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Giant iceberg breaks off near UK Antarctic base

3 hours 14 min ago
A vast iceberg almost the size of Greater London has broken away from the Antarctic ice shelf near a British research station, the British Antarctic Survey said Friday. The research body said the iceberg measuring 1,270 square kilometres (490 square miles) ...

Scientists Simulate Thousands of New Universes to Understand How Ours Began

3 hours 14 min ago
We know that our universe began with a rapid expansion, but the “why” is still hazy. Same with what happened in the crucial microseconds after the Big Bang that shaped the universe as it exists today.

Scientists Have Filmed A Space-Time Crystal For The First Time

3 hours 20 min ago
A crystal is by definition a material whose constituents are arranged in a lattice, a highly ordered microscopic structure. A time crystal is the same but the order is not seen in space but rather in time. The structure changes and oscillates returning to a specific ...

Spring flowers: Daffodils are a sign spring is right around the corner

3 hours 28 min ago
Daffodils are one of the most reliable spring-flowering bulbs, blooming year after year with little attention. They grow well in containers, borders, and grass, with a wide range of flower shapes, forms, and sizes to choose from, to brighten up your garden ...

Barnacle analysis may help solve "missing at sea" mysteries

3 hours 43 min ago
When it's determined that a boater is officially missing at sea, it helps very much to know when and where their vessel sank. According to new research, barnacles growing on flotsam could provide that information. Unlike other species of goose barnacles that ...

Maternal instincts lead to social life of bees

3 hours 54 min ago
"There seems to be something about sociality specifically that is driving the genome to evolve in this way. It's a very interesting finding previously reported only in ants and honeybees," says lead researcher Associate Professor Sandra Rehan of the Faculty of ...

Retroviruses are re-writing the koala genome and causing cancer

4 hours 2 min ago
The koala retrovirus (KoRV) is a virus which, like other retroviruses such as HIV, inserts itself into the DNA of an infected cell. At some point in the past 50,000 years, KoRV has infected the egg or sperm cells of koalas, leading to offspring that carry the ...

NASA's identity is changing: Private companies erode government's long-held monopoly on space travel

4 hours 2 min ago
In fact, the report explains that NASA's role in the mission is “little more than a bystander.” The agency doesn't own or operate the rocket that will send the astronauts into space or the capsule they'll stay in as they orbit Earth, nor will it have a say in selecting, ...

Juno mission extended, will now study Jupiter's moons and rings

4 hours 24 min ago
NASA has opted to extend the Juno mission to Jupiter through September 2025, expanding the spacecraft's study of the giant planet to include multiple flybys of three Galilean moons – Ganymede, Europa and Io – and its dim rings. “Since its first orbit in 2016, ...

Graphene with Artificial Magnetic Texture Could Enable More Robust Electronic Devices

4 hours 30 min ago
Graphene is unbelievably strong, conductive, lightweight and the list of its superior properties continues. The image shows eight electrodes around a 20 nm-thick magnet (white rectangle) and graphene (white dotted line). Image Credit: University at Buffalo.

Warming may promote spread of invasive blue catfish

4 hours 45 min ago
Health (mean relative condition) of juvenile blue catfish for 16 weeks at 2 temperature levels and 4 salinity levels. Fish were healthier at higher temperatures except under the highest salinity level after week 8. Ribbons show 95% confidence bands. Credit: ...

Relativity Space unveils plans for a new, much larger and fully reusable rocket

4 hours 57 min ago
I spoke to Relativity Space CEO and founder Tim Ellis about Terran R, and how long it's been in the works for the space startup. Ellis said that in fact, the vision every since Relativity's time at Y Combinator has included larger lift rockets – and much more.

Microbes deep beneath seafloor survive on byproducts of radioactive process

5 hours 3 min ago
A team of researchers from the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography and their collaborators have revealed that the abundant microbes living in ancient sediment below the seafloor are sustained primarily by chemicals created by the ...

Hospitals Plead for Bailout in Face of Runaway Pandemic Bills

5 hours 4 min ago
Even a best-case scenario would cost hospitals $53 billion of revenue, according to a new Kaufman, Hall & Associates report for the American Hospital Association. That's on top of more than $323 billion in reduced revenue and higher expenses last year.

Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells (BMSCS) Market Strategic Assessment & SWOT Analysis and Forecast To 2027

5 hours 29 min ago
Data Bridge Market Research analyses the market to growing at a CAGR of 10.4% in the above-mentioned forecast period. Increasing awareness regarding the benefits associates with the preservation of bone marrow derived stem cells will boost the growth of ...

Watch A Rare "Planetary Trio" This Weekend As Saturn, Jupiter, And Mercury Meet In The Sky

5 hours 41 min ago
For most of this year, you'll be able to catch a lot of planets appearing near each other in the night sky, which makes for some cool astronomical views even without fancy equipment. This weekend, however, you can see a planetary trio that won't happen ...

Covid vaccine priority for the elderly will save lives, extend life expectancy - study

5 hours 41 min ago
PRIORITISING the elderly for the COVID-19 vaccine will help extend life expectancies and save the most lives, new research published in the US has found. By Sebastian Kettley. 15:21, Fri, Feb 26, 2021 | UPDATED: 15:21, Fri, Feb 26, 2021. Link copied ...

Fake news about the Acropolis is back in the air!

5 hours 59 min ago
The pedestal falls from the monument of Agrippa. When we say that it will fall, it means that it has a slope of 10 cm, which means that the risk of collapse is real. Like the risk that people will be killed if they stand near him at the crucial moment. The Ministry of ...

Forests' capacity to store carbon 'falling in regions with extreme annual fires'

6 hours 8 min ago
Repeated fires also cause less damage to tree species with protective traits like thicker bark. Researchers say these effects only appear over the course of several decades as the effect of a single fire is very different from ...

This popular park is known for its songbirds willing to land on your hand to feed

6 hours 34 min ago
A downy woodpecker landed on the underside of Laurie Cooper's hand at first, and then. “It was a heart stopping moment. It was so beautiful,” Birmingham resident Elisabeth Snyder ...