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Falcon Heavy center core toppled after landing - SpaceNews
The center core of the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched April 11 fell over after landing in rough seas, but SpaceX said it won’t affect upcoming launches.

Algorithms gave us black hole picture, she's the scientist who helped create them - INFORUM
Computer scientist Katherine Bouman is driven by one question: How can we see things that are thought to be invisible?

North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream -
The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future, according to a team of researchers.

Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age - HeritageDaily
In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team, led from Uppsala University, discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden.

Scientists are Trying to Figure Out Why InSight’s “Mole” Can’t Dig Any Deeper - Universe Today
Insight's Mole is stuck at 30 cm deep in the Martian soil. German Aerospace engineers in Bremen and NASA engineers at JPL are trying to find out why.

Historic logging site shows first human-caused bedrock erosion along an entire river -
Geologic time is supposed to be slow, and the most solid object should be bedrock. But new University of Washington research upends both concepts: Effects of logging show that human activity can significantly erode bedrock, causing geology to fast forward.

Best in snow: New scientific device creates electricity from snowfall - UCLA Newsroom
UCLA researchers and colleagues have designed a first-of-its-kind nanogenerator that can work in remote areas because it provides its own power and does not need batteries. It also acts as a weather station.

Lyrid meteor shower returns: What to know about April's starry spectacle - Fox News
Stargazers are going to appreciate these April showers.

Traversable Wormholes Can Exist, But They Are Not Very Useful for Space Travel, Physicists Say | Physics -
Harvard University physicist Daniel Jafferis and colleagues have shown that wormholes -- theoretical portals through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the Universe -- can exist.

Living and Working in Space: Radiation - NASA
Living and working in space requires human perseverance. Future missions will focus on exploration at greater distances from Earth; to the Moon and then to M...

Tiny light-up barcodes help researchers identify DNA molecules - Engadget
Researchers can now tell molecules apart with flashing barcodes.

Of Mice and Microgravity: How Spacefaring Rodents Adapt to Life in Space (Video) -
Mice aren't flustered by microgravity, space station research has shown.

Disney’s “Frozen” Inspired New Attempt to Find Dark Matter - Futurism
Let It Go: Dark matter may trigger supercooled water to freeze.

The shape of human faces evolved out of our need for social skills -
According to researchers at the University of York, social communication played an influential role in how the human face shape evolved.

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