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Group protests sudden firing of Huntsman Cancer Institute director

SALT LAKE CITY — Students, faculty, staff, patients, researchers and others associated with the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute are …

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

<b>What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it.</b><p>The US and Japanese team found that the brain "doubles up" by simultaneously making two memories of events.<p>One is for the here-and-now and the other for a lifetime, …

The Brain

We're About to See Our First-Ever Black Hole

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*). But …

Black Holes
Wearable Tech
Wearable Tech

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

For Perspective, the Milky Way Equals 9 Duodecillion Trumps

Mathematicians have announced the most accurate estimate of the mass of the Milky Way galaxy yet, and the results are in: our galaxy holds matter …

Universe

Cosmic Cluster Collision Triggers Trio Of Active Galaxies

When two galaxy clusters collide, the physics of the collision reveals where the normal matter is.<p>Rather than located in the galaxies themselves, the vast majority is found between the galaxies in the intra-cluster medium.<p>When the clusters collide, their mutual gravity causes an incredibly …

Universe

Our Young Earth May Have Had Multiple Moons That Merged Into One

Of all the moons in the solar system, ours is unique. It has surface composition similar to Earth’s, pointing to a common origin, and it’s unusually large to be orbiting such a small planet. Just how such a large moon came to orbit Earth remains a bit of a mystery. With a similar composition to …

Astronomy

Green glow from ancient galaxies surprises scientists

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The galaxies are greener on the other side of the universe, it seems: A new analysis reveals that some of the most distant galaxies ever observed are radiating green light, a finding that could deeply affect developing models of those early galaxies.<p>"It’s a very distinctive, …

Galaxies

Images of giant wave on Venus captured by Japanese probe

Pressure wave in planet’s atmosphere was one of the largest ever seen in the solar system, stretching over 10,000 kilometres<p>A Japanese spacecraft that is circling Venus has beamed home pictures of one of the largest waves ever seen in the solar system.<p>The Akatsuki probe captured images of the giant …

Astronomy

Rogue One is now a reality after cosmic Death Star discovered by researchers

Researchers have discovered a Death Star similar to the Sun that is believed to have "eaten" most of its planets.<p>Just like the Death Star in the …

Japan Will Launch a Cargo Ship to Space Station Friday: Watch It Live

A Japanese cargo vessel will launch toward the International Space Station tomorrow morning (Dec. 9), and you can watch the liftoff live.<p>The robotic …

Space Exploration

NASA considers shorter first crewed SLS/Orion mission

WASHINGTON — The first crewed flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft may fly a shorter mission than previously considered, with only a loop around the …

Space Science

Artemisinins Target GABAA Receptor Signaling and Impair α Cell Identity

Summary<p>Type 1 diabetes is characterized by the destruction of pancreatic β cells, and generating new insulin-producing cells from other cell types is …

Long-Term GABA Administration Induces Alpha Cell-Mediated Beta-like Cell Neogenesis

Summary<p>The recent discovery that genetically modified α cells can regenerate and convert into β-like cells in vivo holds great promise for diabetes …

Stellar 'Circle of Life' Captured in New NASA Photo

The life cycle of stars comes full circle in a new photo taken by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array (SMA), …

Astronomers Primed to Track Spectacular Comet Encounters

Three major comet flyby events are predicted over the next two years, providing amateurs and professionals with an opportunity to unlock their …

Star Trek

Hubble spies spiral galaxy

Spiral galaxy NGC 3274 is a relatively faint galaxy located over 20 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (The Lion).<p>This NASA/ESA …

Cosmology

ESA: Mars lander crash caused by 1-second inertial measurement error

PARIS — The European Space Agency on Nov. 23 said its Schiaparelli lander’s crash landing on Mars on Oct. 19 followed an unexplained saturation of …

Space Exploration

Europe's New Mars Orbiter Begins Testing Science Gear

Europe's new Mars probe is making its first science observations at the Red Planet, if everything is going according to plan.<p>The Trace Gas Orbiter …

The sparrow with four sexes

Elaina Tuttle spent her life trying to understand the bizarre chromosome evolution of a common bird — until tragedy struck.<p>There was one sound that …

Biology

Updated: NgAgo gene-editing controversy escalates in peer-reviewed papers

String of publications describes attempts — mostly unsuccessful — to use proposed CRISPR rival.<p>A heated dispute over gene-editing that began in blogs …

Genetics

Finally, Real-Time Django Is Here: Get Started with Django Channels

<i>Today, we're thrilled to host Jacob Kaplan-Moss. Jacob's a former Herokai and long-time core contributor to Django, and he's here to share an</i> …

Test of 'Impossible' EmDrive Space Engine Passes Peer Review

Good news for all you EmDrive enthusiasts: A new study suggesting that the seemingly impossible space engine may actually work has passed the …

GM mosquitoes approved for field trial release in Florida

Ready or not, here they come. On 19 November, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District gave the green light to a controversial plan to test …

Imaging