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'Landmark' study resolves a major mystery of how genes govern human height - Science Magazine
Nearly 10,000 common gene variants influence how tall a person becomes

After an antenna repair on Earth, NASA is now able to command Voyager 2 again - CNN
NASA started repairs in March on the only antenna that can command the Voyager 2 spacecraft. Mission operators are now back in touch, and the four-decade-old probe is responding to their directions.

Planet Earth Report –“Beyond Homo Sapiens to Did Neanderthals Go to War with Our Ancestors?” - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.   “Beyond Homo Sapi…

What's next after the International Space Station? Plans afoot for more off-Earth outposts. -
And humanity aims to push beyond low Earth orbit soon.

Tracking flight trajectory of evaporating cough droplets -
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led many researchers to study airborne droplet transmission in different conditions and environments. The latest studies are starting to incorporate important aspects of fluid physics to deepen our understanding of viral tran…

NASA Releases Incredible Video of OSIRIS-REx Tagging Asteroid – Mysterious Dark Patches Puzzle Team - SciTechDaily Captured on October 20, 2020, during the OSIRIS-REx mission’s sample collection event, this series of images shows the navigation camera’s (NavCam 2) field of view as the NASA spacecraft approaches, touches, and moves away from as…

Astronomers Debate How 'Forbidden' Black Holes Grow - Quanta Magazine
Once missing in action, middleweight black holes have finally been detected. Now researchers are trying to figure out how they grow from small ones.

Mars plays shepherd to our moon's long-lost twin, scientists find -
An international team of planetary scientists led by astronomers at AOP have found an asteroid trailing behind Mars with a composition very similar to the moon's. The asteroid could be an ancient piece of debris, dating back to the gigantic impacts that forme…

Researchers reconstruct the first complete brain of one of the oldest dinosaurs -
The study of the brain of extinct organisms sheds lights on their behaviors. However, soft tissues, like the brain, are not usually preserved for long periods. Hence, researchers reconstruct the brains of dinosaurs by analyzing the cranial cavities under comp…

Palaeontology: 75 million-year-old burrow contains fossilised rodents snuggled-up together - Daily Mail
US palaeontologists made the find - the oldest evidence of social behaviour among mammals - in a famous dinosaur nesting site called Egg Mountain, in Montana.

Deer crashes into car as rutting season hits its peak in Richmond Park - Daily Mail
The two competitive stags were spotted locking antlers for a tense fight in Richmond Park, west London, when one of the male deers, sensing defeat, ran off only to slam into a car door.

Space mice tests find body protein may combat ageing - Bangkok Post
TOKYO: Experiments on mice aboard the International Space Station have shown an internal protein has the potential to help slow the ageing process, according to a joint study by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Tohoku University.

After rollout, ULA delays launch of Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral - Florida Today
Despite the rollout of an Atlas V rocket Monday, ULA delayed its planned Election Day launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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