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World’s largest ‘lava lamp bubble’ under NZ

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Seismic wave-speeds have revealed part of an ancient volcanic "superplume" beneath New Zealand, highlighting connections between the Earth's deep interior and the surface we...

Astrophysicists capture new class of transient objects

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Move aside, AT2018COW. There is a new astronomical transient in the universe, and it is faster, heavier and brighter at radio wavelengths than its...

Astronomers create cloud atlas for hot, Jupiter-like exoplanets

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Giant planets in our solar system and circling other stars have exotic clouds unlike anything on Earth, and the gas giants orbiting close to...

A nice day for a quantum walk

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Researchers at the Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Biology at Osaka University used trapped ions to demonstrate the spreading of vibrational quanta as...

Researchers capture rarely heard narwhal vocalizations

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With the help of Inuit hunters, geophysicists recently recorded the various calls, buzzes, clicks and whistles of narwhals as they summered in a Greenland...

Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

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New simulations from Imperial College London have revealed the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs struck Earth at the 'deadliest possible' angle. The simulations show that...

Women with Neandertal gene give birth to more children

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One in three women in Europe inherited the receptor for progesterone from Neandertals—a gene variant associated with increased fertility, fewer bleedings during early pregnancy...

Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history

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A ZSL study published in Nature Communications today maps the evolutionary history of the world's terrestrial vertebrates—amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles—for the first time, exploring how...

Cosmic bursts unveil universe’s missing matter

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Astronomers have used mysterious fast radio bursts to solve a decades-old mystery of "missing matter," long predicted to exist in the universe, but never...

Scientists discover how cells respond to fasting

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As modern life-styles and high calorie diets drive the UK's obesity levels up, researchers from the University of Warwick have found how cells respond...

The first 3-D map of the heart’s neurons

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The normal functioning of our hearts is maintained by our body's control center—the brain—via an intricate network of nerves. When this communication is disrupted,...
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