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NASA Has Released a New Image of Mars' Blue Dunes and It's Quite a Sight - IGN - IGN
NASA has released a new image of Mars' blue dunes and it looks more like a planet from Mass Effect than one in our solar system.

A mysterious experiment hinted at an unknown force in physics — but the real answer may be simpler - AlterNet
by Zoltan Fodor, Penn State When the results of an experiment don't match predictions made by the best theory of the day, something is off. Fifteen years ago, physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory discovered something perplexing. Muons – a type of s…

New wooden satellite is part advertising, part student project - Ars Technica
A cube sat with plywood sides is planned for a Rocketlab launch.

NASA SLS Green Run testing complete, Boeing readies Core Stage for tow to Florida - -
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) program and prime Core Stage contractor Boeing wrapped up the…

Indestructible Light Beam: Special Light Waves Created That Can Penetrate Even Opaque Materials - SciTechDaily
Researchers at Utrecht University and at TU Wien (Vienna) create special light waves that can penetrate even opaque materials as if the material was not even there. Why is sugar not transparent? Because light that penetrates a piece of sugar is scattered, alt…

MIT Researchers Want to Talk to Spiders - Gizmodo
A team of researchers at MIT report that they’ve translated the vibrations of a spider web into musical tones. What’s more, they raise the prospect of someday communicating with spiders, using their vibrational world as a medium for language.

Roads produce 84 PER CENT of plastic dust in the atmosphere - Daily Mail
Microplastic pollution is a major environmental issue, studies have shown it is damaging the food chain and finding its way into animals and even humans.

Scientists find ancient flying 'Monkeydactyl' with oldest opposed thumb - CNET
A 160-million-year-old fossil of a reptile is hitching a ride into the history books.

Scientists: 4°C would unleash 'unimaginable amounts of water' as ice shelves collapse - People's World
A new study is shedding light on just how much ice could be lost around Antarctica if the international community fails to urgently rein in planet-heating emissions, bolstering arguments for bolder climate policies.

Take a deep listen to these celestial-inspired sounds from NASA (Videos) -
These musical videos illuminate different dynamics at play within iconic celestial objects.

NASA's Artemis program will land the first person of color on the moon - CNN
The Artemis program will land the first person of color on the moon, according to NASA. The new goal for the program comes from the Biden-Harris administration.

Is it dusty in here or is it just the 14 tons of meteorite dust that settles to Earth every day? - SYFY WIRE
How much dust from comets and asteroids do you think finds its way to our fair planet and falls to the ground every year? Go ahead, guess. A ton? Ten tons?

Researchers call for greater awareness of unintended consequences of CRISPR gene editing -
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have revealed that CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing can lead to unintended mutations at the targeted section of DNA in early human embryos. The work highlights the need for greater awareness of and further research into th…

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