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Gigantic supernova explains mysterious gamma-ray burst

6.4 billion years ago, a dying star finally exploded as a huge supernova, releasing energy as gamma rays in a violent reaction.

Discovery could yield bee vaccine

A team of scientists has found out how bees protect their young against diseases. “This could be tremendous,” says a Norwegian participant in the project.

Stephen Hawking public lecture in Sweden this summer

Stephen Hawking will be in Stockholm, Sweden, for an international conference discussing black holes and Hawking radiation -- as part of the event he will give a public lecture on August 24th.

Mysterious link between people from South America and Australia

Two DNA studies show that South Americans have an unexpected link to indigenous people of Australia and Melanesia, but disagree on how and when the Americas were populated

Heavy summer rain in Greenland speeds up ice melt

Rapid ice melt in Greenland is driven by intense late summer rainfall, making the vast ice sheet even more vulnerable as the earth warms, new research shows.

History of the Milky Way revealed: The age of distant planets

Until now, scientists knew the age of only a few distant planets. But new research provides precise dates for 33 stars and their planets.

Volcanoes linked to cultural upheaval since early Roman times

Large volcanic eruptions have cooled the global climate many times in the last 2,500 years and coincided with devastating famine across Europe, new research shows.

The inherent reluctance of the brain

We may let ourselves be convinced, but our brains are programmed with a bias to say “no”.

Declining winter sea ice near Greenland spells cooler climate for Europe

OPINION: Loss of winter sea ice around Greenland and Iceland is affecting ocean circulation there, and could lead to a cooler climate for western Europe.

What do we do with our cats when we leave on holiday?

How long a vacation can I take away from my cat? Can I bring it along to my summer destination?

New feathered dinosaur species found in China

Scientists discover new species of dinosaur that once roamed the Asian continent.

Tiny creatures can save underwater meadows

A thriving population of amphipods and isopods are important contributors to the survival of eelgrass. The tiny crustaceans graze on algae that threaten the plants.


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