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Two suns? No, it's a supernova drawn 6000 years ago, say scientists - The Guardian

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:53am

The Guardian

Two suns? No, it's a supernova drawn 6000 years ago, say scientists
The Guardian
For decades, the stone carving from Kashmir's Burzahama site were thought to depict a hunting scene. Photograph: Vahia/Tata Reseach Institute. India. Two suns? No, it's a supernova drawn 6,000 years ago, say scientists. Indian researchers say carvings ...
Ancient Rock Art Found in India May Be Oldest Known Depiction of a Supernova, Scientists SayThe Weather Channel
Scientists find 5000-year-old rock art in India that could be the oldest depiction of a supernovaScroll.in
Oldest Human Record of Supernova Discovered in IndiaPrensa Latina
Brinkwire (press release)
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Solar Systems Are Like Peas in a Pod—But Ours Is Wildly Disordered - Newsweek

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:48am

Newsweek

Solar Systems Are Like Peas in a Pod—But Ours Is Wildly Disordered
Newsweek
Scientists combing the skies have found that our solar system is a strange and unusual beast. While other systems are orderly and neat, Jupiter and Saturn might have knocked our planets off-kilter. The team of researchers used the W M Keck Observatory ...
Study: Planets within Single Multi-Planet System are Similar in Size and Regularly SpacedSci-News.com
Astroboffins say our Solar System is a dark, violent, cosmic weirdoThe Register
Of all the planetary systems in the Milky Way galaxy, our Solar system is quite unusualInternational Business Times UK
Hawaii Tribune Herald -India Today -The TeCake
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Oil and gas noise pollution hinders bird reproduction - ZME Science

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:47am

ZME Science

Oil and gas noise pollution hinders bird reproduction
ZME Science
Biologists found that birds which are constantly exposed to noise pollution from oil and gas operations may become chronically stressed, with grave consequences to their reproductive health. In some cases, the growth of their offspring is stunted ...

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Commercial Crew Test Launches by SpaceX, Boeing Will Begin This Year - Space.com

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 7:36am

Space.com

Commercial Crew Test Launches by SpaceX, Boeing Will Begin This Year
Space.com
NASA's Commercial Crew Program will likely start test flights this year, six and a half years after STS-135, the last human spaceflight mission to lift off from American soil. A NASA update, released Jan. 4, outlines what the two participating ...
SpaceX Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Set for Departure from International Space Station Jan. 13SpaceCoastDaily.com
Rocket launch photographer covering SpaceX: “I have the coolest job in the world”Teslarati
SpaceX Ship Brings First 3-D Printer To International Space StationTPM
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Evolved illusion—blackest black gives bird of paradise an edge - Phys.Org

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:43am

Phys.Org

Evolved illusion—blackest black gives bird of paradise an edge
Phys.Org
The mating display of the male bird of paradise owes its optical extravagance to a background so black it is the envy of telescope and solar panel engineers, according to a new study published Jan. 9 in the journal Nature Communications. Their velvety ...
The black feathers of the promiscuous bird-of-paradise offers scientific proof why black is the sexiest colorQuartz
Ultra-Black Feathers On Birds Of Paradise Caused By How They Scatter LightInternational Business Times
The super-black feathers birds-of-paradise absorb all the light that falls on itThe TeCake
International Business Times, Singapore Edition
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New American Girl doll is an aspiring Martian astronaut - CNN

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 5:29am

CNN

New American Girl doll is an aspiring Martian astronaut
CNN
(CNN) There's a new role model encouraging girls to reach for the stars. Luciana Vega is an 11-year-old Chilean-American girl who dreams of being the first person to walk on Mars. And she's American Girl's 2018 Girl of the Year. Though American Girl is ...

