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Total Annihilation for Supermassive Stars

A renegade star exploding in a distant galaxy has forced astronomers to set aside decades of research and focus on a new breed of supernova that can utterly annihilate its…

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The Moon Rock That Turned Out to Be From Earth

If you put a Moon rock alongside one from Earth, they usually don’t have a lot in common. So when Curtin University planetary scientist Professor Alexander Nemchin looked closely at…

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Elon Musk’s Tunneling Company Digs Into China

The Boring Company, a venture that builds underground tunnels for hyperloop transportation systems, has announced that it will be launching operations in China very soon. The announcement was made by…

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Scientific Breakthrough: A Quantum Internet

A team of researchers from Osaka University in Japan has created a technological breakthrough by sending quantum information to a quantum dot. The findings are expected to be of great…

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Ghosts of Ancient Explosions Live on in Stars Today

When small, dense stars called white dwarfs explode, they produce bright, short-lived flares called Type Ia supernovae. These supernovae are informative cosmological markers for astronomers — for example, they were…