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A “Super-Earth” Orbiting the Nearest Star to the Sun?

Super-Earth Orbiting the Nearest Star to the Sun

A research work published in the journal Science Advances suggests that there could be a “Super-Earth” orbiting Proxima Centauri; a low-mass star located some 4.244 light-years away from the Sun in the southern constellation of Centaurus. This was suggested by the team comprising Mario Damasso and colleagues which analyzed the cyclical changes of the light emitted by the star Proxima

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Geologists Find Lost Fragment of Ancient Continent

Geologists Find Lost Fragment of Ancient Continent

Geologists at the University of British Columbia have discovered by chance a new remnant of an ancient part of Earth’s continental crust: the North Atlantic Craton. The team made a chance discovery while sifting through diamond exploration samples from Baffin Island. Formed millions of years ago at depths of about 150 to 400 kilometres, Kimberlite rock samples are a mainstay

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Scientists Discover Pulsating Remains of a Star

Scientists Discover Pulsating Remains of a Star

A team of scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered a pulsating ancient star in a double star system. This discovery will allow the team to gain important information on the history of how stars evolve and eventually die. The findings have been published in Nature Astronomy. The discovery of the first ever pulsating white dwarf star in an eclipsing binary will help

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Air Pollution Is Shortening People’s Lives by Nearly Three Years

Air Pollution Is Shortening People's Lives

In a study published at Cardiovascular Research, the researchers have found that air pollution is shortening people’s lives by nearly three years. The research team at Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany believe that air pollution is a “pandemic.” Since the impact of air pollution on public health overall is much larger than expected, and is a worldwide phenomenon, we

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Bumblebees are Going Extinct

Bumblebees are Going Extinct

Bumblebees are the most important pollinators in nature. They spread, pollinate and fertilize many types of wild flora, as well as some of our very crucial agricultural crops like tomatoes. Sadly, their numbers are decreasing and they are going extinct. New research has found that you have a 50 percent less likely chance to see a bumblebee in any given

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