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Carbon-rich planets made of diamonds may exist beyond our solar system, study says

Exoplanets, or planets outside of our solar system, that contain more carbon than Earth could be made out of diamonds, according to a new study. Data provided by NASA’s planet-hunting TESS mission, the Hubble Space Telescope and retired Kepler mission have shown that our galaxy is filled with exoplanets that are very different from the…MORE

Amazon expert killed with arrow while working to protect uncontacted tribes in Brazil

Amazon expert killed with arrow while working to protect uncontacted tribes in Brazil

An expert who worked to protect uncontacted Amazonian tribes has been shot and killed with an arrow in Brazil, according to the government’s Indigenous affairs agency, Fundação Nacional do Índio (Funai). Rieli Franciscato was killed on Wednesday while responding to a report of a sighting of an isolated group in Seringueiras, in the northern Brazilian…MORE

Hubble images reveal new aspect of mysterious dark matter in the universe

Hubble images reveal new aspect of mysterious dark matter in the universe

The quest for dark matter just got a little more interesting. While stars, planets and other celestial bodies may seem like bright jewels that stand out against the dark void of space, they only make up a small percentage of the universe. In reality, the elusive and invisible dark matter that provides the universe with…MORE

This asteroid is ejecting particles into space. A spacecraft may tell us why

This asteroid is ejecting particles into space. A spacecraft may tell us why

This asteroid has been full of surprises since a NASA spacecraft arrived to orbit it in December 2018. Bennu is a near-Earth asteroid that is currently being orbited by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission. And in October, the spacecraft will play “tag” the asteroid, collect samples from the surface and return them to Earth by 2023. While…MORE

Want to study better? Just two minutes of exercise beforehand could help

Want to study better? Just two minutes of exercise beforehand could help

If you’re feeling a bit sluggish today, just two minutes of exercise could give your brain a boost, a new study shows. Researchers from Jönköping University in Sweden analyzed a range of 13 studies into the effects of exercise on people aged 18-35 conducted by scientists between 2009 and 2019. Writing in the journal Translational…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, September 11

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, September 11

The summer is over. It’s time to hunker down. The coronavirus pandemic is not going to ease up, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned yesterday. In fact, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said he believes the situation is likely to worsen again in the months ahead. “I just think we need…MORE

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