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Ancient Dog DNA Shows Early Spread Around the Globe - The New York Times
Research on fossil canine genomes is expanding and producing some surprises about the lives of dogs and humans in prehistoric times.

NASA confirms OSIRIS-REx has secured its asteroid sample - Engadget
After a process that took a couple of days, the OSIRIS-REx mission has stowed away the sample of regolith that it snatched from an asteroid last week.

Rogue Planet Discovered Flying Through Milky Way Without a Star - IGN - IGN
There's a "rogue planet" flying through the Milky Way galaxy, a free-floating world without a host star. Its mass is reportedly between that of Earth and Mars.

Ancient skull a new window on human migrations, Denisovan meetings - Ars Technica
New sequences also show Denisovans were living at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.

Pay no mind: people admit to driving, texting, drinking during telehealth visits - The Guardian
A recent study of 1,000 Americans revealed people are quite distracted during their virtual doctors and therapy appointments

NASA's New Discovery Could Spark A Moon Mining Frenzy -
During a press conference, NASA researchers announced there may be more water on the moon than originally thought, which could be great for would-be moon miners

He Used to Latch onto Fad Diets. Then He Ran Off 245 Pounds - msnNOW
“I’m 42 years old, and I’m quicker, more athletic, and stronger than I’ve ever been.”

NASA: 'weird' molecule on Saturn's moon may point to alien life - Business Insider - Business Insider
A salty ocean beneath Titan's surface could host extraterrestrial life. This new molecule could be a stepping stone to complex biological chemistry.

This isn't your typical space rock: There's a metal asteroid out there worth $10,000 quadrillion - USA TODAY
The asteroid 16 Psyche, one of the most massive objects in the main asteroid belt, could be made entirely of metal, according to a new study.

Hubble finds 'Greater Pumpkin' galaxy pair -
Sorry Charlie Brown, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is taking a peek at what might best be described as the "Greater Pumpkin," that looks like a Halloween decoration tucked away in a patch of sky cluttered with stars. What looks like two glowing eyes and a cro…

“Stranger Than Fiction” –Weirdness of Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
Unlike the now iconic gargantuan black hole the size of our solar system at the center of nearby elliptical galaxy, M87, with its massive jet that blasts out at near the speed of light, the Milky Way’s central black hole, SgrA*, which until May, 2019 when it …

Where were Jupiter and Saturn born? -
New work led by Carnegie's Matt Clement reveals the likely original locations of Saturn and Jupiter. These findings refine our understanding of the forces that determined our Solar System's unusual architecture, including the ejection of an additional planet …

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