Hubble captures amazing photos of Comet Borisov speeding past our sun

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured the comet 21/Borisov zooming through our solar system at a breakneck speed of 175,000 kilometers per hour.

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Massive trove of government UFO reports now available at university

The truth about UFOs is out there — and now enthusiasts and researchers will have a chance to comb through a massive trove of documents.

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FTC considers blocking Facebook from merging aspects of Instagram and WhatsApp: report

Federal officials are reportedly considering whether or not to seek a preliminary injunction against Facebook over antitrust concerns related to how its family of products interacts.

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Mysterious ‘sailing stones’ existed 200 million years ago, dinosaur fossil reveals

A sandstone slab containing dinosaur footprints might also contain the track of a sailing stone, scientists announced this week.

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Milky Way is as massive as 890 billion suns

The Milky Way has a mass that’s 890 billion times the mass of our sun.

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December ‘cold’ full moon is the decade’s last

The full moon of December — which is the final one of this decade — arrives tonight just after midnight.

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Greenland ice melt ‘is accelerating,’ new study reveals

The Greenland ice sheet’s losses have accelerated dramatically since the 1990s and it’s now losing more than seven times as much ice per year, according to a new study.

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Humans can ‘self-generate’ their own misinformation, study shows

Although social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have taken heat for spreading misinformation, it turns out that we — all of us — may be our own worst enemies in the battle against the scourge of fake news.

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Mysterious ‘Particle X17’ could carry fifth force of nature

The universe might contain a fifth force of nature, potentially upending modern physics, according to new research.

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More than 50 polar bears overrun far-north Russian village

A village in Russia’s Far North has been overrun by more than 50 polar bears.

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First giant planet around white dwarf discovered by scientists

For the very first time, scientists have found evidence of a giant planet associated with a white dwarf star.

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Oceans contain a million times more microplastic than we realized, alarming study claims

The amount of microplastic in the world’s oceans is a million times greater than previously thought, according to alarming new research.

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Ancient bubonic plague outbreak might have been exaggerated, study shows

An ancient outbreak of bubonic plague that’s been said to have upended the world order was actually pretty tame, researchers say.

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Frothy, toxic foam covers famous beach

A popular beach in India has been knee-deep in frothy, toxic foam for the last few days.

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Royal dynasty facial deformity known as ‘Habsburg jaw’ was caused by inbreeding, scientists say

A facial deformity known as the “Hapsburg jaw,” seen in the Hapsburg dynasty of Spanish and Austrian royals, can be attributed to inbreeding.

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Infrared images reveal hidden tattoos on Egyptian female mummies

Thanks to high-tech photography, researchers can now see previously hidden tattoos on ancient Egyptian mummies.

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Toxic fog blamed for dangerously high mercury levels in mountain lions

A surprising culprit has been fingered for very high mercury levels found in mountain lions living near the California coast — marine fog.

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Blue whale has heartbeat measured for the first time, and results surprise scientists

Blue whales, which are the largest animals known to have ever existed, see their hearts skip a beat when they grab a snack.

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Carved rock could be world’s oldest chess piece

A small object that was discovered in what’s now southern Jordan seems to be the world’s oldest known chess piece.

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‘Insect apocalypse’ driven by light pollution, scientists reveal

Insects, which pollinate flowers and break down waste, are crucial.

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