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Climate Change Has Shifted Earth's Axis, Scientists Explain in New Study - IGN - IGN
A new study posits that a shift in the Earth's axis that occurred in the 1990s is the result of climate change.

Hundreds of stone tools used by homo erectus a million years ago discovered in abandoned Sahara mine - Daily Mail
A gold rush in Sudan has led miners to find hundreds of Paleolithic axes and cleavers made by homo erectus. Stone flakes found near tools at one mine led experts to believe it was a workshop.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars sets speed record in third flight - CNET
The Perseverance rover's sidekick is starting to show off.

OSIRIS-REx 'MOM' Says Goodbye to an Asteroid - NASA
As OSIRIS-REx gets ready to leave Bennu with its sample of the asteroid in tow, Nayi Castro, the mission operations manager — or MOM — shares her thoughts.

Watching the Skies: First of 3 big, bright supermoons arrives -
The first of three consecutive supermoons will light up the night sky early this week.

These 'Immobile' Sea Sponges Apparently Had Places to Go - Gizmodo
Long assumed to be basically immobile, sponges have been spotted leaving trails on the Arctic ocean floor, evidence they have more going on than scientists previously thought.

Starship SN15 prepares for Static Fire tests - McGregor readies increased Raptor testing capacity - -
Starship SN15 is set to re-enter pre-launch testing Monday, tasked with setting the scene this…

A Chunk of Debris Nearly Hit SpaceX CrewDragon as It Carried Astronauts to the ISS [Update: False Alarm] - Gizmodo
Astronauts with SpaceX’s Crew-2 mission are now safely aboard the International Space Station, but a tense moment emerged earlier when an unidentified piece of space debris threatened the CrewDragon capsule.

‘Possible close call:’ Astronauts aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon told to prepare for impact with space junk - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
A SpaceX spacecraft carrying four astronauts to the space station had a close call with a UFO.

For its birthday, Hubble has cake with several octillion tons of flaming candles on it - SYFY WIRE
On April 24, 1990, the Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery thundered into orbit. A day later, clamped in the grip of the robotic Canadarm, the Hubble Space Telescope was pulled out of the orbiter's payload bay and then set free to orbit the Earth.

Researchers unveil oldest evidence of human activity in African desert cave -
Few sites in the world preserve a continuous archaeological record spanning millions of years. Wonderwerk Cave, located in South Africa's Kalahari Desert, is one of those rare sites. Meaning "miracle" in Afrikaans, Wonderwerk Cave has been identified as pote…

Scientists Discover Boat in Cave That Vikings Believed Could Avert End of the World - Sputnik International
Besides the cave, researchers found rare artefacts from the Middle East as well remains of orpiment, which, according to the archaeologists, came from Turkey. How these...

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