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Active asteroid unveils fireball identity
16th January 2020 phys.org | Space, Tech

April 29, 2017, a fireball flew over Kyoto, Japan. Compared to other fireballs spotted from Earth, it was relatively bright and slow. Now, scientists have determined not only what the fireball was, but also where it came from.

Scientists use stem cells from frogs to build first living robots
15th January 2020 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Tech, Weird

Be warned. If the rise of the robots comes to pass, the apocalypse may be a more squelchy affair than science fiction writers have prepared us for.

15 Buried Archaeological Sites That Were Only Discovered Recently
15th January 2020 | thetravel.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

New archaeological discoveries are being found in almost every part of the world. And thanks to new and improved technologies, these ancient discoveries are being found quicker than before.

No One Can Agree How Fast Universe Is Expanding. New Measure Makes Things Worse.
12th January 2020 | livescience.com | Space, Tech

A crisis in physics may have just gotten deeper. By looking at how the light from distant bright objects is bent, researchers have increased the discrepancy between different methods for calculating the expansion rate of the universe.

Team to re-scan Great Pyramid of Giza to pinpoint hidden chamber
11th January 2020 | asahi.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Japanese researchers plan to bombard the Great Pyramid of Giza outside Cairo with cosmic rays to confirm if there is a mysterious internal “chamber” that a previous survey detected.

Asteroid like Ryugu may hold alien life or at least help us in search of it, says scientist
10th January 2020 | ibtimes.sg | Space, Tech

It was around a few months back that NASA’s chief scientist predicted the possibility of discovering alien life within 2021 on Mars. Now, a scientist has suggested that alien life could be discovered on asteroids.

Mystery of Weird Hum Heard Around the World Solved
10th January 2020 | livescience.com | Earth, Humans, Tech

Mysterious seismic hums detected around the world were likely caused by an unusual geologic event — the rumblings of a magma-filled reservoir deep under the Indian Ocean, a new study finds.

Scientists may have found the missing link between brain matter and consciousness
10th January 2020 thenextweb.com | Humans, Tech

A team of researchers from Germany and Greece recently identified several new properties of the human brain that could explain how our unique intelligence and consciousness emerges.

NASA’s TESS Planet Hunter Finds Its 1st Earth-Size World in ‘Habitable Zone’
8th January 2020 | space.com | Space, Tech

For the first time, the agency has discovered a roughly Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of its host star researchers announced today (Jan. 6).

Cosmic Rays Are Starting to Tear a Milky Way Satellite Galaxy Apart
7th January 2020 | space.com | Space, Tech

A team of researchers recently released simulations of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) — a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way — and found that cosmic rays from a starburst event are starting to rip it apart.

Scientists unveil video of massive stellar explosion in the ancient universe
7th January 2020 | inverse.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

A new 3D visualization recreates the biggest stellar explosion observed by humankind — and now you can watch it, too.

The moon, Mars and beyond… the space race in 2020
5th January 2020 | theguardian.com | Humans, Space, Tech

Space missions of a startling variety and ambition are scheduled for launch this year. Indeed, space engineers have not planned so much activity since the heady days of the space race in the 1960s.

There’s a Giant Mystery Hiding Inside Every Atom in the Universe
4th January 2020 | livescience.com | Humans, Tech, Weird

No one really knows what happens inside an atom. But two competing groups of scientists think they’ve figured it out. And both are racing to prove that their own vision is correct.

Scientists Brought Brains Brought Back to Life Four Hours After Death
30th December 2019 | discovermagazine.com | Humans, Tech

Until recently, a lack of blood flow in the brain was thought to guarantee instant, irreversible death. But researchers reported in Nature in April that this may not always be the case.

Scientists Find the Oldest Human Skull Outside of Africa
27th December 2019 | discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A scrap of skull collected in 1978 and stored for decades in an Athens museum may rewrite the timeline of when Homo sapiens left our ancestral African homeland.

Historic Black Hole Image Named 2019 Scientific Breakthrough of the Year
27th December 2019 weather.com | Space, Tech

Capturing the first ever image of a black hole—a historic feat that was previously deemed as impossible—has been named as the top scientific breakthrough of the year 2019 by the journal Science.

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