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‘There may not be a conflict after all’ in expanding universe debate

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Our universe is expanding, but our two main ways to measure how fast this expansion is happening have resulted in different answers. For the...

A white dwarf living on the edge

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Astronomers have found a stellar corpse often called a white dwarf that’s roughly the scale of Earth’s moon. White dwarfs are the collapsed remnants...

‘Edge of chaos’ opens pathway to artificial intelligence discoveries

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Some neuroscience theories suggest the human brain operates best 'at the edge of chaos'. Now scientists have found that keeping a nanowire network at...

A new piece of the quantum computing puzzle

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Scientists have developed a groundbreaking quantum logic gate that brings quantum computing closer to reality. Research from the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University...

Shock find brings extinct mouse back from the dead

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A species of mouse believed to be extinct for over 150 years has unexpectedly been rediscovered by reseachers in Australia.Gould’s mouse, long believed to have...

Astronomers uncover evidence that there could be many more Earth-sized planets than previously thought

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New findings from a team using the international Gemini Observatory and the WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory suggest that Earth-sized worlds...

‘Dragon man’ fossil may replace Neanderthals as our closest relative

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A near-perfectly preserved ancient human fossil known as the Harbin cranium sits in the Geoscience Museum in Hebei GEO University. The largest of Homo...

Antarctic lake suddenly disappears

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A large, deep, ice-covered lake has rapidly disappeared on the surface of an Antarctic ice shelf, probably due to the water’s own weight. The rare...

Cosmic dawn occurred 250 to 350 million years after Big Bang

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Analysing images from the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, the researchers calculated the age of these galaxies as ranging from 200 to 300 million...

Comet strike may have sparked civilisation shift

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A cluster of comet fragments believed to have hit Earth nearly 13,000 years ago may have shaped the origins of human civilisation, research suggests. Possibly...

Researchers find 3,000-year-old shark attack victim

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A combination of archaeological science and forensic techniques have helped to show that his body is the earliest direct evidence of a shark attack. Newspapers...
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