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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.

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 ...

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…

Surprise! Satellites show that thermometers don’t lie - Ars Technica
If anything, Aqua satellite data actually shows slightly more warming.

'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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

Researchers report high performance solid-state sodium-ion battery -
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…

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