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Ars Technica
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Daily Telescope: Finally, we've found the core of a famous supernova

SN 1987A, the first observable supernova, still a topic of study
James Webb Space Telescope finds emission lines from a newly born neutron star
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2 days ago
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James Webb Spots Cosmic Foundry Generating Pure Gold

Neutron star collision produces heavy elements like gold and silver.
Kilonova explosion creates some of the heaviest elements in the periodic table.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 days ago
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JWST Is Tracking Down the Cosmic Origins of Earth's Water

Water is essential for life and plays a significant role in planet formation.
Astronomers are utilizing the James Webb Space Telescope to study water in protoplanetary disks.
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2 days ago
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James Webb Spots Something Lurking in Wreckage of Supernova

Scientists used JWST to discover neutron star from Supernova 1987A
Supernova 1987A explosion was so bright it hindered detection of the neutron star in cosmic dust.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 days ago
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JWST Solves Decades-Old Mystery of Nearby Supernova

Supernova 1987A was the closest exploding star event observed in the past four centuries.
The James Webb Space Telescope helped scientists confirm the existence of a dense neutron star in place of a black hole.
Nature
4 days ago
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Supernova mystery solved: JWST reveals the fate of an iconic stellar explosion

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) detected a neutron star in the core of the famous supernova (SN) 1987A explosion.
JWST observed light from ionized atoms around the neutron star, confirming its presence behind the dust veil from the explosion.
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Ars Technica
18 minutes ago
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Final images of Ingenuity reveal an entire blade broke off the helicopter

Ingenuity's final flights faced unexpected challenges and communication loss.
Perseverance rover captured clear images showing Ingenuity's damaged rotor blade.
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Akron Beacon Journal
23 hours ago
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Who will help us survive our fragile climate moment? | Guest column

Truth is essential for democracy and addressing climate change denial.
Michael Mann's book highlights the urgency of climate change and the need for truth and action.
Los Angeles Times
3 hours ago
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Scientists warn that a crucial ocean current could collapse, altering global weather

AMOC weakening under climate change could lead to catastrophic global weather pattern changes.
Chances of AMOC collapse are low but consequences are significant and warrant attention.
Mail Online
20 hours ago
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Data reveals where climate change skeptics and believers live in US

Climate change skepticism more prevalent in Republican-led states
Strong correlation between political affiliation, education, Covid-19 vaccination rates, and income
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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Antarctica sea ice reaches alarming low for third year in a row

Sea ice coverage around Antarctica dropped below 2m sq km for the third consecutive year, indicating a regime shift and critical transition.
The past three years have been the three lowest on record for Antarctic sea ice extent, with scientists observing a significant decline in sea ice coverage.
USA TODAY
3 days ago
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CO2 is 0.04% of the atmosphere. That doesn't mean climate change is a 'hoax' | Fact check

CO2 is only 0.04% of the atmosphere, but it plays a crucial role in climate change.
Misleading claims like labeling climate change a 'hoax' based on CO2 percentage are debunked by scientists.
Nature
5 days ago
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Scientists under arrest: the researchers taking action over climate change

Climate scientist Peter Kalmus is deeply alarmed by the state of the planet due to climate change.
Kalmus abandoned his astrophysics career to focus on the impact of intensifying temperatures and is frustrated by policymakers' lack of appropriate response.
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Nature
3 days ago
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Daily briefing: First private Moon lander makes history

Odysseus, built by Intuitive Machines, made it safely to the Moon
CAR T cell trials for MS treatment have started
Global project to gather DNA from world's lakes
Nature
14 hours ago
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Giant 'bubble' in space could be source of powerful cosmic rays

Super PeVatron identified as a high-energy cosmic ray source in the Milky Way.
Gamma-ray bubbles can help locate sources of very-high-energy cosmic rays.
The New Yorker
3 hours ago
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What a Major Solar Storm Could Do to Our Planet

Disturbances on the sun can severely impact power grid and communication systems.
Preparedness for solar storms is crucial for mitigating potential damage.
Mail Online
4 hours ago
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Uranus and Neptune have secret MOONS

