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Forbidden Planets | Science
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, exoplanets )

- 4 hours ago -
How the zoo of exoplanets has turned planet formation theory upside down.
10 Amazing Ways Pluto Is Alive - Listverse
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, Pluto, alive )

- 5 hours ago -
The SWAP (Solar Wind Around Pluto) instrument found that, like everything else about Pluto, its solar influence is unique in the solar system.
Genetic Code Is More Diverse Than We Think | Biology | Sci-News.Com
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, genetic codes )

- 22 hours ago -
New research is casting doubt on a widely held belief about how cells use DNA to make proteins.
Evidence Indicates Presence of Undescribed Beaked Whale Species in North Pacific | Biology | Sci-News.Com
Animals  (tags: animals, whale, new species )

- 22 hours ago -
An international team of marine biologists has found genetic evidence of a previously unknown species of beaked whale (Berardius sp.nov.) that ranges from northern Japan across the Pacific Ocean to Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
This Dinosaur Had Wings Like a Bat, But Did It Fly Like One? | New Scientist
Animals  (tags: dinosaur, batlike wings )

- 1 day ago -
The arms also have a long, thin bone protruding from the wrist that apparently held a membrane like those making up the wings of a bat, pterosaur or flying squirrel. Nothing like it has ever been seen before on any bird or dinosaur.
Supernovae 2 Million Years Ago May Have Changed Human Behaviour | New Scientist
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, supernova, effects )

- 1 day ago -
Those supernovae were several hundred light-years from Earth, far enough away that their radiation shouldn't have led to a mass extinction, but close enough that the blast could have affected our ancestors.
Interstellar Cloud Could Have Wiped Out the Dinosaurs | New Scientist
Animals  (tags: dinosaurs, galactic cloud, wipeout )

- 1 day ago -
A nebular winter could have doomed the dinosaurs. The clue is a thick layer of an extraterrestrial element on the ocean floor, now claimed to be the result of Earth colliding with a galactic cloud.
Einstein's Clock: The Doomed Black Hole to Set Your Watch By | New Scientist
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, black hole )

- 1 day ago -
Meet a black hole new to the neighbourhood, weighing 140 million suns. That's nothing to sneeze at: this plucky upstart is 35 times more massive than the black hole that holds court at the centre of our Milky Way.
Mystery Ancient Human Ancestor Found in Australasian Family Tree | New Scientist
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, family tree, anestors, unknown )

- 1 day ago -
These DNA sequences are not present in the genomes of living Europeans or east Asians, suggesting that the ancestors of these people met and bred with a mystery hominin in south Asia or the Pacific region.
Planet Nine May Have Tilted Entire Solar System Except the Sun | New Scientist
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, Planet X, Solar System, tilt )

- 1 day ago -
A jealous Planet Nine may have shoved its siblings for attention. If a massive ninth planet exists in our solar system, it might explain why the planets are out of line with the sun.
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