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After sparking consternation at NASA, Trump campaign pulls ad featuring SpaceX launch - Yahoo Finance
An online advertisement that plays off last weekend's historic crewed SpaceX launch to boost President Donald Trump's re-election campaign drew a protest from the wife of one of the astronauts today — and soon afterward, the campaign deleted its version of th…
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-cam...


Stadium-sized asteroid set to whiz past Earth, NASA says - Fox News
A stadium-sized asteroid is set to whiz past Earth this week.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/stadium-...


How to watch the 'strawberry moon' eclipse from anywhere Friday - CNET
The partial penumbral lunar eclipse won't be visible in North America, but you can still view the full moon's quiet beauty online.
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-watch...


Astronomers Discover "Mirror Image" of Our Solar System - Futurism
"But it's the combination of this less-than-double the size of the Earth planet and its solar type host star that make it so special and familiar."
https://futurism.com/the-byte/astronomer...


Harvard shrank its insect-inspired microrobot to the size of a penny - Engadget
Harvard researchers have made the tiny Harvard Ambulatory Microrobot (HAMR) even tinier. The next-gen HAMR-JR is one of the smallest and fastest microrobots to date.
https://www.engadget.com/harvard-hamr-jr...


Atmospheric CO2 reaches peak level at NOAA observatory | TheHill - The Hill
The level of atmospheric carbon dioxide observed at a government facility in Hawaii reached ...
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-enviro...


Nature’s cosmic hard drive? Black holes could store information like holograms - Ars Technica
Theoretical black holes are ideal toy models for thought experiments in quantum gravity.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/...


Mars once had rings and a much bigger moon, new evidence suggests - Livescience.com
Mars' satellites may cycle back and forth between rings and moons.
https://www.livescience.com/martian-moon...


Study: Fossilized, armored dinosaur’s last meal revealed - Deseret News
A dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago ate a salad
https://www.deseret.com/u-s-world/2020/6...


Rising sea levels could wipe out mangroves by 2050 - The Verge
Sea level rise could lead to the demise of mangrove forests by 2050 in a future with high greenhouse gas emissions, new research finds. Mangrove trees are crucial to protecting coastlines from the effects of climate change.
https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/4/212805...


Yellowstone National Park supervolcano is waning, experts say - Daily Mail
Yellowstone National Park's supervolcano had to super-eruptions nine million years ago, but has not had another in three million years - leading experts say the caldera's power is waning.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


Ancient explosion in Milky Way's core lit up gas outside the galaxy - Space.com
Our ancient ancestors would have seen it in the night sky.
https://www.space.com/ancient-milky-way-...


Groundbreaking Israeli microscope can change the face of tech — scientists - The Times of Israel
Professor Ido Kaminer says he has given the electron microscope the ultimate upgrade — from a machine that takes 'stills' to one that 'makes movies'
https://www.timesofisrael.com/groundbrea...


Scientists aim gene-targeting breakthrough against COVID-19 - Phys.org
A team of scientists from Stanford University is working with researchers at the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience user facility located at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), to develop a gene-targeting, antiviral …
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-scientists...


Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean 'snot palaces' - The Associated Press
KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) — Master builders of the sea construct the equivalent of a complex five-story house that protects them from predators and funnels and filters food for them — all from...
https://apnews.com/4240b38444a7752d70a35...


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