New moons discovered around Neptune and Uranus point to ongoing celestial discoveries.
Ground-based telescopes reveal faintest moons around ice giant planets, indicating technological advancements in space exploration.
Inverse
3 hours ago
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46 Years Ago, a Rare Alignment of Our Planets Allowed For An Iconic Space Mission

The summer of 1977 was significant for space exploration with milestones like the launch of the Voyagers and the popularity of Star Wars.
The Voyagers, despite having less computing power than a modern smartphone, provided groundbreaking insights about the outer solar system.
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New York Post
15 hours ago
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Odysseus gets America back on the Moon and shows us working together better than ever

Private sector successfully landed craft on the moon for the first time in five decades
Mission aimed to explore areas with potential resources like water, oxygen, and rocket fuel for future astronauts
Collaboration between public and private sectors, academia, and innovative tech entrepreneurs is driving progress in space exploration.
GameSpot
2 days ago
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The US Just Landed On The Moon For The First Time In 50 Years, But It Wasn't All Smooth

The United States landed a craft on the Moon after 50 years but faced signal issues.
Companies like Intuitive Machines and NASA are involved in lunar missions.
www.aljazeera.com
3 days ago
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Odysseus completes first US moon landing in 50 years: How did it unfold?

The Odysseus lunar lander successfully landed on the moon as part of a commercial mission.
NASA collaborated with Intuitive Machines for the mission, highlighting the significance of private partnerships in space exploration.
Mail Online
3 days ago
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'Welcome to the moon': How Odysseus 'aced the landing of a lifetime'

Successful landing of $118 million uncrewed spacecraft Odysseus on the moon.
NASA sponsored journey to demonstrate technology on the moon.
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
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US returns to lunar surface for first time in over 50 years: Welcome to the moon'

Private spacecraft Odysseus successfully lands on the moon after over 50 years, marking a significant milestone in space exploration.
Nasa aims for more lunar missions, including sending humans back to the moon by late 2026.
Nature
3 days ago
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First private Moon lander touches down on lunar surface to make history

Odysseus is the first private spacecraft to successfully land on the Moon since the Apollo missions in 1972.
The landing of Odysseus marks a significant milestone in US and commercial efforts to return to the Moon, showcasing the power of NASA's commercial partnerships.
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Mail Online
1 day ago
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World needs regulations to prevent 'wild west' space race

Space is currently unregulated, leading to concerns of a 'Wild West' situation.
Urgent need for global space regulations to prevent potential space warfare.
Los Angeles Times
1 day ago
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Some experts worry California wildlife could be vulnerable to an avian flu 'apocalypse'

H5N1 bird flu causing mass sea mammal mortality in South America.
Concerns about virus transmissibility and potential impact on global biodiversity.
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time.com
2 days ago
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The Odysseus Lunar Landing Brings NASA One Step Closer to Putting Boots on the Moon

Private company Odysseus landed on the moon's south pole, marking a historic achievement.
Significance of the Odysseus spacecraft extends beyond just being the first private lunar landing.
www.mercurynews.com
2 days ago
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Why it took the US 51 years to get back on the moon

The United States landed on the moon for the first time since 1972 with a private firm, Intuitive Machines Inc.
Challenges for private companies in successfully landing on the moon include the harsh lunar environment and lack of experience with moonshot technology.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 days ago
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First Commercial Moon Landing Returns U.S. to Lunar Surface

First privately built spacecraft successfully landed on the moon
Use of innovative solutions in response to technical challenges
www.france24.com
3 days ago
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Private spacecraft completes first US moon landing in 50 years

First US private sector lunar landing in over 50 years
Spacecraft landed near moon's south pole with scientific instruments
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english.elpais.com
1 day ago
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100,000 satellites overhead: The new race to make access to space an everyday occurrence

The space race began as a competition impacting technology, but it has evolved to include smaller players globally.
Advancements in technology have made it possible for smaller companies and individuals to contribute significantly to the space industry.
The Atlantic
2 days ago
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Everyone Wants a Piece of the Moon

The moon is experiencing a surge in missions comparable to the Apollo era, with aims of establishing a presence.
A variety of countries including the U.S., China, India, Japan, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates are pursuing lunar exploration missions.
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2 days ago
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Epic Shots Shows Derelict Satellite Hurtling To Its Doom

