'Standard candles' illuminate the far side of the Milky Way

South African astronomers have discovered the very first known stars in the flared disk of our Milky Way Galaxy. These stars are situated on the far side of our Galaxy, 80 thousand light years from the Earth and beyond the ...

Manmade artificial shark skin boosts swimming

People have thought for decades that the rough skin of sharks may give them a swimming boost and now scientists from Harvard University have made the first ever realistic simulated shark skin. They also measured that the ...

Shakeup at NY Times leaves questions

The New York Times abruptly replaced its first female executive editor, Jill Abramson, on Wednesday and named managing editor Dean Baquet as the first African American at the top editorial post.

Argentine dino find: long-necks survived Jurassic (Update)

Dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia provide the first evidence that long-necked, whip-tailed diplodocid sauropods survived well beyond the Jurassic period, when they were thought to have gone extinct, Argentine paleontologists ...

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