Construction of the world’s largest ground based telescope kicked off with a real lame bang.
Just before 2:00pm EST, the European Southern Observatory blew the top off Cerro Armazones, a 3,000-metre-high peak in the Chilean Andes.
The site will eventually house the European Extremely Large Telescope and will have a primary mirror that’s 39 metres across.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof “for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.”
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Roughly 4 billion light years away in the constellation, Leo, the explosive remnant of a stellar collision between two neutron stars – predicted to be the source of all the gold and platinum in our universe – may have been caught on camera by an international team of researchers.
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The skulls from some of the largest plant-eating dinosaurs to be unearthed at Dinosaur Park may help researchers understand how so many of the mega-sized creatures thrived alongside each other.
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A team of Japanese researchers have created the first functioning liver-like organ using human stem cells.
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While Commander Hadfield’s body readjusts to life on Earth, researchers from Canada and France are studying him so they can better understand the changes that astronauts’ bodies experience while in space.
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Researchers from Canada and the United Kingdom have found that water pouring into of a mine could be as much as 2.6 billion years old and may even support life.
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In his first press conference since he landed back on terra firma, Chris Hadfield told journalists about life after spending five months in space.
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A hand carved tunnel and other excavations at the settlement of Ceibal in Guatemala, have helped an international team of researchers identify the earliest ceremonial and monumental structures.
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A team of researchers from Canada and the United States have unearthed the oldest pachycephalosaur fossil in North America – maybe even the world – and said its existence hints that other dinosaurs may also have had dog-sized versions.
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