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The discovery changes our understanding of the basic mechanism of photosynthesis and should rewrite the textbooks. It will also tailor the way we hunt for alien life and provide insights into how we could engineer more efficient crops that...
Researchers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years. If you were to travel some 150 million light years from Earth in the direction of Ursa Major, you’d come across a cataclysmic collision of two...
New research led by the American Museum of Natural History has uncovered five new species of snakes in Ecuador and Peru with peculiar dining etiquette: they suck the viscous bodies of snails out of their shells. The new...
Members of the public are more likely to blame the global marine litter crisis on retailers, industry and government, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth. However, they have less faith in those agencies' motivation and...
For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function -- produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential to human diets. But for Wellington Muchero, Meng Xie and their colleagues, this...
For the first time, astronomers have witnessed the aftermath of a black hole destroying a star. If you were to travel some 150 million light years from Earth in the direction of Ursa Major, you’d come across a cataclysmic collision...
Between 1992 and 2017, the Antarctic ice sheet shed roughly 3 trillion metric tons of ice—causing the global average sea level to rise nearly a third of an inch (7.6 millimeters). That’s a lot of ice. There’s another number, though,...
The retreat of the West Antarctic ice masses after the last Ice Age was reversed surprisingly about 10,000 years ago, scientists found. This is in stark contrast to previous assumptions. In fact it was the shrinking itself that...
We've all heard about the search for life on other planets, but what about looking on other moons? In a paper published June 13 in The Astrophysical Journal, researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of...
Many large galaxies have a bright central region called an active galactic nucleus (AGN), powered by matter spiraling into a supermassive black hole. Gas clouds in an area around the AGN known as the "broad-line region" emit light...

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