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Researchers Discover Peaceful Turtle Playground in the Sargasso Sea - Gizmodo
Amid frilly mats of sargassum, young sea turtles grow up, learning about life in an oasis protected from predators.
https://earther.gizmodo.com/researchers-...


NASA Invites Public, Media to Watch Asteroid Mission Begin Return - NASA
NASA invites the public and the media to watch its first asteroid sample return mission begin a two-year cruise home at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, May 10, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-...


Why Ingenuity's Fifth Flight Will Be Different - NASA Planetary Science
Around the time of our first flight, we talked a lot about having our “Wright brothers moment” at Mars.
https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicop...


Boeing, NASA target July 30 for 2nd test flight of Starliner capsule - Space.com
Starliner will try again to reach the space station.
https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-c...


Volcanoes on Mars could be active, raising possibility of recent habitable conditions - Phys.org
Evidence of recent volcanic activity on Mars shows that eruptions could have taken place within the past 50,000 years, a paper by Planetary Science Institute Research Scientist David Horvath says.
https://phys.org/news/2021-05-volcanoes-...


This tiny dinosaur hunted in the dark and heard better than an owl - CNN
Two studies comparing the inner ears of dinosaurs with those of living creatures have revealed intriguing details about dinosaur behavior during the 165 million years they dominated the Earth.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/06/world/din...


A rooted phylogeny resolves early bacterial evolution - Science Magazine
The origin of the eubacteria and phylogenetic relationships between subgroups have been difficult to resolve. Applying a phylogenetic analysis and recent computational methods to the expanded diversity of bacterial sequences from metagenomic analyses, Coleman…
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/3...


Direct observation of deterministic macroscopic entanglement - Science Magazine
Quantum entanglement occurs when two separate entities become strongly linked in a way that cannot be explained by classical physics; it is a powerful resource in quantum communication protocols and advanced technologies that aim to exploit the enhanced capab…
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/3...


'Molecular glue' makes perovskite solar cells dramatically more reliable over time - Phys.org
A research team from Brown University has made a major step toward improving the long-term reliability of perovskite solar cells, an emerging clean energy technology. In a study to be published on Friday, May 7 in the journal Science, the team demonstrates a …
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/TN/...


Review: Most human origins stories are not compatible with known fossils - Phys.org
In the 150 years since Charles Darwin speculated that humans originated in Africa, the number of species in the human family tree has exploded, but so has the level of dispute concerning early human evolution. Fossil apes are often at the center of the debate…
https://phys.org/news/2021-05-human-stor...


The Mystery Of Dark Energy - Yahoo Finance
More than two decades after the discovery of dark energy, astronomers remain in the dark regarding what it's all about, but a new probe could give some clues
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MD/...


NASA EGS, Jacobs preparing SLS Core Stage for Artemis 1 stacking - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.com
The Core Stage of NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle arrived at the Kennedy…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/05/...


Mysterious Hydrogen-Free Supernova Sheds Light on Massive Stars’ Violent Death Throes - SciTechDaily
A curiously yellow pre-supernova star has caused astrophysicists to re-evaluate what’s possible at the deaths of our Universe’s most massive stars. The team describes the peculiar star and its resulting supernova in a new study published recently in Monthly N…
https://scitechdaily.com/mysterious-hydr...


Scientists find Africa's oldest human burial, a child from 78,000 years ago - CNET
The discovery of a deliberately buried toddler may offer new insights into the Middle Stone Age, a key period in the human timeline.
https://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-fin...


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