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Photons are caught behaving like superconducting electrons

Whether the particles of light can produce a supercurrent remains to be seen. |SOURCE| Light is a fan of the buddy system. Photons, or particles of light, have been spotted swapping energy with partners. This chummy behavior resembles how electrons pair up in materials that conduct current without resistance, known as superconductors, researchers [...] Read more

Jupiter’s strange, pulsating auroras are even more mysterious than we thought

Researchers hope Juno could help shed light on why Jupiter’s northern and southern lights behave differently. |SOURCE| Glowing high in the atmosphere, the northern and southern lights shine softly, brilliantly—and on Jupiter, weirdly. Jupiter, like our own planet, has distinct auroras (northern lights by another name) near its poles. An aurora [...] Read more

9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth Found in Germany Could Recast Human History

"It's definitely a fantastic, exciting story." |SOURCE| A startling discovery in Germany has caused scientists to question historical records regarding the evolution of man. Researchers from the Natural History Museum in Mainz announced Friday that they excavated 9.7 million-year-old teeth fossils from the Rhine river. What makes this finding so [...] Read more

Dogs really can smell your fear, and then they get scared too

|SOURCE| Dog owners swear that their furry best friend is in tune with their emotions. Now it seems this feeling of interspecies connection is real: dogs can smell your emotional state, and adopt your emotions as their own. Science had already shown that dogs can see and hear the signs of human emotions, says Biagio D’Aniello of the University of [...] Read more

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