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Pollution: Birds 'ingesting hundreds of bits of plastic a day' - BBC News
Plastic pollutants in UK rivers are finding their way into wildlife and moving up the food chain.

Freaky ‘Active’ Object in Jupiter’s Orbit Is First of Its Kind Seen by Astronomers - Gizmodo
It’s neither an asteroid nor a comet but something in between. It’s also parked within Jupiter’s orbit, making this object the first of its kind to ever be detected.

Earth’s magnetic field weakens, impacting satellites and spacecraft: report - Fox News
Earth's magnetic field is gradually weakening in an area that stretches from Africa to South America, and scientists who are trying to understand why.

Antarctica's weird green snow set to spread due to climate change - CNET
It's not grass growing along the Antarctic Peninsula. The culprits are a lot smaller.

SpaceX Crew Dragon reaches launch pad for historic NASA astronaut launch -
The spacecraft rolled to the launch pad atop a Falcon 9 rocket overnight.

Bumblebees are hacking nature in an effort to survive — study - Inverse
Bumblebees nibble on flowerless plants to make them bloom early, reports a new study. This potentially helps struggling bee populations find more pollen.

NASA Didn't Discover a Parallel Universe, but Pop Culture Imagines What It Could Look Like - Newsweek
The idea of multiple universes has yet to be proven.

NASA, SpaceX bringing astronaut launches back to home turf -
For the first time in nearly a decade, U.S. astronauts are about to blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil. And for the first time in the history of human spaceflight, a private company is running the show.

Glowing coral reefs are striving to recover from bleaching, study says - CNN
Colorful bleaching has been observed since 2010 in coral reefs across the globe, but the mechanism and reasoning behind it hasn't been understood. Now, researchers believe the glowing corals are sending a message that they're trying to survive.

NASA will pay people to spend 8 months in a lockdown to simulate missions to Mars and the moon - Fox News
NASA's long-term goal is to have astronauts head to Mars in the 2030s, but before it gets there, it's going to pay people to act like they're headed to the Red Planet.

Examining Crew Dragon's launch abort modes and splashdown locations -
It’s a cliché statement to say Demo-2 will usher in a new era for human…

Planned NASA space telescope renamed after astronomer Nancy Grace Roman -
The WFIRST mission will now be known as the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

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