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Italian Prosecutor: Stem Cell Group Is a "Criminal Organization"

After a four-year investigation, a public prosecutor in Turin has delivered a withering indictment about a controversial stem cell therapy provided by the Stamina Foundation in Italy. The report, issued on Wednesday, describes Davide Vannoni, who introduced the treatment in Italy, as the head of a criminal organization that has defrauded around a [...] Read more

Super-Bright Supernova Was Magnified by Cosmic Lens

An incredibly bright supernova spotted in 2010 has been the subject of a stellar mystery until now. A new study shows that the superluminous supernova, called PS1-10afx, was not a new kind of super-radiant stellar explosion, as some scientists thought. Rather, it was the light from a well-studied type of star explosion that just happened to be [...] Read more

Mystery of the ocean ‘quack’ finally solved

It was a bizarre phenomenon that troubled researchers for decades – a mysterious under sea ‘quacking’ heard every winter and spring in the depths of the Southern Ocean. But now experts believe they have finally established the origin of the noise. They say that the distinctive duck-like sound is produced by the undersea chatter of Antarctic minke [...] Read more

Unique pair of hidden black holes discovered by XMM-Newton

A pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another have been spotted by XMM-Newton. This is the first time such a pair have been seen in an ordinary galaxy. They were discovered because they ripped apart a star when the space observatory happened to be looking in their direction. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to [...] Read more

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