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Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget - CBS News

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CBS News

Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget
CBS News
Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax proposals. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears Wednesday before the House Budget ...
Budget - WhiteHouse.govWhiteHouse.gov
Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limitsWashington Post

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How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big - NPR

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:02pm

NPR

How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big
NPR
Whales are the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been giants. Fossil records show that ancient whales were much smaller than the currently living behemoths. So when did whales get so big, and how? A new study suggests it might be ...
Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so bigWashington Post
Why Are Whales So Dang Big? Science May Finally Have an AnswerWIRED
Whales only recently evolved into giants when changing ice, oceans concentrated preyPhys.Org
Gizmodo -Science Magazine -Seeker -International Business Times
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3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved - NPR

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:17pm

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3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved
NPR
A remarkably complete fossil of a young child suggests that key elements of the human spinal structure were already in place in an ancient human relative 3.3 million years ago. Primitive Humanlike Species Lived More Recently Than Expected ...
This 3.3-Million-Year-Old Hominin Toddler Was Kind of Like UsSmithsonian
Fossil Of Child's Skeleton Shows Human Evolution Of Running, Ancient Spine AnatomyInternational Business Times
The Possible Origin Of The Human Spine Reveal Through A 3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Named "Selam"Science Times
www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)
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NASA's Acting Chief Is Upbeat About Proposed $19.1 Billion Budget in 2018 - Space.com

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:45pm

Space.com

NASA's Acting Chief Is Upbeat About Proposed $19.1 Billion Budget in 2018
Space.com
NASA's acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot, maintained a positive and hopeful tone today (May 23) in a speech regarding the agency's newly released 2018 budget estimate. Although NASA is facing a 08-percent budget cut compared to 2017, Lightfoot ...
Trump seeks $19.1 billion for NASA in budget requestCBS News
What stays, and what goes, in Trump's $19.1-billion budget proposal for NASALos Angeles Times
Winners and Losers in NASA's New Budget ProposalPopular Mechanics
The Daily Caller -Fox News -The Planetary Society (blog) -Air & Space Magazine
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Dead whale washes ashore in Newfoundland cove: 'It's not a very nice smell' - CTV News

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:04pm

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Dead whale washes ashore in Newfoundland cove: 'It's not a very nice smell'
CTV News
LOGY BAY, N.L. -- Residents of a picturesque seaside town are hoping Mother Nature will take back a rotting, putrid whale deposited on their shore. "It smells like a dead whale and it's not a very nice smell, I can tell ya that," John Kennedy, mayor of ...
Dead humpback whale in Outer Cove attracts crowdsCBC.ca
45-ft whale largest mammal to wash ashore in MumbaiHindustan Times
Whale carcass washes ashore in two parts at Juhu, Madh beachesOneindia
The Indian Express -The Observer 24/7 -India.com -680 News
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Celestial Harmonies Pin Down Orbit of Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1 h - Scientific American

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:01pm

Scientific American

Celestial Harmonies Pin Down Orbit of Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1 h
Scientific American
This artist's concept shows TRAPPIST-1h, one of seven Earth-size planets in the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system. NASA's Kepler spacecraft, operating in its K2 mission, obtained data that allowed scientists to determine that the orbital period of TRAPPIST ...
The Outermost Planet of TRAPPIST-1 is Observed in Detail; Based on Data from Keppler TelescopeScience Times
Kepler brings TRAPPIST-1's outermost planet into focusNew Atlas
Seventh TRAPPIST-1 Planet ConfirmedSky & Telescope
Astronomy Magazine -Clarksville Online -GeekWire -BT.com
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Fast Radio Bursts: How close are we to decoding these strange space signals? - New Atlas

