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TESS Detects Exocomets in Beta Pictoris System

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has spotted the long tails of extrasolar comets orbiting the very young star beta Pictoris. Beta Pictoris is one of the brightest stars in the sky and the second brightest star in the constellation ...

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Researchers Find Blood Flow Command Center in Brain

A research team led by Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health and Macquarie University scientists has discovered a group of cells in the brain that may function as a ‘master-controller’ for the cardiovascular system. The discovery may pinpoint where ...

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NASA Releases Stunning Photo of Messier 90

NASA has released a beautiful image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the spiral galaxy Messier 90. Messier 90 lies approximately 60 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo. It was discovered by the French ...

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Researchers Develop Wearable Cooling and Heating Patch

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has designed and demonstrated a wearable patch with long-term, energy-efficient cooling and heating effects on human skin. Their work was published in the journal Science Advances. There are a ...

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Chimps Use Tools to Excavate Underground Food, Study Says

Naïve chimpanzees are able to spontaneously use tools in order to excavate underground food, according to a new study, published in the journal PLoS ONE. The animals prefer longer tools for excavation and exhibit six different tool use behaviors in ...

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Bedbugs Arose 115 Million Years Ago, Roamed Earth alongside Dinosaurs

Bedbugs are blood-sucking parasites in the family Cimicidae. A multinational research team led by University of Sheffield, the University Museum Bergen and Dresden University has compared the DNA of dozens of bedbug species and discovered that bedbugs are 50 million ...

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Hubble Sees Strange Result of Recent Galactic Collision

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of NGC 4485, an irregular galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici, about 30 million light-years away from Earth. NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in ...

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Adults 50+ Who Regularly Take Part in Word and Number Puzzles Have Sharper Brains

The more regularly adults aged 50 and over played puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku, the better their brain function, according to new research led by the University of Exeter, UK. University of Exeter’s Dr. Anne Corbett and colleagues asked ...

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Yutu-2 Rover Finds Lunar Mantle Minerals on the Far Side of the Moon

China’s Chang’E-4 lander recently touched down in Von Karman — a 112-mile (180 km) wide crater located within an even larger impact crater known as the South Pole-Aitken basin — and deployed its rover, Yutu-2. Now the rover has found ...

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Study: Last Common Ancestor of Neanderthals and Modern Humans Lived 800,000 Years Ago

A new study that analyzed dental evolutionary rates in early Neanderthals from Sima de los Huesos, a cave site in Atapuerca Mountains, Spain, found that the teeth of these Middle Pleistocene hominins diverged from the modern human lineage approximately 800,000 ...

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