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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.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MA/...


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.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/10000-ye...


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…
https://bgr.com/2019/03/28/feeling-no-pa...


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.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


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.
https://techxplore.com/news/2019-03-scie...


Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions - Phys.org
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…
https://phys.org/news/2019-03-dark-evide...


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…
https://gizmodo.com/wildly-spinning-aste...


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.
https://www.businessinsider.com/ligo-vir...


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.
https://www.wired.com/story/nasa-spacewa...


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.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


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.
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?f...


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…
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/36...


Scientists Unearth the 'Rex of Rexes' - Newser
'Scotty' weighed more than 19K pounds, the biggest T. Rex ever found
http://www.newser.com/story/273135/scien...


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.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/nasa-fin...


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