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Who shot Lewis Carroll's dodo? Forensic scans reveal mystery death - Telegraph.co.uk

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:03pm

Telegraph.co.uk

Who shot Lewis Carroll's dodo? Forensic scans reveal mystery death
Telegraph.co.uk
The world's most famous dodo, which inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, met and untimely and murderous end, scientists have discovered. The Oxford Dodo is the most well-preserved example of the extinct bird on Earth and still ...
Oxford Dodo was shot in head, scans findBBC News
'Alice in Wonderland' Dodo Was Murdered in Cold BloodLive Science
Dodo whodunit: Feathered creature died from shotgun blast to headCBC.ca
Daily Mail
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Tour the Space Station in VR with This Amazing 3D, 360-Degree Video - Space.com

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:48pm

Space.com

Tour the Space Station in VR with This Amazing 3D, 360-Degree Video
Space.com
The National Geographic Channel has revealed the first 3D, 360-degree video of space as a part of its new documentary series "One Strange Rock." We took a virtual tour with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station while hearing their ...
NASA astronauts make repairs to ISS during spacewalkThe Space Reporter
Anne Arundel Students Chat With Astronauts On Space StationPatch.com
Anne Arundel County students talk live to astronauts on ISSWBAL Baltimore
Fast Company -9News.com KUSA -TNW -CBS Baltimore / WJZ
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Gallery: TESS mission ascends atop SpaceX Falcon 9 - SpaceFlight Insider

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:22pm

SpaceFlight Insider

Gallery: TESS mission ascends atop SpaceX Falcon 9
SpaceFlight Insider
Share Share Share Reddit Tweet. NASA's TESS spacecraft flies to orbit atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Photo Credit: Scott Schilke / SpaceFlight Insider. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Liftoff of NASA's TESS, the Transiting ...
To Seek Out New Life: How the TESS Mission Will Accelerate the Hunt for Livable Alien WorldsAstronomy Magazine
SpaceX Launches Planet-Hunting Satellite for NASAVia Satellite
Google AI staff balk at helping US military keep AI lead over ChinaNext Big Future
Yahoo News -Orlando Sentinel -NJTV News -EurekAlert (press release)
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Clear as mud: Desiccation cracks help reveal the shape of water on Mars - Science Daily

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:03pm

Science Daily

Clear as mud: Desiccation cracks help reveal the shape of water on Mars
Science Daily
Curiosity Mastcam image of the Old Soaker rock slab taken on Sol 1555. The red-toned bed is covered by ridges that are the remnants of sediment that filled cracks that formed in drying lake in Gale Crater some ~3.5 billion years ago. The slab is about ...

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Here's How Scientists Bent Diamonds - Gizmodo

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:50pm

Gizmodo

Here's How Scientists Bent Diamonds
Gizmodo
A team of physicists has figured out how to bend diamonds, according to a new paper. Okay, we're talking about nano-scale diamond needles here. But it's an impressive feat, because while diamonds are known for their hardness, these rocks will break if ...
How to Bend A DiamondDiscover Magazine (blog)
How to bend and stretch a diamondEurekAlert (press release)
Scientists discover how to bend DIAMOND in 'surprising' breakthrough for ultra-strong nanomaterialsDaily Mail
Xinhua -Week Facts
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Here's How Scientists Bent Diamonds - Gizmodo

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:50pm

Gizmodo

Here's How Scientists Bent Diamonds
Gizmodo
A team of physicists has figured out how to bend diamonds, according to a new paper. Okay, we're talking about nano-scale diamond needles here. But it's an impressive feat, because while diamonds are known for their hardness, these rocks will break if ...
Super-tough diamonds have been made bendy and springyNew Scientist

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NASA May Bring Nuclear Power To Space With Kilopower Announcement - ValueWalk

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:12pm

ValueWalk

NASA May Bring Nuclear Power To Space With Kilopower Announcement
ValueWalk
NASA has been working on a Kilopower project that may provide a new way to power missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. The NASA Kilopower project has been in process since November of 2017 and we'll see an announcement within the coming days ...
Why Astronauts Can't Get High in Space — YetInverse
Nasa to make announcement about nuclear power in spaceThe Independent
This is how NASA is going to get us to the moon and Mars for realSyfy Wire
Spaceflight News -Mandatory -The Debrief -Business Insider
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Cocoa Beach commissioners to vote on dog-friendly beach areas - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:03pm

News 13 Orlando

Cocoa Beach commissioners to vote on dog-friendly beach areas
WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Cocoa Beach city commissioners may vote on an ordinance Thursday evening to allow dogs on select beaches. The City Commission is expected vote after the first reading of the ordinance at a meeting Thursday night. City spokeswoman ...
Cocoa Beach considers dogs on beachFox 35 Orlando

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Earth's mammals have shrunk dramatically, and humans are to blame - Washington Post

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:04pm

Washington Post

Earth's mammals have shrunk dramatically, and humans are to blame
Washington Post
Life on Earth used to look a lot more impressive. Just a little more than 100,000 years ago, there were sloths as long as a giraffe is tall, monstrous bears whose shoulders were six feet off the ground, and Bunyanesque beavers that weighed as much as ...
Humans have killed off most of Earth's big mammals. In 200 years, cows could be biggest ones left.USA TODAY
Mammal Mass Shrank as Hungry Humans Learned to HuntSeeker
Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to ancient humansPhys.Org
Ars Technica -The Atlantic -Mashable -UNM Newsroom
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How to bend and stretch a diamond - EurekAlert (press release)

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:04pm

How to bend and stretch a diamond
EurekAlert (press release)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Diamond is well-known as the strongest of all natural materials, and with that strength comes another tightly linked property: brittleness. But now, an international team of researchers from MIT, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Korea has ...

