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White Dwarf Star, With Rings

A citizen-scientist working with the NASA-led Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project discovered a white dwarf, the oldest and coldest such star known to date. "Astronomers suspect this could be the first known white dwarf with multiple dust rings." (Feb. 19, 2019)

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Turning CO2 into Coal

Researchers at RMIT in Australia have used liquid metals to convert CO2 into solid coal. This may provide an opportunity for removing CO2 from the atmosphere. (Feb. 26, 2019)

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Capsule-Delivered Insulin

Researchers at MIT are developing a capsule-based delivery system for insulin, which may replace the typical injection method. (Feb. 7, 2019)

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Bees Can Do Math

Australian researchers have shown that bees can recognize colors and use them as symbols for addition and subtraction. (Feb.6 , 2019)

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Iguana-sized Antarctic Dinosaur

Brandon Peecook of the Field Museum reports on the discovery of a new lizard cousin to the dinosaurs, found in Antarctica, from 250 million years ago. (Jan 31, 2019)

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A New Human Ancestor

An international group of researchers has used machine learning to identify a new hominid in the ancestry of Asian individuals. (Jan 16, 2019)

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