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SpaceX Plans to Catch Rockets…With a Helicopter. 0

WIRED, 14 August 2019 – Daniel Oberhaus – IN THE SPAN of just four years, reusable rockets have gone from never-been-done to almost routine, at least at SpaceX. Blue Origin was

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Some Neanderthals Had “Surfer’s Ear” 0

NEW SCIENTIST 14 August 2019 (Ruby Prosser Scully) – Bony growths found in Neanderthals’ ears suggest that aquatic foraging was a big part of their lifestyle. This adds to evidence

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Plant Growth Has Declined Drastically Due To Dry Air 0

NEW SCIENTIST – 14 August 2019, Donn Lu – A lack of water vapour in the atmosphere has caused a global decline in plant growth over the past two decades,

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New York Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station 0

NASA 14 August 2019 – SciGirls viewers from New York will have an opportunity on Monday, Aug. 19, to talk live with NASA astronaut Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call

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The Hayabusa2 Mission Just Dropped Its First Scientific Results 0

GIZMODO (Ryan F. Mandlebaum) 19 March 2019 – The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 mission has released its first batch of scientific results on asteroid Ryugu—and it’s revealed a bunch of

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67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or 67P/C-G) Has a Little Friend 0

ESA 12 Aug 2019 – Last week marked five years since ESA’s Rosetta probe arrived at its target, a comet named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or 67P/C-G). Tomorrow, 13 August, it will be

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People Are Still Drinking Bleach 0

ARS TECHNICA (Beth Mole 14 August 2019) The US Food and Drug Administration this week released an important health warning that everyone should heed: drinking bleach is dangerous—potentially life-threatening—and you should not

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First Private Moon Lander Heralds New Lunar Space Race

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN – 21 February 2019 – Elizabeth Gibney – Israeli firm is sending a privately built craft to the Moon – and leading a fresh era of exploration. Israel is heading

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Microsoft Wants Rules For Facial Recognition, But…

WIRED –TOM SIMONITE – 21 February, 2019 – IN DECEMBER, MICROSOFT President Brad Smith urged lawmakers to set rules on facial-recognition technology to prevent a privacy-threatening “race to the bottom.” Now the

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Hippocamp: the Moon That Shouldn’t Be There

FUTURISM – 21 February 2019 -Kristin Houser – In 2013, scientists discovered a tiny moon orbiting Neptune. They gave it the forgettable name S/2004 N 1, but it soon earned the nickname of “the

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