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Why Do Some People Never Get Sick? Harvard Scientists Are Close to an Answer

The research found that one day, pathogen tolerance might be increased in order to treat infections in humans and other animals. Drugs that might be used to treat infections in mammals by causing pathogen tolerance have been discovered through research on frog embryos. Why do some individuals always seem to be healthy while other people often …

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Heaviest Neutron Star Ever Discovered Is a “Black Widow” Devouring Its Mate

A spinning neutron star periodically swings its radio (green) and gamma-ray (magenta) beams past Earth in this artist’s concept of a black widow pulsar. The pulsar heats the facing side of its stellar partner to temperatures twice as hot as the sun’s surface and slowly evaporates it. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Cruz deWilde Observations …

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The James Webb telescope has “uncorrectable” damage from a micrometeoroid

When the James Webb Space Telescope released five breathtaking images of the universe earlier this month, it brought decades of precise engineering and astronomical work to a head. When those images were revealed last week, the build up was so intense that NASA Administrator Bill Nelson compared the scene to a pep rally rather than …

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to launch NASA’s Roman Space Telescope

NASA has chosen SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket to launch its next major space telescope, a wide-field observatory that should directly complement the brand new James Webb Space Telescope. Originally known as the Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST), NASA recently renamed the mission in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, a foundational force behind the Hubble …

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MIT researchers detect unusual radio signal from far-off galaxy

Local Fast radio bursts typically last a couple milliseconds. Scientists found one that lasted much longer. Using the CHIME radio telescope, astronomers detected an unusual signal from a far-off galaxy. CHIME, with background edited by MIT News Astronomers from Canada and MIT have detected an intriguing and unusually persistent radio signal from a galaxy several …

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MIT Engineers Find a Way To Save Energy and Make Water Boil More Efficiently

MIT engineers design new surface treatments that make water boil more efficiently. New surface treatments could save energy for systems used in many industries. At the heart of a wide range of industrial processes, including most electricity generating plants, many chemical production systems, and even cooling systems for electronics, is an energy-intensive step with the …

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The Next Phase of NASA’s Telescope Will Blow Your Mind

What. A. Week. On Monday, President Biden unveiled the first photo from the hotly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope—the most powerful observatory ever launched into orbit—showcasing a stunning galaxy cluster in full color. Not to be outdone, NASA released another four images the following day depicting star nurseries, galaxy groups, a particularly watery exoplanet, and …

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