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Mini-Neptune turned out to be a frozen super-Earth

Enlarge / Renditions of a possible composition of LHS 1140 b, with a patch of ocean on the side facing its host star. Earth...

Egalitarian oddity found in the Neolithic

Enlarge / A skeleton found during 1950's excavations at the Barman site.Université de Genève Did ancient people practice equality? While stereotypes may...

Swarm of dusty young stars found around our galaxy’s central black hole

Enlarge / The Milky Way's central black hole is in a very crowded neighborhood.UMass/D.Wang/NASA/STScI Supermassive black holes are ravenous. Clumps of dust...

How do brainless creatures control their appetites?

EnlargeCHOKSAWATDIKORN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The hydra is a Lovecraftian-looking microorganism with a mouth surrounded by tentacles on one end, an elongated...

How the perils of space have affected asteroid Ryugu

Enlarge / The surface of Ryugu. Image credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University,...

Sleeping more flushes junk out of the brain

EnlargeOsakaWayne Studios As if we didn’t have enough reasons to get at least eight hours of sleep, there is now one more....

Humans are living longer than ever no matter where they come from 

EnlargeCatherine Falls Commercial Most of us want to stay on this planet as long as possible. While there are still differences depending...

Our oldest microbial ancestors were way ahead of their time

Enlarge / The Golgi apparatus, shown here in light green, may have been involved in building internal structures in cells.ARTUR PLAWGO / SCIENCE PHOTO...

Gotta go? We’ve finally found out what makes urine yellow

EnlargeScience Photo Library There are many mysteries in life that we end up shrugging off. Why is urine yellow? It just is,...

This bird is like a GPS for honey

Enlarge / A greater honeyguide Keabetswe Maposa With all the technological advances humans have made, it may seem like we’ve lost touch...

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