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

If you’re a small galaxy and want to mint new stars, come...

Scientists cooled a nanoparticle to the quantum limit

The particle’s motion reached the lowest level allowed by the Heisenberg uncertainty...

The physics of solar flares could help scientists predict imminent outbursts

Space weather forecasting is a guessing game. Predictions of outbursts from the...

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A ‘crazy beast’ from the time of dinosaurs belongs to an obscure mammal group

A bizarre fossil provides a better look at a little-known group called gondwanatherians The ancient mammal Adalatherium hui is...

Death has become a big business.Elaborate coffins illuminate hidden history of ancient Egypt

Last week, Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities announced a spectacular find. More than 100 elaborately decorated wooden coffins, many containing intact human...

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...

A new artificial eye mimics and may outperform human eyes

Scientists can’t yet rebuild someone with bionic body parts. They don’t have the technology. But a new artificial eye brings cyborgs one...

Interstellar comet Borisov has an unexpected amount of carbon monoxide

Second visitor from the stars has three times the CO relative to H2O than any local comets Comet 2I/Borisov,...

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