Cosmic paradigm shift: New research doubles age of universes to 26.7 billion years

Vast universe concept art

A new study suggests that the universe may be 26.7 billion years old, nearly double the widely accepted age of 13.7 billion years. The new model, which incorporates Zwicky’s tired light theory and Dirac’s evolving coupling constants, could explain the existence of small mature galaxies that formed just 300 million years after the Big Bang … Read more

Reinventing cosmology: uOttawa research puts the age of the universe at 26.7 not 13.7 billion years

Reinventing cosmology: uOttawa research puts the age of the universe at 26.7 not 13.7 billion years

image: Our newly developed model lengthens the galaxy formation time by several billion years, making the universe 26.7 billion years old and not 13.7 as previously estimated. Rajendra Gupta Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Science visualization Moreover Credit: University of Ottawa Our universe could be twice as large as … Read more

China is on track to meet its wind and solar energy target five years ahead of schedule

A coal-fired power plant in Shanghai

According to a report, China is strengthening its position as a world leader in renewable energy and potentially exceeding its own ambitious energy targets. China is expected to double its capacity and produce 1,200 gigawatts of energy through wind and solar power by 2025, meeting its 2030 goal five years early, according to the report … Read more

Data suggests that Britain’s best years for recycling electronics are already behind us

E-waste is a big problem. We’re sitting on piles of old electronics, PC parts, and peripherals, and I admit I’m extremely guilty of keeping these things around when I shouldn’t. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to recycle your tech, for free, that we probably should be using more than we do today. In the … Read more

Sun’s activity could peak 2 years early, frying satellites and causing radio blackouts by end of this year, experts say

An image of the sun shows a square protrusion jutting out from the sun like a waterfall

A “waterfall” of solar plasma has recently been spotted on the sun. Stranger solar phenomena have been observed recently as the sun approaches peak activity.Eduardo Schaberger Poupeau The sun is becoming more active and may peak activity sooner than expected. Solar maximum was predicted for 2025, but sunspot activity changed that. An unusual sunspot outburst … Read more

Neanderthals created Europe’s oldest ‘intentional’ carvings up to 75,000 years ago, study suggests

Study researchers Trine Freiesleben and Jean-Claude Marquet discuss fingerprints and where to take samples of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) so they can date the artwork. (Image credit: Credit: Kristina Thomsen; (CC-BY 4.0)) The oldest known carvings in Europe, discovered in a French cave sealed for tens of thousands of years, were likely not made by … Read more

Newborn screening is the most important factor in the survival of the blister child over the past 40 years

Mort Cowan and Jennifer Puck visit an Artemis-SCID patient in the hospital who is being treated with his own genetically corrected stem cells

UCSF pediatrics professor Jennifer Puck, MD, has spent decades pushing for universal newborn screening to detect severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare but deadly genetic disorder. Today, her grit has been affirmed by a Hand study directly showing that, by enabling early treatment, newborn screening has been the most significant factor in improving survival outcomes … Read more