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Scientists snap incredible image of two stars’ explosive collision (Photo)

Scientists snap incredible image of two stars' explosive collision (Photo)

This is the incredible moment two stars collided 500 years ago, causing a spectacular explosion still visible from Earth. Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have examined the widely scattered debris from this explosive event, gaining new insights into the sometimes-fierce relationship among sibling stars. Shortly after starting to form some 100,000 years ago, several protostars in the ... Read More »

Reef-eating starfish could be lured away by lust, finds new research

Reef-eating starfish could be lured away by lust, finds new research

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a new way that could help protect Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef by using the powers of attraction to decimate one of the reef’s fiercest enemies. Scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia have revealed that crown-of-thorns starfish gather in large numbers due to a release of pheromones — a scent they have ... Read More »

Researchers Discover GJ 1132b Planet With Earth-like Atmosphere

Scientists Discover GJ 1132b Planet With Earth-like Atmosphere

Astronomers have found an Earth-like planet with an atmosphere for the first time. The planet, GJ 1132b, is cloaked in a thick layer of gases composed of water, methane or a mixture of both, new research found. The exoplanet is 1.4-times the size of Earth and 39 light years away. Researchers observed how light from GJ 1132b’s host star interacted ... Read More »

Octopuses can basically edit their own genes on the fly, says new study

Octopuses can basically edit their own genes on the fly, says new research

Octopus, squid and cuttlefish don’t always follow the rules laid out in their DNA. Straying from prescribed genetic instructions may have increased the cephalopods’ thinking prowess, but comes at a cost, a new study suggests. Scientists have found several species of octopus, cuttlefish and squid can rewrite their RNA, the molecular middle men in the manufacture of proteins. The finding, ... Read More »

Researchers envisage day when your brain is connected to the internet

Researchers envisage day when your brain is connected to the internet

Last week, we learned that Elon Musk will start a mind-computer interface company called Neuralink. The name added a brainy new entry to Musk’s growing scroll of big ideas—Tesla, SolarCity, SpaceX, the Hyperloop. Elon Musk has announced another visionary tech venture. His new company Neuralink will work on linking human brains with computers, utilizing “neural lace” technology. This invention would ... Read More »

Astronomers begin trying to image black hole event horizon

Astronomers begin trying to image black hole event horizon

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*. But now over a decade’s worth of development has readied a telescope that scientists will use to solve some of the biggest mysteries about black holes. On April 5, astronomers will start imaging Sagittarius ... Read More »

Researchers discover three new fast radio bursts

Scientists discover three new fast radio bursts

Mysterious signals called fast radio bursts (FRB) are from deep space and could be evidence of advanced alien technology, according to a study Australian scientists published Monday. FRBs are short, bright and highly dispersed pulses of radio waves that occur randomly. They typically last just a few milliseconds but register about a billion times brighter than anything ever observed in ... Read More »

NASA’s Cassini probe to begin ‘Grand Finale’ (Video)

NASA's Cassini probe to begin 'Grand Finale' (Video)

NASA’s fabled Cassini mission is about to come to an abrupt but long-coming end. On Wednesday, April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives through the 1,500-mile-wide (2,400-kilometer) gap between Saturn and its rings as part of the mission’s grand finale. “No spacecraft has ever gone through the unique region that we’ll attempt to boldly ... Read More »

Brexit actually happened 450000 years ago, says new study

Brexit actually happened 450000 years ago, says new research

Evidence has finally been found of how Britain split from Europe — not last month, but half a million years ago. Scientists have found geological proof of one theory, that a catastrophic flood sparked massive waterfalls that cut through the rock ridge running through what’s now the Dover Strait. According to the authors of the study — published Tuesday in ... Read More »