Becky Ferreira

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Mysterious Clouds on Mars Formed by ‘Meteoric Smoke,’ Study Says

Scientists have identified a kind of cloud on Mars that has been neglected in past climate models.
Becky Ferreira
21 hours ago
tech-science

NASA Spots a Martian Feature That Resembles the 'Star Trek' Logo

The 'ghost dune' was created by a volcanic eruption on Mars.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
tech-science

This 40,000-Year-Old Wolf Head Was Found in Siberian Permafrost

Permafrost thaw is causing a surge of incredible paleontological discoveries. It’s also one of the most dangerous byproducts of the climate crisis.
Becky Ferreira
6.14.19
tech-science

A Newly Discovered Type of Galaxy Keeps Producing Stars as It Dies

'Cold quasars' offer an unprecedented look at the transition between active star-forming galaxies and dead galactic bodies.
Becky Ferreira
6.13.19
tech-science

Scientists Find Evidence of Dank Weed at 2,500-Year-Old Funeral Site

Cannabis residue was found in braziers at an ancient high-altitude cemetery.
Becky Ferreira
6.13.19
tech-science

Scientists Have Detected a Huge Anomaly Under the Moon’s Largest Crater

An object five times larger than Hawaii’s Big Island is embedded miles under an impact crater on the far side of the Moon.
Becky Ferreira
6.12.19
tech-science

Mysterious Hole in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Robots and Seals

Seals with antennas on their heads helped shed light on the formation of a sea ice hole the size of South Carolina.
Becky Ferreira
6.11.19
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Why Hundreds of Thousands of Women Ended Their Pregnancies After Chernobyl

Misinformation, "radiophobia," and fear of birth defects led to hundreds of thousands of abortions after the nuclear disaster.
Becky Ferreira
6.4.19
tech-science

Scientists Find Evidence of an Ocean Deep Inside Pluto

Reddish deposits of ammonia on Pluto suggest that liquid water, the key to life as we know it, exists below its surface.
Becky Ferreira
5.30.19
tech-science

The Climate Crisis Likely Caused Mass Die-Off of Puffins

As many as 8,800 birds died over the course of a few months in 2016 due to a severe food shortage.
Becky Ferreira
5.30.19
tech-science

Scientists Map the Geometry of a Single Electron for the First Time

The new research could be useful for the development of spin-based quantum computers.
Becky Ferreira
5.28.19
tech-science

Here’s How Scientists Plan to Watch Supermassive Black Hole Collisions

“When these objects merge, there is more energy produced than the rest of the universe put together.”
Becky Ferreira
5.27.19
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