Astronomers find 72 bright and fast explosions

Gone in a (cosmological) flash: a team of astronomers found 72 very bright, but quick events in a recent survey and are still struggling to explain their origin. Miika Pursiainen of the University of Southampton will present ...

Is the Milky Way getting bigger?

The galaxy we inhabit, the Milky Way, may be getting even bigger, according to Cristina MartĂ­nez-Lombilla, a PhD candidate at the Instituto de AstrofĂ­sica de Canarias in Tenerife, Spain, and her collaborators. She will ...

First age-map of the heart of the Milky Way

The first large-scale age-map of the Milky Way shows that a period of star formation lasting around 4 billion years created the complex structure at the heart of our galaxy. The results will be presented by Marina Rejkuba ...

Cellphones gaining acceptance inside US schools

Cellphones are still absent from most U.S. schools but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents' wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into lessons.

Spear points prove early inhabitants liked to travel

Careful examination of numerous fluted spear points found in Alaska and western Canada prove that the Ice Age peopling of the Americas was much more complex than previously believed, according to a study done by two Texas ...

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