SpaceX on Saturday launched a pair of Intelsat communications satellites. The Galaxy 31 and Galaxy 32 satellites will provide Intelsat customers in North America with high-performance television distribution service. (Nov. 12)
- Miami Herald
Researchers say the first of its kind find could be key to more discoveries.
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"Dec. 7 brings one of those magical moments when the sky changes dramatically before your very eyes," NASA said.
- USA TODAY
Experts say that the Chicago Skyline is easily visible from the location where the photo was taken.
SpaceX's launch services have already become an invaluable resource for the U.S. government, but the company is now jumping into the deep end of the pool it had heretofore only splashed around in. Starshield, a new vertical within SpaceX, will provide "government entities" (think three-letter agencies) with secure communications and bespoke satellite designs. The new brand (possibly a subsidiary) appeared as a new top-line category on SpaceX's website, alongside Dragon, Starlink and Starship, but beyond that has not received any visible promotion or discussion in the company's media channels.
Elon Musk’s Neuralink staff claim his demands to rush brain implant trials led to the needless deaths of 1,500 animals
The company is being probed for potential violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
- The Telegraph
Short man syndrome is a real thing and the hot tempers of small men may actually be evolutionarily hard-wired into them to make up for their lack of inches, scientists believe.
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The university students made a first-of-its-kind discovery, experts said.
Experts uncover a "once-in-a-lifetime" discovery near Northampton of international significance.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyWhen Alex Fitzpatrick decided to pursue a career in archaeology, her friends from school asked her, not entirely jokingly, “Oh, like the Ancient Aliens people?” referring to the popular A&E Networks show based on the pseudoscientific premise that extraterrestrials visited Earth thousands of years ago.“No, I’m going to be a real archaeologist,” she recalled responding. Now a researcher and science communicator with a doctorate in archaeolo
British company OneWeb and its largest internet satellite competitor SpaceX have gone from enemies to friends. Well, sort of. OneWeb, in the wake of a canceled deal with Russia, was forced to source new launch providers—leading them to SpaceX and a rather unlikely agreement.
SpaceX is waiting a little longer for a launch from Florida’s Space Coast.
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Scientists discovered the oldest known DNA and used it to reveal what life was like 2 million years ago in the northern tip of Greenland. “The study opens the door into a past that has basically been lost,” said lead author Kurt Kjær, a geologist and glacier expert at the University of Copenhagen. This is the genetic material that organisms shed into their surroundings — for example, through hair, waste, spit or decomposing carcasses.
Orion just made its final pass around the moon on its way to Earth, and NASA has just released some of the best photos it's snapped so far.
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Farms are shrinking in California amid a dangerous drought. Economists and farmers are warning the economic and environmental consequences could be severe.
Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a medical device company, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and sources familiar with the investigation and company operations. Neuralink Corp is developing a brain implant it hopes will help paralyzed people walk again and cure other neurological ailments. The investigation has come at a time of growing employee dissent about Neuralink’s animal testing, including complaints that pressure from CEO Musk to accelerate development has resulted in botched experiments, according to a Reuters review of dozens of Neuralink documents and interviews with more than 20 current and former employees.
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A 1,300-year-old gold and gemstone necklace found on the site of a new housing development marks the grave of a powerful woman who may have been an early Christian religious leader in Britain, archaeologists said Tuesday. Experts say the necklace, uncovered with other items near Northampton in central England, is part of the most significant early medieval burial of a woman ever found in the U.K. The items are “a definite statement of wealth as well as Christian faith,” said Lyn Blackmore, a senior finds specialist at Museum of London Archaeology, which made the discovery.
The world’s largest radio telescope is officially under construction in Australia, where work is underway on one component of what will be an intercontinental instrument. When operational in the late 2020s, the telescope will offer a sharper, wider view of the universe in radio wavelengths.
- Business Insider
A communications satellite the size of an apartment is so bright it can outshine stars, and astronomers are worried it could interfere with their research
AST SpaceMobile's BlueWalker 3 can shine as bright as the 16th brightest star in the night sky. Hundreds of other satellites are planned for orbit.
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Jared Isaacman, Shift4's CEO and fighter-jet pilot, offers you and a guest access to the Polaris Dawn crew.
Elon Musk has legions of fans who have been happy to indulge his whims, but the World’s Richest Man also has plenty of detractors. Hardly any have been as outspoken in their distrust of Musk as GLJ Research’s Gordon Johnson. The analyst has not been shy in laying out the reasons why investors should stay away from Tesla (TSLA) and now Johnson has compiled a list of “Musk promises that weren’t achieved (or, in layman terms, lies).” These range from broken Twitter pledges (not to ban anti-fascist