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Soldier Survives 70-Foot Plunge into Hawaiian Volcano

May 16, 2019

A U.S. Army soldier survived a 70-foot drop into Kilauea at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, according to Hawaii News Now. After crossing a safety rail to get a better look at the volcano rim, the ground gave way under him and he fell to a ledge below. Hawaii’s volcanic features range from awe-inspiring to deadly. […]

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Physicists Hunt for Uranium Cubes from Nazi Germany

May 9, 2019

Scientists are searching for 664 cubes of uranium developed by Nazis during World War II, the popular physics site Phys.org reported recently. The cubes are the result of unsuccessful efforts by German scientists to build a nuclear reactor. How far on the nuclear fuel cycle did they get? […]

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NASA Prepares Scenarios for Hypothetical Asteroid Defense

May 8, 2019

NASA and other scientists have begun training simulations to plan for asteroids colliding with Earth, according to Space.com. Scenarios have been developed that would grant us eight years’ warning to avert a disaster. As we look at the asteroid belt, it holds many mysteries, threats, and fascinating facets. […]

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New Neural Imaging Tech Translates Thoughts into Speech

April 30, 2019

New scientific tool decodes brain signals intended for body’s speech-related movements and turns them into computerized speech, as reported by Axios. While the device has limitations, it’s a step forward in helping those who have lost the ability to speak. However, neural imaging is often misunderstood. […]

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Patrick Stewart Returns to “Star Trek” Role as New Series Begins Filming

April 28, 2019

Sir Patrick Stewart has returned to his most iconic role as a new “Star Trek” TV series began filming last week, ScreenRant reported. The iconic science fiction franchise has spawned over a dozen feature films and several television series since its inception in the 1960s by creator Gene Roddenberry. One of “Star Trek’s” best-known subjects is that of parallel universes. […]

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Earliest Molecule after Big Bang Detected in Space

April 24, 2019

The helium hydride ion (HeH+), possibly the first molecule in existence, has been discovered in space, according to an article by CNN. Believed to be formed by the first chemical reaction of the big bang, helium hydride has long been hypothesized but only recently located in outer space. How are molecules made? […]

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Melting Glaciers Are Significant Cause of Rising Sea Levels

April 20, 2019

Melting glaciers have caused an estimated 25 to 30 percent of rising sea levels, environmental news site EcoWatch reported. The news comes from a study of 19,000 glaciers that also showed they’re melting more rapidly than previously thought. Rising sea levels could have surprising business development advantages while also having devastating consequences for populated lands. […]

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NASA Pays $19K to Study Participant to Stay in Bed for Two Months

April 13, 2019

NASA and other space agencies are conducting studies offering $19,000 to each participant who stays in bed for 60 days, “Smithsonian Magazine” reports. Scientists hope to study the effects that zero-gravity environments have on bone and muscle mass, among other effects. What do we already know about the effects of space flight upon the human body? […]

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Scientists Release First Picture of Black Hole Ever Recorded

April 11, 2019

For the first time in human history, astronomers have photographed a black hole, as reported by BBC News. An array of eight telescopes spread across five continents spent 10 days taking the picture. The physics affiliated with black holes is as incredible as are the pictures. […]

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New Information Emerges about Catching Up on Lost Sleep

April 6, 2019

Sleep deprivation research is revealing new side effects associated with a lack of sleep, NPR reported recently. Getting a good night’s rest refuels and resets the brain for the long day to follow. Catch up on why we catch up on Z’s. […]

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