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Using Just 6 Words, Elon Musk Explains Why People Are Afraid To Take Risks And Achieve Greatness - MensXP.com

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:36am

MensXP.com

Using Just 6 Words, Elon Musk Explains Why People Are Afraid To Take Risks And Achieve Greatness
MensXP.com
Do you know how SpaceX came into existence? Right from his childhood, through books and comics, Elon was fascinated by the idea of sending people on other planets, making humanity a multi-planetary species. At first, he thought of buying a rocket to ...

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Extraterrestrial Hypatia stone rattles solar system status quo - Space Daily

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:08am

ScienceAlert

Extraterrestrial Hypatia stone rattles solar system status quo
Space Daily
In 2013, researchers announced that a pebble found in south-west Egypt, was definitely not from Earth. By 2015, other research teams had announced that the 'Hypatia' stone was not part of any known types of meteorite or comet, based on noble gas and ...
The interstellar story of the strangest stone ever foundNew Atlas
This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar SystemScienceAlert

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Strong El Nino events trigger significant changes in Antarctic ice shelves: study - ecns

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:33pm

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Strong El Nino events trigger significant changes in Antarctic ice shelves: study
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U.S. scientists have found that strong El Nino events can cause remarkable ice loss in some Antarctic ice shelves while the opposite may occur during strong La Nina events, a new study revealed Monday. The study, published in the journal Nature ...
Study Shows Impact of El Niño Events on Antarctic Ice ShelvesBrinkwire (press release)
El Nino causes ice shelves to melt and shrink in sizeLuxora Leader
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Regular Ibuprofen Use May Contribute to Male Infertility, Study Says - Yahoo News

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 7:46pm

Yahoo News

Regular Ibuprofen Use May Contribute to Male Infertility, Study Says
Yahoo News
A study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that regular ibuprofen use may lead to compensated hypogonadism, a condition that can lead to infertility, erectile dysfunction, depression and loss of bone and muscle ...
Study: Ibuprofen may lead to male infertilityFirst Coast News
Taking too much ibuprofen may affect male fertilityQuartz
Ibuprofen linked to male infertility, study saysWLS-TV
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Strange Sky Spiral May Come from Secretive SpaceX Zuma Launch - Space.com

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:43pm

Space.com

Strange Sky Spiral May Come from Secretive SpaceX Zuma Launch
Space.com
This is the image taken by Dutch pilot Peter Horstink, from his aircraft over Khartoum near 3:15 UT, 2h 15m after launch. This is probably the Falcon 9 venting fuel.#Zuma pic.twitter.com/EEsl7e1sQP. — Dr Marco Langbroek (@Marco_Langbroek) January 8 ...
A Highly Classified Spy Satellite Has Been Destroyed. Probably.HuffPost
Classified satellite fell into ocean after SpaceX launch, official confirmsABC News
SpaceX says rocket performance OK in secret satellite launchNewser
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Back to Black: How Birds-of-Paradise Get Their Midnight Feathers - Scientific American

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:20pm

Scientific American

Back to Black: How Birds-of-Paradise Get Their Midnight Feathers
Scientific American
Birds-of-paradise, such as the male superb bird-of-paradise shown here, have extremely black feathers that help them attract females. Credit: Ed Scholes. Advertisement. Many male birds-of-paradise are noted for their bright colors and iridescent ...
The World's Most Metal Bird Makes Darkness Out of ChaosWIRED
These Birds Evolved Feathers So Dark, They're Like A 'Black Hole'Gizmodo
Super-black feathers can absorb virtually every photon of light that hits themWTOP
Discover Magazine (blog) -Science News -Popular Mechanics -Yale News
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Noise pollution causes chronic stress in birds, hindering reproduction - CU Boulder Today

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:06pm

CU Boulder Today

Noise pollution causes chronic stress in birds, hindering reproduction
CU Boulder Today
Western bluebirds nesting near noisy oil and gas operations have smaller chicks and lay fewer eggs that hatch. Credit: Dave Keeling. Birds exposed to constant noise from oil and gas operations show physiological signs of chronic stress and—in some ...
Oil And Gas Drilling Is Causing Birds To Have Fewer ChicksNational Geographic Australia
Shocking! Look at what noise pollution is doing to the bird populationTimes Now
Study: Noise pollution causes birds to have symptoms similar to PTSD9NEWS.com
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Climate change drives collapse in marine food webs - Phys.Org

