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Retired Astronauts Discuss the Future of Spaceflight Ahead 2020-05-29 17:30:00Two NASA veterans Nicole Stott and Cady Coleman — ponder humanity’s future in space, as well as the role women will play in it.

Want to Start a Vegetable Garden? Here’s How, 2020-05-29 17:30:00You don’t need a proven green thumb to give it a shot. Expert horticulturalists share their top tips for planting sprouts at home.

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Are Ultraviolet Sanitizing Lights Safe for Humans? 2020-05-29 12:32:00Called "far-UVC," this light is supposed to thwart pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 without harming humans — but some researchers would like to see m

How the Next Generation of Quantum Hacks Will 2020-05-29 12:00:00The quantum internet promises entirely secure communication. But cybersecurity experts say quantum mechanics opens up entirely new ways to attack it.

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The Time of Trials: Waiting for a Coronavirus 2020-05-27 09:00:00An infected and impatient world needs protection from Covid-19, but rushing it won't be easy. How can we speed up a complicated process?

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Dinosaur-Killing Chicxulub Asteroid Hit Earth at Angle of 2020-05-27 13:14:10A 10-km asteroid crashed into Earth near the site of the small town of Chicxulub in Mexico at the end of the Cretaceous period, about 66 million years

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Researchers Create Map of Electric Currents in Magnetosphere 2020-05-27 10:33:55Using five years of magnetic field data obtained by NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) spacecraft, a team of scientists has c

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Collision between Milky Way and Its Satellite May 2020-05-26 14:58:49Repeated collisions with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy may have triggered major star formation episodes in our Milky Way Galaxy, one of which roughly c

New Sex Hormone Discovered: Secretoneurin 2020-05-26 13:16:33A large protein called secretogranin-2 is important for the normal functioning of brain cells and other cells that secrete hormones to control body fu

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European Cave Bears Had Pure Herbivorous Diet 2020-05-26 10:48:37An isotopic analysis of fossil collagen from the bones collected in three Romanian caves indicates that the cave bear (Ursus spelaeus), an extinct spe

Researchers Sequence Genome of Jojoba Plant 2020-05-26 07:57:40An international team of scientists has for the first time mapped the entire genome of the jojoba plant (Simmondsia chinensis). Jojoba is a dioecious

Astronomers Directly Image Giant Planet-Like Object around Sun-Like 2020-05-25 14:19:14Using three instruments on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), an international team of astronomers has discovered and imaged a giant sub-stellar

Study: Regular Handwashing Reduces Personal Risk of Acquiring 2020-05-25 13:20:31In a new study looking at 1,633 participants of the England-wide Flu Watch project, a team of researchers found that moderate-frequency handwashing (6

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Live World Updates 2020-05-29 10:21:01After weeks of scrutiny over a coronavirus death toll so low that Russian officials labeled it a “miracle,” Moscow health authorities now

No Touch, No Hands-On Learning, for Now, as 2020-05-29 09:25:25Science and children’s museums are studying how to rethink their many tactile exhibits to keep people safe.

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Coronavirus Spread Speeds Up, Even as Nations Reopen 2020-05-29 00:06:21In just the last week, even as some countries move to reopen, 700,000 new infections have been reported as the virus takes firmer hold in Latin Americ

Pandemic Swells in South America, as the U.S. 2020-05-28 20:29:12Gaza reports its first coronavirus death. New York is allowing gatherings of up to 10.

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Limits on evolution revealed by statistical physics 2020-05-29 00:00:00What is and is not possible for natural evolution may be explained using models and calculations from theoretical physics, say researchers in Japan. T

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Towards a climate neutral Europe: The land sector 2020-05-29 00:00:00Land use choices can have a significant impact on climate change mitigation and help meet the increased ambition foreseen by the 'European Green Deal

A roadmap for effective treatment of COVID-19 2020-05-29 00:00:00Researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration have reviewed the available scientific literature on COVID-19 and systematically outlined key imm

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