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Curiosity kicks off summer road trip up Mount Sharp

Curiosity kicks off summer road trip up Mount Sharp

6 hours ago   |   Astronomy Now

The Curiosity Mars rover captured this view of its surroundings on the slopes of Mount Sharp on 9 April. The composite image, made up of 28 photos, shows a clay-bearing region...
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Meat and dairy production emit more nitrogen than Earth can cope with

8 hours ago   |   New Scientist

Scientists have urged people to eat less meat and dairy after finding livestock farming singlehandedly exceeds “planetary boundaries” for nitrogen pollution
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Scientists Say: GPS

8 hours ago   |   Science News for Students

Scientists Say: GPS : Global Positioning System, or GPS (noun, “GLOW-ball Poh-ZIH-shun-ing SIS-tem”) This is a system that can track location by using satellites in space and...
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Israel successfully places surveillance satellite into orbit

Israel successfully places surveillance satellite into orbit

10 hours ago   |   Spaceflight Now

A Shavit 2 launcher takes off from Israel on Monday carrying the Ofeq 16 spy satellite. Credit: Israel Ministry of Defense For the first time in nearly four years, a rocket...
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Starwatch: Venus catches the eye in the head of the Bull

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Venus is back in our sky before the sun rises, and will rise earlier as July progresses Venus has returned to the sky. Following its passage between Earth and the sun on 3...
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Thunderstorms hold stunningly high voltage

1 day ago   |   Science News for Students

Thunderstorms hold stunningly high voltage : Driving a thunderstorm's powerful booms and thrilling light shows are amazingly high electric voltages. In fact, those voltages can...
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Rocket Lab satellite launch fails before reaching orbit

Rocket Lab satellite launch fails before reaching orbit

2 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

An Electron rocket takes off Saturday from New Zealand with seven satellites on-board. Credit: Rocket Lab A failure during the second stage burn of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket...
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UK government commits $500 million in bid to rescue bankrupt OneWeb

UK government commits $500 million in bid to rescue bankrupt OneWeb

2 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

A OneWeb satellite inside the company's factory in Florida. Credit: OneWeb Satellites The UK government and India's Bharti Global mobile telecom operator announced Friday they...
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Last And First Men - Jennie Kermode - 16082

3 days ago   |   Eye For Film

One of the most important contributions that science fiction has made to the broader genre of speculative and philosophical literature, Olaf Stapledon's 1930 novel has long...
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A newfound exoplanet may be the exposed core of a gas giant

4 days ago   |   Science News for Students

A newfound exoplanet may be the exposed core of a gas giant : A dense, scorched planet around a faraway star may be the naked core of a gas giant. Satellite and Earth-based...
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'Let the footage speak for itself!' How film producer exposed lost Moon...

'Let the footage speak for itself!' How film producer exposed lost Moon landing videos

MOON landing footage, previously unseen before, was used for the production of the film 'Apollo 11' 50 years after the iconic event after the producers spent countless hours... Read more ...

Curiosity kicks off summer road trip up Mount Sharp

Curiosity kicks off summer road trip up Mount Sharp

The Curiosity Mars rover captured this view of its surroundings on the slopes of Mount Sharp on 9 April. The composite image, made up of 28 photos, shows a clay-bearing region... Read more ...

Quantum jolts measured at macro scales in gravity wave detector

Quantum jolts measured at macro scales in gravity wave detector

An optics technician inspects one of the mirrors in the LIGO gravity wave detector. Image: Matt Heintze/Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab A device built to improve the sensitivity of... Read more ...

Might Commercializing Social Science Be a Road to Impact?

Might Commercializing Social Science Be a Road to Impact?

The social sciences make an enormous contribution to the economy. A 2012 study by Cambridge Econometrics for the London School of Economics and Political Science showed that... Read more ...

NASA news: Remnant of a 'cataclysmic explosion' that tore apart a star is...

NASA news: Remnant of a 'cataclysmic explosion' that tore apart a star is caught by Hubble

NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope snapped this beautiful supernova remnant - evidence of a "cataclysmic eruption" that tore a star apart. Read more ...

Archaeologists in 9,000-year revelation. rotting teeth plagued ancient man too

Archaeologists in 9,000-year revelation. rotting teeth plagued ancient man too

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found evidence of tooth decay and cavities linked to sugary foods that date back nearly 9,000 years. Read more ...

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut downed a record 75...

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut downed a record 75 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Here's the science behind how he does it

Joey Chestnut ate 75 hot dogs in 10 minutes on July 4, 2020, setting a new record. Miki Sudo also defended her title in the women's hot dog competition, downing 48.5 dogs for... Read more ...

Israel successfully places surveillance satellite into orbit

Israel successfully places surveillance satellite into orbit

A Shavit 2 launcher takes off from Israel on Monday carrying the Ofeq 16 spy satellite. Credit: Israel Ministry of Defense For the first time in nearly four years, a rocket... Read more ...

Summer Reading: Krastev and Holmes, The Light That Failed

Summer Reading: Krastev and Holmes, The Light That Failed

A brilliant analysis of where things went wrong in Eastern Europe after 1989. “After the fall of the Wall, across-the-board imitation of the West was widely accepted as the... Read more ...

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Coronavirus: What Is Backward Contact Tracing?

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. Unless you have been *incredibly* bored in lockdown , you probably... Read more ...