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Interesting Science Facts

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Light from behind a black hole spotted for 1st time, proving Einstein right

Scientists hope to use this new discovery to better understand how space-time warps and bends in the presence of massive objects like black holes.

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Single bee is making an immortal clone army thanks to a genetic fluke

The worker bees' ability to clone themselves can be as destabilizing to the hives of other species as it is to their own.

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1 Billion Years of Tectonic Plate Movement in 40 Seconds

This animated map shows the last billion years of Earth's tectonic plate movement in just 40 seconds.

To better understand the universe, we may need to kill off one of the most important theories of all time. Theoretical Physics, Quantum Physics, All About Space, All About Time, Particle Accelerator, Interesting Science Facts, Quantum World, Large Hadron Collider, String Theory

Was Einstein wrong? Why some astrophysicists are questioning the theory of space-time

To better understand the universe, we may need to kill off one of the most important theories of all time.

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Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — What makes humans unique? Scientists have taken another step toward solving an enduring mystery with a new tool that may allow for more precise comparisons between the DNA of modern humans and that of our extinct ancestors.

Astronomers have discovered an exceedingly old star at the edge of our galaxy that seems to have formed only a few million years after the Big Bang. Giant Star, Red Giant, Interesting Science Facts, Million Stars, National Science Foundation, Pennsylvania State University, Star Cast, Light Year, Science News

An ancient star casts new light on the birth of the universe

Astronomers have discovered an exceedingly old star at the edge of our galaxy that seems to have formed only a few million years after the Big Bang.

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Exotic crystals of 'ice 19' discovered

Scientists have identified the 19th form of water ice. The exotic, four-sided crystals of this rare ice variety, now dubbed ice XIX, form at ultra-low temperatures and ultra-high pressures.

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Weird 'living fossil' fish lives 100 years, pregnant for 5

The coelacanth — a giant weird fish still around from dinosaur times — can live for 100 years, a new study found. These slow-moving, people-sized fish of the deep, nicknamed a “living fossil,” are the opposite of the live fast, die young mantra.

The world's largest iceberg, an enormous chunk of ice bigger than the state of Rhode Island, has broken off Antarctica's Ronne Ice Shelf. Maryland, South Georgia Island, Rhode Island, Les Satellites, Iceberg, Break Off, Frozen Water, Ice Sheet, Floating In Water

World's largest iceberg just broke off an Antarctic ice shelf

The world's largest iceberg, an enormous chunk of ice bigger than the state of Rhode Island, has broken off Antarctica's Ronne Ice Shelf.

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Strange Sea Creature Found in Oceans Around the World May Improve Health of Marine Ecosystems

Florida State University researchers have more insight into a strange sea creature found in oceans around the world and what their presence means for the health of a marine ecosystem. Scientists have thought that salps — small marine organisms that look like clear, gelatinous blobs — competed for

The location of Earth's north magnetic pole appears to be controlled from deep within Earth by 2 competing blobs in the magnetic field. One is under Canada, and the other is under Siberia. "The Siberian blob is winning," according to scientists. Interesting Science Facts, Fun Facts, Disney Christmas, Kids Christmas, International Date Line, Outer Core, Polo Norte, Current Location, Magnetic Field

Magnetic North Pole 1840–2019

Unlike our geographic North Pole, which is in a fixed location, magnetic north wanders. This has been known since it was first measured in 1831, and subseque...

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Ancient Rocky Structure Found Beneath Antarctica. And It's Messing with the Ice.

The potential for the Ross ice shelf in Antarctica to collapse is determined by a newly discovered rock boundary running right down the middle of the ice.

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A Window to Ancient Earth Lies at the Bottom of Lake Huron

Author: Becca Dzombak Edited by: Zuleirys Santana-Rodriguez, Emily Glass, and Whit Froehlich In Lake Huron, off the coast of Michigan, lies a window to an ancient world. An underwater sinkho…