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Scientists capture strange radio burst from unknown source

Scientists capture strange radio burst from unknown source

Scientists are trying to map the infinite cosmos using a mysterious powerful burst of radio waves that are coming from an unknown distant source.

The so-called fast radio bursts or brilliant flashes have been captured by multiple telescopes on our planet. While no two flashes are the same, they all burst with seemingly intense amounts of energy every few seconds.

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Scientists solve mystery why do seabirds eat plastic debris

Scientists solve mystery why do seabirds eat plastic debris

Seabirds eat floating trash like plastic bags and wrappers, many times with deadly consequences. But why these birds find plastic debris so appetizing has long been a brainteaser for marine biologists.

Now, a new study has suggested that seabirds mistakenly eat plastic floating in the ocean because it smells like food. A team of biologists from UC Davis have discovered the chemical clue to why seabirds eat plastic.

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Human Settlement in Australia happened much earlier than previous estimates: Research

Human Settlement in Australia happened much earlier than previous estimates: Research

Human settlement in arid interior regions of Australia happened much earlier than previous estimates, as per a new research paper. The study team led by archaeologist Giles Hamm from South Australia’s La Trobe University has found certain objects in Warratyi rock shelter in the southern interior which date back to 49,000 years. The study estimates that humans settled in arid Australia nearly 10,000 earlier than previous estimates of human settlements in the region.

New Detailed Map of Milky Way Released by Astronomers

New Detailed Map of Milky Way Released by Astronomers

Astronomers have unveiled a detailed map of Milky Way Galaxy with incredible details about the galaxy, using the presence of hydrogen and mapping it meticulously. The detailed map of Milky Way Galaxy has been generated using telescopes with high sensitivity in Germany and Australia. By using the distribution of hydrogen across the Milky Way, astronomers have been able to map amazing map of the galaxy.

New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Australia after Fossilized Bones Found in Queensland

New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Australia after Fossilized Bones Found in Queensland

Scientists have hinted about finding a new species of dinosaurs after they analyzed fossilized bones found by Queensland resident David Ellioitt. The massive bones have led scientists to suggest new family tree for sauropods which could have thrived in Australia during the past. Mr. Ellioitt now heads Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum in Australia. The analysis suggests that dinosaur could be 40-50 feet long.

New map enables better understanding of Milky Way

New map enables better understanding of Milky Way

Piecing together billions of telescope observations at Australia-based Parkes Observatory and Germany-based Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope, a team of international researchers has created a detailed map of hydrogen in the Milky Way as well as some of its surrounding galaxies.

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in space, accounting for the creation of stars and galaxies. A better understanding of this element is expected to help scientists solve mysteries about our galaxies and the universe as a whole.

Three-year coral reef airborne lab mission to solve problems related to coral’s health

Three-year coral reef airborne lab mission to solve problems related to coral’s health

A project head by NASA is underway that aims to find out mysteries regarding what factors drive coral reef health. The data from the study could help experts have better information to tackle the problem efficiently.

Wilderness area twice the size of Alaska lost in last 20 years: Study

Wilderness area twice the size of Alaska lost in last 20 years: Study

An alarming revelation has been made in a research paper that since the 1990s around a tenth of earth’s wilderness has been lost. Human activity and disturbance have been reducing these natural spots on an annual basis and this will impact habitat of many wild species.

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society have reached the conclusion after assessing satellite and survey data dating back to the 1990s. From the assessment, the researchers have come to know that across the globe, area twice the size of Alaska has been lost in the last two decades.

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Alarming decline in wilderness areas, immediate international attention needed

Alarming decline in wilderness areas, immediate international attention needed

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today unveiled about shocking reduction in the wilderness areas across the world over the last two decades. Humans have been held responsible for destroying a tenth of earth’s wilderness in the above mentioned time period. If the same trend continues, researchers fear there would be no such area left within a century. The researchers were shocked to find out that a vast area around the size of two-times Alaska has been completely destroyed between 1993 and today by human activities.

New stem cell treatment has potential to be first-line treatment option for rheumatoid arthritis patients

New stem cell treatment has potential to be first-line treatment option for rheumatoid arthritis patients

An Australian biotech company has developed a new stem cell treatment that has shown to be effective in the cure of rheumatoid arthritis. If the treatment turns out to be successful then it may prove immensely beneficial for patients suffering from the disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million adults in the United States.

Australian biotech Mesoblast carried out its phase II clinical trial in which it enrolled 48 patients having rheumatoid arthritis. As a part of the trial, the patients received an infusion of the new stem cell treatment.

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