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Meet the sturddlefish, a new fish hybrid accidentally created by scientists - CNET
This weird-looking fish is a hybrid offspring of the American paddlefish and Russian sturgeon, both critically endangered.

Scientists Find These Stunning Spiral Beehives Have a Lot in Common With Crystals - ScienceAlert
Humans have turned the building of spaces into an art form, but we're not the only species with such dazzling achievements. A particular genus of Southeast Asian and Australian stingless bee really takes that idea to another level, creating spiral b

Comet NEOWISE as Seen Around the World - The Wall Street Journal
Visible after sunset, the comet comes closest to Earth midweek while heading toward the outer solar system

Engineers Develop Material That Cannot Be Cut - ExtremeTech
Researchers claim the material, known as Proteus, cannot be cut. In fact, it's so tough it destroys any tool that attempts to slice into it.

Venus, long-thought dormant, shows signs of volcanic activity -
Scientists have identified 37 volcanic structures on Venus that appear to be recently active — and probably still are today — painting the picture of a geologic

Scientists rediscover 'lost planet' more like the ones in our own solar system - CNET
A new method could help astronomers find more potentially habitable planets.

NASA astronauts tie spacewalk record on EVA to prep ISS upgrades -
Two NASA astronauts tied a spacewalk record while preparing the International Space Station for future upgrades. Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy logged their 10th extravehicular activity, or EVA, matching the U.S. record for spacewalks.

Scientists unveil largest 3D map of the universe ever - Live Science
The map includes more than 2 million galaxies and covers 11 billion years of the universe's history.

Here's why the United Arab Emirates launched a mission to Mars - Live Science
In just six years, the UAE has built an impressive space program from scratch.

New Cosmic Magnetic Field Structures Discovered: Superbubbles, Giant Loops and X-shaped Fields - SciTechDaily
New Cosmic Magnetic Field Structures Discovered in Galaxy NGC 4217 Superbubbles, giant loops and X-shaped magnetic field structures – this galaxy boasts a veritable wealth of shapes. How such structures are formed is a mystery. A new study provides some clues…

NASA's Mars 2020 rover and helicopter are nearly ready for launch - Engadget
Ahead of next week’s launch window opening --wherein NASA will have from July 30th to August 15th to get the mission underway -- The Space Foundation sat down with NASA leadership to discuss the goals, challenges and opportunities afforded by NASA’s ninth mis…

South Atlantic anomaly sheds light on whether Earth’s magnetic poles could flip - Yahoo! Voices
The magnetic 'weak point' over the ocean has existed for up to 11 million years, according to researchers.

Composition Revealed of Weird Glistening “Gel-Like” Substance Discovered on Far Side of the Moon - SciTechDaily
The unusual dark greenish and glistening "gel-like" substance in a crater on the far side of the moon has attracted widespread interest following its discovery by the Chang'e-4 rover in July 2019. A research team led by Prof. DI Kaichang from the Aerospace In…

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