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Radio 'eyes' unlocking secrets of neutron-star collision
When a pair of superdense neutron stars collided and potentially formed a black hole in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth, they unleashed not only a train of gravitational waves but also an ongoing torrent of radio waves that are answering some of the biggest questions about the nature of such a cataclysmic event. www.sciencedaily.com/releas...
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Who were the ancient Easter Islanders? DNA deepens mystery
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A new study of ancient DNA challenges the idea that early Rapa Nui intermingled with Indigenous people from South America before Europeans arrived. www.abc.net.au/news/science...
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Major Advance in Snakebite Treatment
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A University of Arizona researcher developing a therapy to prevent or delay the dangerous results of rattlesnake and other venomous snakebites in humans has shown that a combination of carbon monoxide and iron inhibits snake venom's effects for up to an hour in animals, a major advance in bringing the treatment to market. uanews.arizona.edu/story/ua...
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Pollution linked to one in six deaths
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Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet. www.bbc.com/news/health-416...
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Scientists Have Developed Surgical Glue That Seals Wounds in 60 Seconds
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This could save so many lives.

www.sciencealert.com/this-i...
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Solar Storm Sparked Giant Martian Aurora
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The stellar eruption created an auroral display 25 times brighter than any ever before seen on Mars-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com www.scientificamerican.com/...
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Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe
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Scientists produce indirect evidence of gaseous filaments and sheets known as Whims linking clusters of galaxies in the cosmic web

It is one of cosmology’s more perplexing problems: that up to 90% of the ordinary matter in the universe appears to have gone missing.

Now astronomers have detected about half of this missing content for the first time, in a discovery that could resolve a long-standing paradox.

www.theguardian.com/science...
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Neonicotinoid pesticides found in honey from every continent
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The discovery of neonicotinoid pesticides in honey means pollinating insects like bees regularly eat dangerous amounts of the pesticides www.newscientist.com/articl...-
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Using optical chaos to control the momentum of light
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Integrated photonic circuits, which rely on light rather than electrons to move information, promise to revolutionize communications, sensing and data processing. But controlling and moving light poses serious challenges. One major hurdle is that light travels at different speeds and in different phases in different components of an integrated circuit. For light to couple between optical components, it needs to be moving at the same momentum. phys.org/news/2017-10-optic...
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'Fake fin' discovery reveals new ichthyosaur species
An ichthyosaur first discovered in the 1970s but then dismissed and consigned to museum storerooms across the country has been re-examined and found to be a new species. www.sciencedaily.com/releas...