Carl Frantz

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In Australia, mysterious snake-shaped clouds baffle scientists

In Australia, it is possible to observe one of the world’s rarest meteorological phenomena: astonishing snake-shaped clouds, bearing the…

Bacteria gene transfer 3

Bacterium caught on tape fishing the DNA of another bacterium

A team of researchers claims to have been able to film for the first time a bacterium “fishing” the…

Addiction 5

People addicted to social media and those addicted to alcohol share similar traits

Australian researchers have analyzed the character traits of people addicted to social networks and others with risky drinking. They…

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The mystery of the giant particles that seem to defy gravity

The thin layer of air that surrounds our planet is rich in particles of all kinds. Some of them…

biggest tsunami of all time

The tsunami that killed off the dinosaurs was one of the greatest of all time

When an asteroid hit the Earth 66 million years ago, it not only ended the dinosaur era, but also…

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Thailand becomes first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana

Thailand has legalized the cultivation of cannabis for medical use, becoming the first country in Asia to enter a…

HIV virus

French researchers have found a way to end the HIV virus

A group of researchers from the Pasteur Institute in France has taken a new step in the fight against…

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Donald Trump, a newly discovered amphibian

The discovery of a species of amphibians in Panama recently became news, after the makers of the discovery made…

Supernova

A cosmic tsunami would have destroyed the Pliocene marine megafauna

The explosion of gold from supernovas some 150 light-years from Earth, around 2.6 million years ago, would…

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The mystery of Phobos’ grooves are finally solved

A recent study suggests that the strange grooves crisscrossing the surface of the Martian moon Phobos have been dug by…

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Mysterious dwarf galaxy discovered hidden behind Andromeda

A team of astronomers recently announced the discovery of a small galaxy hidden behind the giant Andromeda. An observation…

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Saturn is losing its rings faster than previously thought

Cassini’s expedition to the Saturn system was undoubtedly one of NASA’s most spectacular missions yet. For 13 years, the…

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A very first exomoon discovery at 8000 light-years

A team of astronomers led by David Kipping, from Columbia University, announced in 2017 that they may have discovered…

Planet X

A tiny dwarf planet has been detected on the edge of the Solar System

A new object far removed from the Sun, well beyond Neptune, was detected by American astrophysicists who were trying…

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Where did Oumuamua come from?

In October 2017 astronomers experienced a premiere: for the first time, an object clearly originating from another star system…

Milky Way colliding ghost galaxy

The Milky Way still under the effect of a galactic encounter

Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is still suffering the effects of a disturbance caused by the passage of another…