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Massive disk galaxy could change our understanding of how galaxies are born

Massive disk galaxy could change our understanding of how galaxies are born

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.A massive, rotating disk that first formed just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, could upend our understanding of galaxy formation, scientists suggest in a new study. In traditional galaxy formation models and according to modern cosmology, galaxies are built beginning with dark-matter halos. Over time, those halos pull in gases and material, eventually building up full-fledged galaxies. , like our own , form with prominent disks of stars and gas and are...

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Coronavirus vaccine developed in China shows promise after early study in 100 people

Coronavirus vaccine developed in China shows promise after early study in 100 people

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)A potential developed in China appeared safe and able to generate an immune response after an early trial in more than 100 people, according to a new study.The vaccine, called Ad5-nCoV, is being developed by the Chinese company CanSino Biologics, and was one of the first coronavirus vaccines to enter early human trials back in March. Now, there are more than 100 different coronavirus vaccines in development worldwide, with at least eight...

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Dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19 in humans

Dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19 in humans

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Training dogs to smell COVID-19 could help with early detection of the disease.(Image: © Penn Vet/University of Pennsylvania)Scientists are training to identify COVID-19 by following their noses.A new program at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is putting noses to the grindstone for disease detection. Researchers are working with dogs to see if the canines' superior sniffers can help with early detection of COVID-19 in...

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US seeks to change the rules for mining the moon

US seeks to change the rules for mining the moon

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © NASA)Private industries have  rockets, satellites and other equipment into space to historic lows. That has boosted interest in developing space – both for  such as silicon for solar panels and oxygen for , as well as potentially  . But the rules are not clear about who would profit if, for instance, a U.S. company like SpaceX colonized Mars or established a moon base.At the moment, no company – or nation – is yet ready to claim or take advantage of...

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May 20
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Hurricanes really are getting stronger, just like climate models predicted

Hurricanes really are getting stronger, just like climate models predicted

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.NASA astronaut Christina Koch shared this view of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station on Sept. 2, 2019.(Image: © Astro_Christina/Twitter)Hurricanes are getting stronger as , according to a new analysis.Studying how have changed over time is difficult. The tools scientists use to study them change constantly and. measurements made with one instrument can't be compared easily to measurements made with another. So though research has  suggested...

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Sun-watching spacecraft just might fly through tail of Comet ATLAS in rare encounter

Sun-watching spacecraft just might fly through tail of Comet ATLAS in rare encounter

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.This Hubble Space Telescope image of comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) was taken on April 23, 2020.(Image: © NASA, ESA, STScI, and D. Jewitt (UCLA))Last month, shattered skywatchers' hopes of a brilliant display when it began crumbling — but scientists have spotted a new opportunity to study its rubble.That opportunity comes from the trajectory of , a partnership between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). While the spacecraft was designed to focus on the sun, it...

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May 15
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Moon's mysterious disappearance 900 years ago finally gets an explanation

Moon's mysterious disappearance 900 years ago finally gets an explanation

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)There's no use sugar coating it: According to one scribe in medieval England, A.D. 1110  was a "disastrous year." Torrential rainfall damaged crops, famine stalked the land — and, as if that wasn't bad enough, on one fateful night in May, simply vanished from the sky."On the fifth night in the month of May appeared the moon shining bright in the evening, and afterwards by little and little its light diminished," the unnamed scribe wrote...

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How a superspreader at choir practice sickened 52 people with COVID-19

How a superspreader at choir practice sickened 52 people with COVID-19

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.After a superspreader attended a choir practice (not pictured here), 52 people came down with COVID-19.(Image: © Shutterstock)A COVID-19 superspreader unknowingly infected 52 people with the new at a choir practice in Mount Vernon, , in early March, leading to the deaths of two people, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report finds.The choir practice happened on March 10, roughly two weeks before the state's Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee...

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Blind people could 'see' letters that scientists drew on their brains with electricity

Blind people could 'see' letters that scientists drew on their brains with electricity

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)Scientists sent patterns of electricity coursing across people's brains, coaxing their brains to see letters that weren't there. The experiment worked in both sighted people and blind participants who had lost their sight in adulthood, according to the study, published today (May 14) in the journal . Although this technology remains in its early days, implanted devices could potentially be used in the future to stimulate the brain and...

