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H2O Is Deceptively Complicated: First-Ever Measurements Show Supercooled Water Is Really Two Liquids in One - SciTechDaily
First-ever measurements provide evidence that extremely cold liquid water exists in two distinct structures that co-exist and vary in proportion dependent on temperature. Supercooled water is really two liquids in one. That’s the conclusion reached by a resea…

SpaceX Starlink launch suffers last-second scrub, ULA up next [update: double scrub] - Teslarati
Update: ULA has scrubbed today’s NROL-44 launch attempt after the weather at the launch site substantially worsened. The Delta IV Heavy rocket’s next shot at launch is now scheduled no earlier than 11:58 pm EDT (03:58 UTC), Tuesday, September 29th, just two h…

Paradox-Free Time Travel Proven Possible by Physics Student - IGN - IGN
The rules of time-travel have been debated by scientists and sci-fi fans alike for years but now a student physicist has been able to "square the numbers" to show how paradox-free time travel is theoretically possible.

A Distant Blue Star Hosts One of the Most Extreme Exoplanets Known to Science - Gizmodo
The newly deployed CHEOPS space telescope has completed its first observations of an exoplanet, uncovering some fascinating new details about an ultra-hot Jupiter known as WASP-189b.

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will vote from space -
"If we can do it from space, then I believe folks can do it from the ground, too," she said.

New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster - The Guardian
Breakthrough that builds on plastic-eating bugs first discovered by Japan in 2016 promises to enable full recycling

Mars seems to be hiding multiple lakes, sparking more hope for life - CNET
Mars could be home to more liquid water than we originally thought.

Flowers are changing their colors to adapt to climate change - Science Magazine
Pigment changes could make plants less attractive to pollinators

The oceans are out of balance — and that means stronger storms and threats to marine life - CBS News
Oceans store 1,000 more heat than the atmosphere and ultimately control our climate destiny.

Scientists precisely measure total amount of matter in the universe -
A top goal in cosmology is to precisely measure the total amount of matter in the universe, a daunting exercise for even the most mathematically proficient. A team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has now done just that.

Watching the Skies: Harvest Moon -
The first of two full moons in October will take place this week.

Research reveals how wounds heal in 'waves' -
Many cells in our bodies are on the move and somehow seem to 'know' where to go. But how do they learn the location of their destination? This question is key to understanding phenomena such as the renewal of cells in our body, the migration of cancer cells, …

Video Shows a Meteoroid Skipping off Earth’s Atmosphere - Universe Today
Here’s something we don’t see very often: an Earth-grazing meteoroid. On September 22, 2020, a small space rock skipped through Earth’s atmosphere and bounced back into space. The meteoroid was spotted by the by a camera from the Global Meteor Network, seen i…

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