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Arctic Summers Now Hottest in 115,000 Years Says New Research - Sputnik International
New evidence has led researchers to detail that the Arctic is experiencing its hottest temperatures in 115,000 years, according to a new report.

Rare 'flat bodied' angel sharks spotted by fishermen off the coast of Wales - Fox News
One of the world's "rarest sharks" was recently discovered by fishermen off the coast of Wales.

Wake Up, Oppy! NASA Sends New Commands to Mars Opportunity Rover - Gizmodo
NASA’s beloved Mars rover Opportunity has been silent for months after getting swept up in an enormous dust storm on the Red Planet last summer, and NASA engineers have been pinging the rover to answer to no avail. Now, NASA says it will send new commands to …

Scientists Warn of Steady Increase in Asteroid Impacts on Earth - Sputnik International
One of the scientists involved in the study pointed out that although the number of space rocks striking earth is increasing, the probability of an asteroid strike wiping out mankind is extremely low.

Last Ditch Attempt to Revive Dormant Mars Rover Opportunity - Digital Trends
The Opportunity rover is solar-powered, and last year a dust storm blocked the sun's rays from recharging its batteries. The rover has not responded to contact from Earth over the last seven months, leading the NASA team to believe that it may no longer be ab…

New Simulations Provide Clues on How to Escape a Black Hole - SciTechDaily
New simulations provide insight about the driving mechanisms in the plasma jets that allow them to steal energy and propel themselves from black holes.

Could Evolution Ever Bring Back the Dinosaurs? - Live Science
Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for hundreds of millions of years before they died in an asteroid blast 66 million years ago. So, could these gigantic reptiles ever re-evolve back to our modern world?

World's First Mammal CRISPR/Cas-9 Genetic Inheritance Control Achieved - Interesting Engineering
A team of biologists has conducted the world's first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal.

Can moons have moons? | Space - EarthSky
A new study shows that Earth's moon should, theoretically, be able to have its own moon. Why doesn't it?

A Slimy Discovery: New Fossil Found Of Jawless, Backless Hagfish - NPR
The hagfish may not be as primitive as once thought, thanks to a new fossil discovery. NPR's Scott Simon asks The Atlantic science writer Ed Yong about his recent piece on hagfish and their slime.

Wearable patch measures sweat in extreme environments -
A small and robust sweat sensor that sticks to the skin can monitor hydration levels when used underwater and in dry, arid conditions

Use a microscope as a shovel? Researchers dig it -
Using a familiar tool in a way it was never intended to be used opens up a whole new method to explore materials, report UConn researchers in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Their specific findings could someday create much more energy-efficie…

Scientists develop 'Liquid Fuel' to store solar energy up to 18 years - DunyaNews Pakistan
The fluid - solar thermal fuel is pumped through transparent tubes to store the energy.

MIT Has Invented Slightly Eerie Lasers That Transmit Whispers Only You Can Hear - ScienceAlert
New technology being developed by the MIT's Lincoln Laboratory uses laser light to excite moisture in the air surrounding a target's ear, causing it to quietly whisper a personal message from several metres away.

We Just Got The Best Photo Yet of The Most Distant Object Humanity's Ever Visited - ScienceAlert
Weeks after NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made the farthest-ever visit to an object, located more than 4 billion miles from Earth, the probe beamed home an unprecedented photo.

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