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Newly discovered giant galaxies dwarf the Milky Way

Newly discovered giant galaxies dwarf the Milky Way

Our universe may be filled with unseen giants. Astronomers have discovered two giant radio galaxies, which are some of the largest-known objects in the universe. This revelation suggests that the enormous galaxies may be more common than previously believed. The study published Monday in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Astronomers found the…MORE

Biden inherits a raft of global crises (including some unknowns)

Biden inherits a raft of global crises (including some unknowns)

US President Joe Biden’s foreign policy to-do list is long, complicated, and may soon hit speed bumps left by his predecessor. In the past four years, tensions with China and Iran have grown, Russia has gone rogue, North Korea has become a greater nuclear threat and relationships with allies have been damaged. But perhaps the…MORE

Glaciers on Mars reveal the planet’s many ice ages

Glaciers that still exist on the surface of Mars are helping to tell the story of its past. The red planet experienced between six and 20 separate ice ages during the past 300 to 800 million years, a new analysis of glaciers on Mars has revealed. During the last ice age on Earth 20,000 years…MORE

A 99-million-year-old beetle shines light on the evolution of glowing insects

A 99-million-year-old beetle shines light on the evolution of glowing insects

Bioluminescent insects have long fascinated scientists, but little is known about how these animals got their light abilities. A 99-million-year-old beetle recently discovered by researchers, however, unlocks a piece of the evolutionary puzzle, according to a study published in The Royal Society journal. The beetle, known by its Latin name Cretophengodes, was found fossilized in…MORE

This fossil reveals how dinosaurs peed, pooped and had sex

This fossil reveals how dinosaurs peed, pooped and had sex

We know a lot about dinosaurs — what they looked like, what they ate and what killed them off — but no fossils have definitively preserved two dinosaurs in the act of mating. However, a fossil from China of a Psittacosaurus is so well preserved that the opening the Labrador-size dinosaur used to pee, poop…MORE

Question of the Day

Jan 21

Q: In Germany and Sweden, you will rarely find this on a luxury automobile… A: The model name on the outside

Jan 20

Q: One-third of people admit to eating this after it has been left out all night… A: Pizza

Jan 19

Q: In 2014 the nation had shortage of this food item…(thanks to fast food) A: Egg whites