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The World’s First-Ever “Synthetic Embryo” Is Already Causing Controversy

Scientists have created the world’s first lab-grown “synthetic embryo,” a groundbreaking moment in science that has reignited a fierce ethical debate. Led by molecular geneticist Joseph Hanna, a team of researchers at Israel’s Wizemann Institute of Science managed to create a synthetic mouse “embryo” in a lab without fertilized eggs or a uterus, potentially allowing …

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Diamond Anvil Cell

Holy Grail of Energy Efficiency: Physicists Advance in Race for Room-Temperature Superconductivity

A team of physicists from UNLV’s Nevada Extreme Conditions Lab (NEXCL) used a diamond anvil cell, a research device similar to the one pictured, in their research to lower the pressure needed to observe a material capable of room-temperature superconductivity. Credit: Image courtesy of NEXCL Less than two years ago the science world was shocked …

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Hunga Tonga Erupts

Massive Tonga Volcano Eruption Blasted Enough Water To Fill 58,000 Olympic-Size Swimming Pools Into Stratosphere

This looping video shows an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Jan. 15, 2022. The GOES-17 satellite captured the series of images that also show crescent-shaped shock waves and lightning strikes. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of NOAA and NESDIS …

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Parts of the moon may provide stable temperatures for humans, researchers find

The moon has pits with shaded areas that steadily hover around 63 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius), a temperate range that’s stable for humans, found researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. The journal Geophysical Research Letters published the study in July. These pit craters, which may potentially lead to caves that could also …

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Solar storm from hole in the sun will hit Earth on Wednesday (Aug. 3)

High-speed solar winds from a “hole” in the sun’s atmosphere are set to hit Earth’s magnetic field on Wednesday (Aug 3.), triggering a minor G-1 geomagnetic storm. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) made the prediction after observing that “gaseous material is flowing from a southern hole in …

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Earth Completes Rotation In Less Than 24-Hours, Smashes Record Again For Shortest Day

Earth Completes Rotation In Less Than 24-Hours, Smashes Record Again For Shortest Day

The cause of the differing speed of Earth’s spin is still unknown. (File) On July 29, the Earth broke its record for the shortest day as it completed a full spin in 1.59 milliseconds less than its standard 24-hour rotation.   According to the Independent, the planet recently has been increasing its speed. Back in 2020, …

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Zeta Ophiuchi: Spectacular Shock Wave From Rejected Star Hurtling Through Space at 100,000 Miles per Hour

Zeta Ophiuchi was once in close orbit with another star, before being ejected when this companion was destroyed in a supernova explosion. Infrared data from Spitzer reveal a spectacular shock wave that was formed by matter blowing away from the star’s surface and slamming into gas in its path. Data from Chandra show a bubble …

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