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*Could mysterious Fast Radio Bursts be Magnetars
Astronomers have discovered a highly magnetic neutron star called a magnetar which appears to have a lot of the characteristics of mysterious high energy pulses known as Fast Radio Bursts.
*Bering Sea meteor blast
The Earth’s been hit by its biggest meteor blast since the 2013 Chelyabinsk event in Russia.
*Israeli Moon mission on track
Israel’s first mission to land on the Moon is continuing nominally despite an early glitch with the spacecraft’s navigation system.
*The Science Report
High fructose corn syrup linked to increased intestinal cancer tumour growth.
Alcohol responsible for 45.1% of third party road deaths and 14.9% of violence-related deaths.
Excess time lounging around is linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK.
Illegal deforestation in Brazil could increase the land surface temperature by up to 1.45°C.
A new environmentally friendly, cost-effective method of sterilising water.
A new study suggests rouge waves are occurring less often, but becoming more extreme.
New study on genetically modified foods confirms the famous Dunning Kruger effect in action.
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