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Scientists discover the smallest star in the universe

Scientists discover the smallest star in the universe

A team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge have discovered the smallest star yet. EBLM J0555-57Ab is located about six hundred light years away and is a sliver larger than that of Saturn, with a gravitational pull at its stellar surface about 300 times stronger than what humans feel on Earth. The news bodes well for the detection ... Read More »

Scientists find new particle with a double dose of charm

Researchers find new particle with a double dose of charm

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have found a new subatomic particle that could provide clues about one of the forces that holds much of the stuff in the universe together. The new heavy particle, named Xi-cc++ (pronounced Ksī-CC plus-plus), was discovered by the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment and is part of a family of “doubly charmed baryons”. ... Read More »

An Enormous crocodile was “24 feet long” with teeth as sharp as a T-Rex’s

An Enormous crocodile was 24 feet long with teeth as sharp as a T-Rex's

New study on fossils from Madagascar by Italian and French paleontologists has uncovered a previously unknown Jurassic beast. The research is published in PeerJ. With deep and massive jaw bones and gigantic, serrated teeth – much like those of a Tyrannosaurus rex – Razanandrongobe sakalavae was undoubtedly a fearsome predator 165 million years ago. Nicknamed “Razana,” this large carnivore was ... Read More »

An immense iceberg Is About to Break Off from Antarctica

An immense iceberg Is About to Break Off from Antarctica

An iceberg the size of Delaware could break off Antarctica in a matter of hours or weeks, researchers with the British Project MIDAS wrote in its latest blog. Researchers monitoring the ice shelf report that from June 24 to June 27, the outer end of the iceberg started to accelerate to the fastest speeds ever recorded at this location — ... Read More »

Researchers have uncovered the DNA of Ice age animals

Researchers have uncovered the DNA of Ice age animals

Researchers have recovered ancient DNA from one of the more puzzling species to have lived during the last Ice Age, a creature named Macrauchenia patachonica. In research published in Nature Communications, an international team devised a new way of looking at ancient mitochondrial DNA in order to unravel the mystery of Macrauchenia patachonica, a hoofed mammal thought to have weighed ... Read More »

Scientists Verify Existence Of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

Scientists Verify Existence Of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

Scientists at The University of New Mexico have proven that supermassive black holes that orbit galaxies exist, and this could help tell us how galaxies form. UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy graduate student Karishma Bansal is the first-author on the paper, ‘Constraining the Orbit of the Supermassive Black Hole Binary 0402+379’, recently published in The Astrophysical Journal. She, along ... Read More »

NASA denies claim by hackers that it has discovered alien life

NASA denies claim by hackers that it has discovered alien life

NASA was forced to repudiate viral reporting from several media outlets that the space agency was preparing to announce the discovery of alien life. Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate—who was heavily quoted in the Anonymous video—spoke out on Monday to confirm that NASA isn’t sitting on what is potentially the biggest space discovery ever. Contrary ... Read More »

Scientists identify extinction event among marine megafauna

Scientists identify extinction event among marine megafauna

Scientists have discovered an ancient mass extinction event of large marine animals that was partially triggered by changes in the ocean that could endanger modern sea species. According to a new research led by Dr. Catalina Pimiento of the University of Zurich, big marine life may be more vulnerable to changes in the climate than previously known. The study – ... Read More »

Hacktivist group Says NASA Is About to Announce Evidence of Alien Life

Hacktivist group Says NASA Is About to Announce Evidence of Alien Life

NASA is about to announce it has uncovered alien life, according to mysterious hacking group Anonymous. The internet collective posted on YouTube a video that said “NASA says aliens are coming!” Anonymous, the same unidentifiable amorphous keyboard jockeys that brought you online social justice warfare and a series of takedowns of corporate and government websites, now purportedly brings netizens the ... Read More »

Scientists create insulators for long lasting electronics (research)

Scientists create insulators for long lasting electronics

In the world of electronics, where the quest is always for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, topological insulators (TI) have tantalizing potential. In a paper published today in “Science Advances,” Jing Shi, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, and colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Arizona State University report ... Read More »

Scientists find massive disk-shaped dead galaxy

Scientists find massive disk-shaped dead galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope captures a massive, fast-spinning dead disk galaxy. It stopped making stars only a few billion years after the Big Bang. Finding such a galaxy early in the history of the universe challenges the current understanding of how massive galaxies form and evolve, say scientists. When Hubble photographed the galaxy, astronomers expected to see a chaotic ball of ... Read More »