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The black hole pulls material from a companion star towards it, forming a disc that rotates around the black hole before falling into it. Credit: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss

Proof of black hole ‘plunging regions’

Proof of black hole ‘plunging regions' has been found by scientists using X-ray data proving Albert Einstein right once again.

X and Y chromosomes in green with yellow tips by Nathan Devery from-Shutterstock via The Conversation.png

Comparison of first complete non-human chromosome show that the human Y chromosome is shrinking

Scientists generate the first complete chromosome sequences from six non-human primates, including both X and Y chromosomes. The sequence has revealed new insights into evolution and has indicated tha...

Brown coasted monkey baby on branch with a somewhat shocked expression and mouth open. Photo by Jamie Haughton on Unsplash

Primates did not evolve big brains to search for food

Primates did not evolve big brains to search for food according to a new study, which looked at primate food hunting strategies when food was less.

The face of a 300,000-Year-Old Human Ancestor Reconstructed. Credit: Cicero Moraes

The face of a 300,000-Year-Old Human Ancestor Reconstructed

Scientists have reconstructed the face of an early human ancestor using bones found at Jebel Irhoud in Morocco.

The inner core began to decrease its speed around 2010, moving slower than the Earth’s surface. (USC Graphic/Edward Sotelo)

Earth’s Inner Core Slowing Down, New Study Reveals

USC scientists have proven that the Earth’s inner core is backtracking — slowing down — in relation to the planet’s surface, as shown in new research published Wednesday in Nature.

AI Image of an ancient looking reptilian animal swimming in water

Rare Fossil Skin Discovery Unveils Evolutionary Transition from Water to Land

It’s hard to find fossil skin, but a rare discovery reveals clues about the evolution from water to land

How Shiva and Shakti formed the Milky Way Galaxy

The Gaia space telescope shows How Shiva and Shakti formed the Milky Way Galaxy 12 billion years ago. These two streams of stars wove together to form it.

Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two – showing this has been happening for 155 million years. The 155-million-year-old fossil Gunter Schweigert, CC BY

Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two

Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two – showing this has been happening for 155 million years

This image displays a single human neuron (white) and all of the axons from other neurons that connect to it. The blue threads are inhibitory axons, while the green ones are excitatory axons. Neurons are the cellular building blocks of the nervous system. Google Research & Lichtman Lab/Harvard University

Most detailed ever map of the human brain in 3D

This is the Most detailed ever map of the human brain in 3D created by using a 1 cubic millimeter of tissue sample that contained 1,400 terabytes of data.