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Asteroids Pound Tiny Star
Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:17:25 am
Scientists using CSIRO's Parkes telescope and another telescope in South Africa have found evidence that a tiny star called PSR J0738-4042 is being pounded by asteroids -- large lumps of rock from space

Clouds Seen Circling Supermassive Black Hole
Posted on February 19, 2014 at 04:42:36 pm
Astronomers see huge clouds of gas orbiting supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies. Once thought to be a relatively uniform, fog-like ring, the accreting matter instead forms clumps dense enough to intermittently dim the intense radiation

Astronomers Get First Peek Into Core Of Supernova
Posted on February 19, 2014 at 02:34:13 pm
Astronomers for the first time have peered into the heart of an exploding star in the final minutes of its existence.

Why Does The Brain Remember Dreams?
Posted on February 19, 2014 at 12:08:21 am
The reason for dreaming is still a mystery for the researchers who study the difference between "high dream recallers," who recall dreams regularly, and "low dream recallers," who recall dreams rarely

Black Hole Shreds Star: Bright Flare Tells Story
Posted on February 18, 2014 at 11:38:05 pm
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz uses computer simulations to explore the universe's most violent events, so when the first detailed observations of a star being ripped apart by a black hole were reported in 2012 he was eager to compare the data with his simulations

Crazy Ants Dominate Fire Ants By Neutralizing Their Venom
Posted on February 15, 2014 at 03:32:48 pm
Invasive "crazy ants" are rapidly displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern U.S. by secreting a compound that neutralizes fire ant venom

Ancient Reptile Birth Preserved in Fossil
Posted on February 13, 2014 at 12:33:46 pm
An ichthyosaur fossil may show the earliest live birth from an ancient Mesozoic marine reptile, according to a study published February 12, 2014 in PLOS ONE by Ryosuke Motani from the University of California, Davis, and colleagues

3,600-Year-Old Sarcophagus With Mummy Inside Unearthed In Egypt
Posted on February 13, 2014 at 12:24:12 pm
An archaeological team in Egypt has unearthed a rare find: an ornately carved, 3,600-year-old sarcophagus with a well-preserved mummy inside, the country’s minister of antiquities said Thursday

Ancient Baby DNA Discovered in Montana
Posted on February 13, 2014 at 07:57:23 am
The DNA of a baby boy who was buried in Montana 12,600 years ago has been recovered, and it provides new indications of the ancient roots of today's American Indians and other native peoples of the Americas

Largest Moon in Solar System Mapped
Posted on February 12, 2014 at 11:42:22 pm
ore than 400 years after its discovery by Galileo, the largest moon in the solar system has finally claimed a spot on the map

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