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SpaceX’s Mr. Steven barely misses Falcon 9 fairing catch in latest video - Teslarati
Shortly after the ship departed for the East Coast, SpaceX shared a video of one of recovery vessel Mr. Steven’s recent controlled catch tests, in which he came so close to a successful fairing recovery that his net actually bumped the nose of the fairing bef…
https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-mr-stev...


For some whales, sonar may provoke suicidal behaviour: study - FRANCE 24
For some whales, sonar may provoke suicidal behaviour: study
https://www.france24.com/en/20190130-wha...


Tiny Object Found at the Edge of the Solar System for the First Time. A Kuiper Belt Object that’s Only 2.6 km Across - Universe Today
The Kuiper Belt, or the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt, is home to ancient rocks. Kuiper Belt Objects, or KBOs, are remnants of the early planet-formation days of our Solar System. Small KBOs, in the 1 km. diameter range, have been theorized about for decades, but nob…
https://www.universetoday.com/141356/tin...


A 13-Year-Old Science Entrepreneur Wants To Bring Her Water Testing Device To Market - NPR
A young teenager in Colorado has been named one of Forbes 30 under 30, a list made up of the "brashest entrepreneurs" in the U.S. and Canada.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/PA/...


Curiosity Snaps New Mars Selfie Before Setting Course for New Location - ExtremeTech
Curiosity has been hanging around the Vera Rubin Ridge for over a year. It's getting ready to move out, but NASA took the time to snap a selfie first.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NJ/...


Melting glaciers in the Canadian Arctic have revealed landscapes not seen in 40,000 years - CNN
The Canadian Arctic may be having its warmest century in at least 115,000 years, according to a study published this month in the journal Nature Communications.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/29/world/arc...


Once Around the Sun! NASA's Parker Solar Probe Aces 1st Trip Around Our Star - Space.com
NASA's Parker Solar Probe has completed its first loop around the sun and entered the second of 24 planned orbits.
https://www.space.com/43165-parker-solar...


Report: Nobel Prize-Winning Biologist Knew About Gene-Edited Babies for Months but Kept Quiet - Gizmodo
The Associated Press reports that Nobel laureate and biologist Craig Mello was aware of a pregnancy in China involving gene-edited babies for months before the news went public. That a prominent scientist knew of this highly unethical work but chose to remain…
https://gizmodo.com/report-nobel-prize-w...


Anger And Aggression In Animals And Humans : Shots - Health News - NPR
Scientists say comedian Lewis Black has a lot in common with a fruit fly. They're both really good at acting angry, probably because human anger has roots in animal aggression.
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shot...


How Do Particles Escape Black Holes? Supercomputers May Have the Answer - Space.com
The gravitational pull of a black hole is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape once it gets too close. However, there is one way to escape a black hole — but only if you're a subatomic particle.
https://www.space.com/43151-how-particle...


A free book of science fiction from around the world about climate change, introduced by Kim Stanley Robinson - Boing Boing
A free book of science fiction from around the world about climate change, introduced by Kim Stanley Robinson
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/29/everyt...


This 'Universe in a Box' Has Enough Astronomical Data to Fill 30,000 Wikipedias - Space.com
It's hard to grasp the sheer amount of astronomical data that came online this week in a 1.6 petabyte data-dump from a Hawaiian telescope, but picture 30,000 Wikipedias or 15 Libraries of Congress.
https://www.space.com/43164-pan-starrs-t...


Earth's continental nurseries discovered beneath mountains - Phys.org
In his free time last summer, Rice University geoscientist Ming Tang made a habit of comparing the niobium content in various rocks in a global minerals database. What he found was worth skipping a few nights out with friends.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/CA/...


Planet Earth Report --"Magnetic Field Almost Collapsed to NASA's Alien Moon Rock" - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, and events changing our planet and the future of the human species. Earth’s Magnetic Field Almost Collapsed 565 Million Years Ago –Our planet’s core probably star…
https://dailygalaxy.com/2019/01/planet-e...


NASA gets up close and personal with 'apocalyptic' Earth-killer asteroid - New York Post
An asteroid dubbed the “apocalypse asteroid” — because it could end us all if it collides with Earth — has been snapped up-close-and-personal by NASA.
https://nypost.com/2019/01/29/nasa-gets-...


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