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MIT And NASA Unveil a Brand New Kind of Airplane Wing That Could Change How We Fly - ScienceAlert
A team from NASA and MIT has created a new type of airplane wing — and it could make air travel far more efficient.

Scientists just revealed that they found hundreds of stars that may have orbiting Earth-like planets - Salon
A new catalog gives scientists more direction on where to look in the universe.

'The day the dinosaurs died': Fossilized snapshot of mass death... - Grand Forks Herald
BOWMAN, N.D. — Robert DePalma was heading to a known fossil bed when he got a tip that persuaded him to take a detour to a cattle ranch near this southwestern North Dakota community where he would make a stunning scientific discovery.DePalma, a doctoral stude…

Scientists discover a SECOND galaxy that contains little or no dark matter in baffling phenomenon - Daily Mail
New research has turned up a second galaxy that shows little to no signs of dark matter, marking a shift in the way scientists thought galaxies were formed.

This massive antenna is going to help NASA learn a lot about Europa - BGR
NASA has spent decades studying many of the planets in our solar system up close. Probes like Juno and Cassini have taught us a lot about the conditions of the planets they are sent to, but oftenti…

Curiosity Rover Detected Methane on Mars in 2013, a New Analysis Confirms - Gizmodo
NASA’s Curiosity rover shook the science community six years ago when it apparently detected traces of methane—an important chemical linked to life—on Mars. Researchers failed to confirm these results in the years that followed, but that’s now changed thanks …

NASA chief says a Falcon Heavy rocket could fly humans to the Moon - Ars Technica
"Gerst is going to be so mad at me for saying all of this."

Building blocks of DNA and RNA could have appeared together before life began on Earth -
Scientists for the first time have found strong evidence that RNA and DNA could have arisen from the same set of precursor molecules even before life evolved on Earth about four billion years ago.

Warming seas are devastating to survival of dolphins - USA TODAY
Everyone’s favorite marine mammal likes to keep cool, but warmer sea water appears to be wreaking havoc with dolphins’ habitat, a new study suggests.

Dark Matter is Real. "Dark Matter" is a Terrible Name for It - Out There - Discover Magazine
Astronomers have been grappling with the mystery of dark matter for a long time, and I mean a looong time. The history of dark-matter investigations goes back at least to 1906, when physicist Henri Poincaré’s 1906 speculated about the amount of “matière obscu…

Meteor likely cause of bright flash in night sky - WKYT
The National Weather Service says a bright flash across the Florida night sky over the weekend was likely a falling meteor.

Spokane astronaut Anne McClain addresses spacesuit issue, ‘SNL’ skit in ‘Today’ interview from International Space Station - The Spokesman-Review
Spokane native Anne McClain addressed the space suit sizing controversy on the TODAY show – two days after she was parodied on Saturday Night Live.

National Academy of Sciences will vote on ejecting sexual harassers - Science Magazine
Members of elite organization to cast ballots in late April on new policy

Why Does Enceladus Have an Underground Ocean? New Research Probes Differences Between Saturn's Moons -
Enceladus' hidden ocean sets it apart from the pack — but why?

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