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  • Coral Bleaching Is Spreading on the Great Barrier ReefCoral Bleaching Is Spreading on the Great Barrier Reef
    The Great Barrier Reef has been at risk for a year now following a 2016 coral bleaching event, but new findings show that after yet another bleaching event, two thirds of the reef have been severely
  • NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for ‘Grand Finale’ at SaturnNASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for ‘Grand Finale’ at Saturn
    NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story. On Wednesday, April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series
  • Dinosaurs Likely Originated in United KingdomDinosaurs Likely Originated in United Kingdom
    {By Pallab Ghosh, BBC News} This is one of the conclusions of the first detailed re-evaluation of the relationships between dinosaurs for 130 years. It shows that the current theory of how dinosaurs
  • Trump’s NASA Bill Aims to Put People on MarsTrump’s NASA Bill Aims to Put People on Mars
    {By Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post} President Trump just signed a bill authorizing $19.5 billion in funding for NASA — the first such authorization bill for the space agency in seven years. The
  • Designer Yeast Genome Key to Creating Complex Synthetic LifeDesigner Yeast Genome Key to Creating Complex Synthetic Life
    RepublishReprint LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists have taken a big step toward designing complex forms of life from scratch by constructing five new artificial chromosomes of baker’s yeast,
  • World’s Only Metallic Hydrogen Sample Has DisappearedWorld’s Only Metallic Hydrogen Sample Has Disappeared
    RepublishReprint Scientists achieved the “holy grail of high-pressure physics” last month, when physicists from Harvard University claimed they’d successfully turned hydrogen into a
  • Dawn Discovers Evidence for Organic Material on CeresDawn Discovers Evidence for Organic Material on Ceres
    NASA’s Dawn mission has found evidence for organic material on Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Scientists using the
  • ‘Extraordinary’ Pollution Found in Deep Mariana Trench‘Extraordinary’ Pollution Found in Deep Mariana Trench
    Highly toxic pollutants have been found in the world’s deepest sea trenches, a sign of the environmental damage wreaked by human activity on even the planet’s most remote habitats, according to
  • Martian Volcano Erupted for Two Billion Straight YearsMartian Volcano Erupted for Two Billion Straight Years
    Talk about hot stuff: A massive volcano on Mars erupted continuously for 2 billion years, a new scientific study reports. “For 2 billion years, there’s been sort of a steady plume of
  • Earth and Moon on Long-Term Collision CourseEarth and Moon on Long-Term Collision Course
    For now, our anomalously large Moon is spinning away from us at a variable rate of 3.8 centimeters per year. But, in fact, the Earth and Moon may be on a very long-term collision course — one
  • Year 2016 Warmest on RecordYear 2016 Warmest on Record
    After 12 months of heat waves, wildfires, and severe storms around the world, it’s official: 2016 was the warmest year on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Astronaut Gene Cernan Dies at 82Astronaut Gene Cernan Dies at 82
    Astronaut Eugene “Gene” Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17 and the most recent person to stand on the surface of the moon, has died at age 82, as reported by Astronomy magazine. The cause of
  • NASA to Explore Mysterious Space RocksNASA to Explore Mysterious Space Rocks
    From the project that brought you Mars Pathfinder, MESSENGER, Dawn, Kepler, and GRAIL, come Lucy and Psyche. NASA announced Wednesday that the next two missions of the agency’s Discovery
  • SpaceX Sets January 8 Launch DateSpaceX Sets January 8 Launch Date
    SpaceX plans to resume Falcon 9 launches on Jan. 8 after completing the investigation into the pad explosion that destroyed another Falcon 9 four months ago. In a statement posted on the SpaceX
  • Cheetah Facing Extinction As Population DropsCheetah Facing Extinction As Population Drops
    It may be the fastest land mammal but that doesn’t mean the cheetah can outrun extinction, which has become a pressing concern for the iconic species. Only about 7,100 individuals remain in the

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