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Asteroid Bennu

Bennu asteroid is spewing bits and no one knows why

There are three possible explanations for the particles that asteroid Bennu is tossing into space, say scientists behind NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Shortly after OSIRIS-REx arrived at asteroid Bennu, an unexpected...
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Science is usually done quite differently than you imagine it to be

Here are five things you ought to understand about science, according to professor of genetic medicine Gregg Semenza. This week, Semenza—along with William Kaelin Jr. and Peter Ratcliffe—will accept the...
Parker solar probe

The closest-ever look inside the Sun’s corona has unveiled an unexpectedly chaotic world

The closest-ever look inside the sun’s corona has unveiled an unexpectedly chaotic world, according to researchers from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission. That world includes rogue plasma waves, flipping...
Laboratory

Microplastics are also poisoning coral reefs

Researchers have found that some corals are more likely to eat microplastics when they consume other food, but they don’t have a taste microplastics alone. Two coral species researchers tested...
Future solar system

Giant ice planet orbits hot star 1/4 its size

Researchers have found the first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star in the form of a disc of gas formed from its evaporating...
NASA Parker Probe

NASA’s Parker probe gets into the Sun’s scorching atmosphere

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After its launch a year ago, NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission begins sending the first data after flying closer to the Sun than any other mission in history. The...
Bright black hole

Why black holes and neutron stars can shine bright?

For decades, scientists have speculated about the origin of the electromagnetic radiation emitted from celestial regions that host black holes and neutron stars--the most mysterious objects in the universe. Astrophysicists...

Flu shot could be making all of us genetically resistant to the virus

New data on how cellular RNA levels change following infection or vaccination could help make future flu shots work better or even aid in the design of a universal...

Where did the ice from the lunar craters come from?

While a majority of the icy deposits on the moon are likely billions of years old, some may be much more recent, according to new research. The discovery of ice...
Blood donation

Japanese researchers create artificial blood that works for any blood group

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A group of Japanese scientists has developed an artificial blood that could work for any patient, regardless of their blood type, as explained in this study published last July...
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Metal factory

The benefits of working with a top precision metal supplier

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Sourcing the right precision metals can make all the difference to the profitability and success of your project. You want to know you’re buying...
Cherries

Is tart cherry juice concentrate the best recovery drink right now?

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Montmorency tart cherry juice has gained a reputation as a recovery drink among elite and recreational exercisers, with research suggesting...
Seismometer

On average, there is about one ‘marsquake’ on Mars per day

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On November 26 2018, the NASA InSight lander successfully set down on Mars in the Elysium Planitia region. Seventy Martian days later, the mission’s...
Wuhan coronavirus

Coronavirus is not a pandemic … yet: 77,362 cases and more than 2,600 deaths

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“Does this virus have pandemic potential? Absolutely, it has. Are we there yet? From our assessment, not yet,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told...
Electric bass

Guitar tuners II

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Pedal Tuners This format is the king of live performance for several reasons: first one is that it can be integrated into our pedalboard, another...
Fat around arteries

Maybe we need fat around arteries after all

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New evidence suggests that the fat around our arteries may play an important role in keeping those blood vessels healthy. The finding could affect how...

Mindfulness has been shown to have benefits in treating conditions such as anxiety and...

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Merely a brief introduction to mindfulness helps people deal with physical pain and negative emotions, a new study by researchers at Yale, Columbia, and...

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