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Walking with coffee is a little-understood feat of physics - Phys.org
Walking with coffee is something most of us do every day without considering the balancing act it requires. In fact, there's a lot of physics preventing the coffee from spilling over.
https://phys.org/news/2021-09-coffee-lit...


COVID-19 surge forcing funeral homes to rely on mobile morgues as body count rises - Fox News
Morgues have to be able to support COVID-related deaths and everything else including homicides and drug deaths. States including Alabama, Florida and North Carolina now have mobile morgues on standby.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MA/...


NASA’s Perseverance rover finally snatched its first Mars rock sample - The Verge
NASA’s Perseverance rover captured its first sampling of a Mars rock on September 1st after the rover’s first attempt in August unexpectedly turned up empty.
https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/7/226542...


SpaceX's Inspiration4 private all-civilian orbital mission: Live updates - Space.com
The first all-civilian mission to orbit Earth on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to launch on Sept. 15, and you can follow all the action live here.
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Scientists may have discovered a new type of supernova - Yahoo News
Artist's illustration of the aftermath of the supernova. Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF Scientists think they may have found a type of supernova never...
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Scientists Puzzled by Mysterious Radio Wave Source Inside Our Galaxy - Futurism
It's unlikely to be a flaring star — so what the hell is it?
https://futurism.com/the-byte/scientists...


SpaceX’s first orbital-class Super Heavy booster rejoins Starship at launch pad - Teslarati
For the second time in five weeks, SpaceX has rolled Starship’s first orbital-class Super Heavy booster from its Starbase factory to the launch pad ahead of a challenging and multifaceted test campaign. Deemed Super Heavy Booster 4 or B4, the 69m (~225 ft) ta…
https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-orbital...


How the Cat Gets Its Stripes: It’s Genetics, Not a Folk Tale - The New York Times
Researchers took a deep dive into embryonic development to tease out the source of the tabby pattern in cats.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/scien...


Animals ‘shapeshifting’ in response to climate crisis, research finds - The Guardian
Warm-blooded animals are changing beaks, legs and ears to adapt to hotter climate and better regulate temperature
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/VA/...


Astronomers are still looking for the elusive ‘Planet 9’ - NBC News
A study re-examines the evidence for a proposal first suggested in 2016 — that the hypothetical Planet 9 could explain anomalies seen by astronomers in the outer solar system.
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/as...


Space station astronaut captures breathtaking view of the edge of the Earth - CNET
European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet delivers a knockout image from the ISS cupola.
https://www.cnet.com/news/space-station-...


Global Internet Will Likely Blackout For Months After A Bad Solar Storm! - Mashable India
The undersea cables that form the backbone of modern internet are most vulnerable to large expulsions of plasma and magnetized particles from the sun’s corona.
https://in.mashable.com/science/24574/gl...


The Space Force is starting to lean into innovative launch concepts - Ars Technica
"The biggest threat to our success is moving too slowly and refusing to change."
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09/...


Pigeons, Curves, and the Traveling Salesperson Problem - WIRED
Mathematician Ian Stewart explains the twisty history of combinatorial optimization.
https://www.wired.com/story/pigeons-curv...


Mars Missions Can Only Last 4 Years Due to Radiation - ExtremeTech
The researchers set out to answer two key questions for a hypothetical crewed Mars mission: Is it possible to safely send astronauts to Mars? And could the timing of a mission reduce the amount of radiation astronauts encounter? The answer to both of those qu…
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/3266...


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