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NASA lander to probe interior of Mars - Science Magazine

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:49pm

Science Magazine

NASA lander to probe interior of Mars
Science Magazine
NASA has sent orbiters to study the atmosphere of Mars and rovers to study its surface. Now, the agency plans to look inside the planet. The $814 million InSight lander, due to launch next month, carries three instruments designed to peer through Mars ...
NASA Will Soon Launch Two Tiny 'CubeSat' Satellites Into Deep SpaceOuter Places
NASA's Mars Cube One Spacecraft Headed to Red Planet Alongside InSightInverse
How NASA plans to look inside Mars with its next landerInternational Business Times, India Edition

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Hubble delivers dazzling Lagoon Nebula for 28th anniversary - CNET

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:31pm

CNET

Hubble delivers dazzling Lagoon Nebula for 28th anniversary
CNET
The Hubble Space Telescope knows how to celebrate its anniversary in style. Each year, the telescope team releases a new, mind-blowing image of something gorgeous. The Lagoon Nebula is the winner for 2018. NASA also released a fly-through video of the ...
Hubble serves up two views of Lagoon NebulaUPI.com
Image: Lagoon Nebula (visible-light view)Phys.Org
Hubble's 28 years marked by shot of wild stellar nurseryWashington Post
The Week Magazine -EurekAlert (press release) -Astronomy Now Online
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Large spleen helps explain deep-diving skills of Southeast Asian 'sea nomads' - Reuters

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:37pm

Large spleen helps explain deep-diving skills of Southeast Asian 'sea nomads'
Reuters
(Reuters Health) - An age-old nomadic community of Southeast Asian boat-dwellers who get their food from the sea appear to have evolved enlarged spleens that may help explain their extreme diving prowess, a new study suggests. The spleen stores oxygen ...

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Bodies Remodeled for a Life at Sea - New York Times

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:02pm

New York Times

Bodies Remodeled for a Life at Sea
New York Times
We are the products of evolution, and not just evolution that occurred billions of years ago. As scientists peer deeper into our genes, they are discovering instances of human evolution in just the past few thousand years. People in Tibet and Ethiopian ...
Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-divingBBC News
Diving deep on one breath could be in a 'sea nomad's' DNACNN
Rare Mutation Among Bajau People Lets Them Stay Underwater LongerGizmodo
Phys.Org -Science Magazine -Quartz -Reuters
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Why in the World Did Ancient Humans Perform Brain Surgery On This Cow? - Gizmodo

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:01am

Gizmodo

Why in the World Did Ancient Humans Perform Brain Surgery On This Cow?
Gizmodo
Humans have been drilling holes into each others' heads for thousands of years, and, surprisingly, we've actually been pretty good at it, even way back when. A re-analysis of a 5,000-year-old cow's skull suggests humans were performing cranial surgery ...
A 5400 year-old cow skull reveals the popularity of a bizarre ancient surgeryQuartz
Neolithic surgeons might have practiced their skull-drilling techniques on cowsPopular Science
Prehistoric humans may have practiced brain surgery on cowsScience Magazine
Science News -The Guardian -Daily Mail
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Nibiru to cause 'end of the world' on April 23 says conspiracy theorist David Meade in latest RAPTURE outburst - Mirror.co.uk

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 5:29am

Mirror.co.uk

Nibiru to cause 'end of the world' on April 23 says conspiracy theorist David Meade in latest RAPTURE outburst
Mirror.co.uk
Despite the lack of cataclysmic destruction in both 2017 and 2016 from the mysterious death planet known as "Nibiru", conspiracy theorists still think it's going to destroy us. Chief among the doomsayers is David Meade, a self-titled Christian ...
Get Ready For Jesus: The Rapture Is April 23Patheos (blog)
Time traveller WARNING: End of the world footage shows Earth drown in asteroid INFERNOExpress.co.uk
Despite what you heard, the world isn't ending next weekThe Weather Network
Daily Star -Metro -Science Examiner -Daily Enterpriser
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The Lyrid meteor shower is back. Here's how to see the shooting stars - NBCNews.com

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:31am

NBCNews.com

The Lyrid meteor shower is back. Here's how to see the shooting stars
NBCNews.com
If you like shooting stars, you're in luck. The annual Lyrid meteor shower got going this year on Monday, April 16 and is expected to peak in the early morning on Sunday, April 22. Your best bet for seeing the action will come after the moon sets at ...
Clear skies in time for the Lyrid Meteor Shower this weekendWHIO
Annual meteor shower to peak Sunday night into Monday morningOmaha World-Herald
Spectacular Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekendBusiness Standard
The South African -The Sun -UrduPoint News
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'Deep Italian cave provides clues to detecting life on Mars' - Business Standard

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:40am

Times of India

'Deep Italian cave provides clues to detecting life on Mars'
Business Standard
NASA's Kepler discovers nearly 100 new exoplanets Planets around other stars like peas in a pod: study Mysterious 'hot Jupiter' with unusual winds discovered NASA may soon identify 2,400 alien planets Stellar system with 3 super Earths discovered ...
'Underground alien cave' spotted on MarsYahoo7 Be

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