Scientists have been trying to learn more about how effective the vaccines and boosters are against the Omicron variant.
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Experts say Omicron is going to surge across the state next week.
China's recent lunar sample return mission made history by becoming the first to detect water on the Moon’s surface in real time. The Chang'E-5 probe, which landed on the Moon on Dec. 1, 2020, found water at its landing site in the Northern Oceanus Procellarum’s basin, according to recently published research in Science Advances. To detect water in real time, the lander used a lunar mineralogical spectrometer, an instrument that measures spectral reflectance in lunar regolith and rocks, reported Science Alert.
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Scientists are piecing together why some people lose their sense of smell after contracting Covid-19.
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As teenage pilot Zara Rutherford flew ever onward in a record-challenging global odyssey, she met little as strange or scary as when she tried to squeeze in between North Korean airspace and a massive cloud threatening to cut off passage for her ultralight plane. “Well, they test missiles once in a while without warning,” Rutherford said. “Straight away they said: ‘Whatever you do, do not go into North Korean airspace!’” Fortunately the clouds cooperated enough and she didn't have to continue the crash course in applied geopolitics.
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Here's what you need to know about today's SpaceX Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center.
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Although supernovas have been seen by humans before, they've been detected only after the explosion – until now.
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Psychedelic beer served at intimate dinner parties helped an ancient empire in the Andes rule for centuries, study finds
According to a new archaeological study, leaders of the Wari empire that ruled Peru added hallucinogenic seeds to beer to sustain political control.
Nasa fixes malfunctioning equipment on a new rocket designed to take astronauts to the Moon.
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Weather should be mostly favorable for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Monday, Space Force forecasters said.
When the huge eruption happened over the weekend, a fleet of spacecraft overhead gathered key data.
Scientists are piecing together why some people lose their sense of smell after contracting COVID-19.
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How does excess sugar affect the developing brain throughout childhood and adolescence? A neuroscientist who studies nutrition explains
A diet high in sugary foods can affect brain development in children. carlosgaw/iStock via Getty Images PlusParents often stress about their kids’ sugar intake, but it can be hard to know how much is too much – or what to do about it. Glucose – a simple sugar that forms the basis of most carbohydrate-rich food – is the primary source of energy for the brain. Healthy brains require a continuous source of energy and nutrients to fuel growth, learning and development. However, that doesn’t mean ext
Researchers are moving rapidly to understand what drove Saturday's huge eruption near Tonga.
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In a few years, 65,000 satellites will be disrupting the darkness in space. Satellite operators must make them less visible or launch fewer of them.
In a world that can often feel off the rails, there’s reassurance in a pattern. Human behavior may alter the course of human history, but the course of the stars, the planets, the moon, and the Sun remains. Reassurance, of course, is not the same thing as relief — unless what we mean by relief is surrender. You can rest assured that a moon will cycle. You can look up at the darkening January sky expectantly, waiting for the Cancer full moon to cast herself against it. But whether what fills her
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At an estimated 3,600 feet wide, asteroid 1994 PC1 will pass by Earth on Jan. 18 at 4:51 p.m. ET. Don't worry, it's not going to hit us.
Fossil fuel emissions aren’t just driving climate change and worsening air quality, they’re also hurting crop yields enough to cause some $63 billion in annual losses in East Asia, scientists say. With high levels of ozone pollution, China, South Korea and Japan are seeing diminished yields in wheat, rice, and maize, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Food. China alone is losing a third of its potential wheat production and nearly a quarter of rice yields as ozone disrupts plant growth.
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Teaching critical thinking is difficult, writes a Statesman religion columnist and retiring educator at Boise State University.
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The world is full of “huge, gnarly problems,” as ORNL research scientist and musician Melissa Allen-Dumas puts it.
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321 Launch: Space news you may have missed over the past week