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Illuminating Dark Matter in Human DNA – Unprecedented Atlas of the “Book of Life” - SciTechDaily
In an unprecedented atlas, researchers begin to map how genes are turned on or off in different cells, a step toward better understanding the connections between genetics and disease. Researchers at University of California San Diego have produced a single-ce…

Amid Ship 20 test success, Starbase prepares future Starships - -
With a significant milestone under its belt, Ship 20 awaits the next steps in preparing…

Fusion Breakthrough: At the Brink of Fusion Ignition at National Ignition Facility - SciTechDaily
Experiments conducted in August achieved a record yield of more than 1.3 megajoules. After decades of inertial confinement fusion research, a record yield of more than 1.3 megajoules (MJ) from fusion reactions was achieved in the laboratory for the first time…

Diamond hauled from deep inside Earth holds never-before-seen mineral -
Researchers thought the mineral was impossible to find on Earth's surface.

Mainers have a chance for a great view of this week's historic lunar eclipse - Yahoo News
Nov. 14—PORTLAND, Maine — The longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years coming up this week. It will last 6 hours. The last time humans watched Earth's...

How many satellites orbit Earth? -
The number is increasing fast, which is problematic.

New Theory on Dark Matter Offers a Scary Explanation to Universe's Expansion - Interesting Engineering
A new study published in the APS physics journal is introducing the theory that dark matter may be able to make more of itself and it's a terrifying idea.

Try, try and try again: why did modern humans take so long to settle in Europe? - The Guardian
Homo sapiens migrated to the continent in waves – but the reasons for their early failures to overcome Neanderthals are a mystery

Scientists Finally Understand What Some Mysterious 'Hotspots' on Brain Cells Do - ScienceAlert
The role of certain clusters of proteins found on the surface of brain cells in the hippocampus – the part of the brain that plays a key role in learning and memory – has been puzzling scientists for several decades now. But this particular biolo

Humans Had Significant Role in the Extinction of the Woolly Mammoth - SciTechDaily
New research shows that humans had a significant role in the extinction of woolly mammoths in Eurasia, occurring thousands of years later than previously thought. An international team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Adelaide and Unive…

Rocking the Isles of Scilly -
Shallow rock formations and sandbars allow people to occasionally walk between the islands.

Bees 'scream' as they are slaughtered by Murder Hornets, study says - New York Post
Honeybees “scream” to one another in vain before being slaughtered by Murder Hornets, according to new research from Royal Society Open Science.

The mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope: looking into the past - -
When the joint NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope launches atop an Ariane 5 rocket this…

Cosmic Ripples in Space and Time: Largest Number of Gravitational Wave Detections to Date - SciTechDaily
Key points: An international team of scientists, including Australian researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), have collaborated on a study released today, presenting the largest number of gravitational wave det…

Asteroid that orbits near Earth may have come from the moon - CBS News
The asteroid only comes close enough to view for a few weeks every April.

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