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One of the first known black holes is more massive than once thought

One of the first known black holes is more massive than once thought

Astronomers might need to adjust their expectations for black holes. According to the New York Times, an international research team has determined that Cygnus X-1, one of the first discovered black holes, is considerably more massive than once thought. The binary-system based hole was originally pegged at ‘just’ 15 solar masses, but is now believed …

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A ferret is the first North American endangered animal to be cloned

A ferret is the first North American endangered animal to be cloned

Animal cloning might just become a valuable tool in preserving species that might otherwise go extinct. BBC News says US Fish and Wildlife Service has successfully cloned a black-footed ferret — the first genetic copy of a North American endangered species. Elizabeth Ann, born on December 10th, was produced from the frozen cells of Willa, …

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The UK Will Soon Begin The World’s First Human COVID-19 Trial

The UK Will Soon Begin The World’s First Human COVID-19 Trial

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic begun. Scientists and researchers around the world were seemingly caught off guard and many scrambled to find the answers to better understand how the virus is passed along to humans, what are the effects, and if there are any long-lasting consequences. Advertising A lot about the virus is still unknown, …

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Hubble researchers find a gaggle of small black holes

Hubble researchers find a gaggle of small black holes

Larger black holes may be the usual attention-getters, but the smaller ones may be at least as important. A team using the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a concentration of small black holes in the NGC 6397 globular star cluster (pictured above) 7,800 light-years away — the first to have its mass and extent recorded. …

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Origami-like patch could help robot surgeons repair internal injuries

Origami-like patch could help robot surgeons repair internal injuries

Robot surgeons could one day have an easy way to mend internal injuries with minimal impact. MIT researchers have developed an “origami-inspired,” biodegradable medical patch that can be folded around a robot’s minimally invasive surgical tools to seal internal damage. While bioadhesive patches are already in use for this kind of surgery, they can create …

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A Legally Blind Man Regained His Sight With The Help Of A Synthetic Cornea

A Legally Blind Man Regained His Sight With The Help Of A Synthetic Cornea

Back in the day if you were afflicted by certain medical conditions, like being blind, there was really not much doctors could do. However, thankfully medical technology has advanced a lot since then, where a 78-year old man who was deemed legally blind has managed to regain his sight thanks to the help of synthetic …

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You Can Now Download The CIA’s Declassified Files On UFOs

You Can Now Download The CIA’s Declassified Files On UFOs

Does the US government know more about UFOs than they are letting on? Are there things that they might be hiding from the public? Those are some the questions that many people have asked and entertained for decades, and for those who consider themselves UFO buffs or enthusiasts, you’re in luck. Advertising This is because …

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Mild Covid-19 Cases More Likely to Lose Their Sense of Smell, Study Finds

Mild Covid-19 Cases More Likely to Lose Their Sense of Smell, Study Finds

A patient in Mexico City, Mexico receiving a covid-19 nasal swab test in December 2020.Photo: Rebecca Blackwell (AP) For people with mild covid-19, the nose may know better than any other part of the body. New research released Wednesday suggests that nearly 90 percent of people with mild illness experience losing their sense of smell, …

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Boston Dynamics Robots Have Learnt How To Dance

Boston Dynamics Robots Have Learnt How To Dance

If you’re really into robots, then Boston Dynamics is most likely a company that you’ve been following. The company has made some pretty impressive strides over the years with its development on robots, and to end the year, the company has released a new video that shows off its robots dancing. Advertising This isn’t the …

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Human-Made Materials Now Outweighs The Earth’s Biomass

Human-Made Materials Now Outweighs The Earth’s Biomass

On our planet, there are materials that occur naturally, but then there are also materials that we as humans make. Now based on research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, it has been estimated that for the first time, human-made materials have outweighed the Earth’s biomass. Advertising For those unfamiliar, the Earth’s biomass …

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