Becky Ferreira

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Astronomers Find More ‘Unusual Objects’ Next to Milky Way’s Black Hole

The odd, dusty objects at the center of our galaxy could be stars that have been unified by intense tidal forces.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
tech-science

Even Famously Tough Tardigrades May Struggle to Adapt to Climate Change

High temperatures "seem to be an Achilles heel" for otherwise resilient water bears, a study found.
Becky Ferreira
1.14.20
tech-science

The Oldest Material Discovered on Earth Is 7-Billion-Year-Old Literal Stardust

The Murchison meteorite, which impacted Australia decades ago, contains astral dust that predates the birth of the Sun.
Becky Ferreira
1.13.20
tech-science

These Dark Matter 'Clumps' Help Explain the Material That Makes Up Most of the Universe

The shadowy entities are about 10,000 to 100,000 times smaller than the dark matter halo of the Milky Way.
Becky Ferreira
1.10.20
tech-science

1,200-Year-Old Viking Runestone May Warn of Climate Change, Study Says

Researchers said that the ancient inscription may be “connected to a memory of climate crisis and probably to the anxiety about a similar one occurring.”
Becky Ferreira
1.9.20
tech-science

Scientists Probe the Mysteries of a Well-Preserved 2,500-Year-Old Human Brain

A team examined tissues from the unusually intact Heslington Brain, which belonged to a man who was killed in Iron Age England.
Becky Ferreira
1.8.20
tech-science

NASA’s New Exoplanet Hunter Discovers Its First Planet Orbiting Two Stars

The TESS spacecraft spotted its first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a star, as well as its first circumbinary planet detection.
Becky Ferreira
1.8.20
tech-science

Scientists Detect Waves in Spacetime From Biggest Known Neutron Star Collision

“Neutron star binaries this massive may not be detectable by current telescope surveys.”
Becky Ferreira
1.8.20
tech-science

Animals Thrive in Areas Evacuated by Humans After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

“Our results represent the first evidence that numerous species of wildlife are now abundant throughout the Fukushima Evacuation Zone.”
Becky Ferreira
1.7.20
tech-science

New Oxygen-Hunting Technique Could Tell If Distant Planets Are ‘Alive or Not’

"Oxygen is one of the most exciting molecules to detect because of its link with life, but we don't know if life is the only cause of oxygen in an atmosphere.”
Becky Ferreira
1.6.20
tech-science

Physicist Proposes Turning the Sun Into a Gigantic Engine

“That’s the new result of the paper: What exactly is possible if you have a Dyson sphere and you want to use it to drive a jet to push a star around?”
Becky Ferreira
1.3.20
tech-science

Stunning New Image Reveals Gigantic 'Ropes' Surrounding a Distant Galaxy

The huge magnetic filaments were clearly detected in the halo of the Whale Galaxy, marking a first for astronomers.
Becky Ferreira
1.3.20
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