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Astronomers spot blue ‘beast’ of an explosion in the universe

Astronomers spot blue ‘beast’ of an explosion in the universe

There’s a “new beast” lurking out there in the universe. It first showed itself four years ago, when astronomers observed a bright burst of light coming from a tiny galaxy about 500 million light-years from Earth. Now, they know it was a fast blue optical transient, captured in radio waves and X-rays. It produced one…MORE

Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history, researchers warn

Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history, researchers warn

Human activity could drive extinction and destroy billions of years of evolutionary history, which has produced remarkable creatures such as the punk-haired Mary River turtle, the yellow eyed Aye Aye lemur and the Chinese crocodile, researchers have warned. In a study published in the Nature Communications journal on Tuesday, researchers explored how the areas home…MORE

Trump may be tiptoeing toward a break with Xi

The last time the US and China reached a point of confrontation over Hong Kong, President Donald Trump had a strong incentive to play it cool. Now, as China tries to impose a new security law on the territory, the opposite may be the case. Last summer, Trump promised Chinese President Xi Jinping that he’d…MORE

Scientists discover giant fiery doughnut-shaped galaxy

Scientists discover giant fiery doughnut-shaped galaxy

A team of scientists has discovered a galaxy that looks like a “cosmic ring of fire” and could help us understand more about how galactic structures form and evolve. The incredibly rare kind of galaxy has a similar mass to our Milky Way but is shaped like a doughnut with a hole in the middle,…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, May 25

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, May 25

The message from Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, could not have been any clearer. Wearing a face mask is critical to reducing the spread of coronavirus, especially since many carriers don’t even know they’re contagious, she said yesterday. Masks are becoming even more important now that restrictions are starting to…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Sunday, May 24

Houses of worship have become the latest coronavirus battleground in the United States. President Donald Trump declared them “essential” on Friday, calling for them to reopen “right now” and threatening to override governors who resist. All 50 US states have taken steps to ease lockdown restrictions. But some states still ban large gatherings, including religious…MORE

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