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Evidence that giant meteorite impacts formed Earth’s continents

Earth is the only planet known to have continents, although how they formed and evolved is unclear. Although the belief that the continents were first formed at the places of massive meteorite strikes has been around for a while, there hasn’t been much evidence to back it up. A study by Curtin University offered the

A new study corrects an important error in the 3D mathematical space

For over 100 y, the scientific community has adhered to a paradigm introduced by Riemann and furthered by Helmholtz and Schrodinger, where perceptual color space is a three-dimensional Riemannian space. This implies that the distance between two colors is the length of the shortest path that connects them. A new study corrects an important error

EHT imaged a violent supermassive black hole with a helically bent jet

Blazars are powerful active galactic nuclei in which supermassive black holes eject relativistic jets directed along our line of sight. A blazar can shine brighter than its galaxy and can be seen with radio telescopes from a distance of billions of light-years away. Scientists at the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) have imaged the distant blazar

Sponge sneezes mucus that other animals eat

Sponges, among the oldest extant creatures on Earth, play a vital role in the cycling of nutrients in many aquatic ecosystems. They need to employ strategies to prevent the clogging of their internal filter system by solid wastes. However, their self-cleaning mechanisms are largely unknown. A new study by Niklas Kornder of the University of

Study reveals how the ovarian reserve is established

The number and quality of oocytes define ovarian reserve. It refers to the reproductive potential left within a woman’s two ovaries based on the number and quality of eggs. Despite its fundamental importance, our understanding of how ovarian reserve is established and maintained remains poor. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, describe the epigenetic

LIVE UPDATES: Delays on the A34 after crash

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Tory leadership contender Liz Truss welcomed in West Oxfordshire

West Oxfordshire Conservative Associaton welcomed Tory leadership hopeful Liz Truss to Carterton this afternoon. County councillor Liam Walker, who represents Hanborough and Minster Lovell, tweeted: "This afternoon we welcomed @trussliz to Carterton to meet with members of WOCA. "Although I’m supporting @RishiSunak in this contest it was great to meet & hear from Liz. No matter

LIVE UPDATES: Delays on the A4142 in Oxfordshire due to lane closure

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Sentencing of three men accused of Barton shops affray is delayed again

THE SENTENCING of a Barton affray had to be delayed again – over confusion about why since-convicted killer Lewis Brown wasn’t at court to learn his fate. The 21-year-old’s co-defendants Andee Williams, 50, and Cameron Merritt, 18, had attended Oxford Crown Court on Wednesday to be sentenced for the incident in Underhill Circus last June.

Radcliffe Meteorological Station declares the driest year in Oxford since 1976

Radcliffe Meteorological Station It has been the driest year in Oxford since 1976. The Radcliffe Meteorological Station recorded only 236.1mm of precipitation between January and July 2022, the lowest since '76 when there was a two-month heatwave. The station, located within the grounds of Green Templeton College, in the shadow of the iconic Radcliffe Observatory, also recorded no rainfall

Russia Is Struggling to Replenish Its Troops in Ukraine

The prisoners at the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit by officials, thinking it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty — if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. Over the following days, about a dozen or so left the

North Korea Claims Victory Over COVID-19 and Blames Seoul for the Outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared victory over COVID-19 and ordered preventive measures eased just three months after acknowledging an outbreak, claiming the country’s widely disputed success would be recognized as a global health miracle. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency also reported Thursday that Kim’s sister said

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