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Starlight, not so bright

Science | Astronomers speculate about a supernova in the Milky Way
by Maryrose Delahunty
Posted 1/23/20, 02:59 pm

Astronomers view a dimming star in the night sky as a harbinger of fireworks to come.

Betelgeuse (pronounced “beetlejuice”) reminds many of the 1989 movie Beetlejuice starring Michael Keaton as a trouble-making ghost. But for astronomers, Betelgeuse enjoys fame as the constellation Orion’s bright red “shoulder” star, located more than 600 light-years away and 12 times more massive than the sun.

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Designed to change

Science | Scientists learn more about the adaptability of the adult brain
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/16/20, 01:36 pm

New research shows the brains of adult mice can rewire themselves to enhance their senses when they spend long periods of time in a dark environment.

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Seeing without eyes

Science | Scientists uncover stunning design in a strange sea creature
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/09/20, 04:59 pm

A recent discovery has scientists standing in awe of a marine creature that can see through its skin.

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