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New cancer-driving mutation in ‘dark matter’ of the cancer genome

An Ontario-led research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the "dark matter" of human cancer DNA. The mutation, as described in two related studies published in Nature on... Continue Reading →

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George Gershwin

George Gershwin dropped out of school and began playing piano professionally at age 15. Within a few years, he was one of the most sought after musicians in America. A composer of jazz, opera, and popular songs for stage and... Continue Reading →

A Glimpse of a Rocky Exoplanet’s Surface

Discovered in 2018 by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey (TESS) mission, planet LHS 3844b is located 48.6 light-years from Earth and has a radius 1.3 times that of Earth. It orbits a small, cool type of star called an M dwarf - especially noteworthy because,... Continue Reading →

ArcherFish Water Pistol

Archerfish are extremely accurate at shooting jets of water at their prey - and studies have shown that they practically always hit their target on the first shot, for a distance of up to 3m away (9ft). This is mainly... Continue Reading →

1-2 caffeinated drinks not linked with higher risk of migraines; 3+ may trigger them

Afflicting more than one billion adults worldwide, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In addition to severe headache, symptoms of migraine can include nausea, changes in mood, sensitivity to light and sound, as well as visual... Continue Reading →

NGC 7714: Starburst after Galaxy Collision

Is this galaxy jumping through a giant ring of stars? Probably not. Although the precise dynamics behind the featured image is yet unclear, what is clear is that the pictured galaxy, NGC 7714, has been stretched and distorted by a recent collision with a... Continue Reading →

Saturn surpasses Jupiter after the discovery of 20 new moons

A team led by Carnegie's Scott S. Sheppard has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn. This brings the ringed planet's total number of moons to 82, surpassing Jupiter, which has 79. The discovery was announced Monday by the International Astronomical... Continue Reading →

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded "for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos" with one half to James Peebles "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology", the other half... Continue Reading →

Tired

I exhaust my body throughout the day,And I don’t get enough sleep at night.I swallow the words I have to say,And let my thoughts fuck up my peace of mind.In a matter of fact; I’ve been the one who tired... Continue Reading →

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