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McCown’s longspur—a grassland bird native to the central U.S.—will henceforth be known as the thick-billed longspur, dropping the reference to McCown, a Confederate general in the Civil War.
A newly released image comes as a surprise to astronomers, where a young galaxy, spied when the universe was just 10% of its current age, looks remarkably like our calm and well-ordered Milky Way.
Far beneath the ice cap at Mars’s south pole lies a lake of liquid water—the first to be found on the Red Planet:
Italians can speak up to nine syllables per second, while Germans deliver five to six syllables in the same tick of a watch. Yet, they transmit a similar amount of information, according to a new study.
A new finding that Chinese pigs are more and more frequently becoming infected with a strain of influenza that has the potential to jump to humans has infectious disease researchers worldwide taking serious notice.
Researchers have found a way to convert Type A blood to universal donor blood, potentially revolutionizing blood donation and transfusion.