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An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world’s largest fish breeding ground

An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world’s largest fish breeding ground

A breeding colony of 60 million fish has been discovered in Antarctica’s ice-covered Weddell Sea — a unique and previously unknown ecosystem that covers an area the size of Malta. The fascinating find shows how little is known about the ocean depths. The vast colony, believed to be the world’s largest, is home to the…MORE

Massive object could be an interstellar moon, a rare find
Helena Valenzuela Widerström

Massive object could be an interstellar moon, a rare find

Astronomers may have found a moon that’s completely different from anything in our solar system. It’s only the second space object discovered that may be an exomoon, or a moon outside of our solar system. The giant moon was found orbiting a Jupiter-size planet called Kepler 1708b, located 5,500 light-years from Earth. A study detailing…MORE

It might be time to upgrade your mask
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It might be time to upgrade your mask

If you’re still wearing a cloth or surgical mask when you’re out and about, it’s time to rethink your face covering. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is set to update its mask advice this week to best reflect the available options and the different levels of protection they provide, a CDC…MORE

How this weird giant planet came to look like a football
European Space Agency

How this weird giant planet came to look like a football

In the search for planets beyond our solar system, astronomers have found a giant exoplanet that looks more like a football or rugby ball than a sphere. The planet, called WASP-103b, is one of extremes. Located about 1,225 light-years from Earth in the Hercules constellation, the planet is almost twice the size of Jupiter. The…MORE

Psychedelic-laced beer may have helped this ancient South American empire rule
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Psychedelic-laced beer may have helped this ancient South American empire rule

Beer laced with hallucinogenic drugs derived from plant seeds may have helped leaders of a South American culture maintain their political control for hundreds of years, according to new research. The Wari, who built an empire and ruled the highlands of what is now Peru from 600 to 1,000 AD, preceded the Incas. Archaeological excavations…MORE

A kilometer-wide asteroid will make its closest pass by Earth next week
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A kilometer-wide asteroid will make its closest pass by Earth next week

An asteroid estimated to be a kilometer (3,451 feet) wide will fly by Earth on January 18. It will pass within 1.2 million miles of our planet, moving at 47,344 miles per hour, according to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies, which tracks potentially hazardous comets and asteroids that could collide with our planet.…MORE

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