Astronomy Feb 27
Astronomy
Evidence of planetary debris surrounding a double sun, ‘Tatooine-like' system has been found for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers. Published today in Nature Astronomy and funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the European Research Council, the study reports on the remains of shattered asteroids orbiting a double sun consisting of a white dwarf and a brown dwarf roughly 1000 light-years away in a system called SDSS 1557.
Earth Sciences Feb 27

Our findings make alternative theories for the origin of the atmosphere and oceans equally plausible, such as icy comets or meteorites bringing water to the Earth.

Physics Feb 27
Physics

A Heidelberg physics project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) will focus on a new type of dating method for use in the earth and environmental sciences.

Life Sciences Feb 27
Life Sciences

The iron-containing molecule heme is necessary for life. Cells require heme to perform the chemical reactions that produce energy, among other critical tasks.