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NASA and Boeing Complete Starliner Orbital Flight Test Investigation - NASASpaceflight.com
A joint NASA and Boeing team has completed their “high visibility close call” review into…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/07/...


Melbourne Starts 6 Week Lockdown; Ideas For How To Reopen Schools : Consider This from NPR - NPR
The Australian state of Victoria, which includes Melbourne, just started a new six-week lockdown. The state just recorded a record number of new daily cases: 191.

Education and public health experts agree it's important that kids get back to school …
https://www.npr.org/2020/07/07/888159170...


NASA's Curiosity rover kicks off epic 'summer road trip' across Mars - CNET
Get in the rover, kids. We're going to the sulfate-bearing unit!
https://www.cnet.com/news/nasas-curiosit...


Study reveals science behind traditional mezcal-making technique - Phys.org
Artisanal makers of mezcal have a tried and true way to tell when the drink has been distilled to the right alcohol level. They squirt some into a small container and look for little bubbles, known as pearls. If the alcohol content is too high or too low, the…
https://phys.org/news/2020-07-reveals-sc...


There's Pink Snow in Europe. That Could Be Bad, Scientists Say - Futurism
With pink algae in the mix, the snow absorbs a lot more sunlight.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/VA/...


Famous 'Jurassic Park' dinosaur is less lizard, more bird - Phys.org
From movies to museum exhibits, the dinosaur Dilophosaurus is no stranger to pop culture. Many probably remember it best from the movie "Jurassic Park," where it's depicted as a venom-spitting beast with a rattling frill around its neck and two paddle-like cr…
https://phys.org/news/2020-07-famous-jur...


Climate explained: what the world was like the last time carbon dioxide levels were at 400ppm - The Conversation AU
The last time global carbon dioxide levels were around 400ppm was four million years ago. On average, the world was 3℃ warmer, but in high northern latitudes, it was up to 14℃ warmer than today.
https://theconversation.com/climate-expl...


NASA Teases ‘Psyche,’ A Robot To Explore An Asteroid Worth More Than Our Global Economy - Forbes
Space agency reveals the hardware that will fly to its target in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecarter...


'Tiny bug slayer': Meet the pint-size ancient ancestor of dinosaurs discovered in Madagascar - MSN Money
Standing about about 4 inches tall, Kongonaphon kely could be one of the last common ancestors of all dinosaurs and pterosaurs.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/FL/...


Volcanic island in Pacific Ocean is having 'growth spurt' - Daily Mail
The Pacific volcanic island Nishinoshima is experiencing a 'vigorous growth spurt.' Experts observed multiple eruptions since June, which have added to its land mass.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice - BBC News
Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environ...


New collection of stars, not born in our galaxy, discovered in Milky Way - Phys.org
Astronomers can go their whole career without finding a new object in the sky. But for Lina Necib, a postdoctoral scholar in theoretical physics at Caltech, the discovery of a cluster of stars in the Milky Way, but not born of the Milky Way, came early—with a…
https://phys.org/news/2020-07-stars-born...


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