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Astronomers discover an exoplanet where it rains iron

Astronomers discover an exoplanet where it rains iron

When it is raining hard on Earth, English speakers say it is raining cats and dogs. But on exoplanet WASP-76b, cats and dogs does not come close to describing its metallic precipitation.  “One could say that this planet gets rainy in the evening, except it rains iron,” David Ehrenreich, a professor at the …

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Scientists discover planet where it rains iron

Scientists discover planet where it rains iron

Researchers have found an extreme, distant planet where it is thought to rain iron. One side of the planet, it is permanently day, and the world is hit by temperatures of up to 2400 degrees Celsius. That leads the metals on the surface to evaporate. But that vaporised metal is …

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Did German physicists accidentally discover dark matter back in 2014?

Did German physicists accidentally discover dark matter back in 2014?

Could we have already discovered dark matter? That’s the question put forth in a new paper published Feb.12 in the Journal of Physics G. The authors outlined how dark matter might be made of a particle known as the d*(2380) hexaquark, which was likely detected in 2014.  Dark matter, which …

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Scientists discover first animal that can survive without oxygen

Scientists discover first animal that can survive without oxygen

Researchers on Monday said they found the first animal out of millions of known species that can survive its entire life without oxygen. The Henneguya salminicola (H. salminicola) normally lives in the muscle of its salmon host. The 10-celled creature has evolved to the point where it doesn’t breathe at all, according to …

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Tel Aviv University researchers discover a non-breathing living animal

Tel Aviv University researchers discover a non-breathing living animal

Life science researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have stumbled upon a non-breathing animal, challenging current understanding of the animal world, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.The research, led by Prof. Dorothee Huchon of the School …

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Scientists discover Neanderthal skeleton that hints at flower burial | Science

The remains of the skeleton discovered.

A Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave, already famous for fossils of these cousins of our species, is providing fresh evidence that they buried their dead – and intriguing clues that flowers may have been used in such rituals. Scientists said they had discovered the well-preserved upper body skeleton …

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Neuroscientists discover ‘engine of consciousness’ hiding in monkeys’ brains

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A team of researchers has found an “engine of consciousness” in the brain — a region where, in monkeys at least, even a little jump start will make them wake up from anesthesia. Consciousness is a mystery. We don’t know for certain why creatures are sometimes awake and sometimes asleep, …

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