New Solution to Old Mystery: Why Doesn’t the Inside of the Solar System Spin Faster?

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New research from Caltech proposes a new solution to a longstanding mystery about thin gas disks rotating around young stars. The key to solving a longstanding mystery about thin gas disks rotating around young stars: the motion of a tiny number of charged particles. This is according to a new study from the California Institute … Read more

Nier Automata’s secret church mystery explained: genius marketing, modding stunt, or total hoax?

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The Nier Automata secret church mystery continues to spiral out of control, with new videos raising more questions than they answer, and the game’s community expanding as furiously as it implodes. What started as a possible Easter egg has evolved into a wild goose chase involving countless modders, lore masters, and intrigued newcomers. A single … Read more

‘Neutrino factories’ could hold the solution to the cosmic ray mystery

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New research has revealed that high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays that bombard the Earth from deep space originate in blazars  —  actively galactic nuclei (AGN) that lurk at the center of galaxies and are powered by supermassive black holes. Researchers know cosmic rays are charged particles from deep space that continuously strike Earth with energies … Read more

The bizarre mystery of “prairie madness” | Boing Boing

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A new article in Atlas Obscura dives into the mystery of what some have called “prairie madness,” a phenomenon that seemed to afflict American settlers in the mid-1800s to early 1900s as they moved westward and settled into the Great Plains. According to James Gaines, during that time period: Stories began to emerge of formerly … Read more

Physics Mystery Solved: Findings Could “Revolutionize” Our Understanding of Distance

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The researchers discovered that a new theoretical framework to unify Hermitian and non-Hermitian physics is established by the duality between non-Hermiticity and curved spaces. A physics puzzle is resolved through a new duality. According to traditional thinking, distorting a flat space by bending it or stretching it is necessary to create a curved space. A … Read more

‘There’s no one long Covid’: Experts struggle to make sense of the continuing mystery

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Robert Gallo apologized for still coughing. The day before President Biden tested positive for Covid-19, the famed HIV researcher said he was still recovering from a Covid infection that had left him unable to walk, put him in the hospital, and made him delusional, he said Wednesday during a roundtable discussion about long Covid. Presented … Read more

The Mystery of When Warm-Blooded Mammals Evolved May Finally Be Solved

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As the first dinosaurs were finding their feet around 230 million years ago, the ancestors of modern mammals were also emerging. Somewhere along the way they developed a remarkable ability: to generate their own warmth.    This decisive evolutionary step towards endothermy – the ability to generate heat from within and keep a near-constant core body temperature even … Read more

Tanzania identifies deadly outbreak of mystery disease as leptospirosis

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LONDON — A deadly outbreak of an unknown disease in Tanzania has been identified as leptospirosis, health officials said. More than 20 cases, including three deaths, have been reported in the southern Lindi region, with patients exhibiting symptoms similar to Ebola or Marburg virus diseases — fever, headache, fatigue and bleeding, especially from the nose, … Read more

A mystery ingredient in bears’ blood could supercharge human muscle growth

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Researchers at Hiroshima University have found that blood in hibernating black bears contains a component that allows the creature to hibernate without any muscle loss. However, the component remains a mystery to the researchers. Haven’t you always wondered if there was something that could keep your body in shape, even as you took a well-earned … Read more

A New Technology Could Help Solve a DNA Mystery

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Scientists were able to examine tens of millions of three-dimensional locus groupings with the help of the new technology which they named Pore-C. The human genome’s inner workings could be revealed through new Cornell-developed technology. Researchers from Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the New York Genome Center have created a new technique to … Read more