Jan. 16, 2019

05: A Second Repeating Fast Radio Burst Detected

05: A Second Repeating Fast Radio Burst Detected

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*A second repeating Fast Radio Burst detected

Astronomers have found another mysterious signal called a Fast Radio Burst which appears to be repeating.

*Searching for the Sun’s siblings

A new study searching for the Sun’s siblings has revealed the DNA of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way.

*Rapid star birth in Magellanic clouds

A new study shows the Large and Small Magellanic clouds are forming new stars at an increasingly rapid rate.

*Iran ballistic missile test warning

The United States has warned Iran against another planned test of a nuclear-capable Intercontinental ballistic missile.

*The Science Report

The Weather bureau says 2018 was Australia's third-warmest year on record.

A mass die-off of millions of fish in Australia’s Darling River caused by bad water management.

The baby boomer generation is hitting the booze at dangerous levels.

People who believe in conspiracy theories are far more likely to fall for fake news.

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