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SpeceX's Falcon 9 vs. Falcon Heavy

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Paul Feist. One of the main technical challenges of the Falcon Heavy vs the Falcon 9 is a feature that has been “back burnered” and will not fly on the first iteration … Continue reading

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Scientist says the sun is sneezing on Earth

The sun at the center of our Solar System is one of the big reasons why we’re here today, but it can also be a bit of a nuisance from time to time. Coronal mass ejections — when the sun … Continue reading

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US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, marking the latest safety lapse for … Continue reading

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Pets Help in Hospitals, But Safety May Be Lacking

dog-therapy-170621 More A visit from a golden retriever can brighten a person’s day when in the hospital or in a senior-care facility. But the policies for pet therapy programs in health care facilities may fall short in protecting the people … Continue reading

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop under fire after sharing phony information

Source: Body Vibes. Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand website, Goop, removed a claim that Body Vibes’ products used material originally made for NASA after it was debunked. More Goop, actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website, removed a claim about a brand it … Continue reading

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Beware the Hype of Artificial Intelligence

Beware the Hype of Artificial Intelligence More Artificial intelligence has made great strides in the past few years, but it’s also generated much hype over its current capabilities. That’s one takeaway from a Friday panel in San Francisco involving leading … Continue reading

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'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume

A New York project aims to record the full panoply of noises in the city of 8.5 million residents and use artificial intelligence so that machines can recognize sounds automatically, ultimately giving authorities a way to mitigate noise levels. More … Continue reading

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Evolutionary biologists have been misinterpreting a key point in Darwin’s theory for years

Richard Prum, Coe Professor at Yale University and author of “The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex,” reveals details of Darwin’s theory on gender. This particular hypothesis was not well accepted, even years after Darwin’s first publication. Today, … Continue reading

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Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Just before sunrise, there’s typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon’s second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light. But on Aug. 21, local officials expect … Continue reading

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Watch: SpaceX is launching a reused rocket, hoping to prove spaceflight can get cheaper

One of the biggest problems with space travel is that it’s freaking expensive. In the past, it has cost around $10,000 to send a single pound of material into space. If humans are ever going to become a spacefaring species, … Continue reading

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