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All Living Snakes Evolved From a Few Survivors of Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs - SciTechDaily
Research from the Milner Center for Evolution suggests modern snakes evolved from a handful of ancestors that survived the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the gian…
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Neptune joins Jupiter and Saturn in the sky Tuesday night - WYFF4 Greenville
Be sure to look in the eastern sky after 9 p.m. for the best viewing.
https://www.wyff4.com/article/neptune-jo...


Ancient spider caring for her offspring is trapped in 99 million-year-old amber - CNN
Dripping tree resin trapped adult female spiders and baby spiderlings about 99 million years ago, forever showcasing the maternal care exhibited by these arthropods, according to new research.
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SpaceX Inspiration4 mission will send 4 people with minimal training into orbit — and bring space tourism closer to reality - Space.com
Organized and funded by entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, the Inspiration4 mission touts itself as “the first all-civilian mission to orbit” and represents a new type of space tourism.
https://www.space.com/spacex-inspiration...


NASA astronaut gets extended stay in space for record-breaking 353-day mission - Space.com
American astronaut Mark Vande Hei will spend nearly a year in space.
https://www.space.com/mark-vande-hei-yea...


Scientists Set Sights On Wooly Mammoth Revival - HotNewHipHop
Long extinct, the Wooly Mammoth no longer roams the Earth -- but for how much longer will that hold true?
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A New Company Wants To Resurrect The Woolly Mammoth Using DNA Splicing - NPR
A company formed by Harvard genetics professor George Church, known for pioneering work in genome sequencing and gene splicing, hopes to genetically resurrect woolly mammoths.
https://www.npr.org/2021/09/14/103688456...


This first look at Disney Plus’ Among The Stars marks an astronaut’s final mission - The A.V. Club
NASA astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy prepares for his final mission to space in docuseries premiering October 6
https://www.avclub.com/this-first-look-a...


Hard single-molecule magnets: Tetranuclear rare earth metal complexes with giant spin - Phys.org
Magnets formed from a single molecule are of particular interest in data storage, since the ability to store a bit on every molecule could vastly increase the storage capacity of computers. Researchers have now developed a new molecular system with a particul…
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This Fossilized Skin Sample of an Iconic Dinosaur Has Revealed Jaw-Dropping Details - ScienceAlert
The outer parts of long-dead creatures don't easily make it into the fossil record. That's why this incredibly well-preserved skin of an iconic carnivorous dinosaur is such a treat – a new analysis reveals a complex coat of scales, studs, thorns, b
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How 'Spider-Man' and 'Pac-Man' immune cells team up to fight invasive bacteria - Livescience.com
In the ultimate superhero crossover, Spider-Man-like immune cells sling webs to capture invasive bacteria and restrain those supervillains until Pac-Man-like cells come to gobble them up, a new study shows.
https://www.livescience.com/spiderman-ce...


Here's how you can experience zero gravity without going to space - CNN
Everyone from the Inspiration4 crew to Richard Branson has taken a trip on a Zero-G plane to prep for weightlessness in space. Come along with CNN's Rachel Crane to see what it's like.
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Boffins say Martian colonists could pee in buckets, give blood if they want shelter - The Register
In terms of building materials, Mars has nothing to offer but blood, soil, sweat and tears. And urine. Lots of urine
https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/14/m...


SpaceX rocket launch kicks off era of Starlink space lasers - CNET
The upgrade signals a new phase for the satellite broadband network.
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