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Primordial Black Holes Could Have Triggered the Formation of Supermassive Black Holes

The early moments of the universe were turbulent and filled with hot and dense matter. Fluctuations in the early universe could have been great enough that stellar-mass pockets of matter collapsed under their own weight to create primordial black holes. Although we’ve never detected these small black holes, they could have played a vital role …

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New Evidence That Giant Asteroid Impacts Created the Continents

Evidence that Earth’s continents were formed by giant meteorite impacts has been uncovered in new research. New research has uncovered the strongest evidence yet that Earth’s continents were formed by giant meteorite impacts, which were especially common during the first billion years or so of our planet’s four-and-a-half-billion-year history. Curtin University researchers conducted the study, …

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ESA Begins Talks With Elon Musk’s SpaceX To Fill Russian Void

The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary talks with SpaceX about the temporary use of its launchers. The surprise move towards Elon Musk’s US-based aerospace company comes as a result of the conflict in Ukraine, which has prevented the West from accessing Russia’s Soyuz rockets. According to ESA, the talks are currently at an …

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Remains of small armor-plated dinosaur found in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Reuters: Paleontologists on Thursday heralded the discovery of a previously unknown small armored dinosaur in southern Argentina, a creature that likely walked upright on its back legs roaming a then-steamy landscape about 100 million years ago. The Cretaceous Period dinosaur, named Jakapil kaniukura, would have been well-protected with rows of boney disk-shaped armor …

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See the huge solar wings of China’s space station in motion above Earth (video)

China’s space station recently gained a new module and with it a pair of huge, solar energy-capturing “wings” that can rotate as the outpost orbits the Earth. A new video from China’s human spaceflight agency, CMSA, shows the large solar arrays rotating around the Tiangong space station as our blue and white planet passes below. …

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What’s the largest ocean that ever existed on Earth?

Earth’s current largest ocean, the Pacific, blankets more than 30% of the planet’s surface, stretching 12,000 miles (19,000 kilometers) at its widest point, between Colombia and the Malay Peninsula, according to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC UNESCO (opens in new tab)). But that titanic sea represents only the remnants of the largest ocean …

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An Unconventional Training Idea for Female Masters Triathletes

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Floating in Space Might Seem Exciting, but It Has Serious Consequences

Although floating in space could be enjoyable, a TBone study reveals that it is taxing on earthly bodies. According to a new study, six months in space is equivalent to decades of bone loss on Earth. Have you ever wondered whether you have anything in common with an astronaut? It turns out that there are …

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BC poet illuminates pages of popular scientific magazine with verses about the nature of light

On clear summer nights, poet Donna Kane sleeps on the front deck of her farmhouse in Rolla, BC, in an old-fashioned bed under a blue quilt printed with crescent moons. The writer draws inspiration from looking at the sky in this northern part of the province, more than 750 kilometers distant from Vancouver. “I feel …

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