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Unknown space object beaming out radio signals every 18 minutes remains a mystery
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Unknown space object beaming out radio signals every 18 minutes remains a mystery

While mapping radio waves across the universe, astronomers happened upon a celestial object releasing giant bursts of energy — and it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. The spinning space object, spotted in March 2018, beamed out radiation three times per hour. In those moments, it became the brightest source of radio waves in our…MORE

Frogs can regrow amputated limbs after being treated with mix of drugs, new research finds
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Frogs can regrow amputated limbs after being treated with mix of drugs, new research finds

Some unusual creatures have an innate ability to regrow a limb: salamanders, starfish, crabs, lizards and newts. Such extraordinary powers elude most animals, including humans, although scientists have long sought to understand and replicate them in a quest to regenerate limbs for millions of patient amputees, including diabetics and victims of trauma. Now, researchers in…MORE

Over 10 years and $1bn on the table yet little was achieved in a historic forests deal, study says
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Over 10 years and $1bn on the table yet little was achieved in a historic forests deal, study says

More than a decade ago, Indonesia and Norway made a landmark deal: Norway would pay Indonesia up to $1 billion to slash its planet-warming emissions by slowing deforestation. The pact had some success, but new research shows it contributed little to Indonesia’s climate goals and suggests Norway could have paid the country far more for…MORE

Hundreds of mysterious strands found at the heart of the Milky Way
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Hundreds of mysterious strands found at the heart of the Milky Way

The center of our Milky Way galaxy is home to a multitude of intriguing features — including nearly a thousand mysterious magnetic strands, according to a new telescope image. The pairs and clusters of strands stretch for nearly 150 light-years in length and are equally spaced. The bizarre structures are a few million years old…MORE

Skin whitening: What is it, what are the risks and who profits?

Skin whitening: What is it, what are the risks and who profits?

Skin whitening is the use of cosmetic products or services to reduce the amount of melanin, or pigment, in the skin to make it appear lighter. It’s a big industry and predominantly targets women of color in every region of the world, with the Asia-Pacific region being the most lucrative. The practice dates back centuries,…MORE

Saturn’s ice moon could be a ‘stealth’ ocean world hospitable to life
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Saturn’s ice moon could be a ‘stealth’ ocean world hospitable to life

Saturn’s innermost moon, which resembles the Death Star from Star Wars, may be a “stealth” ocean world, according to new research. Mimas, which is the smallest and closest to Saturn of the ringed planet’s 82 moons, may contain a liquid internal ocean. “If Mimas has an ocean, it represents a new class of small, ‘stealth’…MORE

Telescope reaches its final destination a million miles from Earth
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Telescope reaches its final destination a million miles from Earth

The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its final destination, almost a month after launch. Since lifting off from French Guiana on December 25, the telescope has unfurled its tennis court-size sunshield and unfolded a massive gold mirror that will help it study the universe in new ways and peer inside the atmosphere of exoplanets.…MORE

Stunning find discovered hiding in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’

Stunning find discovered hiding in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’

The ocean depths are as mysterious as the infinite abyss of space beyond our planet. Every time we dive beneath the waves, or those waves surface an unusual creature, we learn something new about the water covering more than 70% of Earth’s surface. Only around 20% of the ocean floor has been mapped, according to…MORE