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What happens if the liquid deuterium is compressed at pressures of up to five...

Researchers have discovered a way to turn a liquid metal into a plasma and observe the temperature when a liquid under high-density conditions crosses over to a plasma state. Most...

NASA records Mars earthquake for the first time

The seismometer installed on Mars has detected the first seismic tremor on the red planet. It was last April 6 and a soft but distinctive seismic signal was detected, similar...

What’s the brightest star in the night sky?

At night you can't miss the spectacle of looking for and seeing Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. Is it the brightest star? Yes and no. For...

Israel sends a probe to the Moon but crashes into the satellite

The 'Beresheet' probe, Israel's first privately financed probe in the world destined for the lunar surface, crashed into the satellite on Thursday after presenting a series of technical faults...

A name is sought for a new planet in our Solar System

Planet 2007 OR10 was discovered on July 17, 2007, during a search for distant bodies in a region of space known as the Kuiper Belt. Now, the three astronomers...

Would you like to know what the ancient Greeks thought about robots and artificial...

Thousands of years before machine learning and self-driving cars became reality, the tales of giant bronze robot Talos, artificial woman Pandora, and their creator, the god Hephaestus, filled the...

Climate change even affects the Earth’s gravity

On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. After all, the mission...

Which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular?

Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which characteristics of...

More bidders, lower bids

Economists from the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have co-authored a new study that challenges conventional thinking about auctions and is applicable to real-life...

Can not the humankind actually prevent asteroid collisions?

Incoming asteroids may be harder to break than scientists previously thought, according to a study that used a new understanding of rock fracture and a new computer modeling method...
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Sea urchins aren’t just ‘bad guys’

Sea urchins play a more complex role in their ecosystems than previously believed, report researchers. Urchins have gotten a bad rap on the Pacific coast....

Why planting a flag on the moon was so hard

When Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the United States flag on the moon 50 years ago on July 20, 1969,...

Quantum control with light paves way for ultra-fast computers

Terahertz light can control some of the essential quantum properties of superconducting states, report researchers. Jigang Wang patiently explains his latest discovery in quantum control...

Joshua trees facing extinction

They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won't survive much past this...

The impact of insurance fraud in the US

Lauded by some as a ‘victimless crime’, the impact of insurance fraud in the US tells us that, in reality, it is far from...

How a private investigator can help your divorce case

Going through a divorce is a tough experience for any couple, and difficulties are compounded when children or other dependent relatives are involved. Regardless...

How much water do snowpacks hold?

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource...

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