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The universe might have a fundamental clock that ticks very, very fast

Like a metronome that sets the tempo for a musician, a fundamental...

A new artificial eye mimics and may outperform human eyes

Scientists can’t yet rebuild someone with bionic body parts. They don’t have...

Google officially lays claim to quantum supremacy

Quantum supremacy is here, researchers from Google claim. For...

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DNA from a 5,200-year-old Irish tomb hints at ancient royal incest

A man buried in a huge, roughly 5200-year-old Irish stone tomb was the product of incest, a new study finds.

The Milky Way makes little galaxies bloom, then snuffs them out

If you’re a small galaxy and want to mint new stars, come to the Milky Way — but don’t get too close...

Here’s what we know about Russia’s unverified coronavirus vaccine

Russia has launched a new Sputnik — this time, a vaccine to combat the coronavirus. Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Scientists cooled a nanoparticle to the quantum limit

The particle’s motion reached the lowest level allowed by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle A tiny nanoparticle has been chilled...

Drones find signs of a Native American ‘Great Settlement’ beneath a Kansas pasture

Specially equipped drones flying over a Kansas cattle ranch have detected the buried remnants of a horseshoe-shaped ditch made more than 400...

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Sea turtles may confuse the smell of ocean plastic with food

To a sea turtle, plastic debris might smell like dinner. As the plastic detritus of modern human life washes...

Brewing beer may be an older craft than we realized in some places

Grain cell changes from malting help identify which ancient populations crafted local brews Microscopic signatures of malting could help...

Are researchers asking the right questions to prevent mass shootings?

Two decades ago, two students opened fire at Colorado’s Columbine High School, killing 12 of their classmates and a teacher before turning...

How giving cash to poor families may also save trees in Indonesia

Last year marked the third year in a row of when Indonesia’s bleak rate of deforestation has slowed in pace. One reason...

Fewer worms live in mud littered with lots of microplastics

Despite growing concerns over tiny bits of plastic filling the world’s waterways, the long-term environmental effects of that debris remain murky. Now...