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Did men's beards evolve to absorb a punch to the jaw?

Did men's beards evolve to absorb a punch to the jaw?

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.In a brawl, a beard may soften a blow.(Image: © Shutterstock)Full, luxurious beards are a sight to behold, and they may also serve a practical purpose — softening the impact of a punch to the jaw.Throughout history, flowing beards have been celebrated by cultures around the world as an emblem of social dominance and virility, much like the flowing mane of a dominant male .However, the thick hair of a lion's mane also protects a big cat's throat against a...

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Massive piece of Chinese space junk slams uncontrolled into Earth's atmosphere

Massive piece of Chinese space junk slams uncontrolled into Earth's atmosphere

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.A Chinese Aerospace Corporation image shows the Long March 5b's launch from Wenchang launch center May 5.(Image: © CASC)A 19.6-ton (17,800 kilograms) Chinese rocket slammed into our planet today (May 11).The bulky Long March 5B became the heaviest orbiting thing to fall uncontrolled to in nearly three decades, according to Jonathan McDowell, a Harvard astrophysicist and orbital object tracker. The last time a heavier object had an uncontrolled entry was 1991,...

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Researchers Find Source of Strange 'Negative' Gravity

Researchers Find Source of Strange 'Negative' Gravity

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Scientists have long thought of soundwaves as massless, and this image of the sound waves surrounding a supersonic jet sure look that way. But new research suggests that isn't quite the case.(Image: © Shutterstock)Sound has negative mass, and all around you it's drifting up, up and away — albeit very slowly.That's the conclusion of  submitted on July 23 to the preprint journal arXiv, and it shatters the conventional understanding that researchers have long had...

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New satellite maps show dire state of ice melt in Antarctica and Greenland

New satellite maps show dire state of ice melt in Antarctica and Greenland

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.This map shows the amount of ice gained or lost by Antarctica between 2003 and 2019. Dark reds and purples show large average rates of ice loss near the coasts, while blues show smaller rates of ice gain in the interior.(Image: © Smith et al./Science)Two new satellite images remind us that Earth's ice sheets are losing so much mass it's becoming obvious from space.In the vivid new maps published as part of an April 30 study in the journal, researchers...

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Sinkhole opens near the Pantheon, revealing 2,000-year-old Roman paving stones

Sinkhole opens near the Pantheon, revealing 2,000-year-old Roman paving stones

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Archaeological investigations following the opening of a sinkhole in Piazza della Rotonda in front of the Pantheon in Rome have unearthed the ancient pavement of the imperial era.(Image: © Alessandro Serrano'/AGF/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)A sinkhole unexpectedly opened up in front of the Pantheon in Rome last month, revealing imperial paving stones that were laid over a millennia ago, news sources report. The , located in the Piazza della Rotonda,...

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Coronavirus receptor binding inhibited by blood alkalosis....

Coronavirus receptor binding inhibited by blood alkalosis....

MenuJavaScript is disabled. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding.May 11, 20201010With few remedies on the horizon, I'm wondering why there isn't more attention to induced blood alkalosis as a coronavirus binding inhibitor? There is anecdotal evidence and some studies confirm that coronaviruses only reproduce in slightly acidic environments. Respiratory acidosis generally benefits the virus. Even a slight raising of blood PH for a limited time could do wonders..... Miracle treatment for Covid-19 ? - Baking soda!Alkaline Diets and DrinksIn 1918...

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Coronavirus found in infected men's semen

Coronavirus found in infected men's semen

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)After the new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 enters the human body, it seems to reach sites well beyond the lungs — it's been found in the kidneys, , liver and . And now, researchers have detected the virus in semen, according to a small study.However, the findings, published Thursday (May 7) in the journal , don't necessarily mean that the virus can be sexually transmitted through contact with semen.The study involved 38 men in Shangqiu,...

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These lava tubes could be the safest place for explorers to live on Mars

These lava tubes could be the safest place for explorers to live on Mars

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Curiosity can handle the harsh radiation on the Martian surface. But people can't.(Image: © NASA/JPL/MSSS/Marco Di Lorenzo/Ken Kremer)There's no safe place to camp out on Mars. But a team of researchers has identified what could be future Martian explorers' best possible hideout: a string of lava tubes in the low-lying Hellas Planitia — an impact basin blasted into the Red Planet's surface by ancient meteor impacts.Every part of Mars could kill you. Its surface...

