Scientists Propose the Existence of a Giant New Space Object

A new study by planetary scientists proposes a giant new space object which could have formed the Earth and the moon.

A molten Planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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4 Cognitive Abilities That Actually Peak When You Are Older

Cognitive abilities peak at varying ages, say researchers from MIT and Harvard.

Walter Wisby, aged eight, playing a game of chess with T Whiltard, aged 91, in Cheltenham. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Enigmatic Deep Space Flashes Could Be Powering Alien Spaceships, Say Harvard Scientists

Harvard scientists propose how mysterious Fast Radio Bursts from outer space could actually be powering the spacecrafts of an advanced alien civilization.

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Prehistoric Woolly Mammoths About to Be Resurrected, Claim Harvard Scientists

Harvard scientists say they are two years away from creating a hybrid embryo with mammoth traits.

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Harvard Scientists Create Metallic Hydrogen, a "Holy Grail" Metal with Revolutionary Potential

Scientists from Harvard University claim to have created metallic hydrogen, a new metal with revolutionary potential applications. 

Since 1935, when it was first theorized, scientists have been trying to create metallic hydrogen, a new material with revolutionary potential applications. Now scientists from Harvard University published a paper in Science where they claim to have created it. If confirmed by further tests, the metallic hydrogen could become not only the rarest, but also one of the most valuable materials on Earth. Unfortunately, that precious metallic hydrogen sample – potentially the first of its kind – has just disappeared in the Harvard lab. 

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