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New Neptunian moon discovered by Hubble




The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting the distant blue-green planet Neptune, making a total of 14 that are known to be circling the giant planet. Designated S/2004 N 1, the new object is estimated to be only 12 miles across, making it the smallest known moon in the Neptunian system. It […]




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Two-headed bull shark discovered




Marine researchers at Michigan State University have confirmed that the first-ever, two-headed bull shark to be discovered is a single shark with two heads, rather than conjoined twins. According to researcher Michael Wagner, the specimen, found in the Gulf of Mexico in 2011, represents the first recorded instance of dicephalia in a bull shark. “This […]




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Human Cloning May Be Impossible




Researchers at the Pittsburgh Development Center of Magee-Womens Research Institute have recently demonstrated that it is virtually impossible to clone humans or other primates using today’s standard cloning techniques and protocols. Not only do these results have far reaching consequences for cloning research, but they also cast doubt on recent statements by groups such as […]




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