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Gold standard star found in Milky Way

It will help understand one of the major ways by which heavy elements in the universe were created.

Modesty leaves the best impression on cooperation in teams

In social situations that depend on cooperation, people will often choose to present themselves more modestly.

Jets from the supermassive black hole created massive bubbles at Milky Way’s center

The structures themselves are 11 kiloparsecs tall.

Using quantum computing to see what’s inside a black hole

Understanding holographic duality.

Making much larger quasicrystals than were possible before

The self-healing phenomenon could reduce defects that rendered quasicrystals impractical.

Earless worms respond to sound through their skin

Common model species can sense sound waves without ears, offering a new tool to study auditory sensation.

Volcanic eruptions might have created the first puffs of oxygen into the atmosphere

Volcanic eruptions may have spurred the first ‘whiffs’ of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere.

The rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to changing planetary rotation rate

There is a possible link between Earth's rotation rate and oxygenation.

New magnetostrictive material for more efficient computing

Harnessing the hum of fluorescent lights for more efficient computing.

Astronomers discovered the most distant quasar to date

The quasar hosts a supermassive black hole equivalent to the combined mass of 1.6 billion suns.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

A new tool that uses light to map out the electronic structures of crystals could reveal the capabilities of emerging quantum materials and pave...

Scientists identified the cause of COVID-19 blood clots

A new study reveals the virus triggers antibodies circulating through the blood, causing clots in people hospitalized with the disease.

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