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In grade school and beyond, we learn about Christopher Columbus and his pioneering voyage of 1492. Merely two decades after it, however, European explorers stumbled on the Pacific, an ocean roughly twice as large as the Atlantic and far more difficult to navigate. Polynesian navigators were the first to cross the Pacific from west to east by island-hopping from the coast of China to the Americas.
A team of paleontologists has described a new species of ancient sea scorpion from China that was the size of a dog even in its juvenile form. The post Giant Scorpions Used to Roam the Deadly Seas appeared first on Nerdist.
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An amateur diver uncovered the four-foot long sword, which likely once belonged to a Crusader knight almost a millennium ago.
The Orion spacecraft is ready to be placed on top of a rocket that will send it towards the Moon.
Japanese scientists have developed a vaccine that successfully stopped five different types of coronaviruses, including COVID-19. Stopping the source: The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, looked at ways to halt future pandemics by vaccinating against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-related) coronaviruses, a species of viruses consisting of many known strains. Health officials have raised concerns about how viruses that emerge in animals have become more common to jump to humans, such as in the cases of bird flu, swine flu, Ebola, and MERS.
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Something may be up with a solar array meant to power the Colorado-built Lucy space probe on its 12-year, asteroid-chasing journey.
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A scientist from Guangdong, China plans to appeal to the Tibetan government to conserve recently discovered fossils of handprints and footprints on a rock on the world’s highest plateau—because they may be the oldest prehistoric art ever recorded
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Eyes to the sky Wednesday night. The first Full Moon of Fall 2021 coincides with the peak of the Orionid meteor shower.
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A meteor that incinerated the residents of an ancient city inspired the biblical story of Sodom, research suggests
Millennia ago, a meteor half the size of the Statue of Liberty struck an Middle Eastern city. The event may have inspired the biblical story of Sodom.
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Elisabeth Bik calls out bad science for a living. A feud with one of the world’s loudest hydroxychloroquine crusaders shows that it can carry a high price.View Entire Post ›
Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas says some of his clients think SpaceX could eventually be worth more than Tesla, and will make the Tesla CEO a trillionaire.
Scientists are venturing inside otherworldly ice caves growing beneath Austria's doomed glaciers to study why they are melting even faster than expected, and understand the fate that will befall glaciers elsewhere if climate change is not halted. It is already too late to save the glaciers of the eastern Alps, which scientists now say are past the point of no return and will be gone completely in the next few decades.
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NASA and Boeing confirm Starliner won’t fly until first half of 2022 as valve investigation continues
NASA and Boeing provided an update on the beleaguered Starliner capsule Tuesday, confirming that the earliest the spacecraft will fly will be sometime during the first half of next year. Starliner was grounded in August, after an issue with the oxidizer valves was discovered roughly four and a half hours before launch. The launch was part of an uncrewed test flight, dubbed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), the second for Starliner.
Japanese scientists have successfully recreated Wagyu beef — complete with its distinctive fat marbling — in a laboratory using 3D printer technology. Quest for cheaper Wagyu: Osaka University researchers used 3-D bioprinters to reproduce Japan’s famous steak, paving the way for a much more affordable variety of the expensive steak, reported Reuters. The research team, led by Michiya Matsusaki, conducted experiments using bovine stem cells to reproduce the marbling in a solid steak-like piece.
The Human Landing System saga is far from over. Senators on Monday released a draft version of the appropriation bill that governs NASA’s budget for fiscal year 2022, directing the agency to select two teams for the Human Landing System (HLS) program -- but only giving the agency an additional $100 million to do so. The total funding for the program would stand at $1.295 billion, with NASA receiving an overall budget of $24.83 billion for the next fiscal year.
"The feeling of viewing our Earth with its complete and absolute beauty and peace is difficult to put into words," Hayley Arceneaux writes in her final astronaut diary for PEOPLE
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Boeing was supposed to start flying astronauts for NASA 2 years ago. Now its glitching spaceship may not do so until 2023.
Boeing's Starliner spaceship has failed to reach the International Space Station twice. Now it likely has to wait at least a year to fly astronauts.
Yusaku Maezawa to become third billionaire to enter space, first Japanese space tourist to visit the ISS
Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is set to become the first Japanese space tourist to visit the International Space Station (ISS) this December. Getting ready: The Japanese fashion magnate will take to the skies on Dec. 8 aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Maezawa has been training for months in order to prepare for the 12-day trip at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia, reported Reuters.