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Surreal video of stressed cells helps biologists solve decades-old mystery

Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have solved a decades-old mystery about how cells control their volume. Crowded rooms: how researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh solved a cellular mystery. A surreal video of stressed cells under a microscope has inspired a group of kidney physiologists and …

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New space observatory helps solve mystery involving huge black holes

New space observatory helps solve mystery involving huge black holes

Most galaxies are built around huge black holes. While many of them are relatively docile, like the one at the center of our Milky Way, some are ferocious – gobbling up surrounding material and releasing huge jets of extremely bright high-energy particles far into space. Using data from the recently deployed Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer …

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James Webb Space Telescope helps researchers discover first galaxies in 'new chapter of astronomy'

James Webb Space Telescope helps researchers discover first galaxies in ‘new chapter of astronomy’

In what researchers at the James Webb Space Telescope call a “brand new chapter in astronomy”, the observatory has helped locate two first galaxies, one of which may contain the most distant starlight ever seen. In a tweet, the international team said galaxies of unexpected brightness could fundamentally alter what is known about the very …

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James Webb Space Telescope helps researchers discover first galaxies in ‘new chapter of astronomy’

In what researchers at the James Webb Space Telescope call a “brand new chapter in astronomy”, the observatory has helped locate two first galaxies, one of which may contain the most distant starlight ever seen. In a tweet, the international team said galaxies of unexpected brightness could fundamentally alter what is known about the very …

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