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Area scientists celebrate first picture of a black hole - The Boston Globe
Nearly a year after scientists at the Black Hole Initiative in Cambridge applauded their discovery in private, scientists finally could speak about what many had thought impossible.

Watch SpaceX’s second Falcon Heavy launch live right here - BGR
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: SpaceX is going to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket for the second time. I know, I know, that was supposed to happen this past weekend, and then again o…

New quantum material could warn of neurological disease -
What if the brain could detect its own disease? Researchers have been trying to create a material that "thinks" like the brain does, which would be more sensitive to early signs of neurological diseases such as Parkinson's.

Production of phosphorene nanoribbons -
Phosphorene nanoribbons are produced in liquids through the intercalation of black phosphorous crystals with lithium ions, enabling the search for predicted exotic states and applications of these nanoribbons.

No detection of methane on Mars from early ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter observations -
Highly sensitive measurements of the atmosphere of Mars with the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter do not detect any methane over a range of latitudes in both hemispheres, in contrast to previous local or remote detections.

A new hominid species has been found in a Philippine cave, fossils suggest - Science News
Cave fossils found in the Philippines come from a newly discovered member of the human lineage, researchers say

Giant Antarctic sea spiders weather warming by getting holey -
Scientists have wondered for decades why marine animals that live in the polar oceans and the deep sea can reach giant sizes there, but nowhere else. University of Hawai'i at Manoa zoology Ph.D. student Caitlin Shishido, with UH researcher Amy Moran and colle…

Watch: How does Beresheet plan to land on the moon? - Arutz Sheva
Video explains all factors at play as Israeli spacecraft attempts to land on the moon tomorrow evening.

Fossilized remains of 430 million-year-old 'sea monster' found - Fox News
The fossilized remains of a 430 million-year-old sea creature that had tentacles longer than its body have been found in Britain.

Astronaut Jeanette Epps, Syracuse native, helps solve problem at International Space Station -
Epps, a Corcoran High School and Le Moyne College graduate,

Apollo 11: Michael Collins on Moon mission - BBC News
As the 50th anniversary approaches Michael Collins reflects on his role in Apollo 11.

The World's Glaciers are Down by 9 Trillion Tonnes of Ice in the Last Half Century - Universe Today
A study compiling massive data sets from satellites and ground observations tells us what we already know: The world's glaciers are shrinking. That's bad.

Convergent Evolution: Neanderthals and Woolly Mammoths May Have Shared Genetic Traits - Ancient Origins
A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that the genetic profiles of two extinct mammals with African ancestry - woolly mammoths, elephant-like animals that evolved in the arctic peninsula of Eurasia around 600,000 years ago

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