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Moon Strawberry Moon June Full Moon Solstice Sun
- Summer is about to kick off with a bright start. This month's full moon, known as the Strawberry Moon, will be at its fullest on Friday, June 21 — one day after the summer solstice — and will shine in the constellation Sagittarius. The ... [Read More]

Zipple Offspring Mother Lives Care Survival
- The relationship between mother and child may offer clues to the mystery of why humans live longer lives than expected for their size—and shed new light on what it means to be human. "It's one of the really mysterious things about humans, the ... [Read More]


Structure Airport Minoans Site Archaeologists Palaces
- The Minoans are also famous for building the labyrinth which, according the legend, housed the Minotaur. Archaeologists working on the Greek isle of Crete have unearthed an unusual structure belonging to the enigmatic Minoan culture . The ... [Read More]

Cement Materials Crack Construction Tablets Beams
- A research team led by Reza Moini, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University, has developed a new cement composite material that is remarkably more crack-resistant and flexible than standard cement . The ... [Read More]


Star Phoenix Planet Planets Atmosphere Years
- Astronomers have discovered a planet beyond our solar system that's so cozy with its host star, its supremely puffy atmosphere should have been stripped down to bare rock billions of years ago. Yet the planet's thick air has endured its star's immense radiation for possibly billions of years, challenging conventional theories about how planets age in extreme, radiation-filled environments. A little over six times as big as Earth, the newfound "hot Neptune" orbits close enough to its star such that a year lasts just about four days. Bloated Neptune-sized planets with such tight orbits are ... [Read More]

Voyager Voyager 1 Star Systems Nasa's Voyager Science Data Space
- 'Special Report' anchor Bret Baier reports on NASA's plans to begin searching for life on other planets. NASA's Voyager 1 , the most distant spacecraft from Earth, is sending science data again. Voyager 1's four instruments are back in business ... [Read More]


Bison Calf Buffalo Buffalo Council Yellowstone National Park White Buffalo
- A rare white bison calf was spotted in Yellowstone National Park this month, and since then, wildlife watchers have been trying to catch another glimpse of it. Photographer Erin Braaten photographed the young calf on June 4, as a group of bison ... [Read More]

Bacteria Pathogens Tailocins Talia Karasov Research Resistance
- Bacteriophages, viruses that attack and destroy bacteria , are ubiquitous in nature. They play a vital role in regulating microbial populations, although their mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Recent research has uncovered that plant ... [Read More]


Voyager Spacecraft Data Voyager 1 Sun's Heliosphere Team
- After a technical malfunction late last year rendered all of its subsequent readings as useless , NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft—which has spent nearly a half-century in space—has been brought back online and is once again fully ... [Read More]

Star Milky Way J1249 Milky Way's J1249 36 Stars
- Our Sun may seem like the center of the universe to us, but it's actually on the move, orbiting the Milky Way galaxy at a speed of nearly half a million miles per hour. That's fast, but it's nothing compared to a recently discovered star runaway that's blazing a trail across the cosmos. This stellar speedster, known as CWISE J124909+362116.0 (J1249+36 for short), is a low-mass star, or L subdwarf, that's not only hypervelocity but potentially on a trajectory to escape the Milky Way altogether. Runaway stars A runaway star is a star moving through space at an unusually high velocity, often ... [Read More]


Galaxies Holes Mass Black Holes Hole Low Mass
- It's well known that all massive galaxies like the Milky Way host supermassive black holes millions to billions of times the mass of the Sun in their centers. These galaxies and their black holes are intertwined, with the evolution of one ... [Read More]

Universe Pair Holes Quasars Years Team
- A team of astronomers has spotted the most distant merging galactic cores yet, seen as they were when the universe was less than a billion years old. The duo of active galactic centers, called quasars, is the only confirmed pair seen during the ... [Read More]


Heart Apes Human Heart Humans Blood Non Human Great Apes
- A recent study has revealed new insights into human evolution by comparing the hearts of humans with those of other great apes. The research, conducted by an international team, sheds light on how our unique physiological features have developed ... [Read More]


Exhibition Objects Museum Egypt Vandenbeusch Gallery
- Curators from the London institution said they might adopt some of the innovative ways the objects were displayed at the National Gallery of Victoria An innovative display of British Museum artefacts in an Australian art gallery may end up helping ... [Read More]

Antibodies Antibody Booster Study Cov Binding
- In a recent study published in Science Advances , a group of researchers evaluated the feasibility and benefits of lateral flow assay (LFA)-based antibody tests for detecting inadequate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) immunity and informing booster vaccination decisions in a healthcare provider (HCP) cohort.  Study:  COVID-19 point-of-care tests can identify low-antibody individuals: In-depth immunoanalysis of boosting benefits in a healthy cohort Background  By the end of 2022, over 96% of United States (US) individuals aged 16 or older had severe acute respiratory ... [Read More]

Monotremes Professor Patricia Vickers Years Species Platypus
- Australian researchers have discovered the oldest confirmed platypus specimen along with a new species they've named 'echidnapus.' This newly identified species combines characteristics of platypuses with traits that are more typical of echidnas. In a study recently published in Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology , a team of Australian scientists from the Australian Museum, Museums Victoria, and the Australian Opal Centre have unveiled evidence suggesting an 'Age of Monotremes.' The findings were led by two renowned mammalogists, Honorary Associate of the Australian Museum, ... [Read More]

Hubble Gyro Space Sensors Gyros Telescope
- The Hubble telescope has shifted into mode after months of technical issues − an aerospace engineering expert explains Imagine keeping a laser beam trained on a dime that's 200 miles away. Now imagine doing that continuously for 24 hours, while riding a merry-go-round. Seem difficult? Well, that's basically what the Hubble Space Telescope does. After months of technical issues, NASA announced June 4 that Hubble would shift into one-gyroscope mode . This essentially means that the telescope will have to rely on just one of the several gyroscopes – devices that measure an ... [Read More]

Crab Supernova Dust Explosion Ni Fe Ratio
- A team of scientists used NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to parse the composition of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant located 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. A team of scientists used NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to parse the composition of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant located 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. With the telescope's MIRI (Mid-Infrared Instrument) and NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera), the team gathered data that is helping to clarify the Crab Nebula's history. The Crab Nebula is the result of a core-collapse supernova from ... [Read More]

Planet Gj B Sulfur Planets Dioxide
- TOPICS: GJ 3470 b is a gas dwarf with unexpected sulfur dioxide in its atmosphere. This discovery provides insights into planet formation and chemical reactions. A surprising yellow haze of sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere of a gas "dwarf" exoplanet about 96 light years away from our own solar system makes the planet a prime target for scientists trying to understand how worlds are formed. Astronomers discovered the planet , GJ 3470 b, in 2012 when the planet's shadow crossed the star it orbits. GJ 3470 b is located in the constellation Cancer and is about half the size of Neptune , with a ... [Read More]

Nova Corona Borealis Star Explosion Dwarf Nasa
- Every 80 years, the skies grant us a rare gift: a stellar explosion called a nova that outshines all other cosmic wonders . This celestial fireworks show occurs when a white dwarf star erupts, increasing its brightness ten thousandfold. Even with the naked eye, we can revel in its glory from millions of miles away, and another show is about to start very soon. NASA scientists and astronomers are waiting patiently to see it, just like we've yearned to see solar eclipses and the Aurora Borealis over the past few years.  In a nova event, a white dwarf star pulls in solar material from a ... [Read More]