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:25am

New Atlas

Fast Radio Bursts: How close are we to decoding these strange space signals?
New Atlas
Mysterious radio signals from space have been coming in from all directions, and their source is still unknown. Extremely bright and short-lived, these fast radio bursts (FRB) have scientists puzzled, but the Australian Square Kilometer Array ...
Telescope Detects Mysterious 'Fast Radio Burst' Just Days After Being Switched OnHuffPost UK
In space, someone can hear your scream ... six billion years laterThe Australian
WA telescope offers new clue on fast radio burst mysteryABC Online
The Conversation AU -Cosmos -iTnews -ECNmag.com
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'Doomsday' tunnel entrance in Arctic flooded by melting permafrost - WSOC Charlotte

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:11am

WSOC Charlotte

'Doomsday' tunnel entrance in Arctic flooded by melting permafrost
WSOC Charlotte
The entrance tunnel to the world's largest seed storage facility built into the permafrost in a mountain in a remote area of the Arctic Circle in Norway has been flooded by melting permafrost. >> Read more trending news. The storage facility, which ...

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WATCH LIVE: Astronauts Set For Emergency Spacewalk This Morning To Repair Failed Computer - SpaceCoastDaily.com

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:18am

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WATCH LIVE: Astronauts Set For Emergency Spacewalk This Morning To Repair Failed Computer
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BREVARD COUNTY • BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – International Space Station Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer will venture outside the ISS on Tuesday for an emergency spacewalk to replace a failed computer that control major systems ...
NASA Sends Two Astronauts on Surprise Spacewalk to Conduct Emergency RepairsChristian Post
NASA TV Coverage Set for May 23 Space Station Contingency SpacewalkSpace Ref (press release)
Failed computer requires quick spacewalk repairWDEF News 12
News Nation -India.com -MyBroadband -ScrollToday
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'Doomsday' tunnel entrance in Arctic flooded by melting permafrost - WSB Atlanta

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:02pm

WSB Atlanta

'Doomsday' tunnel entrance in Arctic flooded by melting permafrost
WSB Atlanta
The entrance tunnel to the world's largest seed storage facility built into the permafrost in a mountain in a remote area of the Arctic Circle in Norway has been flooded by melting permafrost. >> Read more trending news. The storage facility, which ...

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'Doomsday' tunnel entrance in Arctic flooded by melting permafrost - WSOC Charlotte

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:50pm

WSOC Charlotte

'Doomsday' tunnel entrance in Arctic flooded by melting permafrost
WSOC Charlotte
The entrance tunnel to the world's largest seed storage facility built into the permafrost in a mountain in a remote area of the Arctic Circle in Norway has been flooded by melting permafrost. >> Read more trending news. The storage facility, which ...

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Local woman's bag of moon dust to be sold at auction, possibly for millions - Chicago Tribune

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:26pm

Chicago Tribune

Local woman's bag of moon dust to be sold at auction, possibly for millions
Chicago Tribune
A priceless bag of moon dust collected during the Apollo 11 mission has been returned to a Chicago-area woman after she won a landmark legal victory against NASA. Robert McCoppinContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Shortly after Neil Armstrong took "one ...
Moon-Rock Bag That Brought First-Ever Lunar Samples to Earth Could Fetch $4M at Sotheby'sNewsweek
Space Auction: NASA Space Bag Neil Armstrong Used For Moon Rocks To Be Auctioned For Millions In July By ...International Business Times
$995 Bag Of Moon Dust Could Fetch $4 Million At AuctionHuffPost
DNAinfo -WGN-TV -The Business Journals -Mirror.co.uk
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'Winged' snake species from 5 million years ago discovered - Washington Post

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:46pm

Washington Post

'Winged' snake species from 5 million years ago discovered
Washington Post
GRAY, Tenn. — A new species of snake that lived roughly 5 million years ago has been discovered at a fossil site in Tennessee. A study published in the Journal of Herpetology says the snake has been named Zilantophis schuberti, which roughly ...
Researchers discover new snake species at Gray Fossil SiteWashington Times

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The Origins of The Human Spine Might Have Just Been Found in a 3.3-Million-Year-Old Fossil - ScienceAlert

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:02pm

The Origins of The Human Spine Might Have Just Been Found in a 3.3-Million-Year-Old Fossil
ScienceAlert
Recent analysis of a 3.3-million-year-old hominin fossil found back in 2000 has provided researchers with the most complete spinal column of any early human relative - and gives us a unique snapshot of a crucial transition point as our early ancestors ...

