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Big, BIG night sky map An international research collaboration has just released a map of more than 690 million celestial objects, including stars, galaxies and quasars, as part of the Dark Energy Survey (DES). Over eight years, telescopes in Australia and Chile scanned nearly an eighth of the night sky and looked back in time … Continue reading You may have missed…

NatureWatch: fun bees and mountain mouse

Each week delivers a mix of discoveries from the natural world. Here’s a snapshot of some recent research. Now that’s how to make a home Stingless bees of the genus Tetragonula, found in Australia and Southeast Asia, build their combs not as honeycombs but in 3D spirals. In fact, say British and Spanish researchers, they … Continue reading NatureWatch: fun bees and mountain mouse