Scientific Discoveries

This Star Has Exploded Annually For Millions Of Years

Astronomers have discovered a star in the Andromeda galaxy that has been regularly erupting for the past million years, leaving behind one of the biggest shells of ejected material scientists have ever seen. The new research, which was published...
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Researchers Discover A Flipping Crab Feeding On Methane Seeps

Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia -- one of the first times a commercially harvested species has been seen using this energy source.

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Blackface Photo Discovered In Asu Yearbook Edited By Usa Today Editor

USA Today editor Nicole Carroll has revealed that she, too, has a blackface scandal in her past when she was a yearbook editor at Arizona State University. “It was recently brought to my attention that I was involved in publishing such a...
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Hubble Images Show A Neptune Moon That May Have Been Repeatedly Reborn

Enlarge / An artist's concept of the tiny moon Hippocamp. (credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Olmsted) As the Voyager probes moved through the outer Solar System, they compiled a massive record of discovery. Among the newly found objects and phenomena were...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Neptune, Moon, Space, NASA, European Space Agency

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Thermally-painted Metasurfaces Yield Perfect Light Absorbers For High-tech Applications

Researchers have discovered that the ancient technique of heating metal to create vibrant colors creates a nanostructured surface that acts as a perfect light absorber. Perfect light absorbers—materials that absorb more than 99% of a certain...

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The Holy Grail Of Nanowire Production

Researchers have found a way to control and standardize the production of nanowires on silicon surfaces. This discovery could make it possible to grow nanowires on electronic platforms, with potential applications including the integration of...

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This ‘virgin’ Stickleback Fish Mysteriously Fertilized Its Own Eggs

Scientists just discovered a “virgin” stickleback fish that produced offspring after mysteriously fertilizing her own eggs. The fish, which was called “Mary,” was collected by University of Nottingham scientists on an...

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Citizen Scientist Finds Ancient White Dwarf Star Encircled By Puzzling Rings

The oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died -- could be the first known white dwarf with multiple dust rings. The discovery forces researchers to reconsider models of planetary systems.
Related topics: Sun

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A Volcanic Binge And Its Frosty Hangover

A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history -- the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into a giant snowball approximately 580 million years ago. Researchers have discovered remnants of such...
Related topics: Volcanoes

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The Monkey Hunters: Humans Colonized South Asian Rainforest By Hunting Primates

A multidisciplinary study has found evidence for humans hunting small mammals in the forests of Sri Lanka at least 45,000 years ago. The researchers discovered the remains of small mammals, including primates, with evidence of cut marks and burning...

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Arapuca Device For International Neutrino Experiment Is Enhanced

A critical part of one of the largest recent particle physics experiments was developed in Brazil. The Arapuca is a light detector to be installed in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), a project seeking to discover new properties of...
Related topics: Neutrinos, Physics

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Newly-discovered Dead Star Challenges Concepts Of How Planetary Systems Evolve

A German citizen scientist has discovered a new space object via a project that encourages nonprofessional astronomers to join the search for a large planet on the outskirts of our solar system.
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Solar ‘tadpole-like’ Jets Seen With Nasa’s Iris Add New Clue To Age-old Mystery

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Unlike those living on Earth, these “tadpoles” — formally called pseudo-shocks...
Related topics: Sun, Space, NASA

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Northern Red Sea Coral Reefs May Survive A Hot, Grim Future

As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope: The corals of the northern Red Sea may survive, and even thrive, into the next century.
Related topics: Space

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Solar Tadpole-like Jets Seen With Nasa's Iris Add New Clue To Age-old Mystery

Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of our star) is so inexplicably hot.
Related topics: Sun, Space, NASA

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One Of Antarctica's Biggest Glaciers Has A Giant Hole Under It. What Would Happen If It...

Researchers discovered a giant cavity inside Thwaites Glacier, considered one of the most dangerous in the world. What happens if it collapses?        
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Can A Flowing Liquid-like Material Maintain Its Structural Order Like Crystals?

Scientists have discovered a chiral compound, which can spontaneously form a molecular assembly with an extremely large single domain structure beyond a size regime incapable of realizing with usual molecular self-assembly. The chiral compound, when...

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Marsupial Lived Among Arctic Dinosaurs

A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The thumb-sized animal, named Unnuakomys hutchisoni, lived...
Related topics: Arctic, Dinosaurs, Paleontology

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20-million-year-old Tusked Sea Cow Is Central America's Oldest Marine Mammal

Steven Manchester didn't set out to discover Central America's oldest known marine mammal. He was hoping to find fossil plants.
Related topics: Fossils, Paleontology

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Grand Canyon Employees Discovered 15 Gallons Of Radioactive Uranium By A Popular Museum Exhibit

Nothing makes you say awww, shucks quite like realizing you've misplaced 15 gallons of radioactive uranium ore right beside your popular taxidermy exhibit. Yet in 2018, the museum at Grand Canyon National Park reportedly discovered that for 18...
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