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Two new studies confirm that galaxies lacking dark matter do in fact exist.  (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Unusual Galaxies Defy Dark Matter Theory

After drawing both praise and skepticism, the team of astronomers who discovered NGC 1052-DF2 — the very first known galaxy to contain little to no dark matter — are back with stronger evidence about its bizarre nature. Dark matter is…

Expanding monoculture threatens valuable services from land, such as flood control, water purification, and climate stabilization. A new approach promises to protect these benefits, while improving biodiversity and human livelihoods in rural areas around the world. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Have Farmers in China Got It Right?

A new strategy being rolled out in China suggests that farmers can do much more than harvest crops. The idea is that well-managed, diverse agricultural lands can provide flood control, water purification, and climate stabilization, among other valuable services.

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Unusual Galaxies Defy Dark Matter Theory

After drawing both praise and skepticism, the team of astronomers who discovered NGC 1052-DF2 — the very first known galaxy to contain little to no dark matter — are back…

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Have Farmers in China Got It Right?

A new strategy being rolled out in China suggests that farmers can do much more than harvest crops. The idea is that well-managed, diverse agricultural lands can provide flood control,…

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The Day the World Burned 12,800 Years Ago

When UC Santa Barbara geology professor emeritus James Kennett and colleagues set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward the end of the Pleistocene…

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Gaia Spots a ‘Ghost’ Galaxy

An international team of astronomers, including from the University of Cambridge, discovered the massive object when trawling through data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite. The object, named Antlia…

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Brain Changes Found in Self-Injuring Teen Girls

The brains of teenage girls who engage in serious forms of self-harm, including cutting, show features similar to those seen in adults with borderline personality disorder, a severe and hard-to-treat…