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:00pm

Phys.Org

Climate change drives collapse in marine food webs
Phys.Org
Reduced energy flow means that the amount of food available for predators -- such as fishes -- at the top of food webs is reduced, with potential consequences for fisheries species. Credit: Lance Anderson, Unsplash. A new study has found that levels of ...
Marine “Mesocosm” Monitoring: Examining food webs and future warming effectsPLOS Research News
Warmer waters dumb down food websCosmos
Warming oceans could scupper marine food system - scientistsReuters Africa

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Today's Google Doodle honors a Nobel Prize-winning DNA researcher - The Verge

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:34am

The Verge

Today's Google Doodle honors a Nobel Prize-winning DNA researcher
The Verge
Google's logo today is a tribute to an Indian-American biochemist who played an important part in figuring out how DNA works. The Google Doodle honors Har Gobind Khorana, who won a Nobel Prize in 1968 for his work on genes and nucleotides, which are ...
Who Is Har Gobind Khorana? Why Google Is Celebrating the Nobel Prize-WinnerTIME
Google Doodle honors DNA researcher Har Gobind KhoranaUSA TODAY
Who Is Har Gobind Khorana? Google Doodle Honors Indian-American BiochemistNewsweek
International Business Times -Search Engine Roundtable -Inverse -India Today
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Japanese astronaut grows in space and now worries he won't be able to get back - The Independent

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:44am

The Independent

Japanese astronaut grows in space and now worries he won't be able to get back
The Independent
An astronaut on the International Space Station has grown so much he's worried he won't get back down. Lieutenant Norishige Kanai said that he has stretched out during his time on the International Space Station. The extra 9cm he has gained since he ...
ISS: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai worried by growth spurtBBC News
Japanese astronaut tweets his concern after growing 9cm in spaceTelegraph.co.uk
Japanese astronaut worried after growth spurt in spaceRTE.ie
euronews -Sky News -Yahoo News UK -Daily Sabah
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Strong El Nino Could Affect Ice Shelves On Antarctic - ValueWalk

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:24am

ValueWalk

Strong El Nino Could Affect Ice Shelves On Antarctic
ValueWalk
It's no secret that the ice from the glaciers on Antarctica are melting due to the increased climate changes around the world. However, a study suggests that the warmer waters in Antarctica coming from the Pacific Ocean are due to the presence of a ...
Antarctic Ice Shelves Affected Greatly By Strong El Niño, Study FindsInternational Business Times
New study reveals strong El Niño events cause large changes in Antarctic ice shelvesdomain-B
Antarctica Is Melting From Below—And It's Getting WorseInfosurhoy
Xinhua
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NASA is going back to the moon — if it can figure out how to get there - Washington Post

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:08am

Washington Post

NASA is going back to the moon — if it can figure out how to get there
Washington Post
NASA is going back to the moon — somehow, someway. The White House has ordered the agency to put American boots back on the lunar surface. The major unknowns at this point include the when, how, scale of the operation and cost. Also unclear is what ...
NASA: Legendary Astronaut John Young Has DiedSci-Tech Today
John Young: Who Was Legendary Moon-Walking NASA Astronaut?Yahoo News UK
NASA: Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has diedCT Post
ClickLancashire -Luxora Leader -Theafricom -El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (blog)
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Chemists discover plausible recipe for early life on Earth - Space Daily

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:41am

Technology Networks

Chemists discover plausible recipe for early life on Earth
Space Daily
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a fascinating new theory for how life on Earth may have begun. Their experiments, described in the journal Nature Communications, demonstrate that key chemical reactions that support life ...
Non-biological elements responsible for formation of life on EarthThe TeCake
Life formation owes origin to non-biological elements: ScientistsInternational Business Times, Singapore Edition

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