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NASA's New Planet-Hunting Telescope Just Found Its First Earth-Sized World - ScienceAlert
NASA's new planet-hunting telescope, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), just found its first Earth-sized world.
https://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-s-new-...


An Extended Stay Onboard The Space Station on This Week @NASA – April 19, 2019 - NASA
An extended stay in space for one of our astronauts, a new resupply mission to the space station, and locating the universe’s first type of molecule … a few ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2tf7o8A...


The awesome toy that lets your pup play fetch by himself is finally back in stock on Amazon - BGR
There’s no question whatsoever that if you’re a dog lover, the iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs is the coolest toy you’ll ever come across. Plug it in and turn it on, and it’ll automatical…
https://bgr.com/2019/04/19/automatic-bal...


Surprise! Satellites show that thermometers don’t lie - Ars Technica
If anything, Aqua satellite data actually shows slightly more warming.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/...


'Einstein's Unfinished Revolution' Looks At The Quantum-Physics-And-Reality Problem - NPR
A century after the birth of quantum mechanics, no one is sure what it is telling us about the nature of reality — and Lee Smolin's book adds to a stream of excellent works on the topic.
https://www.npr.org/2019/04/19/714600205...


Photos: Shark Eggs Are a Bit Unusual - The Epoch Times
They're close to the top of the list when it comes to unusual objects that one might ...
https://www.theepochtimes.com/photos-sha...


Rare footage of river dolphins helps scientists crack mystery of marine mammal communication - Fox News
Brazil's Araguaian river dolphins may not be as big of a loner as researchers previously thought.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/rare-riv...


You can buy a baby T. rex skeleton on eBay for $3 million. Scientists would rather you didn’t. - The Washington Post
Allowing the rare artifact to end up in private ownership robs researchers and the public of the chance to learn from it, scientists say.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/...


Eco-Friendly Solid Could Replace Conventional Refrigerants - CleanTechnica
Researchers in the UK and in Spain have devised a way to create more efficient air conditioning using solid crystals known as NPGs. They are eco-friendly, non-toxic, non-flammable, and inexpensive.
https://cleantechnica.com/2019/04/19/eco...


Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption - Phys.Org
Physicists at the University of Zurich have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially appears to contradict the fundamental laws…
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-thermodyna...


April's Lyrid Meteor Shower - Sky & Telescope
The Moon gets in the way of April's Lyrid meteor shower, but it's still worth scanning the sky for the chance of fireballs.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/KY/...


Earthquakes Happen Every 3 Minutes in Southern California, Study Shows - The Weather Channel
Scientists always knew numerous earthquakes happened in California everyday. But now they have just how common even the tiniest of temblors are.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NV/...


Researchers report high performance solid-state sodium-ion battery - Phys.org
Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers Friday reported developing an organic cathod…
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-high-solid...


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