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New record holder: Webb identifies tiniest free-floating brown dwarf

Brown dwarfs are sometimes called failed stars, since they form like stars through gravitational collapse, but never gain enough mass to ignite nuclear fusion....

Most of the Mars craters today could have once been habitable rivers

Curiosity rover finds new evidence of ancient Mars rivers: a key signal for life.

771 endangered plant and lichen species threatened by climate change

Despite the risk, very few of these species have recovery plans that directly address climate change.

New pop-up electrode device could help with 3D mapping of the brain

The device could gather more in-depth information about individual neurons.

Astronomers observed an unusual Jupiter-like planet orbiting a cool red dwarf star

'Marshmallow' World Orbiting a Cool Red Dwarf Star

An isolated black hole is roaming our Milky Way galaxy

Strong evidence for a lone black hole drifting through interstellar space.

The brain’s secret to lifelong learning can now come as hardware for AI

When the human brain learns something new, it adapts. But when artificial intelligence learns something new, it tends to forget information it already learned. As...

New fungal pathogen found in NY apples orchard

In a study of New York state apple orchards, Cornell plant pathologists have identified a new fungal pathogen that belongs to genus Colletotrichum, that causes bitter rot disease in apples.

Physicists calculated the upper limit for the possible quantization of time

According to the general theory of relativity, time is a continuous quantity, one that can move slower or faster, depending on acceleration and gravity...

Bosons can act as fermions with their velocities

Bosons and fermions are two classes in which all particles can be sorted, behave very differently under most circumstances. In any case, in one dimension,...

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