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The science behind why some of us are shy - BBC News
To certain people, mingling at a party or talking to a crowded room is the stuff of nightmares. Why are some of us hardwired to be shy?

SpaceX Starlink satellites have astronomers amplifying the cosmic alarm - CNET
Elon Musk's plan to bring broadband to rural parts of the globe could come with unintended side effects, the scientists say.

Incredible dinosaur discovery: Herd of opal-encrusted dinos uncovered - Fox News
Researchers have discovered the fossilized remains of a herd of dinosaurs in an opal mine in the Australian outback.

Supercomputer to undergo rigorous exam after returning to Earth from the space station - The Verge
After spending a year and a half on the International Space Station, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s experimental space supercomputer is now back on Earth — and the company is poised to do an autopsy on the machine. Ultimately, HPE wants to know just how much we…

Here’s What Happened When Researchers Attached Cameras to 16 Cats and Let Them Prowl Their Neighborhoods - Geek
Since cameras have become smaller and more portable, scientists have been attaching them to animals — everything from sharks (to see how they hunt for prey) to penguins (to see how they communicate …

Solving the sun's super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe - Science Daily
It's one of the greatest and longest-running mysteries surrounding, quite literally, our sun: Why is its outer atmosphere hotter than its fiery surface?

The 'Great Dying' Nearly Erased Life On Earth. Scientists See Similarities To Today - NPR
It was the biggest extinction in Earth's history. A new Smithsonian exhibit notes that some of the same things that killed 90 percent of life 250 million years ago are happening now.

Why Does the Moon Flash? - Gizmodo
A new experiment will attempt to explain the strange flashes that appear on the Moon’s surface.

Researchers develop superconducting quantum refrigerator -
Imagine a refrigerator so cold it could turn atoms into their quantum states, giving them unique properties that defy the rules of classical physics.

Laws of physics replace trial and error in new approaches to bioprinting -
3-D printers can be used to make a variety of useful objects by building up a shape, layer by layer. Scientists have used this same technique to "bioprint" living tissues, including muscle and bone.

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