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Sperm stored in space makes healthy baby mice on Earth

The Verge - ‎17 hours ago‎
Lengthy stays on board the International Space Station don't seem to hurt sperm fertility. In a new study, mice on Earth successfully gave birth to litters of pups after being fertilized with sperm that had been freeze-dried for nearly a year on the ISS.
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Star that spurred alien megastructure theories dims again

Science Magazine - ‎14 hours ago‎
Astronomers and alien life enthusiasts alike are buzzing over the sudden dimming of an otherwise unremarkable star 1300 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus.
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Fast Radio Bursts: How close are we to decoding these strange space signals?

New Atlas - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mysterious radio signals from space have been coming in from all directions, and their source is still unknown. Extremely bright and short-lived, these fast radio bursts (FRB) have scientists puzzled, but the Australian Square Kilometer Array ...
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US astronauts on 'critical' spacewalk to replace power box

Phys.Org - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Two US astronauts embarked Tuesday on what NASA described as a "critical" spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station.
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After high-stakes court battle, Neil Armstrong's storied lunar bag could fetch $4 million at auction

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Neil Armstrong's lunar sample bag has had a long and complicated journey over the past half-century. It started in 1969, when the off-white, purse-sized pouch flew to the moon and back with the legendary astronaut, who used it to collect the first ...
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Hottest lavas errupted 2.5 billion years ago, study finds

Daily Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
Researchers have discovered that deep portions of Earth's mantle might be as hot as they were more than 2.5 billion years ago.
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'Winged' snake species from 5 million years ago discovered

Washington Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
GRAY, Tenn. - A new species of snake that lived roughly 5 million years ago has been discovered at a fossil site in Tennessee. A study published in the Journal of Herpetology says the snake has been named Zilantophis schuberti, which roughly ...

Young couple launch Bantham Bees community project to support local biodiversity

Dartmouth-Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
As a young family, starting a business was never going to be easy or cheap but with the support of a strong local community we can all benefit from this great project!

Algae can do pretty much anything

Innovators Magazine - ‎2 hours ago‎
It would certainly be quicker to list what algae can't do than what it can. The latest breakthrough by three American universities - in sequencing the genome of a type of alga - will support the development of advanced biofuels and new medicines.
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn

Washington Post - ‎17 hours ago‎
Scientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we're going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land-use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed but often relied upon in ...