Dec. 5, 2018

96: Astronomers find a star almost identical to the Sun

96:  Astronomers find a star almost identical to the Sun

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*Astronomers find a star almost identical to the Sun

Astronomers have discovered a nearby star which is an almost perfect match for our Sun suggesting the two could be stellar siblings.

*Watching the slow death of a galaxy

A new study shows that one of our nearest neighbouring galaxies – the Small Magellanic Cloud – is slowly dying.

*A 3D printed rocket engine – made in Melbourne

Engineers in Melbourne have developed a 3D printed aerospike rocket engine which turns the traditional rocket engine shape inside out.

*Mysterious seismic wave shakes the Earth

Scientists say they’re still trying to determine the cause of a mysterious seismic wave which shook the Earth on November 11.

*The Science Report

The link between teenage personality traits and the risk of death 50 years later.

Archeologists discover rare tiny biblical stone at a dig site at Jerusalem’s Western Wall.

Steroids like testosterone cause a higher risk of early death and more hospital admissions.

Twitter bots play an enormous role in spreading misinformation.

Alex on Tech: 5G gathers speed.

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