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Becky Ferreira


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Past articles by Becky:

Astronomers Have Discovered the Most Energetic Space Explosion Yet

“It looks like nothing else that we've ever seen,” said one researcher. → Read More

Dogs Living in Chernobyl Have Adapted with DNA Mutations, Study Suggests

The population of dogs thriving in the Exclusion Zone have mutated genes pertaining to DNA repair and immune response. → Read More

One 'Super-Earth' Could Destroy Our Own Planet, Study Finds

A super-Earth existing in our solar system is so far hypothetical, but its effects would be incomprehensibly destructive. → Read More

Olympic Pool-Sized Asteroid Has ‘Very Small Chance of Impacting Earth’, NASA Says

Newly-discovered asteroid 2023DW has a 1-in-625 chance of colliding with Earth in 2046, according to current estimates. → Read More

Scientists Glimpse Faint Shocks in Cosmic Web that Links the Universe

For the first time ever, astronomers have spotted the glow from “the formation and growth of the large-scale structure of the Universe,” reports a new study. → Read More

'Truly Bizarre': Scientists Discover Ancient Galaxies That Should Not Exist

“I think I spat out my coffee,” said the scientist leading the team that discovered the galaxies, which should be impossible within current physics. → Read More

There's Another Core Within Earth's Core, Scientists Discover

The innermost inner core (IMIC) “could be a fossilized record of a significant global event from the past,” scientists say. → Read More

Scientists Launch Project to 'De-Extinct' the Dodo, Reintroduce to Natural Habitat

Scientists and Colossal Biosciences want to reverse-engineer and "de-extinct" the iconic bird centuries after it was wiped out. → Read More

Mysterious White Spots Are Appearing in the Ocean and Nobody Knows Why

A new study has revealed a "mysterious increase" in the so-called "whiting events" off the coast of the Bahamas. → Read More

Humans Retain ‘Ancestral’ Understanding of Ape Gestures, Study Says

A game played by more than 5,500 people revealed that humans can often interpret the gestures of chimpanzees and bonobos. → Read More

Future Asteroid That Threatens Earth May Be Near-Indestructible, Scientists Warn

"Rubble-pile" asteroids are far more common than we thought, and destroying them may be effectively impossible. Call in the nukes. → Read More

Earth’s Core Has Stopped and May Be Reversing Direction, Study Says

The surprising finding might solve longstanding mysteries about climate and geological phenomena. → Read More

A 500-Year-Old 'Paradox' by Leonardo da Vinci Has Finally Been Solved, Study Says

A mystery of fluid physics first noticed by da Vinci has puzzled scientists for centuries, and we now have an answer. → Read More

Mars Is Rich in Extraterrestrial Gems That Could Point to Alien Life, NASA Finds

Water-rich opals discovered on the surface of Mars could help resolve the question of whether life has ever existed on the red planet. → Read More

Town Forced to Tell Treasure Hunters to Please Stop Looking for Nazi Gold

A newly-released WWII treasure map sent treasure hunters flocking to the small town of Ommeren in search of looted Nazi gold. → Read More

Scientists Have Developed Bionic Penis Augments to One Day Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Researchers restored erectile function in pigs using an artificial tissue patch, a new study reports. → Read More

Archaeologists Discover Huge Lost Civilization in Guatemala

A new survey revealed nearly 1,000 Maya settlements, with pyramids and ballcourts, that date back more than 2,000 years. → Read More

Wind Power on Mars Can Power Human Habitats, Scientists Discover

What will power humanity's future Mars bases? The red planet's wind is strong enough to do the job in some locations, a new study says. → Read More

A 2,500-Year-Old Puzzle from Ancient India Has Finally Been Solved

An ancient text has stumped researchers for thousands of years—and now, someone has cracked it. → Read More

Scientists Found 168 More Ancient Figures Etched Into the Peruvian Desert

The nearly 200 previously unknown geoglyphs include depictions of humans, birds, orcas, cats, and snakes. → Read More