Science

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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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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Early Collision Made Life Possible on Earth?

Researchers at Rice University suggest that the Earth most likely received the majority of its carbon, nitrogen etc. as a result of a collision with a Mars-sized planetoid more than 4.4 billion years ago. (Jan 23, 2019)

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Observing the Birth of a Black Hole?

A group led by Northwestern University has used the telescopes in Hawaii to observe a presumed moment of collapse for a black hole or neutron star at 200 million light years. (Jan 10, 2019)

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Deep-sea Microbes Found to Consume Greenhouse Gases

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute have identified nearly two dozen new types of microbes. They report that many use hydrocarbons as energy sources to survive and grow, potentially reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. (Nov. 27, 2018)

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Osiris-REx Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu today. The asteroid is 800-ft wide and will be studied for over a year in orbit, before the craft lands, gathers samples, and returns to Earth. (Dec. 3, 2018)

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