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Like a massive, dormant volcano, the Milky Way's central black hole appears to be a sleeping monster. Black holes are regions of spacetime where gravity is so strong that “what goes into them does not come out,” says Avery Broderick,... Continue reading
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NASA's Hubble researchers say that future Earths are more likely to appear inside giant galaxy clusters (such as the massive cluster galaxy-cluster-macs-j0717 above) and also in dwarf galaxies, which have yet to use up all their gas for building stars... Continue reading
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Researchers at Bar Ilan University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, both in Israel, have developed new technology that allows tiny bots to release drugs into the body controlled by human thought alone. The test involved a man using his... Continue reading
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Sir Roger Penrose, a mathematical physicist at Oxford University, has asked "what right do we have to claim, as some might, that human beings are the only inhabitants of our planet blessed with an actual ability to be "aware"? It... Continue reading
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“Very soon after its discovery, we realized this galaxy had to be more than meets the eye. It has so few stars that it would quickly be ripped apart unless something was holding it together,” said Yale University astronomer Pieter... Continue reading
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“Red dwarfs – the dim bulbs of the cosmos – have received scant attention by SETI scientists in the past,” said Jon Richard, of SETI, a private, non-profit organization which stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. “That’s because researchers made... Continue reading
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"The echoing of FRBs is a very direct probe of dark matter," Munoz said. "While gravitational waves might 'indicate' that dark matter is made of black holes, there are other ways to produce very-massive black holes with regular astrophysics, so... Continue reading
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Astronomers using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days... Continue reading
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The Chinese government has unveiled plans to build a permanently manned radar station on the moon to monitor Earth. The project was launched earlier this year and received funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The proposed facility,... Continue reading
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Find out just how abundant water is in the Cosmos, when cosmochemist Natalie Starkey hosts StarTalk All-Stars for the first time. She’s joined by co-host Chuck Nice and planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton. Get the scoop on new evidence that suggests... Continue reading
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Neurons that fire together wire together, say scientists at Columbia University, suggesting that the three-pound computer in our heads may be more malleable than we think. Their findings suggest that groups of activated neurons may form the basic building blocks... Continue reading
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Extensive systems of fossilized riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about 4 billion years ago. The University... Continue reading
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Our solar system is in a unique area of the universe that's conducive to life, says John Webb and his colleagues at the University of New South Wales, who have carried out intensive study that threatens to turn the world... Continue reading
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On February 11, 2016 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory reported that it had discovered gravitational waves, heralding a new field of scientific study. Just a few months later, host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman took to the stage... Continue reading
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"We really are opening up a whole new way of observing the universe, a way that is going to be central to the human race's exploration of the universe around us, not just for years or decades, but for centuries... Continue reading
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Astronomers have identified a young star, located almost 11,000 light years away, which could help us understand how the most massive stars in the Universe are formed. This young star, already more than 30 times the mass of our Sun,... Continue reading
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Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and theoretical physicist and cosmologist Paul Steinhardt as they explore concepts like cosmic inflation, quantum tunneling, and whether gravity is extra-dimensional. Neil and Paul discuss whether the perception of time would be consistent across the multiverse,... Continue reading
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“The loss of these magnificent animals would be a tremendous tragedy,” said Blaire Van Valkenburgh, a UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and article co-author. “They are all that is left of a once much more diverse megafauna that... Continue reading
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Chris McKay, an astrobiologist with NASA says: "I've been interested in the search for life in the Solar System for decades and I'm still flabbergasted by what we're seeing on Enceladus. It's such a small world so far from Earth,... Continue reading
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Some of the world's leading astronomers -- including Great Britain's former astronomer royal, the Cambridge physicist Lord Martin Rees -- believe aliens, rather than using different radio waves or visible light to signal, may be using an entirely different communication... Continue reading
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ALMA Sounds is a meeting point between radioastronomy captured by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and musical creations made from observations taken from the most important radiotelescope in the world. It arose from the recurring curiosity of artists and... Continue reading
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The outer edges of the Milky Way's appear to be orbited by innumerable invisible galaxies. Three bright pulsating stars on the outskirts of the Milky Way galaxy could be beacons from an invisible dwarf galaxy that astronomers predicted was there... Continue reading
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"Aside from the shapes of the continents, geologists had paleontological evidence that fossil plants and animals in Africa and South America were closely related, as well as unique volcanic rocks suggestive of a common spatial origin. The problem was that... Continue reading
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The distant planet GJ 1132b intrigued astronomers when it was discovered last year. Located just 39 light-years from Earth, it might have an atmosphere despite being baked to a temperature of around 450 degrees Fahrenheit. But would that atmosphere be... Continue reading
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Chinese scientists have proposed a new theory that explains why humans are so much more intelligent than animals even though our brains are often much smaller than those of other species. Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Neuroscience and Neuro-engineering... Continue reading