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NASA satellite images reveal dramatic melting in Antarctica after record heat wave - CBS News
New snapshots capture the 20% loss of snow on Eagle Island after Antarctica hit a record-breaking 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit earlier this month.

Study says smartphone addiction has physical impact on brain - WAOW
A new study released by 'Addictive Behaviors' says smartphone addiction has a similar impact on the brain to that of drug addiction.

Japan Is Sending a Lander to a Martian Moon, And It'll Be Back by 2030 - ScienceAlert
Sending a mission to moons of Mars has been on the wish list for mission planners and space enthusiasts for quite some time. For the past few years, however, a team of Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) engineers and scientists have been working on putting

Researchers Analyze Nasty Species of Bacteria That Has Colonized Space Station’s Water Dispenser - SciTechDaily
Bacteria on the International Space Station no more dangerous than earthbound strains. Two particularly tenacious species of bacteria have colonized the potable water dispenser aboard the International Space Station (ISS), but a new study suggests that they a…

Ancient pack rat nests could offer snapshots of Earth's past - CNET
This could help scientists understand how plant communities, as well as possibly animals, will react to climate change, a new study says.

Betelgeuse has dimmed suddenly, perplexing scientists - NBC4 WCMH-TV
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One of the 10 brightest stars in the nighttime sky is suddenly getting dimmer, with soft fuzzy edges. Betelguese, the red supergiant star on the western edge of the constell…

Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away -
While many of us worry about proteins aggregating in our brains as we age and potentially causing Alzheimer's disease or other types of neurodegeneration, we may not realize that some of the same proteins are aggregating in our muscles, setting us up for musc…

Scientists discover BREATHABLE OXYGEN in a galaxy outside of the Milky Way for the first time - the only problem is it's 581 million light years away - msnNOW
For the first time ever, astronomers have identified molecular oxygen in a galaxy outside the Milky Way, Markarian 231, which contains 100 times as much oxygen as our own galaxy.

Vice President Pence Visits Langley for Artemis Update on This Week @NASA – February 21, 2020 - NASA
Vice President Pence visits our Langley Research Center, science results related to water on Jupiter, and studying the darkest areas of the Moon … a few of t...

Scientists find the earliest evidence of ancient human interbreeding - ZME Science
About 700,000 years ago, the common ancestors of Denisovans and Neanderthals interbred with an archaic human population.

Alien planet is on its way towards the 'edge of destruction' - New York Post
Experts have been intensely watching an exoplanet that is so close to its star, it may well be on the “edge of destruction.” Known as NGTS-10b, this planet is a “hot Jupiter,̶…

Methane Emissions Under-Reported, Study Claims - CleanTechnica
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Limiting how much escapes into the atmosphere could slow the pace of global heating.

Why do whales migrate? They return to the tropics to shed their skin, scientists say -
Whales undertake some of the longest migrations on earth, often swimming many thousands of miles, over many months, to breed in the tropics. The question is why—is it to find food, or to give birth?

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