A New FRB Signal Has Buzzed Nearly 2,000 Times in Just Two Months, Raising a Mystery

We have detected a strange new signal from across the chasm of time and space. A repeating fast radio burst source detected last year was recorded spitting out a whopping …

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No One Is Quite Sure Which Species This Creepy ‘Nightmare’ Shark Belongs to

A bizarre deep-sea shark with bulging eyes and an unnerving, human-like smile was recently dragged up from the depths off the coast of Australia. Shark experts are uncertain exactly which …

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There Are New FDA Safety Warnings About Breast Implants. Here’s What We Know

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now warning that breast implants filled with either silicone or saline may, on rare occasions, give rise to cancer in the scar …

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There’s Trouble Bubbling Up in Newly Formed Alaskan Lakes, And Scientists Are Worried

Lakes appearing in Alaska because of melting permafrost are “belching” methane into the atmosphere, a scientist working with NASA said. These lakes, called thermokarsts, are so full of the climate-damaging …

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A Weird Blob of Hot Gas Is Whizzing Around Sagittarius A* With ‘Mind-Blowing Velocity’

In the wacky gravitational environment in the heart of our galaxy, astronomers have found a gas blob orbiting our supermassive black hole at superspeed. Its characteristics are helping astronomers probe …

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Why Do We Laugh? New Study Suggests It May Be a Survival Strategy

A woman in labor is having a terrible time and suddenly shouts out: “Shouldn’t! Wouldn’t! Couldn’t! Didn’t! Can’t!” “Don’t worry,” says the doctor. “These are just contractions.” Until now, several …

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Dinosaurs Were Already on Their Way Out Before Asteroid Hit, Another Study Finds

The demise of the dinosaurs has long captivated paleontologists. Their mass extinction after a fiery meteorite pummeled Earth some 66 million years ago, as volcanoes erupted and global temperatures rose …

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An Anatomical Quirk Could Explain Why Whale Brains Aren’t Pulverized When They Dive

Humans have concocted all sorts of equipment to help us overcome the intense water pressures of the ocean’s depths. Yet our fellow mammalians, the cetaceans (dolphins, whales, and porpoises), can …

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