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The researchers don’t know why Elvis worms have evolved such sparkly scales, since the animals live in the darkness of the deep sea. “My theory is that it’s an accident.”
Among patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in China comes the first evidence that some may suffer long-term lung damage from the disease.
#OTD in 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, then a graduate student, discovered pulsars. The discovery garnered a Nobel Prize just six years after it was announced in 1968 — but Burnell's supervisor got the prize instead of her. #PulsarWeek
Happy 76th birthday to the world's most famous living physicist, Stephen Hawking!
The intense gravitational pull of a black hole bends the light around it. #blackholeweek