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NASA Says First Person On Mars Likely a Woman

NASA Says First Person On Mars Likely a Woman

Almost 50 years have passed since NASA collected samples of the Moon during the Apollo missions of the late 1960s and 1970s. Expedition 59 - scheduled for March 29 - includes astronauts Anne McCla...

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Cell nuclei from ancient woolly mammoth show signs of biological activity

The team experimented with what they called are "well-preserved" tissue samples from the animal's bone marrow and muscle, which allowed them to collect as many as 88 nucleus-like structures, further s...

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Scientists warn of solar 'super storms'

Scientists warn of solar 'super storms'

In this case it was a solar proton event or SPE, a particularly intense type of solar storm where the released particles include high-energy protons. By drilling deep into 100,000-year-old ice in Gr...

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Regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

According to reports, the salmon would take time to reach the markets as it would take approximately 18 months for them to grow to their target weights. However, in 2016 , Congress directed FDA not...

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Japan might get an awesome new Moon rover built by Toyota

Japan might get an awesome new Moon rover built by Toyota

The automaker's fuel cells use clean power-generation methods and only emit water and have reduced amounts of harmful substances that the auto company is working to improve, Toyota Executive Vice Pres...

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NASA boss says first Martian 'likely to be a woman'

Bridenstine was asked whether women will be included in the agency's next trip to the moon. He replied: 'Absolutely. These are great days.' Bridenstine added: 'The first person on Mars is likely to ...

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Feature: Albert Einstein's documents revealed on his 140th birthday

Feature: Albert Einstein's documents revealed on his 140th birthday

Describing the paper, Hebrew University said: "This article was one of many in Einstein's attempts to unify the forces of nature into one, single theory and he devoted the last 30 years of his life to...

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Offshore Wind to Provide 30% of UK's Power

Offshore Wind to Provide 30% of UK's Power

Clean, green offshore wind is set to power more than 30% of British electricity by 2030, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry announced yesterday (7 March 2018) with the launch of the new...

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Milky Way weighs about 1.5 trillion solar masses

Milky Way weighs about 1.5 trillion solar masses

Previous estimates of the Milky Way's mass ranged from 500 billion to 3 trillion solar masses. "Because of their great distances, globular star clusters are some of the best tracers astronomers ha...

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NASA captures images of supersonic shockwaves

NASA captures images of supersonic shockwaves

The images depict two T-38 supersonic jets from the US Air Force during a test flight from the research center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. "With this upgraded system, we have, by an orde...

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SpaceX splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean, completes historic crew capsule mission

SpaceX splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean, completes historic crew capsule mission

The Crew Dragon made history last week when SpaceX launched the first spacecraft under NASA's commercial crew program . First autonomous docking of a US spacecraft to the International Space...

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Why are some icebergs Green?

Why are some icebergs Green?

A brand new study claims that the green color is the result of the iron oxides in the rock dust from Antarctica's mainland. Iron is a key nutrient for phytoplankton, microscopic vegetation that k...

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Israel’s first spacecraft to moon sends selfie

Israel’s first spacecraft to moon sends selfie

Get our weekly newsletter directly in your inbox! In addition to the Israeli flag, the plaque bears the Hebrew caption "Am Yisrael Chai" - the people of Israel live - a rallying cry used to symbolize...

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U.S. plans to end endangered species protections for gray wolves

U.S. plans to end endangered species protections for gray wolves

Fish & Wildlife Service spokesman. "Wolf recovery is progressing well in Washington and our wolves will remain a state endangered species until state recovery goals are met". Wildlife advocates have s...

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U.S. seeks to lift endangered species protection for gray wolf

U.S. seeks to lift endangered species protection for gray wolf

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will propose lifting protections for wolves across the Lower 48 states. Environmental and conservation groups have tor...

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IBM establishes Quantum Advantage roadmap

IBM establishes Quantum Advantage roadmap

IBM revealed the results at the 2019 American Physical Society March Meeting , That venue shows just how far quantum computing has to go before it moves from physics research to more down-to-earth ...

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NASA astronauts to team up for first all-female spacewalk

NASA astronauts to team up for first all-female spacewalk

When astronauts McClain and Koch step outside the ISS on March 29, it will be just shy of 35 years since the first woman walked in space - a milestone set by cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya on July 25, ...

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SpaceX Capsule Settles With ISS- No Robotic Hand Needed

SpaceX Capsule Settles With ISS- No Robotic Hand Needed

SpaceX recently launched its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule with the help of its Falcon 9 rocket. It will be slowed by four parachutes, in what is the one of the mission's riskiest stages.The launch ...

