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Stephen Hawking's voice will be beamed 3500 light years into space - CNN

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 8:07pm

CNN

Stephen Hawking's voice will be beamed 3500 light years into space
CNN
(CNN) Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking spent his life teaching the world about space, so it is only fitting that part of him will end up among the stars. As Hawking's ashes are being interred between the graves of Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton ...
Stephen Hawking's Voice To Boldly Go Into A Black Hole In SpaceTech Times
Stephen Hawking's Family Will Beam His Voice Toward a Black HoleLive Science
A message from Stephen Hawking will be beamed into a black hole after his memorial serviceBig Think
Inverse -Mental Floss -The Times -Cambridge News
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SpaceX hopes to launch 4000 satellites, mostly from Florida, NASA report says - Orlando Sentinel

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 6:10pm

Orlando Sentinel

SpaceX hopes to launch 4000 satellites, mostly from Florida, NASA report says
Orlando Sentinel
SpaceX has plans to launch more than 4,000 satellites, the majority of which will head into space from the Space Coast, according to an environmental impact study done by the Elon Musk-led company and NASA. If it comes to fruition, the work would ...

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Spiders can float in the air, and scientists just figured out how they lift off - The Spokesman-Review

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:46pm

The Spokesman-Review

Spiders can float in the air, and scientists just figured out how they lift off
The Spokesman-Review
Spiders fall from the sky all the time. Most airborne spiders are small and scattered, so they often go unnoticed, except when they descend all at once. A rain of spiders drowned the Australian town of Goulburn in silk in 2015. A Goulburn resident who ...
Flying spiders spin a balloon of silk to catch a ride with the windUPI.com
Flying spiders sense meteorological conditions, use nanoscale fibers to float on the windPhys.Org

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Congressional Subcommittee Grills NASA on Skyrocketing Project Cost Overruns - Gizmodo

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:01pm

Gizmodo

Congressional Subcommittee Grills NASA on Skyrocketing Project Cost Overruns
Gizmodo
The James Webb Telescope, pictured here, has been plagued by delays, technical hurdles, and shoddy workmanship. Image: NASA. The US Government Accountability Office released a scathing report in May claiming that NASA's most expensive projects ...
NASA's Inspector General says 'culture of optimism' contributing to cost overruns, schedule delaysUSA TODAY
Lawmakers scold NASA for cost overrunsThe Hill
NASA Celebrates 60 Yearsrocketcitynow.com
NASA -NASA -Committee on Science, Space, and Technology -GAO
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Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade - Smithsonian

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 3:30pm

Smithsonian

Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade
Smithsonian
800px-Glacier_on_Antarctic_coast,_mountain_behind.jpg. The continent is now losing 219 billion tons of ice a year, a staggering figure scientists say could raise sea levels six inches by 2100. (Wikimedia Commons). By Meilan Solly. smithsonian.com
Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than beforeSFGate
Short-term changes in Antarctica's ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fatePhys.Org
Melting Antarctic ice is a bigger problem than we thoughtSlashGear
KPVI News 6 -Mother Nature Network (blog) -Xinhua -Nature
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This Monster Black Hole's Jet Has 125 Billion Times More Energy Than the Sun - Space.com

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 2:12pm

Space.com

This Monster Black Hole's Jet Has 125 Billion Times More Energy Than the Sun
Space.com
A dust-enshrouded, giant black hole ripping apart a star blasted out a superfast jet of particles that packed about 125 billion times the amount of energy the sun releases per year, a new study finds. This is the first time astronomers have directly ...
Black Hole Drags Star to Dusty DeathNew York Times
Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys starPhys.Org
Black Hole Destroys Star and Shoots JetSky & Telescope
Scientific American -Astronomy Magazine -Forbes -Discover Magazine (blog)
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Flying spiders sense meteorological conditions, use nanoscale fibers to float on the wind - EurekAlert (press release)

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 2:02pm

EurekAlert (press release)

Flying spiders sense meteorological conditions, use nanoscale fibers to float on the wind
EurekAlert (press release)
Spiders take flight on the smallest of breezes by first sensing the wind, and then spinning out dozens of nanoscale fibers up to seven meters long, according to a study publishing June 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Moonsung Cho, Ingo ...

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NASA celebration lands in park downtown - Theredstonerocket

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:16pm

Theredstonerocket

NASA celebration lands in park downtown
Theredstonerocket
A pillar of Huntsville is celebrating a historic milestone and all are invited. Marshall Space Flight Center is celebrating NASA's 60th anniversary with its annual NASA in the Park, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Big Spring Park. Co-hosted by ...
Public invited to celebrate NASA SaturdayNews Courier

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Woman says Neil Armstrong gave her moon dust. She's suing NASA to keep it. - NBCNews.com

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:15pm

NBCNews.com

Woman says Neil Armstrong gave her moon dust. She's suing NASA to keep it.
NBCNews.com
In a case that mixes nostalgia with serious questions about who is allowed to own materials brought back from space, a Tennessee woman is suing NASA to maintain possession of what she says is a vial of moon dust that astronaut Neil Armstrong gave her ...
Woman says Neil Armstrong gave her moon dust, fights NASA to keep itFour States Homepage
Woman sues NASA over ownership of moon dust vial she says was gift from Neil ArmstrongEagle-Tribune
Woman alleges Neil Armstrong gave her vial of moon dust and that she, not NASA, is rightful ownerLegal News Line
autoevolution -ClickLancashire -Eastern Mirror -The Siver Times
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These Are the Most Ancient Frogs Ever Found Preserved in Amber - Gizmodo

