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Mergers, twists, and pentagons: the architecture of honeycombs - Ars Technica
Most honeycombs are perfect hexagons—but bees manage complex exceptions.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/...


Large Meteor Lights Up Skies In Norway - HuffPost
The meteor first appeared about 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of the capital, Oslo, and continued its trail in a southwest direction before fragmenting ...
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/norway-me...


Hubble finds water vapor around Jupiter's moon Ganymede - CNN
The Hubble Space Telescope has detected evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere around Jupiter's moon Ganymede. The largest moon in our solar system has a subsurface ocean surrounded by an ice shell -- and now, researchers want to investigate whether it's h…
https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/world/hub...


NASA cites Falcon flight heritage to select SpaceX to launch Europa Clipper - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.com
On Friday, July 23, NASA announced that SpaceX was the winner of a commercial procurement…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/07/...


Fireball blazes across Texas sky - Fox News
Texas residents were stunned to see a fireball blaze across the sky on Sunday night.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/fireball...


Galileo Project: scientists to search for signs of extraterrestrial technology - The Guardian
Team will search for evidence of extraterrestrial life by looking for advanced technology it may leave behind
https://amp.theguardian.com/science/2021...


Why does gravity pull us down and not up? - Livescience.com
Here's why the force of gravity pulls us down rather than up. The answer involves Einstein and the bendy realm of space-time.
https://www.livescience.com/why-gravity-...


Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2: Live updates - Space.com
Read live updates of Boeing's second uncrewed test flight of its Starliner spacecraft, scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on July 30.
https://www.space.com/news/live/boeing-s...


Scientists warn they have no accurate way to predict when supervolcano explosions could occur - Daily Mail
Experts said there is not a 'single model' that can help them understand how eruptions from supervolcanoes happen after looking at evidence of 13 supereruptions from the past 2 million years
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


Keep your eyes to the sky: Twin meteor showers could produce fireballs this week - USA TODAY
A pair of meteor showers will appear in the night sky this week, peaking Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati...


Astroscale and rocket maker MHI team up to develop debris removal technology - SpaceNews
Astroscale announced July 27 that it will be working with rocket maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on technologies to help clean up space junk.
https://spacenews.com/astroscale-and-roc...


Artificial intelligence in structural biology is here to stay - Nature.com
Machine learning will transform our understanding of protein folding. And it’s essential that all data be open.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-0...


Marsquakes reveal the mysterious interior of the red planet - CNN
NASA's InSight lander and its instruments have revealed some of the mysteries of the Martian crust, mantle and core that have eluded scientists until now. It's the first time we've been able to peer inside and map the interior of another planet beyond Earth.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/world/mar...


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