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The moon is wetter than previously thought.
For decades, scientists believed the moon is as dry as the pages of a Mathematics textbook. With no atmosphere to shield its surface from solar winds, the moon was assumed to be a giant desert in space. ALSO READNokia Is Going to Put ...
 
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'Tardi Bears' are some of the toughest animals in the Universe.
Marc “Mackie” Mapalo, 27, is blazing a trail in the field of sciences. He is currently taking up his six-year Ph.D. course on Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard.Currently, Mapalo is focused on laying the groundwork for the comprehensive molecular study of ...
 
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Open-Access is not forever.
Almost 200 scientific journals published online in the last 20 years have vanished from the internet. But it is not because of some form of attack from obscure anti-science groups. The scientific journals vanished because publishers of the websites decided to discontinue ...
 
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Ever heard of the Dark Ages?
At the close of every year, we often see people posting the same things on social media: “worst year ever,” “glad this year is over,” and “good riddance!” For some reason, many of us are fixated on blaming a fixed period of ...
 
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They returned to earth with ripped physiques.
Bulked-up, mutant "mighty mice" held onto their muscle during a monthlong stay at the InternationalSpace Station, returning to Earth with ripped bodybuilder physiques, scientists reported Monday.Top Story: Asia's Richest FamilyThe findings hold promise for preventing muscle and bone loss in astronauts on prolonged ...
 
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The team developed an app that forecasts the outcome of lockdowns on a country’s economy and environment.
A team from the Philippines took top honors at a special COVID-19 edition of the prestigious Space Apps Challenge organized by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).Also read: 25 Famous Landmarks from Old ManilaTeam Cirrolytix’s GIDEON project won for Best ...
 
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Scientists set speed records getting vaccines into massive testing just months after the coronavirus emerged.
The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of some 30,000 Americans rolling up their sleeves to receive shots created by the U.S. government as part of the all-out global race to stop the pandemic."I'm ...
 
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A powerful gravitational anomaly in the solar system has baffled scientists for years.
For many years, a powerful gravitational anomaly in the solar system has baffled scientists, prompting them to theorize that a giant planet more massive than Jupiter is lurking somewhere beyond Neptune and affecting the orbit of objects beyond the last planet as ...
 
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That's more than the world's economy.
There is an asteroid in the solar system that is unlike most asteroids scientists have ever found. Named 16 Psyche, it is believed to be the remains of an extinct planet’s heart: its metallic core.While most asteroids are made of rock and ...
 
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It opens the door for therapeutic uses of deep red light.
Who knew all those times we’ve been staring at the red traffic light while stuck in traffic could actually be beneficial to our health? A new study conducted by scientists at the University College London suggests that staring at deep red lights ...
 
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He can now boast of being the Sheldon Cooper of the Philippines.
A homegrown Filipino gravitational physicist will soon join the ranks of Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking. His name is Reginald Christian Bernardo, the first Filipino to complete his dissertation on alternate theories of gravity at the University of ...
 
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There might have been alien life forms on the Moon four billion years ago.
The Moon’s landscape has remained dead for billions of years. At least that’s the traditional scientific dogma on lunar life. But a recent study could upend centuries of scientific understanding about life on the Moon.A study published in the journal Astrobiology in ...
 
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Hayabusa2 landed on an asteroid and sent back stunning photos.
The Japanese space agency’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft landed on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu on February 21, and sent back stunning photos of the asteroid’s surface. The photos are some of the clearest ever taken of an asteroid, providing astronomers a close-up ...
 
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But there could be others lurking nearer the planet.
Black holes are very difficult to detect, which only makes them even more dangerous. The only way scientists are able to detect them is when they affect the behavior of stars around them, like when black holes distort light coming from stars ...
 
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The breakthrough discovery could be the future of lighting.
It seems like an idea taken from science fiction: bioengineered living light bulbs in the form of glowing plants. Such bioluminescent plants litter the landscape of Pandora, the alien moon in James Cameron’s blockbuster animation film Avatar.Earth has come a step closer ...
 
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Or it could be on the remnants of a collapsed caldera.
There is no official meteorite impact crater in the Philippines, but one could be hiding in plain sight. In fact, it could be under a town in Pangasinan, seen only from above.While leisurely browsing Google Earth in search of long lost crash ...
 
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'There is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone.'
“It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen,” said a Navy pilot to the New York Times in 2004. He was describing a 40-foot oblong object hovering over the Pacific.It is one of hundreds of UFO sightings by members of the U.S. military, ...
 
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It's an interplanetary emissary sent to say, 'Hello, take care.'
An asteroid that looks like it's wearing a face mask will whiz past Earth on April 29. The interplanetary emissary sent to say “Hello, take care” as the world grapples with a pandemic is officially called  52768 (1998 OR2) and was first detected in ...
 
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It's as long as a 15-storey building
An alien-like creature was recently recorded on video swirling in the depths of the sea in Australia, a country notorious for being home to some of the planet’s weirdest creatures. The creature measures an estimated 45 meters (over 150 feet), which is ...
 
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The supposed cavemen had knowledge of fiber technology.
Cavemen's knowledge of fiber technology suggests they were far from dumb. Archaeologists have just discovered the oldest known string in the world, dating back to 50,000 years ago in prehistoric France. At the time, ancient hominids roamed the land, and were traditionally thought ...
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