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Interstellar Space Even Weirder Than Expected, NASA Probe Reveals

Interstellar Space Even Weirder Than Expected, NASA Probe Reveals

The spacecraft is just the second ever to venture beyond the boundary that separates us from the rest of the galaxy. In the blackness of space billions of miles from home, NASA’s Voyager 2 marked a milestone of exploration, becoming just the second spacecraft ever…

The Composition Of Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Is Much More Alien Than We Thought

The Composition Of Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Is Much More Alien Than We Thought

When the first known comet from interstellar space was spotted traversing the Solar System in late August of last year, astronomers snapped to attention. 2I/Borisov was an extraordinarily rare opportunity to study the formation of comets around other stars. In those initial measurements, 2I/Borisov seemed…

Possible Dinosaur DNA Has Been Found

Possible Dinosaur DNA Has Been Found

New discoveries have raised the possibility of exploring dino genetics, but controversy surrounds the results The tiny fossil is unassuming, as dinosaur remains go. It is not as big as an Apatosaurus femur or as impressive as a Tyrannosaurus jaw. The object is just a…

National Parks Are No Safe Haven For West African Lions

National Parks Are No Safe Haven For West African Lions

Africa’s national parks are meant to protect lions, elephants, and other wildlife from human hunters. Pachyderms tend to play it safe, generally staying within park boundaries. A new study suggests lions in West Africa are not so cautious. Instead, the big cats are just as…

We Could Release Herds of Animals in The Arctic to Fight Climate Change, Says Study

We Could Release Herds of Animals in The Arctic to Fight Climate Change, Says Study

Herds of horses, bison and reindeer could play a significant part in saving the world from an acceleration in global heating. That is the conclusion of a recent study showing how grazing herbivores can slow down the pace of thawing permafrost in the Arctic. The…

Star’s Strange Path Around Black Hole Proves Einstein Right—again

Star’s Strange Path Around Black Hole Proves Einstein Right—again

Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity has aced another test. Following nearly 3 decades of monitoring, researchers have detected a subtle shift in the orbit of the closest known star to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way—and the movement matches…

Creator of Wolfram Alpha Has a Bold Plan to Find a New Fundamental Theory of Physics

Creator of Wolfram Alpha Has a Bold Plan to Find a New Fundamental Theory of Physics

Stephen Wolfram is a cult figure in programming and mathematics. He is the brains behind Wolfram Alpha, a website that tries to answer questions by using algorithms to sift through a massive database of information. He is also responsible for Mathematica, a computer system used…

We All Have Neanderthal DNA, But It May Not Account For Looks After All

We All Have Neanderthal DNA, But It May Not Account For Looks After All

Thanks to advances in DNA technology, we now know we’re all a little bit Neanderthal. Just how their genes continue to affect us has become a topic of wild speculation, with anything from red hair to sleeping habits a potential legacy left by our extinct…