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Crushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared

Crushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared: draft UN report

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A draft copy of the upcoming Working Group II (WG2) report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on the impacts of climate...
Flashed nanodiamonds are just a phase research team finds

‘Flashed’ nanodiamonds are just a phase, research team finds

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Nanodiamonds were first discovered in the 1960s and are microscopic crystals—or regions of crystals—that display the same carbon-atom lattice that macro-scale diamonds do. They...
Is dark matter real or have we misunderstood gravity

Is dark matter real, or have we misunderstood gravity?

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Research shows that certain galaxies deviate from foundation theories of gravity. Scientists are looking into the possibility of relearning gravity in order to understand...
One of the largest ever land mammals evolved into extinct dwarf elephant

One of the largest ever land mammals evolved into extinct dwarf elephant

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Sicilian dwarf elephant Palaeoloxodon cf. mnaidriensis lived on the island of Sicily and went extinct 19,000 years ago. A new study shows that an extinct...
Geochemical study confirms cause of end Permian mass extinction event

Geochemical study confirms cause of end-Permian mass extinction event

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Researchers found a direct link between global dispersion of nickel-rich aerosols, ocean chemistry changes and the end-Permian mass extinction event that took place 251...
Meringue like material could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer

Meringue-like material could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer

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Scientists have developed a material to make jet engines as quiet as a hairdryer. The material is incredibly light, meringue-like material cuts aircraft noise...
Doomsday Glacier may be more stable than initially feared

‘Doomsday Glacier’ may be more stable than initially feared

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Study sheds light on the future of the massive Thwaites Glacier. Researchers discover that instability doesn't always lead to rapid disintegration. This is the...
Hubble data confirms galaxies lacking dark matter

Hubble data confirms galaxies lacking dark matter

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The most accurate distance measurement yet of ultra-diffuse galaxy (UDG) NGC1052-DF2 (DF2) confirms beyond any shadow of a doubt that it is lacking in...
Physicists bring human scale object to near standstill reaching a quantum state

Physicists bring human-scale object to near standstill, reaching a quantum state

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Scientists at MIT and elsewhere have cooled a large, human-scale object to close to its motional ground state. Achieving this state involves super-cooling objects so that...
Researchers uncover unique properties of a promising new superconductor

Researchers uncover unique properties of a promising new superconductor

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A study led by physics researchers has discovered that a unique superconducting metal is more resilient when used as a very thin layer. An international...
Mystery of Betelgeuses dip in brightness solved

Mystery of Betelgeuse’s dip in brightness solved

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A team of astronomers have now published new images of the star’s surface, taken using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT),...