ERS-2 satellite re-entered Earth's atmosphere after almost three decades in orbit, captured in photos by nearby satellites.
ERS-2 was a climate pioneer, contributing valuable data on Earth's climate, ozone layer, global warming, and melting ice sheets.
Ars Technica
3 days ago
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Rocket Report: Starliner launch preps; Indian rocket engine human-rated

2024 shaping up to be an exciting year for spaceflight community
Astroscale launched a satellite to approach and inspect space junk in orbit.
Mail Online
2 days ago
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Full Snow Moon will light up skies tonight - best time to see it

The Snow Moon is the last full moon in February and a wintery treat in the skies.
The full moon will be bright and visible, no special equipment needed for viewing.
Mail Online
2 days ago
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How NASA's mission to drill for water on the moon will help astronauts

The first private craft on the moon is drilling for water
The spacecraft will use tools to dig three feet deep and analyze samples
Ars Technica
2 days ago
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Can we drill for hydrogen? New find suggests additional geological source.

The search for geologic hydrogen is analogous to the search for oil in the 19th century.
Hydrogen, potentially sourced from chromite mines like in Bulqizë, could be a green energy alternative to methane processing.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 days ago
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Stunning Comet Could Photobomb This April's Total Solar Eclipse

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks may photobomb the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
Comet 12P is one of the brightest comets in history, making its closest approach to the sun on April 21, less than two weeks after the eclipse.
Ars Technica
3 days ago
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A little US company makes history by landing on the Moon

US-built spacecraft landed on Moon after 50 years
Landing faced challenges with software patch and navigation system
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2 days ago
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Russia's War on Ukraine Chills Arctic Climate Science

Collaboration between Alaska and Russian scientists monitoring Arctic permafrost has been disrupted by Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Permafrost warming and thawing releases carbon dioxide and methane, exacerbating climate change.
Mail Online
2 days ago
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Fossilized 'dragon' bears striking resemblance to Loch Ness Monster

The fossilized remains of a 240-million-year-old water-dwelling reptile were discovered in China, named 'Chinese dragon'.
The 'Chinese dragon' had a long, snake-like appearance with a 5-meter body, 32 neck vertebrae bones, and fish in its stomach, indicating it was an aquatic predator.
Mail Online
3 days ago
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The Sun erupts with its most powerful solar flare in 7 YEARS

Solar flares are powerful bursts of high-energy radiation from the sun that can impact Earth's technology and infrastructure.
The X6.3 solar flare, the largest in years, can trigger radio blackouts and long-lasting radiation storms on Earth.
theconversation.com
2 days ago
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This Treasured Fossil Turns Out to Be a Forgery

Fake fossils can mislead scientists into studying inaccurate ancient pasts.
Tridentinosaurus antiquus fossil was found to have fake skin traces, although some parts of the fossil were still genuine.
www.dw.com
3 days ago
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Moon landing: US private spacecraft makes touchdown DW 02/23/2024

Private company lands on the moon for the first time in history
Odysseus mission focuses on data collection for NASA and commercial customers
Ars Technica
3 days ago
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Jeff Bezos' New Glenn rocket finally makes an appearance on the launch pad

Blue Origin is making progress with the New Glenn rocket, reaching a significant milestone by rolling a full-scale rocket to a launch pad for ground testing.
The first launch of New Glenn is still at least six months away, with a history of delays, but the current developments indicate a shift towards finally achieving a successful launch.
Mail Online
3 days ago
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More than 100 never-before-seen species found off the coast of Chile

Over 100 new species may be found in the newly discovered underwater mountain.
Scientists found four new seamounts with distinct ecosystems, with one reaching 3,530 meters in height.
Washington Post
3 days ago
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Scientists have studied a peculiar fossil since 1931. It was a fake.

