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NASA’s latest image of the James Webb Space Telescope is beautiful

NASA/Desiree Stover Now that spring has arrived, NASA has released a new image of the largest and most expensive space telescope in history — and, in our eyes, it’s the most glorious yet. After two decades of construction, the agency announced … Continue reading

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Scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature babies

By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) – Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival. In pre-clinical studies with … Continue reading

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Arrow didn't kill Otzi the Iceman – instead he froze to death

Ötzi the Iceman didn’t die after being shot with an arrow – it’s more likely that he froze to death, scientists have now said. Ötzi, also known as the Tyrolean Iceman, is one of the most famous mummies in the … Continue reading

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Mystery of the universe's Cold Spot deepens – it's not a supervoid

A huge cold region of the universe spanning billions of light years is not a blank patch mostly empty of galaxies, astrophysicists have discovered. The Cold Spot is an area where cosmic microwave background radiation – leftover radiation from the … Continue reading

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Google Doodle pays tribute to the Cassini spacecraft in final Saturn mission before destruction

The latest Google Doodle features the Cassini spacecraft in marking the start of a series of swoops the vessel will make between the planet Saturn and its rings prior to its destruction. The spacecraft will be making these cosmic acrobatics … Continue reading

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Court removes obstacle to releasing wolves in New Mexico

DENVER (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday removed an obstacle to the U.S. government’s plan to release more endangered wolves in New Mexico over the state’s objections, but it was not clear whether additional animals would be reintroduced under … Continue reading

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has one final mission, which ends with destruction

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been delivering fantastic views of Saturn and its moons for many years now, and this year it will meet its ultimate fate: incineration in Saturn’s atmosphere. The satellite just completed its final flyby of the moon … Continue reading

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With Secret Airship, Sergey Brin Also Wants to Fly

Larry Page has his flying cars. Sergey Brin shall have an airship. Brin, the Google co-founder, has secretly been building a massive airship inside of Hangar 2 at the NASA Ames Research Center, according to four people with knowledge of … Continue reading

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US should stay in Paris climate accord: energy secretary

Washington (AFP) – The United States should stay in the Paris climate accord but renegotiate it, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday, alleging that some European countries were not doing enough to curb emissions. A decision is expected by President … Continue reading

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What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic

Global warming has pushed the Arctic into a new state unprecedented in human history, with thinning and retreating sea ice, skyrocketing air and sea temperatures, melting permafrost, and glaciers that are shedding ice at increasing rates.  All of these impacts … Continue reading

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