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Hubble Shows off the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune - Universe Today
New images from Hubble have shown some interesting seasonal developments on Neptune and Uranus

Rare Spider Fossil Preserves 100-Million-Year-Old Glowing Eyes - Gizmodo
A new spider fossil discovery included a surprising find: remnants of reflective eye tissue.

NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA has greenlit a mission to explore the origins of the universe and collect data on more than 300 million galaxies along with more than 100 million stars in the Milky Way.

New dinosaur with heart-shaped tail provides evolutionary clues for African continent: Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia fossils recovered from East African Rift System - Science Daily
A new dinosaur that wears its 'heart' on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved on the African continent during the Cretaceous period.

There’s Evidence that Mars is Still Volcanically Active - Universe Today
A new study shows that Mars may very well be volcanically active. Nobody’s seen direct evidence of volcanism; no eruptions or magma or anything like that. Rather, the proof is in the water. In the past, Mars was a much warmer and wetter place. Now, Mars is st…

Running an LED in reverse could cool future computers -
In a finding that runs counter to a common assumption in physics, researchers at the University of Michigan ran a light emitting diode (LED) with electrodes reversed in order to cool another device mere nanometers away.

A troubling new map shows what your city's climate will look like in 60 years. San Francisco will feel like LA, and New York will be more like Arkansas. - Business Insider
A new study shared an interactive climate change map that lets users explore what their cities' climates will feel like 60 years in the future.

Opportunity Reaches the End of Its Long Road - Sky & Telescope
NASA has announced the end of the Opportunity mission: Despite months of listening, the agency has failed to pick up any signals from the stalwart rover.

Supermoon to light up sky for 2nd month in a row - Tribune-Review
Almost a month after January's supermoon lunar eclipse, another supermoon is set to appear. On the morning of Feb. 19, the moon will be at perigee, meaning its closest orbit to Earth, according to NASA. The moon will be at perigee at 4:04 a.m., and will becom…

Hungry Deer May Be Changing How Things Sound In The Forest - NPR
Sound travels differently through open fields than the woods. When deer eat up bushes, small trees and other forest plants, it affects the transmission of bird calls and other natural sounds.

A 6-Legged Robot Stares at the Sky to Navigate Like a Desert Ant - WIRED
AntBot looks for the polarized light from the sun in order to find its way. Your robot car could do the same one day.

Gigantic dinosaur with a heart-shaped bone in its tail that lived 100 MILLION years ago - Daily Mail
Researchers from Midwestern University discovered the beast in a quarry alongside the Mtuka river in south-west Tanzania.

Decoding the human immune system - Medical Xpress
For the first time ever, researchers are comprehensively sequencing the human immune system, which is billions of times larger than the human genome. In a new study published in Nature from the Human Vaccines Project, scientists have sequenced a key part of t…

Earth's Magnetopause Vibrates Like Giant Drum When Hit by Strong Impulses | Planetary Science, Space Exploration -
As strong impulses strike the Earth’s magnetopause, the abrupt boundary between the planet’s magnetosphere and the surrounding plasma, ripples travel along its surface which then get reflected back when they approach the magnetic poles. The interference of th…

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