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 9:01am

Gizmodo

These Are the Most Ancient Frogs Ever Found Preserved in Amber
Gizmodo
Two of the four frogs found in amber (the specimen on the right shows two views). Image: Lida Xing. The extraordinary discovery of four small frogs preserved in amber is providing the earliest evidence of these now-prolific amphibians living in ...
Amber fossils provide oldest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forestsPhys.Org
These newfound frogs have been trapped in amber for 99 million yearsScience News
Ribbit Me This: What Do 99-million Year Old Frogs in Amber Found in Myanmar Tell Us?Haaretz
EurekAlert (press release) -Daily Mail
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Researchers Construct Face Of God Based On Survey Of American Christians - Tech Times

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 8:15am

Tech Times

Researchers Construct Face Of God Based On Survey Of American Christians
Tech Times
What does God look like? For most Christians in the United States, he is a young, white man. Psychologist Joshua Conrad Jackson, from the from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues used a new technique to construct an image of ...
Behold the face of GodBoing Boing
American Christians Have Spoken, and Now We Know What God Looks LikePatheos (blog)
What Does God Look Like?Voice of America (blog)
UNC Chapell Hill
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Neutron Stars Merging Into Each Other Cause Short Gamma-Ray Bursts - Tech Times

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 8:15am

Tech Times

Neutron Stars Merging Into Each Other Cause Short Gamma-Ray Bursts
Tech Times
Scientists confirm that two neutron stars merging into each other do not only generate gravitational waves. They also emit short gamma-ray bursts. In 2017, an international collaboration of astronomers announced that they detected gamma-ray flashes ...
Neutron Star Mergers Cause Short Gamma-Ray Bursts, Study ConfirmsInternational Business Times
Research shows short gamma-ray bursts do follow binary neutron star mergersScience Codex

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NASA encounters the perfect storm for science - Phys.Org

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 7:37am

Phys.Org

NASA encounters the perfect storm for science
Phys.Org
One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half. The storm has caused NASA's Opportunity rover to suspend science operations, but also offers a window for four other spacecraft to learn from the ...
Here's A Look At The Martian Storm That Is Killing NASA's Opportunity RoverForbes
NASA: Will Opportunity Survive Mars' Dust Storm? --"Atmospheric Opacity Twice as High as Ever Recorded"The Daily Galaxy (blog)
Giant Dust Storm on Mars Threatens NASA's Opportunity RoverKTLA
FOX43.com -The Keene Sentinel -The Hindu -NBC4 Washington
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Loss of coral reefs would double coastal flood damage, say researchers - Firstpost

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 7:23am

Firstpost

Loss of coral reefs would double coastal flood damage, say researchers
Firstpost
Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said on Tuesday. Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline could see ...
Rising Seas Will Inundate Coral Reefs That Protect Vulnerable CoastsNews Deeply
Coral Reef growth fails to keep pace with the rise in sea levelThe News Recorder (India Edition)
Loss Of Coral Reefs May Cause Extreme Flooding: Here's How To Save The World's Natural BreakwatersInfosurhoy

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Two NASA Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live - Space.com

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 6:52am

Space.com

Two NASA Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live
Space.com
NASA astronaut Drew Feustel works outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk on May 16, 2018. Credit: NASA. NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold will venture outside the International Space Station today (June 14) for a ...
Spacewalking astronauts set up TVs for arriving shipsWashington Post
NASA astronauts start spacewalk to install high-def camerasYahoo News
Watch live: Astronauts install high-definition cameras during space walkUPI.com
NASASpaceflight.com -WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando -eNCA -Express.co.uk
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Mars rover threatened by unprecedented storm - Times Now

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 6:26am

Times Now

Mars rover threatened by unprecedented storm
Times Now
The rover has been running low in power since the storm - which started on May 30 at the same point where the rover is parked - has removed its main source of energy, sunlight. Opportunity is currently enveloped in what NASA describes as "a dark, ...

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Woman Preemptively Sues NASA to Keep Her Treasure - ClickLancashire

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:58am

ClickLancashire

Woman Preemptively Sues NASA to Keep Her Treasure
ClickLancashire
While a proactive lawsuit against the agency might appear slightly paranoid for a small vial of alleged moon dust, it's not. Private ownership of lunar material is a contentious legal issue in the US. If the initial findings are replicated, the vial ...
NASA tries to return a sample of lunar dust that was donated to the AmericanThe Siver Times
Woman Sues NASA For Possession of Moon Dust Gifted by Neil ArmstrongsbDirtySouthSoccer
Woman sues NASA over piece of moon gifted by ArmstrongThe Siasat Daily
IndiaGlitz.com
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Black holes DO NOT exist - they are WORM HOLES claims shock study - Express.co.uk

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:42am

Express.co.uk

Black holes DO NOT exist - they are WORM HOLES claims shock study
Express.co.uk
In the last year, scientists detected gravitational waves – ripples in space time – when it was believed that two black holes collided and subsequently merged. But now experts are questioning whether black holes were the source of the gravitational ...
Wormholes colliding can send Gravitational Waves rippling through space-timeThe News Recorder (India Edition)
Gravitational echo will help to prove the existence of tunnels between universesThe Siver Telegram
LIGO lab in Livingston named Historic Physics SiteThe Livingston Parish News (press release)

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People getting lower IQ scores, researchers claim in recent study - Inquirer.net

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 3:08am

Inquirer.net

People getting lower IQ scores, researchers claim in recent study
Inquirer.net
Scientists found that people are getting lower and lower IQ scores in a recently published study. Researchers from the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Norway found that intelligence quotient (IQ) scores have been steadily declining since ...
Scientists are sounding the alarm: Recorded fall in average IQThe Siver Telegram
IQ Scores Are Falling Due to Environmental Factors, Study FindsTIME
We're all getting dumber, says scienceFast Company

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