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The Blanco Telescope dome at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, where the Dark Energy Camera used for the recently completed Dark Energy Survey was housed. (Image: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab)

Researchers Find New Minor Planets Beyond Neptune

Using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), researchers have found more than 300 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), minor planets located in the far reaches of the solar system, including more than 100 new discoveries. Published in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement…

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Prehistoric Hyenas and Humans Share Migration Patterns

New research into the evolutionary history and prehistoric migrations of hyenas reveals surprising similarities between hyenas and prehistoric humans. The results from the University of Copenhagen and University of Potsdam…

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Researchers Find New Minor Planets Beyond Neptune

Using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), researchers have found more than 300 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), minor planets located in the far reaches of the solar system, including more…

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Has a Chinese EV Startup Beaten Tesla?

Xpeng, a Chinese EV startup, is expected to launch its battery-powered P7 car this year. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently rated the vehicle with a range…

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WhatsApp Launches Dark Mode

If there was one thing WhatsApp users were disappointed with, it was the fact that the app never featured a Dark Mode. Such a setting would have allowed users to…

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2 Stories of Wisdom

In life, being able to remain calm is not only a kind of wisdom, but also a kind of resilience. Learning to keep calm is a valuable asset. It will…

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What Causes An Ice Age to End?

New University of Melbourne research has revealed that ice ages over the last million years ended when the tilt angle of the Earth’s axis was approaching higher values. During these…

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Graphene: A Material With Super Powers

Graphene was supposed to allow us to make much stronger bulletproof vests, a filter that would distill seawater into drinkable water, longer-lasting batteries, flexible brain implants, and so on. While…

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Europe Plans to End American Monopoly in Data Storage

When it comes to cloud services, American companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft dominate the global market. Europe plans to take on America’s cloud service dominance through its GAIA-X project, which…

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Dimming Betelgeuse Likely Isn’t Cold, Just Dusty

Late last year, news broke that the star Betelgeuse was fading significantly, ultimately dropping to around 40 percent of its usual brightness. The activity fueled popular speculation that the red supergiant…

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Germany Is Developing 62-Mile Highway for Cyclists

Air pollution is one of the major challenges facing urban areas. To deal with this issue, many countries have started promoting bicycles for short-distance transportation. In Germany, the government is…