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Asteroid to pass Earth in one of closest approaches ever recorded...
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Asteroid 2023 BU will zoom over the southern tip of South America only 2,200 miles above the the planet's surface.
By Anonymous Submission on 2023-01-26 15:54 UTC
Why the Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill in Kansas Is So Hard to Clean Up...
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The pipeline spilled diluted bitumen into Mill Creek. Experts say that makes cleanup a lot more difficult.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-12-20 15:51 UTC
Giant mantle plume reveals Mars is more active than previously thought...
Orbital observations unveil the presence of an enormous mantle plume pushing the surface of Mars upward and driving intense volcanic and seismic activity. The discovery reveals that Mars, like Earth and Venus, possesses an active interior, which challenge
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-12-20 15:45 UTC
NASA fixed a glitch on Voyager 1 after consulting 45-year-old manuals. The spacecraft was beaming information through a dead computer....
In May, NASA reported its Voyager 1 spacecraft was sending strange data back to Earth. After looking through decades-old manuals to debug it, the Voyager team
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-12-13 20:53 UTC
US Set to Announce Fusion Energy 'Breakthrough'...
Scientists have succeeded for the first time to produce a fusion reaction that creates a net energy gain, a key milestone in the quest for abundant zero-carbon power, the Department of Energy plans to announce on Tuesday.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-12-12 17:40 UTC
A lost ecosystem revealed in Greenland by oldest environmental DNA...
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This week, explore a mysterious and ancient ecosystem that once flourished in Greenland, uncover an elaborate necklace at a housing site, marvel at the
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-12-10 17:22 UTC
Microbiome composition found to influence depression...
Our microbiome, the billions of microorganisms that live in and on our bodies, control many important bodily functions, including those in our brain. Recent research by Amsterdam UMC, the University of Amsterdam and Erasmus MC delivers the most extensive
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-12-07 15:40 UTC
Megatsunami swept over Mars after massive asteroid hit the Red Planet...
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A Martian megatsunami may have raced across the Red Planet after a cosmic impact similar to the one that likely ended Earth's age of dinosaurs, a new study finds.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-12-03 16:39 UTC
Silent synapses are abundant in the adult brain: These immature connections may explain how the adult brain is able to form new memories and absorb new information...
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Neuroscientists discovered that the adult brain contains millions of 'silent synapses' -- immature connections between neurons that remain inactive until they're recruited to help form new memories.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-12-02 04:34 UTC
James Webb Space Telescope view of Saturn's weirdest moon Titan thrills scientists...
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Titan is a strange world — a little bit Earthlike, if land were made of water ice, rivers and seas were filled with liquid methane and other hydrocarbons, and the atmosphere were thick and hazy, dotted with methane clouds. And now, the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb or JWST) has observed two of
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-12-02 04:31 UTC
Webb Telescope Reveals Noxious Atmosphere of a Planet 700 Light-Years Away...
WASP-39b is a hot Saturn with some nasty chemicals in its skies.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-11-27 20:31 UTC
James Webb gets most detailed look yet at an exoplanet's atmosphere...
Astronomers have used the James Webb Space Telescope to get the most in-depth look yet at the atmosphere of planet WASP-39 b.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-11-27 20:28 UTC
Possible organic compounds found in Mars crater rocks...
A study published in Science analyses multiple rocks found at the bottom of Jezero Crater on Mars, where the Perseverance rover landed in 2020, revealing significant interaction between the rocks and liquid water. Those rocks also contain evidence consist
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-11-25 02:23 UTC
107 years on, we are still testing Einstein's theory of gravity — the results are getting weird...
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Our new study, published in Nature Astronomy, has now tested Einstein's theory on the largest of scales. We believe our approach may one day help resolve some of the biggest mysteries in cosmology, and the results hint that the theory of general relat
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-11-21 03:59 UTC
"Is Our Universe Extremely Unnatural, a Weird Permutation?” (Weekend Feature)...
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The great question-- Is our universe weird permutation among countless other possibilities, observed for no other reason than that its special conditions allowed life to arise?
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-11-20 19:40 UTC
Nanostructured ceramic coatings do not fatigue, finds study...
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Extremely thin ceramic coatings can completely change the properties of technical components. Coatings are used, for example, to increase the resistance of metals to heat or corrosion. Coating processes play a role for large turbine blades as well as for
By fionapalmar on 2022-11-17 14:26 UTC
Keck Planet Finder on Maunakea captures first data in 'exciting chapter' for astronomy...
On Wednesday night, a new planet-hunting instrument at the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea achieved "first light," capturing its first data from the sky, a spectrum of the planet Jupiter.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-11-11 13:59 UTC
Most UFOs are 'Chinese surveillance' drones and 'airborne clutter,' Pentagon officials reveal...
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The U.S. government has officially started to explain some of the most infamous UFO encounters of the last decade, with China and weather balloons as top offenders.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-11-04 17:07 UTC
Govt report allegedly finds more than 150 cases of unexplained UFO's: 'We don't know what these things are'...
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An upcoming classified report to Congress from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence found more than 150 unexplained UFO encounters in 2021.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-11-04 17:06 UTC
The origins of human society are more complex than we thought...
In many popular accounts of human prehistory, civilization emerged in a linear fashion. Our ancestors started as Paleolithic hunter-gatherers living in small, nomadic and egalitarian bands. Later, they discovered farming and domesticated animals for food
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-11-03 17:48 UTC

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