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Steven Weinberg, Groundbreaking Nobelist in Physics, Dies at 88 - The New York Times
His discoveries deepened understanding of the basic forces at play in the universe, and he took general readers back to its dawn in his book “The First Three Minutes.”

With Successful 10th Flight, Ingenuity Has Now Flown More Than a Mile on Mars - Gizmodo
The helicopter scouted an area known as 'Raised Ridges,' which scientists on the Perseverance rover team are considering visiting.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch NASA ocean moon explorer, saving the US billions - Teslarati
In a move that’s likely to save the US taxpayer several billion dollars over the next few years, NASA has carefully extricated a mission to one of Jupiter’s ocean moons from the claws of its own Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. Known as Europa Clipper, the s…

Farewell, Pirs; ISS module decommissioned, set for destructive reentry - -
After nearly 20 years in orbit serving as a docking port and airlock for the…

Physicists explain how the brain might connect to the quantum realm - Inverse
In the 1990s, long before winning the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for his prediction of black holes, physicist Roger Penrose teamed up with anaesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff to propose an ambitious answer.

CRISPR therapy cures first genetic disorder inside the body - Big Think
It marks a breakthrough in using gene editing to treat diseases.

Asteroid the size of Giza pyramid, Taj Mahal to pass 'close' to Earth - Fox News
The 2008 GO20 asteroid is between 318 and 720 feet tall (220 meters) and has drawn comparisons to a number of famous world structures to convey just how big it is.

Rumbling meteor lights up Norway, a bit possibly landing near Oslo - Reuters
An "unusually large meteor" briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, creating a spectacular sound and light display as it rumbled across the sky, and a bit of it may have hit Earth, possibly not far from the capital, Oslo, experts said.

The full 'buck moon' glowing red in the night sky this weekend - East Idaho News
(CNN) — Lunar lovers, grab a cozy spot outside and set your sights to the southeast to gaze upon July’s full moon, dubbed the “buck” moon, as it rises Friday after sunset. The moon reached peak illumination at 10:37 p.m. ET Friday, according to NASA. In all i…

Solar Dynamics Observatory: Artificial Intelligence Helps Improve NASA’s Eyes on the Sun - SciTechDaily
A group of researchers is using artificial intelligence techniques to calibrate some of NASA’s images of the Sun, helping improve the data that scientists use for solar research. The new technique was published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics on April…

A new Balloon-Based Observatory Could Produce Images as Fine as Hubble - Universe Today
Launching satellites is an expensive business – at least for now.  But satellites are necessary in astronomy for one major reason – it gets telescopes above the atmosphere.  The Earth’s atmosphere and its associated weather patterns are a massive hindrance to…

The “most significant contribution AI has made to science”: Google’s AlphaFold will release the structure of every protein known to science - ZME Science
AI is done playing -- it's time to start dealing with real-world problems.

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