The 1931 Italian Alps rock believed to be a reptile fossil with preserved soft tissues was actually mostly paint, revealed by researcher Valentina Rossi.
Valentina Rossi discovered the forgery during her research and aims to uncover the true animal preserved under the paint.
Inverse
3 days ago
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NASA's Future Moon Rocket Just Took a Huge Step Towards Being Ready to Launch

Completion of 51-foot liquid oxygen tank for Artemis III mission is a milestone
Artemis III mission aims to bring astronauts to lunar surface after over 50 years
www.dw.com
3 days ago
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US private spacecraft lands on lunar surface DW 02/23/2024

First US private company to land on the moon in over half a century.
Odysseus mission includes scientific instruments for NASA and commercial customers.
Ars Technica
3 days ago
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SpaceX seeks a waiver to launch Starship "at least" nine times this year

SpaceX aiming for more Starship flights in 2024 with a potential launch in South Texas within three weeks.
FAA working closely with SpaceX to increase launch cadence, looking at at least nine launches this year.
Inverse
3 days ago
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The Webb Telescope Just Solved a 37-Year-Old Space Explosion Mystery

SN 1987a resulted in a neutron star, not a black hole.
Scientists used data from the JWST to confirm the presence of the neutron star in SN 1987a.
Futurism
3 days ago
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Galactic Wave May Have Crossed Paths With Earth, Scientists Find

Oscillating nature of Radcliffe Wave
Influence of Gaia project in understanding cosmic structures
Mail Online
4 days ago
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An asteroid the size of a BUS will skim past Earth today

Asteroid 2024 DW is the size of a bus and will pass by Earth at a distance closer than the moon.
Despite its speed and proximity, the asteroid is not expected to pose a threat to Earth.
Inverse
4 days ago
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The NASA Mission that Photographed Pluto in 2015 Has Discovered Something Unexpected

The Kuiper Belt may be larger than expected due to high levels of dust discovered by New Horizons spacecraft.
Evidence suggests the presence of Kuiper Belt Objects beyond the traditional edge and a possible second belt.
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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I discovered a way to identify the millions of species on Earth after a lightbulb moment in the supermarket

The challenge of identifying diverse moth species overwhelmed a seasoned entomologist, leading to a breakthrough idea of using DNA for species identification.
www.npr.org
4 days ago
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Private company Intuitive Machines is set to land on the moon. Here's what to know

The U.S. is set to land its first commercial mission on the moon, conducted by Intuitive Machines with NASA's collaboration.
Odysseus' landing near the moon's south pole is advantageous due to continuous sunlight and potential water resources.
TNW | Deep-Tech
4 days ago
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The search for life on Mars

Ingenuity helicopter captured stunning images of Mars
Nagin Cox and team follow Perseverance rover's mission remotely
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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Taking the pulse of the planet': how monitoring nature from space could keep Earth healthy

The overview effect profoundly impacts those who observe Earth from space.
Scientists propose a new international scheme to monitor Earth's changing ecology using satellite data and on-the-ground technologies.
Ars Technica
4 days ago
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Ala. hospital halts IVF after state's high court ruled embryos are "children"

UAB halts IVF due to court ruling
Implications of court ruling on IVF services
www.livescience.com
4 days ago
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Could Neanderthals Make Art?

The Unicorn Cave in central Germany yielded a 51,000-year-old toe bone from a giant deer with carved grooves, possibly among the oldest symbolic objects.
The engraved bone suggests ancient artistic expression, serving as a contender for the world's oldest art, showcasing communication with group members, outsiders, or spirits.
Futurism
4 days ago
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Scientists Befuddled by Impossible Galaxy Seen by James Webb

Galaxy formation challenges models
Dark matter influence questioned
Mail Online
4 days ago
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Dead rhino-sized European satellite CRASHES back to Earth

Decommissioned ERS-2 satellite reentered Earth's atmosphere
Satellite's uncertain reentry and lack of confirmation until afternoon
www.npr.org
5 days ago
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The International Space Station retires soon. NASA won't run its future replacement.