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Successful docking for SpaceX Dragon capsule

Successful docking for SpaceX Dragon capsule

The US still uses Russian Soyuz spacecraft for sending astronauts to the space station . SpaceX , along with Boeing, was awarded a contract to fly USA astronauts to the space station by NASA bac...

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Israeli spacecraft snaps ultimate selfie on way to moon

The picture, taken during a slow orbit, also includes a board attached to the spacecraft with the Israeli flag and the words in Hebrew "Am Israel Chai", the people of Israel lives and Small Country Bi...

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MIT's creepy four-legged robot can now do backflips

MIT's creepy four-legged robot can now do backflips

Mini Cheetah weights only twenty pounds, which might be a key element behind is capabilities. MIT is back with the most recent variant of its Cheetah quadrupedal robot, the Mini Cheetah , an...

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SpaceX launches first Dragon crew capsule into space

SpaceX launches first Dragon crew capsule into space

Around 11 minutes later, the Falcon 9 boosters and capsule detached from one another successfully. Crew Dragon will dock to the forward port of the space station's Harmony module, which has been f...

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Plastic Waste to Oil Market Expected To Show Steady Growth

Plastic Waste to Oil Market Expected To Show Steady Growth

The report provides an analysis through insights on dynamics comprising of drivers, trends, restraints and opportunities that have considerable impact in the growth of waste to energy market . MRH ...

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Ugh! Video shows giant tarantula preying on opossum

Ugh! Video shows giant tarantula preying on opossum

The article titled "Ecological interactions between arthropods and small vertebrates in a lowland Amazon rainforest " documents 15 cases of arthropods - mainly large spiders and centipedes - preying ...

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Senate Confirms Former Coal Lobbyist Wheeler to Head EPA

Senate Confirms Former Coal Lobbyist Wheeler to Head EPA

Wheeler's nomination has been welcomed by businesses eager to see reduced regulation, but upset Democrats and conservation groups anxious that environmental rollbacks under the Trump administration ar...

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SpaceX Launches Unmanned Capsule To International Space Station

SpaceX has been developing Crew Dragon under a $2.6 billion commercial-crew contract with NASA , after all. After opening its nose cone for navigational purposes, Dragon is now spending about 24 hour...

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Gargantuan tarantula drags opossum along rainforest floor

But it looks like the extent that spiders take down larger prey may have been underestimated, even though the majority of their diet does consist of bugs. The study "details instances of arthropod pr...

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NASA Says SpaceX Test 'Crucial Step' Towards Proving Safety

NASA Says SpaceX Test 'Crucial Step' Towards Proving Safety

SpaceX said the spacesuit for Ripley, apparently a reference to the protagonist in the science fiction movie " Alien ", has been embedded with sensors around its head, neck, and spine to monitor how ...

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Nightmare fuel: Researchers record giant tarantula eating an opossum

Nightmare fuel: Researchers record giant tarantula eating an opossum

The fact that spiders have varied diets isn't surprising, per ScienceAlert . The Amazon rainforest is home to many terrifying creatures, not the least of which are huge tarantulas the size of din...

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Israeli lunar lander misses scheduled maneuver due to computer glitch

Israeli lunar lander misses scheduled maneuver due to computer glitch

Beresheet also has an issue with the star tracker it uses for navigation being susceptible to blinding by the sun's rays. "At this time, the spacecraft's systems are working well, except for the kno...

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Nanotechnology Could Give Humans Infrared Vision

Nanotechnology Could Give Humans Infrared Vision

The nanoparticles work by anchoring to the mouse's photoreceptor cells , with the rodent then subjected to infrared light, with nanoparticles capturing the infrared wavelengths and retransmitting s...

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Climate change could cause low level clouds over oceans to disappear

Climate change could cause low level clouds over oceans to disappear

The clouds cover about 20% of subtropical oceans and play an important role in reflecting sunlight back into space . According to one landmark report, countries have just eleven years until the wor...

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Jody Wilson-Raybould says pressure in SNC-Lavalin affair was ‘inappropriate’

According to Wilson-Raybould, Wernick told her that Trudeau wanted to know why SNC-Lavalin was not being offered a remediation agreement, a kind of plea bargain that would allow the company to avoid t...

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Senator tells youth climate change activists

Senator tells youth climate change activists "I know what I'm doing"

I think you're referring to some sort of document - I think some doctored document that somebody other than us has been circulating. Senator Dianne Feinstein is drawing criticism for snapping at...

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NASA spacecraft beams back sharpest images of Ultima Thule

NASA spacecraft beams back sharpest images of Ultima Thule

The newest photos represent fulfillment of what mission scientists called their "stretch goal", recording images just before the closest approach, pointing the spacecraft's cameras so as to capture th...

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