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Protein found in bacteria can act like a prion . A portion of a protein within the microbe Clostridium botulinum can act like a prion when placed into yeast or Escherichia coli. This is the first time prions, which are […]

Huge quantity of black holes seen in X-ray image taken by Chandra. A vast number of supermassive black holes can be observed in an image taken by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory spacecraft. “With this one amazing picture, we can […]

Megamaser galaxy seen in Hubble image . A galaxy about 370 million light-years away from Earth that researchers think holds a megamaser has been spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope. “A megamaser is a process where some components within a […]

Ostrich-like dinosaur species lost teeth by age 3 . A species of dinosaur similar to modern ostriches had teeth when it was young but lost them as it grew older, essentially causing it to become an herbivore after starting life […]

Researchers tweak aging process in mice . Researchers have reprogrammed adult cells in mice, causing the cells to revert to an embryonic like state, effectively reversing the aging process. By activating four specific genes, scientists expanded the life span of […]

Vacuum birefringence may have been observed in neutron star. A neutron star seen with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope may have given scientists the first look at a quantum effect predicted back in 1930 but never observed before. […]

Los Angeles quakes in 1920s likely tied to oil drilling. The oil industry may have caused earthquakes in the Los Angeles area in the 1920s. US Geological Survey researchers looked at 18 significant quakes that occurred near active oil […]

Scientists drill into ancient crater formed by asteroid hit 66M years ago . The peak ring of the Chicxulub crater in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is made of granite, pushed up from deep inside the Earth’s crust when a massive asteroid […]

Many moons may be waiting to be discovered in our solar system. There are likely more moons to be found in our galaxy, according to re-evaluation of data from the Voyager space probes and searches by the Hubble Space […]

Common swift can fly for 10 months straight . The common swift can fly for 10 months without landing. The birds capture food in the air and drink by skimming water, and if they stop at all, it’s only for […]