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The Largest Bacterium Has Been Found. It’s Eyelash-Length And Like Nothing We’ve Seen

A gigantic bacterium found in a mangrove swamp in the Caribbean is by far the largest ever found, and now scientists think they’ve figured out how it grew to such an enormous size.    This species of bacteria, Thiomargarita magnifica, is 5,000 times larger than most bacteria, and 50 times larger than all other known giant […]

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Astronomers Have Detected a ‘Missing Link’ Shockwave in Merging Galaxies

The colossal shock wave generated by the first stages of a collision between some of the most massive structures in the Universe has just been seen and imaged for the first time.   The detection was found in the galaxy cluster Abell 98, which is a large structure made up of three smaller sub-clusters of […]

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Sports

Ben Stokes pays tribute to Shane Warne: ‘He was larger than life’

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Ben Stokes pays tribute to Shane Warne, ahead of the first Test between England and New Zealand which will be dedicated to the legendary bowler. Source link

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Architect Maya Lin helps a museum tell the larger story of Asian Americans

Jeffrey Brown: Not far away, in Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown sits the current MOCA, as the Museum of Chinese in America is known, a small institution that presents moments from more than 250 years of history and heritage, waves of immigration, biased discrimination and exclusion, images from popular culture, integration into American life, and the struggle […]

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Hubble Peers Through The Mysterious Shells of This Gigantic Elliptical Galaxy

Take a good look at the latest image provided by the Hubble Space Telescope. It shows a huge elliptical galaxy called NGC 474 that lies about 100 million light-years away from us.   At about two and a half times larger than our Milky Way Galaxy, it’s really a behemoth. Notice its strange structure – […]

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Putin panic as area ‘larger than Luxembourg’ scorched after 4,000 forest fires

The Russian President is now scrambling to protect Russia from the blazes that he said were a massive threat to life, the environment and the economy. Addressing state TV, Putin said: “We cannot allow a repeat of last year’s situation, when forest fires were the most long-lasting and intensive of recent years.” He added: “We need to fight […]

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Take a Look at This New Image of a Deceptively Serene-Looking Galactic Collision

Sometimes you have to just sit back and marvel at a particularly gorgeous view of a galaxy interaction. When these giant space cities merge with each other, wild and crazy things happen – a sort of “Galaxies Gone Wild” scenario. Take this pair, for example. We see them locked together in a cosmic dance that […]

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Entertainment

Netflix Lost Subscribers, But It Really Lost Something Larger — Call It Mythology (Column)

Pretend it was one year ago, when the streaming revolution, stoked by the pandemic (when is a pandemic good for business? When your business depends on people staying home), was feeling the first flush of being the New Paradigm That Ate The World. And pretend, in that spring of 2021, that you’d been asked to […]

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An Ancient Namibian Stone Could Hold The Key to Unlocking Quantum Computers

One of the ways we can fully realize the potential of quantum computers is by basing them on both light and matter – this way, information can be stored and processed, but also travel at the speed of light.   Scientists have just taken a step closer to this goal, by successfully producing the largest […]

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Technology

QTS Builds for a Future Filled With Faster, Larger Hyperscale Projects

The QTS Shellhorn DC-1 data center in Ashburn, Virginia. (Photo: Rich Miller) ASHBURN – As you drive up the ramp from the Dulles Greenway onto Loudoun County Parkway, there’s a new presence that fills your field of vision. It’s the red-and-white facade of a QTS data center, positioned at the gateway to Northern Virginia’s Data […]