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Killer frog disease 'part of Earth's sixth mass extinction' - BBC News
A fungus that kills amphibians is responsible for the biggest loss of nature from a single disease.

10000-year-old mastodon species specific to California recently discovered by scientists, study says - Fox News
A new species of mastodon -- a relative of the mammoth -- has reportedly been discovered by scientists.

Doctors accidentally discovered a 66-year-old Scottish woman who feels absolutely no pain - BGR
Pain is something that the vast majority of us just have to deal with, and sometimes on a daily basis. Not being able to feel pain is almost unimaginable, but that’s the life one woman in Sco…

Mesmerizing video captures what the speed of light looks like at 10 TRILLION frames per second - Daily Mail
Mind-bending footage captured by the California Institute of Technology's 'fastest-ever camera' shows what it looks like when a beam of light travels at a speed of 10 trillion frames per second.

Scientists discover potential sustainable energy technology for the household refrigerator - Tech Xplore
While many advancements have been in improving its efficiency, the refrigerator still consumes considerable amounts of energy each year.

Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions -
Physicists from MIT and elsewhere have performed the first run of a new experiment to detect axions—hypothetical particles that are predicted to be among the lightest particles in the universe. If they exist, axions would be virtually invisible, yet inescapab…

Wildly Spinning Asteroid Caught In the Throes of Self-Destruction - Gizmodo
With its long, bright tail, this object bears an uncanny resemblance to a comet, but it’s actually an active asteroid. New observations suggest the asteroid is spinning so quickly that it’s starting to break down and crumble, in what is a relatively rare cosm…

An experiment that solved a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein is about to turn back on — and it's more powerful than ever - Business Insider
On Monday, a game-changing pair of gravitational-wave detectors called LIGO will turn back on after 6 months of downtime and upgrades.

The Failure of NASA's Spacewalk Snafu? How Predictable It Was - WIRED
Years of ignoring the specific needs of women astronauts led up to this moment.

Kung-fu kangaroo! Snakes foiled by super-fast leaps and mid-air ninja-style kicks - Daily Mail
Researchers from several US universities spent two years working on two studies capturing footage of kangaroo rats in the desert and watching them avoid rattlesnakes.

NASA's Cassini Finds Saturn's Rings Coat Tiny Moons - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA's Cassini spacecraft gave scientists the closest-ever look at the mini-moons near Saturn - and new data that helps explain their weird shape and what they're made of.

Slide-seq: A scalable technology for measuring genome-wide expression at high spatial resolution - Science Magazine
Mapping gene expression at the single-cell level within tissues remains a technical challenge. Rodriques et al. developed a method called Slide-seq, whereby RNA was spatially resolved from tissue sections by transfer onto a surface covered with DNA-barcoded b…

Scientists Unearth the 'Rex of Rexes' - Newser
'Scotty' weighed more than 19K pounds, the biggest T. Rex ever found

NASA finds 'butterfly' in space - Fox News
To coincide with the arrival of spring and insects buzzing, flying and crawling everywhere, NASA has found a butterfly in the last place you'd think – space.

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