SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have uncovered evidence that three infant planets are forming in the protoplanetary disk around HD 163296, a young star located approximately 398 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Protoplanetary disks are the gas- and dust-filled planet factories that encircle young stars. The rings and gaps in these [...] 2 months
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Radioactive Molecule Found in Stellar Merger Remnant
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Northern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA) have made the first definitive detection of... 2 weeks
Dying groundskeeper battles chemical giant Monsanto
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Giant polarization in super-tetragonal thin films through interphase strain
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First study on physical properties of giant cancer cells may inform new treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Giant cancer cells are much larger and stiffer than other cancer cells and move further, study shows. 2 days
Astronomers discover most lithium-rich giant in galaxy with LAMOST
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Electricity crisis leaves Iraqis gasping for cool air
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Music streaming giant Deezer raises 160 million euros
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Google makes up for years of allowing scammers top spots in search results with new system
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Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower
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Easter Island's society might not have collapsed
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Networked lighting to eliminate auto blind spots
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Dogs set to benefit from simple blood test to spot liver disease
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Dogs set to benefit from simple blood test to spot liver disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new blood test can quickly spots early signs of liver disease in dogs, a study suggests. The test means that fewer dogs will... 6 days
TESS Spots Comet C/2018 N1
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Hubble Spots Massive Galaxy Cluster
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Meet Goliath, a Massive Tadpole as Long as Your Face
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200-million year old Pterosaur 'built for flying'
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Easter Island's society might not have collapsed
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Giant Pterosaur Sported 110 Teeth (and 4 Wicked Fangs)
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Brown University researchers reveal key physical properties of 'giant' cancer cells
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US giant Monsanto known for controversial chemicals
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French court orders Twitter to change smallprint after privacy case
PHYS.ORG A Paris court on Thursday ordered Twitter to change its smallprint, according to a consumer group which accused the tech giant of having "abusive" clauses in its terms... 5 days
Toyota posts record Q1 net profit, maintains full-year forecast
PHYS.ORG Japanese car giant Toyota on Friday posted a record first-quarter net profit but warned that threatened US sanctions on the auto sector could have a "very big" impact on earnings. 2 weeks
Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer
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Qualcomm settles vastly reduced Taiwan antitrust fine
PHYS.ORG US chipmaking giant Qualcomm on Friday agreed a sharply reduced fine with Taiwan after officials said it had harmed market competition and manipulated prices, as it faces a number of probes worldwide. 5 days
Tesla board forms committee to consider going private
PHYS.ORG Tesla's board of directors said Tuesday it formed a special committee to consider chief executive Elon Musk's proposal to take the electric auto giant private. 21 hours
Thousands of firefighters struggle to contain giant blazes in California
PHYS.ORG Thousands of firefighters were struggling Thursday to contain two vast wildfires in California, one of which has become one of the most destructive blazes in the state's history. 2 weeks
GM seeks to exempt Buick SUV from looming Trump tariffs
PHYS.ORG Auto giant General Motors has asked US authorities to exclude its Buick Envision SUV from the sweeping tariffs Washington has threatened to impose on auto imports. 2 weeks
Bayer shares plunge after Monsanto cancer ruling
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Space-based tracker to give scientists a beyond-bird's-eye-view of wildlife