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What could explain the mystery of how land formed on Mars without much water

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The surface of Mars, with its dune flows, gullies and slope movements, is the result of sediment being transported downwards in the recent past as well as today. But this ...

Rendezvous With `Oumuamua

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Keith's note: Larger image. Objects are to scale. But the way that this thing rotates might dictate a more prudent station keeping distance. First Interstellar Asteroid `Oumuamua is Like Nothing ...

This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat

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2 mentions21 hours ago
Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he ...

SpaceX aims to follow a banner year with an even faster 2018 launch cadence

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SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell — a finalist for SpaceNews' Corporate Executive of the Year award — previews 2018 in an exclusive interview . WASHINGTON — SpaceX, now on ...

Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels

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A secretive Russian nuclear facility has denied it was behind high atmospheric concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106, after Russia’s meteorological service confirmed levels several hundred times the norm were ...

The Last of the Iron Lungs

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Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breathe. Only her head sticks out of the end of ...

Forbes Welcome

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2 mentions1 day ago
Life is short and the impact that we all can have is much greater when you’re doing something to help others.

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe 'resigns'

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to ...

Google collects Android users' locations even when location services are disabled

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Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even ...

Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department

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2 mentions3 days ago
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice ...

Autumn fireball

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3 mentions5 days ago
(802.26 kB) Title Autumn fireball Released 16/11/2017 8:52 am Copyright Ollie Taylor Description On 14 November 2017 at about 16:45 GMT a football-sized meteoroid entered Earth’s atmosphere about 50 km ...

Fracture swarms on Mars

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2 mentions6 days ago
These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity. Sirenum Fossae in context The fractures in the Sirenum Fossae region ...

The case of the shrinking white dwarf

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For the first time, astronomers have found observational evidence of a contracting white-dwarf star. Consider a Sun-like star, a red giant, and a white dwarf. They all seem pretty different.

New pulsar result supports particle dark matter

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2 mentions4 days ago
The nature of dark matter remains elusive, but astronomers are now one step closer to the answer.New results from an unconventional observatory in Mexico are bringing scientists one step closer ...

We may know why Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is red instead of white

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3 mentions5 days ago
The recipe for the distinctive colour of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has long been a mystery, but now researchers have an idea of how it got so red. Start with ...

Trump's FCC Is About to Destroy Net Neutrality, and a Democratic Commissioner Is Calling Foul

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2 mentions3 days ago
Network neutrality is on its deathbed, and Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission appointed by President Trump, is about to pull the plug. Pai could release a ...

All the reasons why humans shouldn't colonize Mars, according to experts

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2 mentions3 days ago
Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. Professor Stephen Hawking is eager to see us search for a new planet to call home. NASA is building an engine that could ...

Amazing Time-Lapse: Bees Hatch Before Your Eyes

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2 mentions3 days ago
Witness the eerily beautiful growth of larvae into bees in this mesmerizing time-lapse video from photographer Anand Varma. Varma said the six-month project, for which he built a beehive in ...

Hurricane-battered Arecibo telescope will keep studying the skies

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2 mentions4 days ago
After years of financial uncertainty and weeks of hardship caused by Hurricane Maria, staff at the legendary Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico were relieved to find out Thursday that their ...

Jupiter Perijove 09

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Back to albums list Jupiter Perijove 09 Show more 32 photos · 7,320 views Sean Doran By: Sean Doran

Emily's recommended space books for kids of all ages, 2017

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5 mentions5 days ago
Emily Lakdawalla • November 15, 2017

Walmart To Order 15 Tesla Semi Trucks, Canadian Grocer Loblaw To Order 25

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Google+ November 18th, 2017 by James AyreFollowing earlier news that the US-based trucking firm JB Hunt would be reserving and ordering a number of Tesla’s new semi trucks, Walmart and ...

Free-fall experiment could test if gravity is a quantum force

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2 mentions4 days ago
Despite decades of effort, a theory of quantum gravity is still out of grasp. Now a group of physicists have proposed an experimental test of whether gravity is quantum or ...

Preview Cassini's Grand Finale

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3 mentions6 days ago
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A telescope 100X stronger than Hubble will unveil parts of the cosmos we've never seen

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2 mentions4 days ago
In Brief NASA has announced the selection of 13 research programs that will comprise the Early Release period for the James Webb Space Telescope. The powerful craft will facilitate projects ...

How to Observe Meteors

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2 mentions5 days ago
One of the good things about meteors is that you don’t need any equipment-just your eyes and a bit of patience. Even in a so-called ’meteor shower’, it is rare ...

UK trade minister lobbied Brazil on behalf of oil giants

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2 mentions3 days ago
Britain successfully lobbied Brazil on behalf of BP and Shell to address the oil giants’ concerns over Brazilian taxation, environmental regulation and rules on using local firms, government documents reveal.

How NASA will defend the Earth against plagues from outer space

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2 mentions3 days ago
In the summer of 1957, the Earth stood witness as a meteorite cratered in rural Pennsylvania, bringing with it a people-eating plague never seen: an alien amoeba with the taste ...

