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How Mockingbirds Compose Songs Just Like Beethoven

The birds aren’t producing sounds at random. Some of their strategies are surprisingly similar to ones used...

Why Humans See Faces in Everyday Objects

The ability to spot Jesus’ mug in a piece of burnt toast might be a product of...

A New Type of Supernova Unlocks Old Stellar Mysteries

The discovery of a rare “electron-capture” supernova provides crucial insight for understanding the Crab Nebula.Around July 4,...

The Mystery of Betelgeuse's Dimming Has Finally Been Solved

Astronomers say a cold patch and a stellar burp are behind the star's strange dip in brightness.In...

Archaeologists Unearth a ‘Lost Golden City’ in Egypt

The Luxor finding has been called "the second most important archaeological discovery" since King Tut's tomb.A team...

A New Snapshot of a Black Hole Reveals Its Mysterious Physics

The Event Horizon Telescope’s groundbreaking image provides clues into how the cosmic phenomena gobble up matter.Two years...

The ‘Lamborghini’ of Chariots Was Just Unearthed Near Pompeii

Most of the vehicles uncovered so far have been akin to modern-day station wagons. This one's a...