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How pulsars attain their speed jumps

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:31

A team of astronomers from the University of Amsterdam has discovered that sudden speed jumps in the rotational velocity of pulsars have a minimum size, and that they are caused not by the unpinning and displacement of just one sub-surface superfluid vortex, but by billions.

Astronomers discover first noble gas molecules in space

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 18:08

Astronomers have detected the first noble gas molecules in space in the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant.

Ex missile-tracking telescope reveals baby pulsar`s fate

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 11:37

A radio telescope that was once used to keep track of ballistic missiles has helped astronomers to find how the magnetic field structure and rotation of the young and rapidly rotating Crab pulsar evolves with time.

300 mn-yr-old crab footprints found

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 15:51

A 10-year-old Oxford schoolboy has discovered an extremely rare fossil of footprints of a pair of mating horseshoe crabs, dating back to more than 300 million years.

Crabs help Great Barrier Reef coral fight disease

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 14:32

A particular crab species has been helping Great Barrier Reef coral combat white syndrome that causes disintegration of coral tissue, says a study.

How to determine the age of a lobster figured out

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 21:24

Scientists have finally figured out how to determine the age of a lobster.

Newly discovered crab species named Areopaguristes tudgei

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 11:09

A new species of hermit crab recently discovered on the barrier reef off the coast of Belize has been named Areopaguristes tudgei - after the American University biologist who first found it.

US family finds crab with Osama`s face

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 17:36

An American family claims to have found a crab whose belly has a striking resemblance to Jesus Christ as well as slain Osama bin Laden.

Crabs `fake it to avoid fights`

Last Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:51

Apparently crabs also deceive. In fact, they fake their strength to avoid a fight, a study has revealed.

Now, a computer that can develop hypotheses

Last Updated: Sunday, November 20, 2011, 12:55

Scientists claim to be developing a computer which can read vast amounts of scientific literature, make connections between facts and develop hypotheses, almost in a similar way to humans.

Computer 'that can read scientific literature like humans'

Last Updated: Sunday, November 20, 2011, 12:54

A team at Cambridge University says that the computer system, called CRAB, is able to trawl through millions of peer-reviewed articles for clues to the causes of tumours, and thus it promises breakthroughs in cancer research.

Crab Pulsar energy emissions higher than expected

Last Updated: Friday, October 07, 2011, 16:34

An international team of astrophysicists has spotted pulsed gamma ray emissions coming from the Crab Pulsar with energies far higher than expected.