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Princeton Study Shows New Species Can Develop in as Little as 2 Generations

The arrival 36 years ago of a strange bird to a remote island in the Galapagos archipelago has provided direct genetic evidence of a novel…

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Researchers Unravel the Mystery of Gamma-Ray Emission Cascades Caused by Lightning Strikes

A storm system approaches: the sky darkens, and the low rumble of thunder echoes from the horizon. Then without warning… Flash! Crash! — lightning has…

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First Interstellar Asteroid is Like Nothing Seen Before

Astronomers reveal that asteroid ‘Oumuamua was traveling through interstellar space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. For the first…

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James Webb Space Telescope Completes Final Cryogenic Testing

The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of…

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Scientists Use Quantum Dots to Successfully Amplify Light

In a new study, Los Alamos researchers have shown that they can successfully amplify light using electrically excited films of the chemically synthesized semiconductor nanocrystals…

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Hubble Image of the Comic Snake

This Hubble image reveals the Cosmic Snake, a distant galaxy peppered with clumpy regions of intense star formation that appear warped by the effect of…

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MIT Study Sheds Light on How Cholesterol Helps Flu Virus

After a flu virus infects a host cell and hijacks its inner workings to create copies of itself, these copies gather into viral buds that…

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Proteome of the Human Heart Mapped for First Time

A healthy heart beats about two billion times during a lifetime – thanks to the interplay of more than 10,000 proteins. Researcher from the Max…

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Pulsars Shed Light on Origin of Antimatter

A mountaintop observatory about four hours east of Mexico City, built and operated by an international team of scientists, has captured the first wide-angle view…

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Study Shows Age and Gut Bacteria Contribute to MS Disease Progression

New research from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School suggests that gut bacteria at young age can contribute to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) disease onset and…

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NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Views Plasma Space Tornadoes

Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly whizz by. These can damage…

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Scientists Invent Technique to Map Energy and Momentum of Electrons

For the first time, physicists have developed a technique that can peer deep beneath the surface of a material to identify the energies and momenta…

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Color-Enhanced Image of a Massive Storm on Jupiter

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft captured this color-enhanced image of a massive, raging storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere during its ninth close flyby of the gas giant…

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SDO Detects Solar Flare Pulses at Sun and Earth

When our Sun erupts with giant explosions — such as bursts of radiation called solar flares — we know they can affect space throughout the…

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MIT Engineers Create a New Way to Store Thermal Energy

Researchers from MIT have created a material that provides optically-controlled long-term storage and release of thermal energy. In large parts of the developing world, people…

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Researchers Create a More Precise Technique to Edit Genomes of Living Organisms

In a newly published study, researchers from Yale University report they have created a more precise and efficient technology to edit the genomes of living…

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SDSS-V The Next Generation Astronomical Survey to Map the Entire Sky

The next generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V), directed by Juna Kollmeier of the Carnegie Institution for Science, will move forward with mapping…

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New Research Provides Cell-based Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have successfully reversed type 1 diabetes in a mouse model by infusing blood stem cells pre-treated to produce more of…

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Stem Cell Treatment Heals Paraplegic Rats

Engineered tissue containing human stem cells has allowed paraplegic rats to walk independently and regain sensory perception. The implanted rats also show some degree of…

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Gut Bacteria Robs Key Nutrient

A new study reveals that under certain conditions gut microbes can consume enough of a key nutrient to cause a deficiency in their hosts. For…

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Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Likely Has an Atmosphere

Spitzer reveals that super-Earth 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere whose ingredients could be similar to those of Earth’s atmosphere, but thicker. Twice as…

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Iron-Air Batteries

Iron-air batteries promise a considerably higher energy density than present-day lithium-ion batteries. In addition, their main constituent – iron – is an abundant and therefore…

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Study Shows Human Evolution Was Uneven and Punctuated

New research shows that Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia long after they had died out everywhere else….

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Climate Change Impacts Are Already Locked In

The HELIX project warns that some impacts of global warming (such as sea level rise and coastal flooding) are already locked in and unavoidable, but…

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Examining the Computational Power of the Universe

Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult even for a planet-sized computer to solve? In this video,The Computational…

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Orbital ATK's Cygnus Resupply Ship Approaches the International Space Station

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus resupply ship with its cymbal-ike UltraFlex solar arrays approaches the International Space Station’s robotic arm Canadarm2 as both spacecraft fly into an…

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