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MIT study gives us new insights into the origins of the universe

March 30th, 2022

After the Big Bang exploded, bringing the universe into existence, scientists say everything cooled immensely and became completely dark. A few short hundred million years later, though, the universe awakened, and gravity began to gather the first stars and galaxies into existence. Previously, we haven’t been able to discover much about the origins of the …

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These supersized goldfish in Canada look like mutants from a sci-fi movie

March 28th, 2022

Canada has a goldfish problem. Yes, you heard me correctly. Back in November of 2021, Fisheries and Oceans Canada shared a series of tweets showcasing supersized goldfish found in Hamilton Harbour. The goldfish, the account says, are the result of pet goldfish being released into the country’s waterways, creating an invasive species that could wipe …

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Dazzling photo shows 2 night sky phenomena that look like a sci-fi movie

March 23rd, 2022

A new Northern Lights photo showcases two of nature’s most dazzling night sky phenomena side by side. Brazilian photographer Alexandre Correia originally shared the photos on Instagram. In it, you can make out the beautiful effects of the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. Opposite of the Northern Lights, though, the lights of the city seem …

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This incredible organism can actually survive in outer space

March 23rd, 2022

What if I told you there is a bacterium strong enough to survive in outer space? Sure, we already know about the bacterium that could help us breathe on Mars. But, this “super bacterium”, which is known as the “world’s toughest bacterium” in the Guinness Book of World Records can survive in space for up …

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Bacteria could be key to letting humans breathe on Mars

March 19th, 2022

One of the biggest obstacles facing NASA’s goal of putting humans on Mars is providing much-needed consumables like water, oxygen, and food. The current goal is to find ways to produce these items on the planet, which would help reduce how much we need to transport from Earth to Mars. Thanks to bacteria, scientists may …