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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.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/05/spacex-l...


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.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/worlds-s...


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.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spacex-crew...


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…
https://scitechdaily.com/dinosaur-diagno...


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.
https://www.livescience.com/iron-age-tem...


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.
https://www.rt.com/news/497130-football-...


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
https://www.sciencealert.com/for-the-fir...


Don't demolish old buildings, urge architects - BBC News
Knocking down defunct structures sends a wrecking ball through carbon targets, architects say.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-536425...


‘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.
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/...


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 …
https://bgr.com/2020/08/04/microwaves-su...


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.
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/08/04...


'Time camera' generates 3D images from echoes of light - Science Magazine
System relies on artificial intelligence to turn noise in to a signal
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/...


Researchers discover how a protein reduces the adverse impact of water loss in cells - Phys.org
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…
https://phys.org/news/2020-08-protein-ad...


Geologists publish new findings on carbonate melts in Earth's mantle - Phys.org
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.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NM/...


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