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Scientists Are 99% Sure They Just Detected a Black Hole Eating a Neutron Star

“If it turns out to be right, then we’ve confirmed a new type of star system. It’s that fundamental.”
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
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Scientists Found a Hidden 'Jurassic World' Buried Underneath Australia

The subterranean remains of 100 volcanoes formed some 180 million years ago were detected under a major petroleum hotspot.
Becky Ferreira
8.15.19
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Scientists Just Discovered 39 'Invisible' Galaxies

These ancient galaxies, known as H-dropouts, defy our current understanding of the early universe.
Becky Ferreira
8.8.19
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The Smallest Fossilized Monkey Ever Is the Size of a Hamster

Parvimico materdei lived about 18 million years ago in what is now the Peruvian Amazon.
Becky Ferreira
7.30.19
tech-science

Scientists Just Uncovered Wild Details About How Our Modern Galaxy Formed

The European Gaia spacecraft unveils new details about a cataclysmic collision in our galaxy’s distant past.
Becky Ferreira
7.23.19
tech-science

Watch China's Space Station Fall to Earth

The 34-foot long spacecraft was mostly destroyed during reentry on Friday, though some debris fell into the South Pacific sea.
Becky Ferreira
7.22.19
tech-science

Scientists Reveal Hidden Genetic Processes that Cause Sex Changes in Fish

The bluehead wrasse uses a "best of both worlds" mating strategy that involves morphing from female to male.
Becky Ferreira
7.11.19
tech-science

How Humans Will Bring the Internet to Space

In the future, orbiters, rovers, deep space probes, and even human space habitats will be nodes on the internet of things.
Becky Ferreira
7.3.19
tech-science

Centuries-Old Sea Captain Diaries Are Confirming Modern Climate Science

Whalers voyaged to locations far beyond established sea lanes, which means their logbooks are filled with rare and valuable weather observations.
Becky Ferreira
7.1.19
tech-science

NASA Will Fly a Copter on Saturn's Moon Titan

“Dragonfly will visit a world filled with a wide variety of organic compounds, which are the building blocks of life and could teach us about the origin of life itself.”
Becky Ferreira
6.28.19
tech-science

Crocodiles Evolved to Be Vegetarian 'At Least Three Times' in the Past

Fossilized teeth indicate that crocodilians had much more varied diets during the age of dinosaurs.
Becky Ferreira
6.27.19
tech-science

Astronomers Finally Tracked the Source of a Mysterious Radio Burst From Space

“This is the big breakthrough that the field has been waiting for since astronomers discovered fast radio bursts in 2007.”
Becky Ferreira
6.27.19
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