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An explosion at a port in Beirut brought destruction to the Lebanese capital Tuesday, damaging buildings, killing more than a hundred people, and injuring thousands of others. People recorded videos showing the blast wave and a towering red cloud that some compared to a nuclear weapon's mushroom cloud.   The exact cause...
A palaeontologist, a medical pathologist, and an orthopaedic surgeon walk into a museum. No, it's not the start of a joke, but the research team that has now diagnosed the first confirmed case of aggressive bone cancer in a dinosaur.   The specimen in question is a fossilised shin bone from...
In recent decades, over 4,000 extrasolar planets have been confirmed beyond our Solar System. With so many planets available for study, astronomers have learned a great deal about the types of planets that exist out there and what kind of conditions are prevalent.   For instance, they have been able to get a...
Sperm is important for the fertilisation of nearly every living organism on our world, consisting of human beings. To recreate, human sperm need to swim a range equivalent to climbing Mount Everest to discover the egg. They total this legendary journey just by wiggling their tail, moving fluid...
The bed of Lake Titicaca, the biggest freshwater lake in South America, is ending up to be a genuine museum of ancient offerings. Once spiritual to the Incas and prior to that the Tiwanaku, this body of water, nestled in between Bolivia and Peru, is cluttered with sunken...
The hunt for exoplanets in our galaxy is a deeply crucial endeavour. The more exoplanets we find, the much better we can comprehend our own Solar System - and how life emerges in theUniverse To date, over 4,000 exoplanets have actually been verified - however a brand-new discovery...
The Sun is a wild place. Up in our skies, it appears pretty much the same day to day, but when you look closer, our star is often riotous with turbulent plasma. One of the wildest things the Sun can do is flare - belch out colossal loops of plasma...
US experts scrambled in the spring to predict what the future of the pandemic might look like. Many predicted that the coronavirus – like the seasonal flu – would retreat in the summer before roaring back in a second, more severe wave come fall.   But epidemiologists are now eschewing that...
When an enormous explosion created a mushroom cloud over Beirut, killing dozens of people and injuring thousands more, online commentators and conspiracy theorists quickly jumped to a frightening claim: A nuclear bomb had gone off in Lebanon's capital city.   But as state officials say, and contrary to those fast-spreading rumours, the explosion...
At a time when we crave good news, the giant panda is a beacon of environmental optimism. Since becoming an icon for the conservation movement in the 1980s, 67 panda reserves and countless wildlife corridors have been created in the bamboo forested mountain ranges of central China.   The most recent...