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Jupiter to get close enough to Earth in June for largest moons to be seen with binoculars - 10TV
NASA has a message for space lovers this month: Look up. The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, will be clearly visible June 10 — and to see its biggest moons you'll only need to grab a pair of binoculars.

Ultimate limit of human endurance found - BBC News
Scientists studied elite events, including a 3,000 mile run and the Tour de France.

Haunting black hole mystery solved with most detailed simulation ever - CNET
A supercomputer helps solve a 45-year-old conundrum about spinning black holes.

Engineers are Still Troubleshooting Why Mars InSight's Mole is Stuck and Won't Go Any Deeper - Universe Today
NASA’s Mars InSight Lander was always a bit of a tricky endeavour. The stationary lander has one chance to get things right, since it can’t move. While initially the mission went well, and the landing site looked good, the Mole is having trouble penetrating d…

Surprising enzymes found in giant ocean viruses - Phys.Org
A new study led by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Swansea University Medical School furthers our knowledge of viruses—in the sea and on land— and their potential to cause life-threatening illnesses. Their findings, which examin…

Autonomous boats can target and latch onto each other: Fleet of 'roboats' could collect garbage or self-assemble into floating structures in Amsterdam's many canals - Science Daily
Researchers have given new capabilities to their fleet of robotic boats that let them target and clasp onto each other, and keep trying if they fail.

Fusing the future—a power struggle - Babbage - The Economist
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What jumpstarted Earth's plate tectonics? New clues point to ancient glaciers. - National Geographic
The provocative theory has geologists hotly debating when and why our planet's modern geologic dance kicked into high gear.

Ancient DNA Reveals Complex Story of Human Migration Between Siberia and North America - Smithsonian
Two studies greatly increase the amount of information we have about the peoples who first populated North America—from the Arctic to the Southwest U.S.

Accretion disk around the Milky Way's black hole has been spotted - Science News
The Milky Way's central black hole has a disk of gas and dust orbiting it, astronomers can finally say with confidence.

Video gamers design brand new proteins -
A team of researchers encoded their specialized knowledge into the computer game Foldit to enable citizen scientists to successfully design synthetic proteins for the first time.

New mechanism allows lower energy requirement for OLED displays -
Scientists from RIKEN and the University of California San Diego, in collaboration with international partners have found a way to significantly reduce the amount of energy required by organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). OLEDs have attracted attention as p…

Exomoons could be home to extraterrestrial life, researcher says - Fox News
An astrophysicist at the U.K.'s University of Lincoln says that exomoons, moons which orbit planets outside of our solar system, could contain liquid water and therefore, support life.

Quantum Leaps, Long Assumed to Be Instantaneous, Take Time - Quanta Magazine
An experiment caught a quantum system in the middle of a jump — something the originators of quantum mechanics assumed was impossible.

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