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Trump to attend Elon Musk's SpaceX launch in Florida next week - POLITICO
The president and vice president will travel to Florida to witness the first launch of NASA astronauts on a private spacecraft.

Dying coral reefs turn vibrant neon colors in apparent last-ditch effort to survive - CBS News
Coral reefs on the brink of death are attempting to send a survival signal, via fluorescent neon colors.

They redesigned PubMed, a beloved website. It hasn't gone over well - Science Magazine
Unhappy researchers unleash torrent of complaints on social media

Genius Bees Force Plants to Bloom by Biting Them - Gizmodo
Bumblebees need pollen from flowers to survive. But increasingly, the creatures are waking up earlier in the year when flowers have not yet bloomed due to the climate crisis. Nature appears to be finding a way, though.

How a Quantum Physicist Invented New Code to Achieve What Many Thought Was Impossible - SciTechDaily
Error suppression opens pathway to universal quantum computing. A scientist at the University of Sydney has achieved what one quantum industry insider has described as "something that many researchers thought was impossible." Dr. Benjamin Brown from the Schoo…

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.

NASA sets date to research asteroid Bennu after coronavirus pandemic caused delays - Fox News
After getting delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, NASA has finally picked out a date to research samples of the asteroid Bennu.

ALMA spots twinkling heart of Milky Way -
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found quasi-periodic flickers in millimeter-waves from the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius (Sgr) A*. The team interpreted these blinks to be due to the rotation of radio spots circ…

The bold plan to see continents and oceans on another Earth - Phys.Org
What if we could take a picture of an Earth-like planet around another star that was sharp enough to see continents, oceans, and clouds?

Incoming Space Junk Caused a Dramatic Light Show Over Australia Last Night - Gizmodo
Incredible video taken last night in Australia shows what was likely the late-stage of a Russian rocket burning up on re-entry, in a light show that was seen across the southeast portions of the country.

Laser cooling a nanomechanical oscillator close to its ground state -
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and IBM Research Europe recently demonstrated the laser cooling of a nanomechanical oscillator down to its zero-point energy (i.e., the point at which it contains a minimum amount of ene…

A Sparkling Stretched Spiral and Stunning Out-of-This-World Galaxies Imaged by Hubble - SciTechDaily
This sparkling spiral galaxy looks almost stretched across the sky in this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Known as NGC 4100, the galaxy boasts a neat spiral structure and swirling arms speckled with the bright blue hue of newly formed sta…

Scientists make 'human-mouse chimera' that's 4% human - The Independent
Human-animal hybrid could have significant implications for the treatment of diseases

NASA Should Beware of Viruses From Outer Space - Yahoo Finance
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- This summer, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will launch a rover designed to collect samples of the Martian surface and store them until they can eventually be brought back to Earth. When they arrive, according to a fo…

Magnetic north is migrating towards Siberia. Here's why - Universe Today
The North Pole ain’t what it used to be. Well, the geographic North Pole stays fixed over time (mostly because we define it to stay fixed over time) but the magnetic north pole constantly moves. And over the past decade it’s been moving out of Canada towards …

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