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150 years of the periodic table: Test your knowledge - BBC News
How much do you know about the iconic symbol of science pinned to every classroom wall?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-envir...


Here it is, the high resolution photo of MU69 We’ve all been waiting for. - Universe Today
A newly-processed image of Ultima Thule provides the highest-resolution picture of the object to date.
https://www.universetoday.com/141349/her...


Extreme storms could soon become more common as tropical oceans get warmer - Daily Mail
A NASA study using 15 years of data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) has found a link between higher tropical sea surface temperatures and severe storms.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MO/...


Waterproof workout patch studies a surprising source of info: your sweat - Los Angeles Times
Scientists created a skin-like, battery-free device that can analyze sweat on land and underwater in real time. It could help improve athletes’ performance.
https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencen...


World's largest digital sky survey issues biggest astronomical data release ever - Phys.org
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, in conjunction with the University of Hawai'i Institute for Astronomy (IfA), is releasing the second edition of data from Pan-STARRS—the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System—t…
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-world-larg...


What is Oumuamua? Here's what we know about the interstellar object - NBCNews.com
The space object Oumuamua is thought to be an exotic type of comet or asteroid, but some astronomers have speculated it could be an alien spacecraft.
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/wha...


The future of space-based astronomy may depend on two large ground-based telescopes - SpaceNews
A new generation of what are known as extremely large telescopes, or ELTs, are under development and expected to enter service in the 2020s.
https://spacenews.com/the-future-of-spac...


Super Bowl: experimental radar aims to stop drone drama at game - The Guardian
After rogue drone sightings halt flights, startup seeks permission to test tracking system at Sunday’s game
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2...


MIT Created 2D Material to Convert Wi-Fi into Power - ExtremeTech
We all know that battery technology has been slow to evolve, and none of the potentially revolutionary next-gen designs have panned out yet. So, why not just skip the battery entirely?
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/2845...


To catch a wave, rocket launches from top of world - Phys.org
On Jan. 4, 2019, at 4:37 a.m. EST the CAPER-2 mission launched from the Andøya Space Center in Andenes, Norway, on a 4-stage Black Brant XII sounding rocket. Reaching an apogee of 480 miles high before splashing down in the Arctic Sea, the rocket flew through…
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-rocket-wor...


Fossil feathers reveal how dinosaurs took flight - Science Magazine
Stiff beta-keratin in early feathers was eventually replaced by a more flexible version
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/f...


Amateur Astronomy Equipment May Have Spotted Tiny Object Beyond Neptune - Gizmodo
Japanese astronomers spotted evidence of tiny Kuiper Belt object at the outer edge of the Solar System using a pair of telescopes you could buy online, according to a new paper.
https://gizmodo.com/amateur-astronomy-eq...


Earth's core may have hardened just in time to save its magnetic field - Science News
Earth’s inner core began to solidify about 565 million years ago — just in time to prevent the collapse of the planet’s magnetic field, a study finds.
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/eart...


LSD-Tripping Brains Reveal How the Drug Causes the Psychedelic Experience - Inverse
It’s no secret that LSD causes wild hallucinations, altered states of consciousness, one-ness with the universe, and a host of other psychedelic effects. An LSD study published Monday in 'PNAS' supports one leading theory suggesting that the brain on LSD tri…
https://www.inverse.com/article/52797-ls...


The Hubble Telescope's Deep View of the Universe Is Now Even More Astounding! - Space.com
One of the Hubble Space Telescope's most famous images peered even deeper into the cosmos than scientists had thought.
https://www.space.com/43147-hubble-teles...


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