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Evidence Mounts for Gigantic Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa - Gizmodo
While studying Europa’s magnetic field in 2000, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft inadvertently collected evidence of watery plumes shooting out from the moon’s icy surface, according to new research.
https://gizmodo.com/evidence-mounts-for-...


Massive chunk from China's failed rocket that fell to Earth missed hitting New York City by MINUTES - Daily Mail
A 20-ton chuck of China's Long March 5B rocket fell to Earth Monday and a report finds that if re-entry had occurred 15 minutes sooner, the piece would have crashed into New York City.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


Astronauts experiment with Nickelodeon's slime in space - CNN
Nickelodeon sent their signature "slime" to astronauts on the International Space Station to perform experiments and have a little fun #Space #CNN #News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjjADMNm...


T. rex's long legs were made for marathon walking - Phys.org
Long legs may make good runners, but they're great for walking, too. Scientists have generally assumed that long-limbed dinosaurs evolved their leggy proportions for speed to catch prey and avoid predators.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MO/...


Planet Labs SkySats to rideshare with SpaceX Starlink launches - NASASpaceflight.com
Planet Labs Inc. has announced they will launch six SkySat satellites, SkySat 16-21, on Falcon…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/05/...


Catnip's double-evolution explains why cats love this plant - Inverse
Catnip's evolutionary history is key to its powerful effect on felines. In a new study, scientists reveal it underwent two important changes.
https://www.inverse.com/science/evolutio...


NASA TV to Air Launch, Capture of Cargo Ship to Space Station - NASA
NASA will broadcast the launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station beginning at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 20, live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-...


'Mini Rover' can wiggle and crawl its way across tricky terrain on other planets - CNN
Rovers exploring planetary surfaces like Mars can get stuck in soft, steep soils. But the "Mini Rover," a scaled-down 3D-printed model of a NASA rover concept built and tested by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has a gait that allows it to…
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/us/mini-r...


How the world's most dangerous bird got its unique feathers - CNN
It's been called the world's most dangerous bird. The cassowary's long dagger-like middle toes were responsible for the death of a man in Florida last year, and new research now shows that its glossy feathers are unlike those of other iridescent birds.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/HI/...


Researchers Have Found a New Defense to Help Coral Survive Bleaching - Gizmodo
Coral reefs are home to as many species as tropical rainforests. Yet rapidly heating waters threaten to wipe coral out.
https://earther.gizmodo.com/researchers-...


55-Million-Year-Old Fossils Reveal Giant Anchovies With Monstrous Fangs - Ancient Origins
Scientists have made an amazing discovery about the humble anchovy. These small fish are usually found as a topping on a pizza. However, millions of years ago, they were saber-toothed predators who fed on other fish.
https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-his...


Researchers trace evolution of self-control - Phys.org
Human self-control evolved in our early ancestors, becoming particularly evident around 500,000 years ago when they developed the skills to make sophisticated tools, a new study suggests.
https://phys.org/news/2020-05-evolution-...


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