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The world’s largest amphibian is this newly discovered giant salamander

The world’s largest amphibian is this newly discovered giant salamander

A giant salamander that once lived in the London Zoo and was later on display at the Natural History Museum represents a new species that may be the world’s largest amphibian. This finding is part of a larger discovery about the diversity of Chinese giant salamanders, separating what was once thought of as a single…MORE

Most massive neutron star ever detected strains the limits of physics

Most massive neutron star ever detected strains the limits of physics

Astronomers have detected the most massive neutron star ever, and it almost shouldn’t even exist. Neutron stars are the smallest in the universe, with a diameter comparable to the size of a city like Chicago or Atlanta. They are the leftover remnants of supernovae. But they are incredibly dense, with masses bigger than that of…MORE

David Ortiz gets teary in his first interview since being shot

David Ortiz gets teary in his first interview since being shot

David Ortiz opened up for the first time since being shot in June during an exclusive interview with CNN affiliate Univision that was at times emotional. The former Boston Red Sox slugger replayed the events of that night and the difficulties he’s faced since to Univision’s Tony Dandrades, in an interview that was posted by…MORE

Telescope showcases our galactic neighbor in a new light

Telescope showcases our galactic neighbor in a new light

In the vastness of space, it’s nice to have a neighbor. For our galaxy, the Milky Way, that’s the Large Magellanic Cloud and its sibling, the Small Magellanic Cloud. These dwarf galaxies act like satellites of our own galaxy, hanging out about 163,000 light-years away. The European Southern Observatory’s VISTA telescope has observed both dwarf…MORE

13 fun facts about Friday the 13th

13 fun facts about Friday the 13th

Yet another Friday the 13th has arrived, bringing the usual superstitious chatter along with vows to avoid flying and other fear-inducing activities. Why are we so weird about the 13th? The answer is unclear but our aversion may have religious origins. Some Christians believe Friday is unlucky because it’s the day Jesus was crucified, and…MORE

Astronomer spots possible new interstellar visitor in our solar system

Astronomer spots possible new interstellar visitor in our solar system

Almost two years after the first interstellar visitor was detected in our solar system, astronomers believe they’ve found one that’s incoming, according to NASA. The first object, known as ‘Oumuamua, was found in October 2017. Interstellar means that the object originated from outside of our solar system. On August 30, Gennady Borisov spotted a new…MORE

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