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Cygnus X-1’s Stellar-Mass Black Hole is More Massive than Astronomers Thought

A black hole in the Cygnus X-1 binary system is so massive that it challenges current stellar evolution models. Discovered in 1964, Cygnus X-1 is an XRead More

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Dialogue With Dreamers 2021-02-26 19:00:00Researchers claim that they can ask questions and receive answers from dreaming participants

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Who Was the First Scientist? 2021-02-25 12:00:00Contenders for the title stretch back through the Enlightenment and the Renaissance to Ancient Greece.

Scientists Say Climate Change Will Continue to Drive 2021-02-25 09:47:00When animals are displaced by deforestation and global warming, that often puts them and the diseases they carry in proximity to humans.

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Harvard’s ‘Human Computers’ Revolutionized Astronomy. Their Work is 2021-02-24 11:00:00More than a century ago, women called “human computers” changed our understanding of the universe. Now volunteers are making discoveries i

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Lava Fountains Abound as Etna Starts 2021 in 2021-02-24 10:20:00Since the middle of February, Italy's Etna has been blasting lava over 5,000 feet into the skies of Sicily.

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Rare Species of Australian Native Bee Rediscovered 2021-03-01 14:07:19Pharohylaeus lactiferous, a species of Australian endemic bee in the genus Pharohylaeus, had not been seen on the continent since 1923. Pharohylaeus i

Paleontologists Discover Oldest Known Titanosaur 2021-03-01 07:01:38Ninjatitan zapatai lived approximately 140 million years ago (Early Cretaceous epoch) in what is now Patagonia, Argentina. Ninjatitan zapatai belongs

Hubble Snaps Breathtaking New Image of NGC 2336 2021-03-01 04:04:17The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 2336. NGC 2336 is a barred spiral galaxy located

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4.4-Million-Year-Old Ardipithecus Hand Reveals ‘Big Evolutionary Jump’ 2021-02-26 14:55:59Paleoanthropologists from the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, and South Africa have examined the fossilized hand of Ardipithecus ramidus, a

Astronomers Finally Find Neutron Star in Famous Supernova 2021-02-26 13:41:28Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A) was first observed on February 23, 1987 in a nearby dwarf galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, some 164,000 light-years away

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Geologists Find Asteroid Dust inside Chicxulub Impact Crater 2021-02-25 18:27:58Geologists believe they have closed the case of what killed non-avian dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. About 66 million years ago, the e

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Neanderthals Listened to the World Much Like Us 2021-03-01 19:18:56A reconstructed Neanderthal ear adds a new piece to the puzzle of whether the early humans could speak.

Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t. 2021-03-01 15:53:46Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

This Bird Wasn’t Seen for 170 Years. Then 2021-03-01 15:26:55The black-browed babbler has long been one of Indonesia’s most enigmatic birds.

A Covid Vaccine Side Effect, Enlarged Lymph Nodes, 2021-03-01 15:14:58The condition is becoming more common as immunization rates increase. Experts are suggesting ways to ease patients’ fears and avoid needless tes

Recluse Spiders at University of Michigan Cause Brief 2021-02-28 11:19:10The discovery of Mediterranean recluse spiders at the University of Michigan prompted a two-day closure of one of its libraries.

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F.D.A. Expert Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine 2021-02-27 18:32:18With this last hurdle cleared, formal authorization of the one-dose vaccine is expected on Saturday and distribution within days.

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Common bacteria modified to make designer sugar-based drug New! 2021-03-02 00:00:00Envisioning an animal-free drug supply, scientists have -- for the first time -- reprogrammed a common bacterium to make a designer polysaccharide mol

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