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May 11
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6 new coronaviruses discovered in bats

6 new coronaviruses discovered in bats

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Geza Farkas/Shutterstock)Scientists have discovered six entirely new coronaviruses lurking in bats in Myanmar. These viruses are in the same family as the across the globe; but the researchers said the newbies aren't closely related genetically to SARS-CoV-2 or to the two other coronaviruses that cause severe infections in humans — severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which caused the 2002-2003 pandemic, and Middle East respiratory syndrome...

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NASA funds proposal to build a telescope on the far side of the moon

NASA funds proposal to build a telescope on the far side of the moon

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The proposed telescope would be a 1km-diameter wire-mesh that can gaze out into the cosmos without being hindered by the Earth's atmosphere.(Image: © Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay)NASA is funding an early-stage proposal to build a meshed telescope inside a crater on the far side of the moon, .This "dark side" is the face of the moon that is permanently positioned away from , and as such it offers a rare view of the dark cosmos, unhindered by radio interference from...

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'Mind-control' cat parasite has now reached Hawaii's parks

'Mind-control' cat parasite has now reached Hawaii's parks

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)Toxoplasma gondii, a "mind-controlling" parasite that causes the disease , has been found in public lands in Oahu, Hawaii for the first time, researchers have discovered. Though this parasite was previously found in people and in wildlife on the Hawaiian islands, it was unknown in Oahu's parks. And it hitchhiked there in free-ranging cats, which are a non-native species and are known hosts of the parasite. Thanks, cats.Though, to be fair,...

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Weird star explosion is brightest supernova ever seen

Weird star explosion is brightest supernova ever seen

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.An artist's illustration of a brilliant supernova, the explosive death of a star.(Image: © Aaron Geller/Northwestern University)This supernova is one for the record books.A mammoth star explosion known as SN2016aps, which occurred in a galaxy about 3.6 billion light-years from Earth, is the brightest ever seen, a new study reports."We can measure supernovae using two scales: the total energy of the explosion, and the amount of that energy that is emitted as...

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Trial of chloroquine to treat COVID-19 stopped early due to heart complications

Trial of chloroquine to treat COVID-19 stopped early due to heart complications

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)A Brazilian study testing the had to be stopped early in one group of patients taking a high dose of the drug, after some patients in this group developed dangerous .Chloroquine and the related drug hydroxychloroquine have made headlines in recent weeks after President Donald Trump called the drugs a potential "game changer" for the treatment of COVID-19.The Brazilian researchers planned to enroll 440 people in their study to test whether...

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'Longest animal ever' discovered in deep-sea canyon off Australian coast

'Longest animal ever' discovered in deep-sea canyon off Australian coast

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.An image shows the coils of the long siphonophore.(Image: © Schmidt Ocean Institute)Underwater explorers found a 150-foot-long (45 meters) siphonophore — a translucent, stringy creature that, like coral, is made up of smaller critters — living in a submarine canyon off the coast of Australia. It's "seemingly the largest animal ever discovered," they said.Every individual siphonophore is made up of many little "zooids," which each live lives that are more...

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Woman Who Ate 'Unusually Large' Amount of Wasabi Developed Broken-Heart Syndrome

Woman Who Ate 'Unusually Large' Amount of Wasabi Developed Broken-Heart Syndrome

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)A woman got more than a burning mouthful when she mistook a serving of wasabi for avocado — the spicy food appeared to cause her to develop "," according to a new report of the case.The 60-year-old woman was attending a wedding in Israel when she ate "a large amount of wasabi," which she thought was avocado, according to the report, published Sept. 20 in the journal .A few minutes later, she felt a "sudden pressure in her chest radiating...

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The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is on fire and radiation levels are spiking

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is on fire and radiation levels are spiking

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.A forest fire is burning in part of Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone, shown here on April 5, 2020. Ukrainian officials reported a spike in radiation levels due to the fire.(Image: © YAROSLAV EMELIANENKO/AFP via Getty Images)Part of the Exclusion Zone where the infamous power plant explosion occurred in 1986 is on fire, and radiation in the area is spiking.The fire covers about 50 acres (20 hectares) near the abandoned village of Vladimirovka in Ukraine's Chernobyl...

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