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Scientists may have heard the ‘humming sound’ of the universe for the first time ever!

Scientists at the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) have discovered what appears to be the ‘resonant hum’ (also called the ‘gravitational wave background’) of the universe for the first time. The results of the detected sound have been published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. NANOGrav has published the details of these findings on its website, which states that …

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‘A rare treatment’: Paleontologists discover 50 million year old fossil abdominal penis – Haaretz

‘A rare treatment’: Paleontologists discover 50 million-year-old fossil belly penis Haaretz A surprise in a 50 million year old assassin fossil: its genitals New York Times Researcher calls fossilized assassins bug private parts ‘a rare treat’ CNET Ancient Insect Genitalia found in 50 million year old fossil Smithsonian Magazine See full coverage on Google News Source link

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US astronauts on ISS give their food to Russian cosmonauts when supplies run out – RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

Earth may see a new Cold War, but Russia and the United States are as friendly as ever up in space. Following a delayed shipment, U.S. astronauts on the International Space Station have donated food to their Russian counterparts. The Progress MS-16 spacecraft, due to be launched on December 11, would have brought rations to Russian cosmonauts stationed on the …

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Spinning egg yolks suggest how concussion twists the brain

How to study concussion without breaking skulls? Try using an egg scrambler. In a new study published Jan. 19 in the journal Liquid physics, researchers drew inspiration from how egg scramblers mix egg whites and egg yolks without first cracking the shell. The device simply rotates the non-cracked egg at super high speeds and that force is transferred to the …

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99 million year old fossil with bioluminescent beetle discovered

The beetle, known by its Latin name Cretophengodes, was found petrified in a piece of amber in northern Myanmar. The tropical location was full of insect life in the Cretaceous, said study author Chenyang Cai, an associate professor at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. “We even have records of dinosaur …

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A new era of spacecraft is delivering science on time

When the space shuttle Atlantis rolled to a halt on its last mission in 2011, it was truly the end of an era. Few could deny that the program had become too complex and expensive to continue running, yet humanity’s ability to perform useful work in low orbits around the earth took a serious hit with the retirement of the …

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