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Hidden Figures: Nasa renames street after black female mathematicians - BBC News
Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.

Table salt compound spotted on Europa: Finding prompts a rethinking of the icy moon's subsurface ocean - Science Daily
Researchers have discovered that the yellow color visible on portions of the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa is actually sodium chloride.

Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems: Few sun-like stars have these massive planets, making our sun unusual - Science Daily
A survey of 300 stars in search of exoplanets finds that massive, Jupiter-like gas giants are found just about where Jupiter is in our own solar system.

Here's What's Keeping the Milky Way's Giant Black Hole at Bay - Futurism
Our galaxy's black hole has its own containment field.

Baby pterodactyls could fly from birth: Discovery shows extinct flying reptile had the remarkable ability to fly from birth - Science Daily
Researchers have found that pterodactyls, extinct flying reptiles also known as pterosaurs, had a remarkable ability -- they could fly from birth.

Large asteroid has a tiny chance of hitting Earth in September - BGR
Space groups like NASA and the ESA track a huge number of near-Earth objects on a daily basis, and many of them have a chance to make life miserable if they one day end up on a collision course wit…

A New Fuel for Satellites Is So Safe It Won’t Blow Up Humans - WIRED
SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy launch will carry a satellite that will test, for the first time, a “green” fuel that is even less toxic than caffeine.

Astrophysicists announce discovery that could rewrite story of how galaxies die -
At the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, Missouri, Allison Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, will announce her discovery of "cold quasars"—galaxies featuring an abundance of …

Physicists take a step closer to building a graphene-based topological insulator -
In 2005, condensed matter physicists Charles Kane and Eugene Mele considered the fate of graphene at low temperatures. Their work led to the discovery of a new state of matter dubbed a "topological insulator," which would usher in a new era of materials scien…

A New Paper Just Changed What We Know About The Ancestor of All Animals - ScienceAlert
In the beginning, life was simple. Then, about half a billion years ago, biology got complicated. Identical cells shrugged off the shackles of conformity and divided up the chores between them, evolving into the first members of the animal kingdom.

Apollo 10's "Snoopy" Lunar Lander May Have Been Found in Space - Universe Today
A team of astronomers have been searching for the Apollo 10 lunar module for 8 years. Now, they say they may have found it.

Scientists Create A New Guide For Saving Corals In A Warming World - HuffPost
A new report outlines a framework to help world leaders assess the risks and benefits of using radical tools to build reef resilience.

Transposon-encoded CRISPR–Cas systems direct RNA-guided DNA integration -
Transposon-encoded CRISPR–Cas systems direct RNA-guided DNA integration

Astronomers aren't sure what this huge mass embedded at the center of the moon is - WLOS
Here is something you may not know about the moon: Earth's clingy best friend is also the site of one of the largest-known impact craters in our entire solar system. Essentially, something caused a giant hole on the moon billions of years ago, and astronomers…

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