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Review: 'Apollo 8' tells thrilling story of moon mission - Washington Post

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:28pm

Washington Post

Review: 'Apollo 8' tells thrilling story of moon mission
Washington Post
“Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon” (Henry Holt), by Jeffrey Kluger. In “Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon,” author Jeffrey Kluger takes readers inside the capsule of the Apollo 8 mission, the ...

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Freeze-Dried Space Sperm Gives Rise to Healthy Baby Mice - Space.com

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:06pm

Space.com

Freeze-Dried Space Sperm Gives Rise to Healthy Baby Mice
Space.com
Mouse pups derived from sperm that was freeze-dried and stored on the International Space Station for nine months. Credit: Wakayama et al./PNAS. Mouse sperm preserved on the International Space Station for nine months gave rise to healthy pups, a new ...
Sperm stored in space makes healthy baby mice on EarthThe Verge
We're One Step Closer to Breeding Animals (and Humans) In SpaceGizmodo
The Making of Space MiceThe Atlantic
Phys.Org -National Geographic -New York Times -Science Magazine
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3.3 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine - Phys.Org

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:00pm

Phys.Org

3.3 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine
Phys.Org
Analysis of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton reveals the most complete spinal column of any early human relative, including vertebrae, neck and rib cage. The findings, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...
Intact Spine of Hominin Toddler Revealed for 1st TimeLive Science
A 3.3-million-year-old fossil with a missing rib tells us a lot about human evolutionThe Verge
3.3million-year-old remains of baby girl reveal human spine evolved much earlier than previously thoughtMirror.co.uk
New Atlas -Daily Mail
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New workout suit by MIT breathes out body's heat, sweat - Kasmir Monitor

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:34pm

Kasmir Monitor

New workout suit by MIT breathes out body's heat, sweat
Kasmir Monitor
MIT scientists have designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete's body heat and sweat. These flaps, which range from thumbnail to finger-sized, are lined with live microbial cells that shrink ...
Harnessing the hygroscopic and biofluorescent behaviors of genetically tractable microbial cells to design biohybrid ...Science Advances

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Doomsday Seed Vault to Get Upgrade After Flooding Incident - Live Science

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:34pm

Live Science

Doomsday Seed Vault to Get Upgrade After Flooding Incident
Live Science
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located underground on a remote island in the Arctic Circle, is the world's largest security storage for seeds. Credit: Heiko Junge/NTB scanpix/Zuma. The seeds are safe — for now. But a famous "doomsday" seed vault is ...
At 'doomsday' seed vault, melting arctic permafrost raises alarmsNOLA.com
Global seed vault receiving upgrades after melting permafrost breaches entrance tunnelTechSpot
'Doomsday' Seed Vault Flooded After Arctic Permafrost MeltsEcoWatch
Archinect -New York Post -fox2now.com -The Australian
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Ape that lived in Europe 7 million years ago could be human ancestor, controversial study suggests - Washington Post

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:10pm

Washington Post

Ape that lived in Europe 7 million years ago could be human ancestor, controversial study suggests
Washington Post
In 1944, German soldiers constructing a bunker in Greece uncovered a fossilized jawbone. The specimen was in poor shape, just a curve of mandible with its teeth mostly chipped away. “It was considered to be a specimen that nobody really knew what to do ...
Scientists find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the BalkansPhys.Org
First Human Ancestor Came from Europe Not Africa, 7.2 Million-year-old Fossils IndicateNewsweek
European fossils may belong to earliest known hominidScience News
Telegraph.co.uk -Seeker -Express.co.uk -ScienceAlert
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