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Scientists shed light on how the blackest fish in the sea 'disappear' - BBC News
Experts have shed light on the mystery of how the blackest fish in the deep sea are camouflaged.

NASA delays the launch of its next powerful space observatory, the James Webb, by seven months - The Verge
NASA has once again delayed the launch of its new powerful space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, mostly due to disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently slated to fly in March of 2021, the massive telescope is now scheduled t…

How to see Comet NEOWISE -
Enjoy it while you can. The frozen ball of ice won’t return to the inner solar system for 6,800 years.

Moon Formed 100 Million Years More Recently Than Thought – Had Magma Ocean Over 1000 Km Deep - SciTechDaily
Earth's natural satellite was formed from debris created by a collision between the young Earth and a protoplanet. During this process, the Moon heated up so much that a magma ocean over 1000 kilometers deep formed, which then took up to 200 million years to …

Spacewalking astronauts replace old space station batteries as part of years-long upgrade -
The long ISS battery-replacement campaign is now nearly complete.

Researchers discover 2 paths of aging and new insights on promoting healthspan -
Molecular biologists and bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have unraveled key mechanisms behind the mysteries of aging. They isolated two distinct paths that cells travel during aging and engineered a new way to genetically program these …

3 Countries Are Scheduled To Send Spacecraft To Mars This Summer - NPR
NASA is sending a six-wheeled rover to Mars to look for signs of microbial life stored in the rocks at Jezero crater. The rover is also the first step in bringing samples of Martian rock to Earth.

A never-before-seen 'partial supernova' sent this star’s corpse skidding across the galaxy -
The runaway star is traveling at nearly 600,000 mph and lost most of its mass to a mysterious explosion.

Population genetics of the coral Acropora millepora: Toward genomic prediction of bleaching - Science Magazine
Corals worldwide are under threat from rising sea temperatures and pollution. One response to heat stress is coral bleaching—the loss of photosynthetic endosymbionts that provide energy for the coral. Fuller et al. present a high-resolution genome of the cora…

CRISPR-CasΦ from huge phages is a hypercompact genome editor - Science Magazine
The CRISPR-Cas system, naturally found in many prokaryotes, is widely used for genome editing. CRISPR arrays in the bacterial genome, derived from the genome of invading viruses, are used to generate a CRISPR RNA that guides the Cas enzyme to destroy repeat v…

“The Galaxy Killer” - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
New research suggests that in massive galaxies, the central black hole –those strange galactic monsters, for whom creation is destruction, death life, chaos order –is like a parasite that ultimately grows and kills off star formation. Although many theories h…

In a first, astronomers watch a black hole's corona disappear, then reappear -
It seems the universe has an odd sense of humor. While a crown-encrusted virus has run roughshod over the world, another entirely different corona about 100 million light years from Earth has mysteriously disappeared.

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