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A 'no-brainer Nobel Prize': Hungarian scientists may have found a fifth force of nature - CNN
Essentially the entirety of physics centers on four forces that control our known, visible universe, governing everything from the production of heat in the sun to the way your laptop works. They are gravity, electromagnetism, the weak nuclear force, and the …

'Insect apocalypse' driven by light pollution, scientists reveal - Fox News
Insects, which pollinate flowers and break down waste, are crucial.

NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station - NASA
The High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the International Space Station has experienced a loss of data, and ground computers are no longer rec...

This is one place on Earth where no life can exist - CNN
Life exists in extreme environments on Earth, from arid deserts and frozen tundras to thermal, toxic vents in the deepest reaches of the ocean floor. But it can't exist on every inch of the planet and scientists have discovered a place in Ethiopia where life …

In a first for cell biology, scientists observe ribosome assembly in real time -
A team of scientists from Scripps Research and Stanford University has recorded in real time a key step in the assembly of ribosomes—the complex and evolutionarily ancient "molecular machines" that make proteins in cells and are essential for all life forms.

Hubble Observes the Most Powerful Gamma Ray Burst Ever Detected - Universe Today
An international effort involving multiple observatories and astronomers from around the world have observed the most powerful gamma-ray burst ever.

Astronauts cut coolant lines on 2nd spacewalk to repair cosmic ray detector -
Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan completed "surgery" outside of the International Space Station, slicing small metal tubes as part of the efforts to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a state-of-the-art cosmic ray detector.

'Warm Jupiter' exoplanet found - Fox News
Researchers have discovered exoplanets that have been referred to as "hot Jupiters" before, but now, they've found a "warm Jupiter" deep in space.

Boeing CST-100 Starliner Heads to Launch Site Ahead of Maiden Voyage - ExtremeTech
Boeing just rolled the CST-100 out to the launch site at Cape Canaveral where it will be mated to a rocket for the planned December flight.

The ESA wants to put humans in hibernation for long-term space travel - The Next Web
The European Space Agency is curently exploring human hibernation as a means of addressing the problem of sending humans into deep space. A recent study conducted by the agency determined ...

Photo proof: Greta Thunberg is a time traveler who has come here to save us from ourselves - Boing Boing
Found in the the University of Washington Libraries’s Special Collections, this c.1898 photo of badass climate activist Greta Thunberg proves that she is a time traveler who is here to save u…

There's a Violent Battle Between Solar Wind and Cosmic Rays, and Voyager 2 Just Passed Through it -
At the edge of our solar system, a fierce battle rages between solar wind and interstellar rays. NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has now passed through the frontlines.

Surprising Quantum Effect Discovered in an Exotic Superconductor - SciTechDaily
Study explores how superconductivity forms in iron-based materials. An international team led by researchers at Princeton University has directly observed a surprising quantum effect in a high-temperature iron-containing superconductor. Superconductors conduc…

NASA finds 'battling galaxies' in deep space - Fox News
NASA has spotted "battling galaxies" in deep space, courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope.

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