NASA plans to crash the ISS into the ocean by the end of 2030 and replace it with a new space station.
NASA is funding and collaborating with private companies like Axiom Space, Voyager Space, or Blue Origin to develop a new space station.
Futurism
4 days ago
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Scientists Grow Teeny Tiny Testicles in Laboratory

Lab-grown testicles can potentially treat male infertility.
Previous success in growing testicles from stem cells.
www.mercurynews.com
4 days ago
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Private US spacecraft enters orbit around the moon

Private U.S. lunar lander by Intuitive Machines successfully reaches moon for potential landing on lunar surface.
NASA is supporting a program to kickstart lunar economy by paying private companies for moon missions.
Nature
5 days ago
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Why citizen scientists are gathering DNA from hundreds of lakes - on the same day

Citizen science is being used to collect eDNA samples from lakes globally, aiding in understanding biodiversity and species movement.
Environmental DNA (eDNA) offers a cost-effective method to monitor species presence and has been successful in detecting endangered species.
Nature
5 days ago
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MEGA-CRISPR tool gives a power boost to cancer-fighting cells

CRISPR system edits RNA instead of DNA for more precise and reversible cell therapies
MEGA system utilizes RNA-cutting Cas13d for editing mRNA in T cells to avoid permanent changes and safety issues
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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Scientists find link between brain imbalance and chronic fatigue syndrome

Scientists have uncovered compelling evidence for abnormalities in the brain and immune systems of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
Ars Technica
5 days ago
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NASA faces a quandary with its audacious lunar cargo program

NASA is now considered 'risk averse' and focuses on avoiding failures.
Some corners of NASA, like the science directorate, still allow for bold and cost-effective missions to pursue exploration.
www.independent.co.uk
5 days ago
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Duck-billed dinosaur from 100 million years ago swam from Eurasia to Africa'

Duck-billed dinosaur may have swum hundreds of miles to Africa
Improbable but not impossible for dinosaurs to cross water
www.theguardian.com
5 days ago
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Butterfly genomes have barely changed for 250m years, study reveals

Butterfly and moth genomes unchanged for 250m years
Genetic stability and resilience of Lepidoptera
www.scientificamerican.com
5 days ago
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'Living Fossil' Lizards Are Constantly Evolving--You Just Can't See It

Evolution can lead to significant changes or stasis in different species.
A study challenges the idea that stabilizing selection leads to little change in certain organisms.
Mail Online
5 days ago
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Out-of-control satellite the size of a rhino will crash to Earth TODAY

The annual risk of a human being injured by space debris is extremely low, at 1 in 100 billion.
ESA's ERS-2 satellite, launched in 1995, is expected to reenter Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean without posing any danger.
www.npr.org
5 days ago
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In light of the solar maximum, a look at the biggest solar storm in recorded history : Short Wave

The Sun is currently at its solar maximum, leading to increased solar activity.
The Carrington event in 1859 was the most intense geomagnetic storm in history, caused by a massive solar flare.
Ars Technica
5 days ago
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Frozen embryos are "children," according to Alabama's Supreme Court

Frozen embryos ruled as 'children' by Alabama Supreme Court, raising legal implications.
Chief Justice cited religious beliefs and biblical support for the ruling on frozen embryos.
www.npr.org
5 days ago
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NASA is looking for people to test out its Mars simulator for a year

NASA is looking for applicants for a yearlong Mars simulation mission at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Participants will undergo trials like resource limitations and equipment failures, and must have STEM experience to qualify.
Ars Technica
6 days ago
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Webb telescope spots hints that Eris, Makemake are geologically active

Active geology on dwarf planets like Pluto and Kuiper Belt objects is driven by residual heat from formation or rare events.
Webb telescope revealed differences in hydrogen isotopes on Eris and Makemake, suggesting ongoing resurfacing activities.
time.com
6 days ago
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Universe's Brightest Object With a Black Hole Devouring a Sun a Day

The brightest quasar in the universe discovered, 500 trillion times brighter than the sun, black hole 17 billion times more massive than the sun.
Harvard Gazette
5 days ago
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Study links fermented foods with brain growth - Harvard Gazette

Fermentation, not fire, may have been the key driver behind the evolutionary increase in human cranial capacity.
Brain tissue is energetically expensive, and changes in diet, possibly due to fermentation, could have fueled the expansion of our ancestors' brains.
www.npr.org
6 days ago
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Watch out, a dead satellite is falling back to Earth

Space junk from ERS-2 satellite reentering Earth's atmosphere, with small chance of impact on ground
Satellite debris expected to burn up in atmosphere with only small fragments reaching Earth
www.scientificamerican.com
5 days ago
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The Eclipse Is Coming, and Solar Science Will Never Be the Same

