Do We Live in a 'Normal' Galaxy?

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, has been a jumping-off point to our understanding of galaxies throughout the universe. And though our picture of that home galaxy has evolved over time as astronomers ...

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A cool red star blows a bubble

The carbon star U Antliae is surrounded by a shell of ejected matter.

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NASA finds very heavy rainfall in Hurricane Maria

NASA looked into Hurricane Maria and found that powerful convective storms within the hurricane were dropping heavy rainfall. Maria brought that heavy rainfall to Puerto Rico and made landfall ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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At Least 9 Dead After ‘Extremely Violent’ Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned ...

8 hours ago from TIME

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Carbon calculations say sixth mass extinction looms

An analysis of past mass extinctions calculates that rising carbon dioxide levels make another one almost inevitable. Andrew Masterson reports.

5 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees die

When the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don't disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Drone delivery startup is about to begin commercial operations

Startup envisions hundreds of drone delivery stations across metro areas.

4 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Nevada experiment mimics earthquakes to test bridge designs

A day after a deadly earthquake struck Mexico City, University of Nevada scientists will mimic quakes to test new bridge designs developed to help the structures better withstand violent temblors.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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This newfound hermit crab finds shelter in corals, not shells

A newly discovered hermit crab takes its cue from peanut worms and uses walking corals as a permanent shelter.

4 hours ago from ScienceNews

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