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Robert Hooke: The ‘English Leonardo’ who was a 17th-century scientific superstar - Raw Story
Considering his accomplishments, it’s a surprise that Robert Hooke isn’t more renowned. As a physician, I especially esteem him as the person who identified biology’s most essential unit, the cell. Like Leonardo da Vinci, Hooke excelled in an incredible array…

Teeth 'Time Capsule' Reveals That 2 million Years Ago, Early Humans Breastfed For Up To 6 years! - Ancient Origins
Humans’ distant ancestor Australopithecus africanus had a unique approach to raising their young, as shown in our new research published today in Nature.

Now We Know How the Zombie Ant Gets Its Bite - WIRED
Scientists solve part of the mystery of how a murderous fungus orders an ant to bite onto a twig, sealing its fate.

Fifty Years of Apollo Technologies in Your Life - NASA
In 1969 when NASA astronauts took one small step on the lunar surface, the feat resulted in a giant leap forward in innovations for humanity. The many challe...

Winners overlook rigged games' lack of fairness, study finds - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to fairness and privilege, a new study finds it really is not about how you play the game. It's about whether you win or lose. A new experiment, played out as...

Why JFK Believed His Bold Moonshot Could Actually Happen - Live Science
The president had confidence NASA could win the race to the moon, despite the Soviet Union's previous successes.

America is losing the space race - CNN
To the chagrin of our space forebearers, we are already losing this generation's space race: not because we lack funding or that our engineers are any less capable, but because of an absence of mindful leadership that can recognize the critical nature of glob…

A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune -
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a graphene device that's thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special traits. It easily switches from a superconducting material that co…

Crew Dragon Exploded Back in April Because of a Nitrogen Tetroxide Leak - Universe Today
SpaceX has revealed the cause of the accident that took place back in April, attributing it to a leak that took place just prior to the final tactic engine fire test.

Another asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, but astronomers say it’ll miss us - BGR
If you’ve been wringing your hands and saying your goodbyes in advance of the visit from asteroid 2006 QV89 later this year, you can relax. The space rock, which had a very, very tiny chance …

Jump the Qudit Forget Qubits — Scientists Just Built a Quantum Gate With Qudits Kristin Houser - Futurism
And they could help usher in the era of the quantum computer.

First-ever visualizations of electrical gating effects on electronic structure -
Scientists have visualised the electronic structure in a microelectronic device for the first time, opening up opportunities for finely-tuned high performance electronic devices.

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