Scientists eagerly await the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, for studying the sun's corona.
The corona, the sun's outer atmosphere, remains a mysterious and fascinating subject for astronomers.
www.space.com
5 days ago
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The Brightest Quasar Ever Seen Eats a 'Sun' Every Day

J0529-4351 is the brightest and most luminous quasar ever discovered, with a supermassive black hole consuming the equivalent of one sun's mass per day.
The newly discovered quasar is located so far from Earth that its light has taken 12 billion years to reach us, providing a glimpse of the universe at just under 2 billion years old.
www.npr.org
6 days ago
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Scientists have found a black hole so large it eats the equivalent of one sun per day

Discovery of the fastest-growing black hole ever recorded
Black holes form bright objects called quasars.
Nature
6 days ago
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200 years of naming dinosaurs: scientists call for overhaul of antiquated system

The first dinosaur, Megalosaurus, was named by William Buckland in 1824 due to its immense size, sparking intense interest in these ancient creatures.
Zoologists have relative freedom in naming new species, leading to varied naming conventions, but guidelines require uniqueness and association with a specific specimen.
english.elpais.com
5 days ago
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The health impacts of nanoplastics found in breast milk and cells

Plastic particles were found in blood samples of 77% of individuals, potentially affecting immune responses.
Microplastics have been discovered in various parts of the human body, like placentas, breast milk, and organs, raising health concerns.
Futurism
5 days ago
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Passing Star Altered Earth's Orbit, Scientists Say

Stellar encounters can impact Earth's orbit and climate evolution.
Close stellar encounters could perturb Earth's orbit due to the influence of neighboring giant planets.
Mail Online
5 days ago
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Black hole gobbles up one sun every single day, scientists say

Black hole consuming a star a day 12 billion light years away with a mass 17 billion times that of the sun.
Discovery of 'most hellish place in the universe' by a team at ANU led by Assoc. Prof. Christian Wolf.
english.elpais.com
5 days ago
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The brightest object in the universe is a quasar with a black hole inside

The quasar J0529-4351 is the brightest and fastest-growing known quasar, with intense light emissions from a massive black hole.
Quasars were initially mistaken for nearby stars due to their brightness but are now recognized as powerful and distant objects.
Ars Technica
6 days ago
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Roscosmos seeks to obscure bidding process to evade US sanctions

Russian Duma passes law directing Roscosmos to use closed bidding process for purchases.
Roscosmos initiated the idea for the law in 2019 aimed at increasing information security in space industry.
www.scientificamerican.com
5 days ago
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A Solar Eclipse, Cancer Treatments and Robots with AI

Total solar eclipse on April 8, last one until 2044, opportunity for scientific study
Advancements in cancer treatment with antibody-drug conjugates for targeted therapy
www.theguardian.com
5 days ago
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A year out of this world: Nasa seeks volunteers to simulate Mars mission

Nasa is seeking volunteers for a year-long Mars simulation in a 3D-printed habitat in Houston.
Volunteers will face challenges like resource limitations, equipment failures, and simulated spacewalks.
Mail Online
5 days ago
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How NASA would warn the public about an apocalyptic asteroid strike

A global network of astronomers tracks near-Earth objects.
NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office is in charge of warning and coordinating response in the event of an asteroid threat.
www.mercurynews.com
6 days ago
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Eureka! How a Stanford study revealed the success of research failures

The importance of acknowledging negative results for building a stronger scientific foundation and restoring public trust.
Emphasis on experimental rigor and the impact of flawed research designs leading to inaccurate conclusions.
Mail Online
6 days ago
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World's biggest snake is discovered in the Amazon rainforest

The Northern Green Anaconda in the Amazon is massive, reaching 26ft in length and 440lbs in weight.
A new distinct species of Green Anaconda, Eunectes akayima, has been discovered in the Amazon due to genetic differences.
Ars Technica
6 days ago
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New compact facial-recognition system passes test on Michelangelo's David

New facial recognition system with flatter optics and less energy consumption developed
Prototype system recognized faces as well as existing smartphone facial recognition
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