Scientific Discoveries

It’s A Dog-eat-dog Universe: Scientists Have Spotted A Vampire Star Feeding Off Another

Ryan Ridden-Harper, a postdoctoral fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Australia, who led the research, said the discovery was completely unexpected as it was not what researchers were looking for.
Related topics: Space, Telescopes

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A 32-foot Asteroid Just Skimmed Earth From Very Close By Shortly After It Was Discovered

A tiny space rock has just scraped past Earth in what was the closest asteroid encounter not only of 2020 so far, but also in quite a long time. The teeny rock was one of the smallest to traipse through our cosmic neighborhood in recent months...
Related topics: Asteroids

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Get Out, Do Science, Make A Difference: The Field Guide To Citizen Science

Coming this February, the Field Guide to Citizen Science appeared on a Discover Magazine "reading list for a greater appreciation of the universe in 2020." Now you get a first look at the book's introduction!

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15,000-year-old Viruses Found In Tibetan Glacier

A team of researchers from The Ohio State University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found a host of ancient virus groups in ice cores taken from a Tibetan glacier. They have written a paper about their discovery and uploaded it to the...

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Researchers Discover Remains Of Ancient ‘ghost’ Population Of Humans In Central Africa

The new study has analysed the DNA from the burials of four children, who lived as the Stone Age transitioned into the Metal Age, to reveal the previously unknown "ghost" population that contributed genetically to the people who live in Africa today.
Related topics: DNA, Genetics

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Scientists Say Saturn’s Moon Enceladus May Contain Energy Sources To Support Life

Scientists long have assumed that Enceladus together with Jupiter’s moon Europa are the best places to look for life as the two celestial objects have vast amounts of water hidden under a thick crust of ice. Now researchers have discovered another...
Related topics: Saturn, Moon, Space, Jupiter

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New Species Of Allosaurus Discovered In Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur, Allosaurus jimmadseni, was unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 157-152...
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Museum

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New Species Of Allosaurus Discovered In Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur, Allosaurus jimmadseni, was unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 157-152...
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Museum

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Astronauts Discover How To Bake The Perfect Cookie In Space

Future astronauts heading to Mars and beyond will likely be baking chocolate chip cookies during the trip.
Related topics: Astronaut, Space, Mars

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China Just Released The Most Stunning Images From The Far Side Of The Moon

China started off 2019 by completing the first soft landing on the far side Earth's moon. It was a monumental achievement, and the months since the mission arrived at the Moon have been filled with interesting discoveries, including the discovery of...
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Making 'lemonade': Chance Observation Leads To Study Of Microbial Bloom Formation

A scientific discovery often starts with a chance observation made by open minds who realize its potential. This happens over and over again in the MBL's Advanced Research Training courses. A fresh insight leads to a course research project that,...

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Researchers Discover Remains Of Ancient ‘ghost’ Population Of Humans In Central Africa

The new study has analysed the DNA from the burials of four children, who lived as the Stone Age transitioned into the Metal Age, to reveal the previously unknown "ghost" population that contributed genetically to the people who live in Africa today.
Related topics: DNA, Genetics

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Researchers Discover 15 New Parasitic Wasps That Mind Control Spiders

Before being eaten by the wasp larvae, the spiders build them a cocoon for their metamorphosis.

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‘star Wars’ Actors Discover What It Takes To Be Nasa Astronauts

NASA astronauts Jessica Watkins (left) and Meghan McArthur (right) were on hand to help Kelly Marie Tran (center left) and Naomi Ackie (center right) with their astronaut training. (Photo Credit: Norah Moran / NASA) As the world...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Astronaut, Science Photos

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3,000-year-old Teeth Solve Pacific Banana Mystery

Humans began transporting and growing banana in Vanuatu 3000 years ago, a University of Otago scientist has discovered.

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The Secret Of Strong Underwater Mussel Adhesion Revealed

Scientists have identified a mechanism of adhesive proteins in a mussel that controls the surface adhesion and cohesion. They substantiated the synergy of molecules in adhesive proteins. Their new discovery is expected to be applied in making...
Related topics: Proteins

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Ghostly Particles Detected In Condensates Of Light And Matter

Discover 'ghostly' particles and quantum depletion. A new study makes the first observation of 'ghost particles' from Bose-Einstein condensates via 'quantum depletion': particles expelled by interaction-induced quantum fluctuations.
Related topics: Quantum, Physics, Albert Einstein

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Basic Astrophysics: Even Planets Have Size Limits

Natalie Hinkel History, Americas All planets fall into these two categories. Scientists have discovered over 4,000 exoplanets outside of our Solar System, according to NASA’s Exoplanet Archive. Some of these planets orbit multiple stars at the...
Related topics: Astrophysics, Space, Exoplanets, NASA

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Google Finds Security Vulnerability In Apple’s Highly-praised Privacy Technology

Google discovered, reported, and helped Apple fix a critical security vulnerability in the company’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) privacy tool. Apple launched ITP back in 2017 as the most advanced anti-tracking system, as it adds a new...
Related topics: Google

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Deep Diving Scientists Discover Bubbling Co2 Hotspot

Hydrologists diving off the coast of the Philippines have discovered volcanic seeps with some of the highest natural levels of C02 ever recorded. The scientists were working in Verde Island Passage, one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the...
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide, Volcanoes

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