Hubble sees supergiant Betelgeuse slowly recovering after blowing its top

Hubble sees supergiant Betelgeuse slowly recovering after blowing its top

This illustration plots changes in brightness of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse, following the titanic mass ejection of a large piece of its visible surface. The escaping material cooled to form a cloud of dust that temporarily made the star look dimmer, as seen from Earth. This unprecedented stellar convulsion disrupted the monster star’s 400-day-long … Read more

A New Theory in Physics Claims to Solve the Mystery of Consciousness

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Summary: Consciousness can not simply be reduced to neural activity alone, researchers say. A novel study reports the dynamics of consciousness may be understood by a newly developed conceptual and mathematical framework. Source: Bar Ilan University How do 1.4 kg of brain tissue create thoughts, feelings, mental images, and an inner world? The ability of … Read more

How quirk of primate evolution gave humans the voice apes lack | Evolution

Scientists have identified evolutionary modifications in the voice box distinguishing people from other primates that may underpin a capability indispensable to humankind: speaking. Researchers said on Thursday that an examination of the voice box, or larynx, in 43 species of primates showed that humans differ from apes and monkeys in lacking an anatomical structure called … Read more

How quirk of primate evolution gave humans the voice apes lack | Evolution

Scientists have identified evolutionary modifications in the voice box distinguishing people from other primates that may underpin a capability indispensable to humankind: speaking. Researchers said on Thursday that an examination of the voice box, or larynx, in 43 species of primates showed that humans differ from apes and monkeys in lacking an anatomical structure called … Read more

Massive New Deep-Sea Isopod Discovered in the Gulf of Mexico – 2,500% Larger Than Common Woodlice

New Species of Bathonymus Deep-Sea Isopods

Image of Bathynomus yucatanensis. Credit: Dr. Ming-Chih Huang, Journal of Natural History A massive, ‘creamy yellow’ relative of Woodlouse was found living at a depth of around 600 to 800 meters (2,000 to 2,600 feet), off the Yucatán Peninsula. Scientists have identified a new species of Bathonymusthe famous genera of deep-sea isopods whose viral internet … Read more

“Cosmic collision”: A stunning photo of the galactic merging of two galaxies is a preview of what scientists say is to come for the Milky Way

"Cosmic collision": A stunning photo of the galactic merging of two galaxies is a preview of what scientists say is to come for the Milky Way

One of the universe’s most spectacular events, a galactic merger, has been observed 60 million light-years away near the Virgo constellation. New photos that show two galaxies on the cusp of colliding, as they were about 60 million years ago, and scientists say it’s a preview of what’s to come for our own galaxy, the … Read more

Hubble Sees Red Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Slowly Recovering After Blowing Its Top

Hubble Sees Red Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Slowly Recovering After Blowing Its Top

Research Box Title Analyzing data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and several other observatories, astronomers have concluded that the bright red supergiant star Betelgeuse quite literally blew its top in 2019, losing a substantial part of its visible surface and producing a gigantic Surface Mass Ejection (SME). This is something never before seen in a … Read more