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Second Non-Repeating Fast Radio Burst Traced Back to Its Home Galaxy

Astronomers using the Deep Synoptic Array-10 at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory have discovered a new non-repeating fast radio burst (FRB), called FRB 190523, and, together with the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, have pinpointed its origins to a ...

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Milk is Best Choice to Mitigate Oral Burn from Chili Peppers: Study

Capsaicin, a chemical compound derived from chili peppers, is classically considered an irritant, due to the warming and burning sensations it causes. Widespread consumption of chilis suggests many individuals enjoy this burn, but these sensations can be overwhelming if the ...

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Bonobos Consume Iodine-Rich Aquatic Plants, Study Says

Scientists have for the first time observed wild bonobos (Pan paniscus), a hominoid species endemic to the central Congo basin, searching for and eating aquatic plants rich in iodine, a mineral nutrient which is critical for normal growth, development and ...

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Rare Byzantine Gold Coin Found in Israel

A rare gold solidus dating back 1,600 years has been found by a group of Israeli students in the Galilee region. “The gold coin is a solidus minted by the emperor Theodosius II in Constantinople around 420-423 CE,” said Dr. ...

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Physicists Use MRI to Scan Individual Atoms

A team of experimental physicists from the Institute for Basic Science, the Ewha Womans University and the IBM Almaden Research Center has performed the world’s smallest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to visualize the magnetic field of single atoms. The results ...

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Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes Probe Atmosphere of Sub-Neptune

Astronomers are curious about the two recently-discovered classes of planets not found in the Solar System: the so-called super-Earths and sub-Neptunes, alien worlds with masses and sizes intermediate between Earth and Neptune. Now, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s ...

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Researchers Find Performance-Enhancing Bacteria in Gut Microbiome of Marathon Runners

In a study published online in the journal Nature Medicine, an international team of researchers identified a link between members of the bacterial genus Veillonella and athletic performance. The scientists observed an increase in abundance of Veillonella in marathon runners ...

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Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua Has Purely Natural Origin, Say Astronomers

A fast moving, cigar-shaped object of extrasolar origin was discovered on October 19, 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawai’i. Named 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua), the object was first spotted three days after its closest approach to Earth, well after ...

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Chileans and Argentines Ready to View Total Solar Eclipse

(LA SERENA, Chile) — Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to cities and towns across northern Chile to stake out spots in one of the world’s best locations to witness Tuesday’s total solar eclipse. Millions are expected to gaze at ...

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Archaeologists Find Ruins of Mitanni-Period Palace in Kurdistan

An international team of archaeologists from Germany and Kurdistan came upon a surprising discovery as the ruins of a 3,400-year-old palace emerge from the waters of the Tigris River at the site of Kemune in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. ...

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