Organization officials say the new team of scientists will take another look at the Wuhan lab leak theory.
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The leader of NASA hinted at the possibility that some UFOs might be extraterrestrial life forms or beings from an alternate universe this week.
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One of the researchers who studied the crab says he "could no believe [his] eyes" when he saw it.
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ESO/L. Calçada, Exeter/Kraus et alSpace is full of weird stuff, but more than 1,300 light-years from Earth, there’s a star system called GW Orionis that makes a lot of other bizarre phenomena seem outright dull.For starters, GW Orionis has three stars rather than the usual one. Two orbit each other, and the third orbits the pair. Already we’re in territory stranger than Star Wars.And that’s not all. The three stars with their clockwork orbits are surrounded by three rings of dust and gas. Such r
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The baby planet burns at the same temperature as the lava erupting from Kīlauea Volcano in Hawaii.
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A 193-million-year old nesting ground with more than 100 dinosaur eggs offers evidence they lived in herds
Paleontologists found 100 eggs and 80 skeletons from a dinosaur called Mussaurus at a site in Patagonia, suggesting the animals lived in groups.
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PixabayElectric cars are supposed to help the world go green and stop hurting the planet. Engineers at Brown University and the University of Maryland are taking that goal to another other level, with a new proposal for batteries made from trees, according to new findings published in Nature.Lithium ion batteries have become the go-to form of rechargeable batteries thanks to their extraordinarily long charge. You’re probably reading this story from a device powered by such a battery. Most electr
Elon Musk says Starship should be ready for first orbital launch next month, 'pending regulatory approval'
SpaceX's Starship rocket is still in development in southeast Texas, with major progress being made on key elements like the launch tower construction, and installation of the vacuum-rated Raptor engines that will power the vehicle once it reaches space. Elon Musk says that it could be ready to make its first orbital flight attempt next month — provided it gets the regulatory sign-offs it needs. SpaceX will require approvals from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make the attempt, as it has for all of its prior test flights of Starship from its development location outside of Brownsville, Texas.
Gertrudes Freire and her family came to the great forest in search of land and rain. When they reached the settlement of Ouro Preto do Oeste in 1971, it was little more than a lonely rubber-tapper outpost hugging the single main road that ran through the jungle like a red dust scar. Sitting on the porch of the family farmhouse in the sweltering heat of the Amazon dry season, Gertrudes, now 79 with neat gray hair tucked behind her ears and a smile that shows half a dozen stubborn teeth, recalls the hardship and hope.
Voyager, Nanoracks and Lockheed's 'Starlab' is the latest sign that the low Earth orbit economy is coming
The era of private space stations is officially here as Nanoracks, Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin announce plans to launch a commercial station in 2027, but it’s just the next logical step for developing the new space economy, the companies say. “One of our key theses for the industry is that the last 10 years have been defined by building access to space, the next 10 years will be about destinations,” Voyager CEO Dylan Taylor said. The new space station, dubbed “Starlab” in homage to the third-ever U.S. space station, Skylab, will be composed of an inflatable habitat module, a docking node and a robotic arm.
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BETHESDA, Md. — Chinese firms are collecting genetic data from around the world, part of an effort by the Chinese government and companies to develop the world’s largest bio-database, American intelligence officials reported Friday. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center said in a new paper that the United States needs to better secure critical technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, semiconductors and other technologies related to the so-called bioeconom
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Spotted lantern flies, Burmese pythons and Zebra mussels are just some of the invasive species wreaking havoc on ecosystems in the U.S.
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Tall grasses on salt marshes protect mainlands from hurricanes and sustain marine life vital to seafood and recreational fishing industries. Scientists hope this test could be a solution to danger from rising seas.
In her latest book, Life as We Made It, author Beth Shapiro takes readers on a journey of scientific discovery, explaining how symbiotic relationships between humans and the environment around us have changed — but not always for the better.
NASA's Space Launch System rocket won't make its first flight until early next year, the agency announced today.Why it matters: The SLS is a key piece of technology needed to bring NASA astronauts back to the surface of the Moon in the coming years, and this first flight will mark a major milestone for the program.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeDriving the news: NASA announced Friday that the rocket won't make its first flight
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The science is in: Human activity is warming the planet. As world leaders prepare to gather for a U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, to address the “code red for humanity” posed by climate change, Yahoo News explains the leading causes and sources of emissions that lead to global warming.
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Fact check: Image doesn't show a poisonous caterpillar, but touching it can cause allergic reactions
A hickory tussock moth caterpillar isn't poisonous although it can cause allergic skin reactions in some people. Anaphylactic shock is far rarer.
COVID-19 booster shots are expanding, Gov. Polis got a booster on Friday, and the Governor wants all Coloradans to get a booster shot
Carbon fibers with thermoplastic are a reusable, recyclable, and super tough composite that's greener and potentially cheaper than typical carbon fiber composites
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Why Americans are quitting their jobs in droves
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A Lancaster County trucking company and its drivers played a big role in getting the James Webb Space Telescope to a space center in South America.