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China Moon Mission Will Try To Bring Back The First Lunar Rocks In Decades - NPR
The Chang'e-5 mission will attempt to bring back rock and soil samples from a previously unexplored part of the moon, helping scientists better understand its volcanic history.

Numerous Arcata Restaurants Shut Down as Employees Test Positive for COVID-19 - Lost Coast Outpost
At least four popular Arcata restaurants chose to shut down last week after their employees either tested positive for COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.

Don't Miss It: Jupiter, Saturn Will Look Like Double Planet for First Time Since Middle Ages - SciTechDaily
Just after sunset on the evening of December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer together in Earth’s night sky than they have been since the Middle Ages, offering people the world over a celestial treat to ring in the winter solstice. “Alignments …

Black hole’s structure possibly glimpsed as dust ring casts shadows and rays far across space - RT
Astronomers believe they are getting a glimpse of the structure of a black hole, after the Hubble Space Telescope spotted a collection of rays and shadows beaming out from the center of a galaxy millions of light-years away.

Asteroid The Size Of Golden Gate Bridge Heading Towards Earth At 56000mph - UNILAD
A ginormous asteroid is set to be in close proximity with Earth this week. The asteroid is said to be 0.51km in diameter – the same as San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge – and will pass within 4,302,775 km of Earth. It’s also said to b…

Artificial Intelligence Neural Network Learns When It Should Not Be Trusted - SciTechDaily
A faster way to estimate uncertainty in AI-assisted decision-making could lead to safer outcomes. Increasingly, artificial intelligence systems known as deep learning neural networks are used to inform decisions vital to human health and safety, such as in au…

SpaceX launches NASA-European satellite to monitor rising sea levels - CBS News
The Sentinel-6 satellite is the first of two in a billion-dollar program to monitor Earth's oceans.

SpaceX Starlink launch: How to watch Falcon 9 hit a big milestone Sunday - CNET
The company aims for bi-coastal missions this weekend.

Mars Curiosity Rover Data Reveals Raging Floods Once Washed Through Gale Crater on Red Planet - News18
The raging megaflood -- likely touched off by the heat of a meteoritic impact, which unleashed ice stored on the Martian surface -- set up gigantic ripples that are tell-tale geologic structures familiar to scientists on Earth.

Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than Us? - The New York Times
A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.

Elon Musk replies to question on how people will live on Mars. Any guesses? - Hindustan Times
It all started with a tweet which prompted Elon Musk to reply.

Washington state reports more than 1,700 new COVID-19 cases Saturday - KOMO News
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state added over 1,700 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, continuing an alarming trend before the holiday season. The Washington State Department of Health reported 1,717 new COVID-19 cases and 48 additional hospitalizations. The state h…

Researchers Investigate Giant Holes in Greenland Ice Sheet - SciTechDaily
Researchers climbed into moulins, which drain meltwater from the ice sheet, to better understand how volume relates to ice movement. Holes that carry surface meltwater to the base of the Greenland ice sheet, called moulins, are much larger than previously tho…

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