Becky Ferreira

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The Sun Has Been Hibernating for Years. It Might Be Waking Up

Scientists have observed an M-class solar flare, the most powerful in three years. It could herald the beginning of the Sun's active, stormy phase.
Becky Ferreira
17 hours ago
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Scientists Found Weed at an Ancient Altar From Biblical Times

A sanctuary called the “Holy of Holies” offers “the earliest evidence for the use of cannabis in the Ancient Near East.” Who was the Kingdom of Judah’s pot dealer?
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
Tech

SpaceX's Historic Crewed ISS Launch Takes Flight

After a dramatic last-minute scuttle earlier this week, the era of private sector spaceflight finally took off on Saturday.
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
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Desperate Dinosaurs Turned to Cannibalism to Survive, Study Suggests

Paleontologists found the first clear evidence of cannibalism in Allosaurus, indicating that either dinosaurs as a whole were more into cannibalism than we thought, or these carnivores went through a dark and harsh period.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
Tech

SpaceX's Historic Crewed ISS Launch Postponed After Dramatic Day

The launch, which would have been the first from American soil since 2011 and heralded a new era of private sector space flight, was postponed after a tense day that included a tornado warning.
Becky Ferreira
Jordan Pearson
5.27.20
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Unexplained Phenomena Keep Suggesting the Universe Isn’t What We Thought

Two unrelated studies recently raised the same possibility: the laws of physics might not apply everywhere, which, if true, would upend an idea underpinning centuries of science.
Becky Ferreira
5.27.20
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A Mysterious Ancient Galaxy Just Rewrote the Universe's Timeline

A disk galaxy in the early universe, just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, somehow formed during a time of chaotic cosmic conditions.
Becky Ferreira
5.22.20
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Scientists Captured a Planet's Birth and It Is Terrifying and Beautiful

The new image could be the first direct evidence of the site of a planet's fiery birth in interstellar space.
Becky Ferreira
5.21.20
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Scientists Discover ‘Regular Patterns' in Group of Mysterious Pulsing Stars

For the first time, scientists have detected clear patterns in a group of humongous and noisy stars that could unlock secrets about how our galaxy formed.
Becky Ferreira
5.14.20
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The Moon Mysteriously Disappeared 900 Years Ago, and Scientists Think They Know Why

On the night of May 5, 1110, the Moon above Medieval England disappeared during a “very disastrous year” of famine and bad weather. A millennium later, scientists have come up with an unexpected possible answer: volcanoes.
Becky Ferreira
5.13.20
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Is There a Black Hole Hiding in Our Solar System? This Is How We'll Find Out

Edward Witten, an influential physicist who developed M-theory, recently started thinking about how to scan the solar system for a primordial black hole.
Becky Ferreira
5.8.20
tech-science

Scientists Have Discovered the Nearest Known Black Hole to Earth

The "dark" black hole is so close to Earth that you can see the system it's in with the naked eye, and hints that there may be many more hidden black holes in the universe.
Becky Ferreira
5.7.20
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