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Tiny 'xenobots' made from cells could heal our bodies and clean the environment - Fox News
Scientists have created tiny machines comprised of biological materials that could one day heal our bodies or clean up the environment.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/tiny-xen...


The Ocean Is Warming at a Rate of 5 Atom Bombs Per Second, Scientists Warn - ScienceAlert
After analyzing data from the 1950s through 2019, an international team of scientists determined that the average temperature of the world's oceans in 2019 was 0.075 degrees Celsius (0.135 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the 1981–2010 average.
https://www.sciencealert.com/the-ocean-i...


Oldest Material On Earth Discovered To Be Older Than The Sun - Ancient Origins
Stars have life cycles. They\'re born when bits of dust and gas floating through space find each other and collapse in on each other and heat up. They burn for millions to billions of years, and then they die.
https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-sci...


Bone-eating life-form found in strange alligator-corpse study - Fox News
A weird study that involved alligator corpses also turned up a bone-eating life form in the depths of the sea.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/bone-eat...


Ancient sex between different human species influences modern-day health - Inverse
It's just as well we Homo sapiens got some Neanderthal and Denisovan genes into our DNA.
https://www.inverse.com/article/62293-ne...


SpaceX's Crew Dragon faces critical test for future astronaut flights Saturday - Space.com
Liftoff is set for 8 a.m. EST (1200 GMT) on Saturday.
https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon...


Not so fast: Some batteries can be pushed too far - Phys.org
Intentional defects in batteries have given Rice University scientists a window into the hazards of pushing lithium-ion cells too far.
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-fast-batte...


See NASA's new lunar rover test out its 'moon shimmy' on Earth - CNET
The water-hunting Viper moon rover will investigate the Artemis landing region before NASA astronauts arrive.
https://www.cnet.com/news/see-nasas-new-...


Even tardigrades, the most indestructible animals in the world', won't survive global warming - Daily Mail
Earth's most indestructible animal has a weakness - global warming. In a study, 50% of tardigrades were unable to survive long-term exposure to temperatures above 98.78 degrees Fahrenheit.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


NASA, FCC approve Cygnus NG-12 post-Station mission extension - NASASpaceflight.com
Coming two weeks before the NG-12 Cygnus is scheduled to depart the International Space Station…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/01/...


A 'great divide' between gas and earth planets splits our solar system in half - CNN
Scientists believe they've discovered how something similar to North America's "Great Divide" was created in our solar system and ultimately impacted life on Earth.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/14/world/sol...


Teen Discovered New Planet 6.9 Times Bigger Than Earth Just Days into NASA Internship - Good News Network
The planet, which is being called TOI 1338 b, is located 1,300 light years away and is the first circumbinary planet discovered by NASA's TESS telescope.
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teen-dis...


Has Hubble Detected Rogue Clumps of Dark Matter? - Gizmodo
Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered evidence of small clumps of dark matter warping the light from distant quasars.
https://gizmodo.com/has-hubble-detected-...


'Cold Neptune' and two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars - Phys.org
A "cold Neptune" and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars, which are reported in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series by a team led…
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-cold-neptu...


Newly discovered asteroid inside Venus' orbit is second closest object to the sun - Fox News
Astronomers have discovered an asteroid inside Venus' orbit that not only circles the sun, but is also the second closest object to the star in the solar system, surpassing Venus itself.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/newly-di...


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