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Genetic Predisposition to Severe COVID-19 Discovered by Russian Researchers

HSE University researchers have become the first in the world to discover genetic predisposition to severe COVID-19. The results of the study were published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology. T-cell immunity is one of the key mechanisms used by the human body to fight virus infections. The staging ground for cell immunity development is the […]

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Great white-shark-sized ancient fish discovered by accident from fossilized lung

A 66 million-year-old fossilized lung from a previously unknown species of ancient fish, as large as a great white shark, has recently been uncovered in Morocco.  Researchers believe the fish was a much larger member of the coelacanths, an Order of fish nicknamed the ‘living fossils that were thought to be extinct until a live […]

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Scientists revisit the 1st black hole they ever discovered and realize it’s bigger than they thought

New evidence suggests the first known black hole is bigger than previously thought, which may force scientists to reconsider their understanding of how giant stars give rise to black holes. Scientists think stellar-mass black holes, which contain up to a few times the sun’s mass, form when giant stars die and collapse in on themselves. […]

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Newly Discovered Planetary System Offers Glimpse Into How Planets Evolve

The newly discovered TOI 451 planetary system features three planets orbiting the same sun. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center A newly discovered planetary system will provide researchers with the rare chance to study a group of growing planets, according to research co-led by Dartmouth. The new system, named TOI 451, is made up of […]

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The first black hole ever discovered is more massive than previously thought

The first black hole ever discovered still has a few surprises in store. New observations of the black hole–star pair called Cygnus X-1 indicate that the black hole weighs about 21 times as much as the sun — nearly 1.5 times heavier than past estimates. The updated mass has astronomers rethinking how some black hole–forming […]

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