chain can be a useful model system for condensed-matter physics.
The detection of a gas in the planet’s atmosphere could turn scientists’ gaze to a planet long overlooked in the search for extraterrestrial life.
A group of mathematicians just made a fundamental discovery about the 12-sided dodecahedron, opening up new avenues for research millenia after Plato first described the shape.