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Scientists just proved that life on Earth stretches back at least 3.5 billion years - BGR
Determining how far back in Earth’s history life took root has been an immense challenge for scientists over the years. Finding fossils dating back tens of millions of years can be difficult,…

3D knots appear in liquid crystals -
Researchers have succeeded in creating the first analogues of Kelvin’s “vortex atoms” in chiral materials

Giant planet found circling tiny red dwarf star - Fox News
A giant, Jupiter-like planet has been discovered by astronomers in a unique place, orbiting a small red dwarf star.

Moon may act as 'fishing net' for extraterrestrial life says Harvard scientist - Daily Mail
Objects collected by the moon's surface may extend back billions of years making the moon a kind of 'mailbox' for objects flying around our solar system says Harvard professor Andrew Loeb.

Scientists finally find superconductivity in place they have been looking for decades -
Researchers at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory say they have found the first, long-sought proof that a decades-old scientific model of material behavior can be used to simulate and understand high-temper…

Caught in the act: a black hole rips apart an unfortunate star - Yahoo News
Scientists have captured a view of a colossal black hole violently ripping apart a doomed star, illustrating a extraordinary and chaotic cosmic event from be...

Plans to land first Europeans on the Moon could be finalised by Christmas - The Telegraph
Plans to land the first Europeans on the Moon could be in place by Christmas, the Director of Human and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed.

These Three Supermassive Black Holes Could One Day Join Forces - Gizmodo
Scientists have spotted the best evidence yet of a trio of supermassive black holes in apparently merging galaxies, a new paper reports.

See what a black hole looks like up close in NASA’s incredible new visualization - Digital Trends
NASA released a visualization of what a warped black hole might look like, and it’s mesmerizing to see. The video simulates how a black hole’s dense gravity would distort our view, resulting in a warped image that resembles a reflection in a carnival mirror.

Connecting fractured habitats has long-lasting ecological benefits, study finds - Washington Post
A study of habitat connections in South Carolina provides the « best scientific evidence that corridors work as they are intended. »

Galaxy found to float in a tranquil sea of halo gas -
Using one cosmic mystery to probe another, astronomers have analyzed the signal from a fast radio burst, an enigmatic blast of cosmic radio waves lasting less than a millisecond, to characterize the diffuse gas in the halo of a massive galaxy.

Do Gamma-Ray Jets Really Achieve Superluminal Speeds? | Astronomy -
High-speed particle jets from gamma-ray bursts may exceed the speed of light in surrounding gas clouds, but do so without violating Einstein’s theory of relativity, says a team of astrophysicists from the Michigan Technological University and the College of C…

What will we eat on Mars? Scientists already have our menu planned - The Takeout
Ever since SpaceX CEO and Bond villain Elon Musk announced his plans to establish a colony on Mars by the end of the century, the question on everybody’s mind has been, “What’s for space dinner?” Will it be all Impossible Burgers and 3-D printed beef? Will we…

Ultrasound can 'see' when tumor cells turn genes on and off - Science Magazine
New technique may overcome limits of older fluorescent imaging methods

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