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Three scientists win Nobel Physics Prize for groundbreaking black hole work - Ars Technica
Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez share top honor

How a toothless, parrot-like dinosaur thrived 69 million years ago - CNN
A toothless, two-fingered dinosaur was able to thrive more than 68 million years ago due to the parrot-like species' remarkable ability to adapt, scientists have discovered.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope passes crucial launch-simulation tests -
The $9.8 billion observatory is scheduled to launch in October 2031.

Fighting Pandemics With Plasma – Harnessing the Most Common State of Matter in the Universe - SciTechDaily
Scientists are harnessing the most common state of matter in the universe to address shortages of personal protective equipment. Most types of personal protective equipment, like N95 masks, gowns, and gloves, are designed for single use, which has led to both…

Dozens of ancient penguin 'mummies' discovered at lost nesting site in Antarctica - Live Science
The ancient remains appeared fresh and new, biologist Steve Emslie said.

An earlier universe existed before the Big Bang, and can observed today -
Sir Roger Penrose: 'The Big Bang was not the beginning. There was something before, and that something is what we will have in our future'

Earth grows fine gems in minutes -
Rome wasn't built in a day, but some of Earth's finest gemstones were, according to new research from Rice University.

Mars set to shine brightly tonight, won't be this close to Earth for another 15 years - WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
Tuesday night, the Red Planet should be visible in the night sky, as long as the weather cooperates.

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, breaks 'Scrubtober' delay streak - CNET
After multiple postponements, the latest batch of broadband satellites is finally on its way to orbit.

Supernova Explosion Discovered From 2.5 Million Years Ago - IGN - IGN
Scientists have discovered proof that they believe proves a massive supernova explosion occurred in Earth's vicinity 2.5 million years ago.

Hydrogen embrittlement creates complications for clean energy storage, transportation -
As the global energy market shifts from coal, petroleum fuel, and natural gas to more environmentally friendly primary energy sources, hydrogen is becoming a crucial pillar in the clean energy movement. Developing safe and cost-effective storage and transport…

Draconid meteor shower 2020: How and when to watch - CNN
Keep an eye on the night sky this week to see "the dragon" in action. The Draconid meteor shower is expected to peak on the evening of October 7.

What loneliness does to the human body: Astronaut tips for dealing with social isolation - TODAY
How do I stop being socially isolated? Astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year on the International Space station, shares tips on dealing with social isolation.

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