As Earth's rotation slows, 2018 could see a spike in large earthquakes

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2 mentions3 days ago
Every so often, the Earth’s rotation slows by a few milliseconds per day. This is inconsequential to the average human, and causes only mild annoyance to the people whose job ...

US Government to Continue Funding Hurricane-Stricken Puerto Rican Telescope

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2 mentions5 days ago
Yesterday, the National Science Foundation announced that they’ll keep the storied Arecibo telescope running in the wake of the Hurricane Maria damage. The NSF concluded that the best way forward ...

A Panama tower carries Trump's name and ties to organized crime

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2 mentions5 days ago
PANAMA CITY — When Ivanka Trump flew here in 2006 to push her family’s latest business project — an oceanfront steel and glass tower called the Trump Ocean Club International ...

Ancient spiral galaxy is 11 billion years old

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James Josephides Astronomers have spotted a spiral galaxy more ancient than any seen before. The galaxy, called A1689B11, emitted its light 11 billion years ago, just 2.6 billion years after ...

Top 10 astrophotography tips

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Our 2017 shortlisted astrophotographers share their tips and tricks for taking the perfect astronomy photo... That is the advice of Diego Colonnello who produced the stunning astrophoto 'Tarantula Colours' (above).

Opinion

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2 mentions6 days ago
Republicans in the House of Representatives have just passed a tax bill that would devastate graduate research in the United States. Hidden in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is ...

The Republican tax bill contains a sneaky break for private jet owners

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3 mentions5 days ago
The Senate GOP tax bill contains a tax break for owners of private jets. People that own jets would have payments relating to their exempted from an excise tax. The ...

LIGO and Virgo announce the detection of a black hole binary merger from June 8, 2017

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4 mentions6 days ago
News Release • November 15, 2017 Scientists searching for gravitational waves have confirmed yet another detection from their fruitful observing run earlier this year. Dubbed GW170608, the latest discovery was ...

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway.

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—Pam Schilling is the reason Donald Trump is the president. Schilling’s personal story is in poignant miniature the story of this area of western Pennsylvania as a whole—one of ...

What Trophy Hunting Does to the Elephants It Leaves Behind

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2 mentions4 days ago
If you were an elephant, you might be puzzling over human behavior this week. On Monday, the animal-rights attorney Steven Wise filed a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of ...

Gentle Giant Adopts Tiny Rescue Owl, His Protective Ways Will Make Your Day

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3 mentions4 days ago
Shares 3KTanja Brandt is a German photographer who has given her whole life to photographing wildlife and animals. recently Brandt took on a slightly different project, she took pictures of ...

Try for Leonid meteors before dawn November 17

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2 mentions5 days ago
Leonid meteor storm, as seen over North America on the night of November 12-13, 1833. This woodcut was published in 1888 by E. Weib in his Bilderatlas der Sternenwelt (Illustrated ...

24horas.cl te informa en Internet de las noticias de Chile y el mundo

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Who’d Gain From an Estate Tax Rollback: The 0.2 Percenters

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2 mentions5 days ago
(An analysis by the left-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund concluded that the estate tax repeal could save Mr. Trump’s estate more than $1 billion, and those of his ...

🌊🌴🌴Wave of Climate Lawsuits

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2 mentions4 days ago
by We should be on the offensive category: Environment We should be on the offensive EMBED Supporters 27% of goal supported Social Reach 153,726 People Time Left 15 days Ends ...

The Leonids Meteor Shower and More That Will Light Up Night Skies

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2 mentions4 days ago
All year long as Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through streams of cosmic debris. The resulting meteor showers can light up night skies from dawn to dusk, and ...

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 in 2016

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4 mentions5 days ago
Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average ...

A Better RSS feed to Twitter Service

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2 mentions3 days ago
A better way to easily publish content from any RSS feed to Twitter with beautiful imagery in each and every tweet. We are visual creatures. Our system automatically pulls featured ...

Model S & Model X

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Order Your Model X Order Your Model S Get Tesla Updates Order Yours Model S Electric Sedan Quickest, Longest Range Seats 5 Adults Model X Electric SUV Spacious, Tow Rated ...

Nearby planet is a top target for life

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2 mentions4 days ago
Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that's relatively close to our Solar System. The properties of this newly discovered planet - called Ross 128 b - make it a ...

Nightskyhunter.com

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CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK UK & IRELAND - THURS / GLENSHANE SPRITE HUNTING & STAR TRAILS / FANAD HEAD LIGHTHOUSE IMAGE REPORT - MORE All images are copyright Martin McKenna of Nightskyhunter.com ...

Iconic Arecibo Observatory Saved From Demolition

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2 mentions6 days ago
After a tense and occasionally contentious review, the U.S. National Science Foundation has agreed not to close the Arecibo Observatory, which hosts the world’s second-largest radio telescope. Instead, the science ...
 

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