Becky Ferreira

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Scientists Think They’ve Found a New Type of Star-Destroying Black Hole

A new analysis of Hubble data has revealed the best candidate yet for a type of black hole that nobody has seen yet, and it gave itself away by tearing a star apart.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
tech-science

Antarctica Was a Lush Rainforest 90M Years Ago, Scientists Discover

An ancient sediment core revealed a shocking discovery: pollen and spores, indicating a long-lost rainforest that was shrouded in perpetual darkness for months at a time.
Becky Ferreira
5 days ago
tech-science

OK, WTF is NASA’s Humanity-Saving Ion Engine?

The NEXT-C thruster doesn’t use volatile fuel, looks like Iron Man’s repulsors, and is being tested to one day save humanity from an incoming asteroid.
Becky Ferreira
5 days ago
tech-science

Scientists See Trippy Quadrupled Black Hole While Peering Through a Galaxy

Using another galaxy as a telescope created a trippy quadrupling effect in a rare image of an exploding black hole from the early universe.
Becky Ferreira
3.31.20
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A Weird X-Ray Signal Is Coming From Nearby Galaxies and Nobody Knows Why

For years, scientists debated whether the glow was a telltale sign of dark matter. A new study refutes that theory, but that only deepens the mystery.
Becky Ferreira
3.26.20
tech-science

We Asked Scientists If Our Pets Love Us Being Home All the Time

If you're getting side-eye from the dog while in isolation, don't worry: scientists have answers for how pets handle pandemics.
Becky Ferreira
3.24.20
tech-science

Nearly All Animal Life Evolved From This Gross Worm Creature, Including Us

Some 555 million years ago, this worm-like animal with a mouth and butt tunneled through the seafloor, originating the body plan that gave rise to humans and most other animals.
Becky Ferreira
3.23.20
tech-science

Scientists Explain Why Coronavirus Isn't Good for the Climate

"Electricity has not gone away, the internet is still going strong, and power generation is a third of the carbon emissions.”
Becky Ferreira
3.19.20
tech-science

Archaeologists Uncovered a Mysterious Circle of Mammoth Bones

The ancient structure, a complete circle of bones from more than 60 mammoths, could have been used in rituals and for shelter.
Becky Ferreira
3.17.20
tech-science

NASA Is Grounding Climate Change Missions Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus has postponed airborne NASA missions to study sea level rise and extreme weather, delaying the delivery of data and models.
Becky Ferreira
3.16.20
tech-science

New Earth Surveillance Tech Is About to Change Everything, Including Us

New high-resolution satellites, AIs, and data tools are going to let us study Earth, and ourselves, in greater detail than ever before. That's going to come with "unthinkable" problems.
Becky Ferreira
3.16.20
tech-science

Scientists Found More Than 100 Tiny Worlds Hidden in the Solar System

A telescope looking for dark matter discovered 139 new minor planets lurking beyond Neptune's orbit, which could help scientists look for hidden planets in the outer solar system.
Becky Ferreira
3.13.20
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