Heat waves in South Asia raise ground temperature to 62°C
European satellites record a brutal rise in thermometers in India and Pakistan, with maximums on May 1 of 47.1° degrees Celsius and 49.5° degrees Celsius, respectively. An image of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission represents, in different colors, the despair of populations in South Asia. On May 1, when it was
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‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Will Pass Close to Earth
A “potentially dangerous” asteroid about 12 meters wide will pass close to planet Earth during the early hours of Thursday. According to NASA, the asteroid, named 418135 (2008 AG33), has an estimated diameter of between 350 and 780 meters, and will enter Earth’s orbit at 37,400 km/h, and can be
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Could the Tiny Zebrafish Teach Us to Cure Blindness?
By learning how zebrafish regenerate their retinas, researchers could figure out how to help humans do the same. Zebrafish are only a few centimeters long, but they’ve got some supersized powers. When their hearts or brains are damaged, they regenerate. When their fins are cut off, they grow back. When
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Mutant fish may explain how animals went from sea to land
The researchers were able to create extra bones in the fin by altering a single gene. This mutation marks a fundamental step in our understanding of the evolution of fins in limbs similar to ours. Scientists at Harvard University have conceived zebrafish, as seen in the photo below, which show
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Investigators discover new specimen from the Age of Dinosaurs
Researchers from China and Canada have discovered a new large ichthyosaur, called Baisesaurus robustus, from southwest China, thus extending the known geographic range of this group. We tell you more here! Ichthyosaurs are a group of successful Mesozoic marine reptiles that have a worldwide distribution, but their evolutionary origin is
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Acid-spitting ants invade the southern United States
Crazy ants are native to South America. However, over the last twenty years, the southern United States has gradually been invaded. Spitting acid at their targets, they devastate everything in their path. How can an insect that measures just a few millimeters cause so much damage to the ecosystem? The
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TEACHERS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
Until reaching the format we know today, the universe of education has gone through many phases and is constantly undergoing transformations. Something that has not changed is that, since the first tutors of Ancient Greece, there have been great masters at the head of teaching. Of these, we can highlight
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DEATH STAR: IDENTIFIED WHITE DWARF THAT WOULD HAVE DESTROYED 15 PLANETS
You remember the fearsome Death Star from “Star Wars”, right? In the fiction series, she is a powerful warlike space station in the service of the Galactic Empire, with 140 kilometers in diameter, capable of transporting thousands of stormtroopers and a super laser that comes out of a crater that
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Astronomers discover micronova, a new kind of stellar explosion
A team of astronomers, with the help of the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT), have observed a new type of stellar explosion — a micronova. These outbursts happen on the surface of certain stars, and can each burn through around 3.5 billion Great Pyramids of Giza of
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Ocean water samples yield treasure trove of RNA virus data Study of organisms in the sea identifies 5,500 new species
Ocean water samples collected around the world have yielded a treasure trove of new data about RNA viruses, expanding ecological research possibilities and reshaping our understanding of how these small but significant submicroscopic particles evolved. Ocean water samples collected around the world have yielded a treasure trove of new data
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