Unveiling the invisible: A breakthrough in spectroscopy to enable breakthroughs in materials physics

This article was reviewed based on Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes ensuring the credibility of the content: verified peer-reviewed publication trusted source correct OK! Single-pulse THz sensing pattern. Credit: Nature communications (2023). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-38354-3 Scientists from the University of Ottawa and the Max Planck Institute for the… Read More »

Exotic matter discovered: physicists stumble upon a material composed of bosons

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter, called a bosonic correlated insulator, through the interaction of bosonic particles called excitons. This research could pave the way for new insights into condensed matter physics and the creation of new bosonic materials. Take a lattice a flat section of a grid of uniform cells, such as… Read More »

5.8 trillion degrees: getting to the bottom of when the smallest meson melts

From United States Department of Energy June 11, 2023 A heavy bottom quark (b) and an anti-bottom quark bonded together form a low-temperature meson called bottomonium. Bottomoniums can melt at higher temperatures. Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory Scientists’ calculations indicate that bottomonium mesons, made up of a bottom quark and its antimatter counterpart, require temperatures above… Read More »

Why are doctors abandoning opioids and what are they prescribing instead?

A representative image of medications. Unsplash/File More and more doctors in the United States are avoiding prescribing opioids to their patients for pain relief, citing the addiction crisis and resulting overdose deaths. The trend has been received well by their peers, but patients, always seeking opioid-like euphoric relief, may not be happy with the switch.… Read More »

White dwarf star enters its era of crystallization, turning into a ‘cosmic diamond’

To us, stars can look like carved jewels, shimmering cool against the velvety darkness of the night sky. And for some of them, that might actually be true. As a certain type of dead star cools, it gradually hardens and crystallizes. Astronomers have found one that does just that in our cosmic backyard, a white… Read More »

Science Made Simple: What are Neutrons?

From United States Department of Energy June 10, 2023 Neutrons, subatomic particles found in every atom except hydrogen, are used in scientific research for the non-destructive analysis of materials through a method called neutron scattering. Discovered in 1932 and naturally occurring due to cosmic rays and terrestrial radioactivity, neutron contributions have extended to several fields,… Read More »

Pharmacists seek drugivermectin approval for horse deworming in war on resurgent scabies

Pharmacists urgently ask the government to approve the controversial ‘wormer’ drug ivermectin to treat a skin mite infection amid rising case reports and widespread treatment shortages. The highly contagious condition, scabies, causes intense itching, a raised rash, and is easily spread in close contact with others. There has been a spike in outbreaks over the… Read More »

Does Medicare Cover Ozempic?

Ozempic, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, has gone viral as a weight-loss drug. The hashtag #ozempic has over a billion views on TikTok, and more people search the web for Ozempic than insulin, Viagra or Tylenol, according to Google Trends data for May 2023. Medicare beneficiaries interested in the drug may be… Read More »

Captagon Pill Crisis: What are amphetamine-based drugs and why have they been used by militaries around the world?

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s global isolation comes to an end with the Arab League reinstating Syria as a member, discussions over the trade in the Captagon pills have once again taken center stage. Captagon is an addictive amphetamine-type drug primarily manufactured in Syria and widely smuggled throughout Western Asia. Several reports over the years… Read More »