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Massive Astronomical Objects Governed by Schrödinger Equation

Surprisingly, the Schrödinger Equation — the fundamental equation of quantum mechanics — emerges while studying massive astronomical structures. Massive astronomical objects are frequently encircled by groups of smaller objects that revolve around them, like the planets around the Sun. For ...

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Colorful Roman Mosaic Unearthed in Israel

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have uncovered a 1,800-year-old beautiful mosaic in the Caesarea National Park, Israel. IAA archaeologists Dr. Peter Gendelman and Dr. Uzi ‘Ad and their colleagues uncovered part of a large, opulent building dating back ...

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Study: Fish Were Walking 400 Million Years Ago — Long Before Land-Dwelling Vertebrates

An international team of scientists has uncovered information about the nerve networks required for walking on land, suggesting the last common ancestor of sharks and mammals walked underwater about 400 million years ago (Devonian period). The study appears in the ...

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Scorpion Venom Toxin Reduces Severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Rats

Dr. Christine Beeton from Baylor College of Medicine and colleagues have found that iberiotoxin — one of the components in the venom of a scorpion species called the Eastern Indian red scorpion (Buthus tamulus) — can reduce disease severity in ...

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Bonobo and Chimp Gestures Overlap in Meaning, Study Finds

According to a study published in the journal PLoS Biology, two closely related great ape species — the bonobo (Pan paniscus) and the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) — share not only the physical form of the gestures but also many ...

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Clearest Infrared Image of Milky Way’s Central Region Unveiled

Using data from the CanariCam infrared camera on the Gran Telescopio Canarias, astronomers have created a high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky ...

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Scientists Reconstruct Evolutionary History of Elephants

Elephants were once among the most widespread megafaunal families. However, only three species exist today: two species of the genus Loxodonta, the forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) and the savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), which are restricted to Africa; and one of ...

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Australian Magpies Living in Large Groups Are No Bird Brains: Study

A new study by researchers from the University of Western Australia and the University of Exeter shows that in wild Australian magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen), individuals that live in large groups show increased cognitive performance, which is linked to increased reproductive ...

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New Research Details Mineralogy of Enormous Impact Crater on the Far Side of the Moon

A team of planetary scientists from Brown University and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has mapped the mineralogy of the South Pole-Aitken basin, a vast impact structure on the far side of the Moon. Published in the Journal of Geophysical ...

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Early Cretaceous Bird Fossil Sheds New Light on Avian Evolution

The tiny fossil of a juvenile enantiornithe bird from the Early Cretaceous La Huérguina Formation of Spain is helping paleontologists understand how early birds came into the world in the age of dinosaurs. The 127-million-year-old fossil is a chick from ...

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