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It was the year 2000 and scientists had never seen anything like it: astronomers reported evidence of “superflares” on distant stars – solar outbursts many thousands of times more energetic than typical solar flares. As researchers observed over subsequent studies, these intense eruptions were more common on young, rapidly rotating stars, and on stars exhibiting
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If you had asked a botanist just a few years ago how many plant species have perished in modern times, their estimate would probably number fewer than 150. The most exhaustive study thus far has now quadrupled that amount. Ever since 1753, when Carl Linnaeus “the father of modern taxonomy” put together his classification of plant
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A bipartisan amendment to strike Smith’s space launch provisions is expected to be offered by Colorado lawmakers Lamborn and Crow. WASHINGTON — In advance of the House Armed Services Committee markup of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, the nation’s largest defense and aerospace labor union sent letters to committee members urging them to support
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#HowTheUniverseWorks | Tuesdays at 10/9c on Science Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Science GO: https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/how-the-universe-works/ When two black holes are near each other, they will slowly orbit in a death circle. The larger black hole will eventually devour the other resulting in an enormous discharge of energy akin to the Big Bang Subscribe to Science
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Simultaneous heat waves scorched land areas all over the Northern Hemisphere last summer, killing hundreds and hospitalizing thousands while intensifying destructive and deadly wildfires. A study published this week in the journal Earth’s Future concludes that this heat wave epidemic “would not have occurred without human-induced climate change.” The alarming part? There are signs record-setting
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If theorists are right, next month observers should spot a cluster of potentially hazardous asteroids as they cruise past Earth. It’s been 35 years since Victor Clube and William Napier tossed out a radical idea: Periodic Comet 2P/Encke, unusual for its short, 3.3-year orbit, is more than just the source of the annual Taurid meteor
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In the past 250 years, nearly 600 plant species have gone extinct, according to a study published Monday in Nature Ecology & Evolution. That extinction rate is 500 times faster than what would be expected to occur naturally, without human intervention, scientists found. The researchers studied centuries of scientific literature on the status of more
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WASHINGTON — Small launch vehicle developer Relativity announced June 11 it will establish a production facility for its Terran 1 rocket at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Under an agreement with NASA and the Mississippi Development Authority, Relativity will lease the 20,000-square-meter Building 9101 at Stennis for nine years, with an option to extend the lease
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Cornell University researchers are expressing hope for the future of Houston’s breathable air, despite the city’s poor rankings in the American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report. The report, released in April, ranked Houston ninth nationally for worst ozone pollution and 17th for particle pollution. Researchers say replacing at least 35 percent of
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M.Sc. Emmi Pohjolainen, University of Jyväskylä. Credit: University of Jyväskylä The properties of gold in nanoscale are significantly different to those of bulk gold. Of special interest are gold nanoclusters, that are composed of between tens to some hundreds of gold atoms. Numerous of such cluster structures are known and synthesizable to atomic precision. The
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