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Mix of X-ray methods offers improved structure analysis

Sometimes scientists have to accept that a method they have used for years fails under certain conditions. Such a failure calls for a careful analysis of the shortcomings and their subsequent elimination. An international team from the University of Regensburg, the University

A new ring system discovered in our solar system

Scientists have discovered a new ring system around a dwarf planet on the edge of the solar system. The ring system orbits much further out than is typical for other ring systems, calling into question current theories of how ring systems are formed.

What Lights the Universe’s Standard Candles?

Type Ia supernovas are astronomers’ best tools for measuring cosmic distances. In a first, researchers have managed to re-create one on a supercomputer, giving a boost to a leading hypothesis for how they form. The post What Lights the Universe’s Standard Candles? first

New evolutionary insights from stepping outside the lab

Most of his career, Justin Crocker, EMBL Heidelberg Group Leader, has been working at the interface of development and evolution. In two new studies led by Crocker, scientists have shown how using non-standard laboratory conditions and synthetic biology approaches can help us