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January 23, 2024
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The Washington Post

Nobel laureate Arno Penzias dies at 90; helped find traces of Big Bang

Arno A. Penzias, who fled Nazi Germany in childhood, settled in the United States and in 1978 shared the Nobel Prize in physics for helping find vital early evidence of the Big Bang Theory about the creation of the universe, died Jan.

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USA TODAY

Ancient Megalodon and great white sharks might not be that similar, study finds

The Meg, a horror flick from 2018, might have you think the Megalodon looks like an enlarged Great White. But, a new study states it’s more like a leaner shark that migrates near the East Coast. Julia Gomez. USA TODAY. dorsal fin of great white shark, …

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Space.com

Nearby star factory shines in stunning James Webb Space Telescope photo

N79 is considered to be a younger sibling of another recent JWST target in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Tarantula Nebula, which lies about 161,000 light-years from Earth.

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Space.com

NASA finally opens OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample canister after stuck lid issue

It’s finally open. After months of anticipation, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has achieved a significant milestone by successfully accessing the treasure trove of asteroid material that the probe collected during its billion-mile journey.

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The New York Times

A Bird’s-Eye View of a Technicolor World

Forget cerulean — a bright, clear sky is actually dominated by ultraviolet light. Humans can’t see ultraviolet light, but many birds can. “Their sky will be essentially an ultraviolet sky,” said Daniel Hanley, a sensory ecologist at George Mason …

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Scientific American

Animals Can See Colors We Can’t—And New Tech Offers Us a Glimpse

The accurate and relatively inexpensive method, described in a study published on January 23 in PLOS Biology, is already offering biologists surprising discoveries about the lives of different species. Humans have three types of cone cells …

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BBC News

New coffee genetic map promises better brews

Scientists have unravelled the genetic secrets of coffee in a discovery they say paves the way for more flavoursome brews. Researchers in Italy pieced together the most complete genetic map yet of Arabica coffee, the world’s most popular drink.

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Phys.Org

Study uncovers the non-isotropic nature of tropospheric delay for high-precision GNSS positioning

Global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs) provide invaluable positioning data for countless applications, from everyday navigation to scientific research. Tropospheric delays, caused by the refractive properties of the atmosphere, significantly impact …

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BBC News

Flying reptiles ‘lived in pre-historic’ Somerset hills

Flying, winged reptiles lived in Somerset 200 million years ago, new research has found. Kuehneosaurs resembled lizards, and were closely related to the ancestors of crocodilians and dinosaurs the University of Bristol study said.

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Yahoo News

Chemists Used Buckyballs to Squeeze a Noble Gas Into One Dimension

That’s what recently happened to some krypton atoms in an Ulm University chemistry lab. Using transmission electron microscopy (or TEM), a team managed to squeeze the noble gas into a nanotube with a diameter 1/500,000th that of a human hair.

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