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Exiled planet linked to stellar flyby three million years ago

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Some of the peculiar aspects of our solar system—an enveloping cloud of comets, dwarf planets in weird orbits and, if it truly exists, a...

Researchers move closer to practical photonic quantum computing

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For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a way to map and measure large-scale photonic quantum correlation with single-photon sensitivity. The ability to measure...

Cluster reveals inner workings of earth’s cosmic particle accelerator

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Using unprecedented in-situ data from ESA's Cluster mission, scientists have shed light on the ever-changing nature of Earth's shield against cosmic radiation, its bow...

How fungi influence global plant colonisation

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The symbiosis of plants and fungi has a great influence on the worldwide spread of plant species. In some cases, it even acts like...

Researchers discover oldest tattoo tool in western North America

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Washington State University archaeologists have discovered the oldest tattooing artifact in western North America. With a handle of skunkbush and a cactus-spine business end, the...

A water-splitting catalyst unlike any other

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Electricity can be generated by renewable sources such as sunlight and wind, then used to split water, which makes hydrogen as a fuel for...

Yeast produce low-cost, high-quality cannabinoids

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University of California, Berkeley, synthetic biologists have engineered brewer's yeast to produce marijuana's main ingredients—mind-altering THC and non-psychoactive CBD—as well as novel cannabinoids not...

More support for Planet Nine

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Corresponding with the three-year anniversary of their announcement hypothesizing the existence of a ninth planet in the solar system, Caltech's Mike Brown and Konstantin...

Researchers create a ‘universal entangler’ for new quantum tech

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One of the key concepts in quantum physics is entanglement, in which two or more quantum systems become so inextricably linked that their collective...

‘Upcycling’ plastic bottles could give them a more useful second life

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a recycling process that transforms single-use beverage bottles, clothing, and...

How the immune system maintains a healthy gut microbiota

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Researchers from Universitätsmedizin Berlin have uncovered a critical mechanism that controls immune reactions against microorganisms in the intestine. The results of the international study...
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