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SpaceX launches and lands prototype of its Mars rocket Starship in key short flight test - CNBC
The fifth prototype of SpaceX's next-generation Starship rocket passed its most critical test yet.

World's smallest dinosaur is no more: 2-inch creature likely a lizard instead - Fox News
Just a few months after a group of researchers trumpeted their discovery of the world's tiniest dinosaur, the same researchers have retracted their findings, noting it was likely a lizard instead.

SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts describe thrilling return to Earth - CBS News
With a piloted test flight complete, NASA hopes to certify the SpaceX capsule for operational missions.

Dinosaur Diagnosed With Malignant Cancer for the First Time – Cancerous Bone From 77 Million Years Ago - SciTechDaily
Royal Ontario Museum and McMaster University researchers diagnose osteosarcoma in a Centrosaurus apertus. A collaboration led by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and McMaster University has led to the discovery and diagnosis of an aggressive malignant bone canc…

Massive ancient temple complex may lurk beneath famous Northern Ireland fort - Live Science
Navan Fort has been viewed as a sacred site for thousands of years.

Football field-sized asteroid inbound today, with another 180-footer to follow this weekend, NASA warns - RT
NASA is sounding the alarm over several incoming space rocks, one of which is due to pass within a third of the distance between the Earth and the moon.

In a First, Astronomers Find an Exoplanet by Using Radio Waves And a Wobbly Star - ScienceAlert
The hunt for exoplanets in our galaxy is a deeply important endeavour. The more exoplanets we find, the better we can understand our own Solar System - and how life emerges in the Universe. To date, over 4,000 exoplanets have been confirmed - but a n

Don't demolish old buildings, urge architects - BBC News
Knocking down defunct structures sends a wrecking ball through carbon targets, architects say.

‘It came alive:’ NASA astronauts describe experiencing splashdown in SpaceX Dragon - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken described in detail what it felt like and sounded like when SpaceX’s spacecraft came roaring back down to Earth for a successful splash down in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend.

Science proves that microwaves suck at almost everything - BGR
Scientists have conclusively proven that microwaves suck, while also solving a major issue that comes with heating liquids in the microwave. A special glass with a silver ring can heat liquids more evenly in a microwave, the researchers say. There’s still no …

Sky show: Moon, Saturn and Jupiter dazzle in southern sky - Minnesota Public Radio News
An interesting sky show is visible in the southern sky this week.

'Time camera' generates 3D images from echoes of light - Science Magazine
System relies on artificial intelligence to turn noise in to a signal

Researchers discover how a protein reduces the adverse impact of water loss in cells -
A University of Houston College of Medicine researcher has found how a protein inside the body reduces the adverse effects of hypertonicity, an imbalance of water and solutes inside cells. Hypertonicity causes cell shrinkage and eventual cell death. The findi…

Geologists publish new findings on carbonate melts in Earth's mantle -
Geologists from Florida State University's Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science have discovered how carbon-rich molten rock in the Earth's upper mantle might affect the movement of seismic waves.

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