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'The Blob' blamed for largest Pacific NW seabird die-off in history - KOMO News
SEATTLE – Though murres look like skinny penguins, these resilient birds can dive more than two football fields below the ocean’s surface in search of prey. So, when nearly one million of them washed ashore from California to Alaska in 2015 and 20…
http://komonews.com/news/local/the-blob-...


Elon Musk expects SpaceX's first crewed mission between April and June - Engadget
Crew Dragon could live up to its name this spring with a flight to the International Space Station.
https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/19/spac...


One-of-a-Kind Dinosaur Specimen Discovered in China Offers View Into Dinosaur-Bird Evolution - SciTechDaily
San Diego Natural History Museum paleontologist describes a dinosaur that is new to science, shows dinosaurs grew up differently from birds. A new species of feathered dinosaur has been discovered in China, and described by American and Chinese authors in the…
https://scitechdaily.com/one-of-a-kind-d...


SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test - WESH 2 Orlando
SpaceX has completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in as little as two months.
https://www.wesh.com/article/video-space...


ESA finally solves its Huygens probe’s Titan landing mystery - SlashGear
The European Space Agency has finally discovered what went wrong during the descent of the Huygens probe it sent to Saturn’s moon Titan as part of the Cassini-Huygens mission launched in 1997…
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MO/...


NASA Exploring Future Moon and Mars Homes Made of Fungi - Interesting Engineering
The project could even have applications right here on Earth.
https://interestingengineering.com/nasa-...


It's Alive: This "Living Concrete" May Be The Future Of Green Buildings - mindbodygreen.com
Researchers in Colorado produced a concrete-like material from bacteria, sand, and a hydrogel.
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/l...


Scientists built a robot pigeon that flaps just like the real thing, and it’s mesmerizing - BGR
Most of us see birds every day. Go look outside your nearest window and chances are you’re not going to have to wait long before you spot a feathered friend cruising by. Despite that, scienti…
https://bgr.com/2020/01/18/pigeonbot-rob...


An Unusual Radio Telescope Could Hold The Key To Understanding Fast Radio Bursts - Forbes
The CHIME telescope has discovered a new repeating fast radio burst.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/briankoberl...


Scientists come up with a method to make oxygen from moon dust - Digital Trends
The moon is covered in fine dust called regolith which sticks to absolutely everything and causes all sorts of technical problems. But now, the European Space Agency has come up with a plan for the tricky substance: Turning it into oxygen to be used by lunar …
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/...


Oceans' Rise In Heat Over Last 25 Years Equals "3.6 Billion Hiroshima Bombs" - HotNewHipHop
A new study shows oceans are continuing to warm at record rates. In a new study titled 'Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019,' scientists have determined that the temperature of the ocean's surface to 2,000 meters deep has shown warming of 228,000,00…
https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/oceans-rise...


Space Photos of the Week: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse! - WIRED
We're not sure when this star will go supernova, but one thing is certain: It'll be spectacular.
https://www.wired.com/story/space-photos...


Black hole: Scientists spot strange objects near the Milky Way - EconoTimes
Black holes reside in the heart of galaxies, and in a span of billions of years, can consume everything it can come across, including light. Recently, some scientists have spotted strange celestial objects lurking around...
https://www.econotimes.com/Black-hole-Sc...


Laser diode emits deep UV light - EurekAlert
Nagoya University researchers say they have designed a laser diode that emits the shortest-wavelength ultraviolet light to-date, with potential applications in disinfection, dermatology, and DNA analyses.
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/...


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