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March 5, 2023

The New York Times

The Missing 24-Limbed Animals That Could Help Rescue the Ocean’s Forest

An undersea view of a diver in scuba gear holding up a large, brownish sunflower. A sunflower sea star found in a kelp forest in waters off the Oregon coast before an invasion of sea …

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The New York Times

Dunk Was Chunky, but Still Deadly

A fossil fish called Dunkleosteus was less svelte shark and more rotund tuna, but that only made it a fiercer predator in the seas of the Devonian period. Send any …

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Big Island Now

Subaru-Asahi Star Camera atop Maunakea captures imagination of the world

The camera that livestream’s the sky above the 13,803-foot volcanic mountain on the Big Island 24 hours a day captured diamond dusts on Feb. 28 as snow and ice fell on the summit of the “White Mountain.”.

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The Atlantic

Lichens Can Help Answer an Impossibly Tough Climate Question

Scientists are using the plantlike creatures to predict how susceptible an area might be to flooding. By Ian Rose. It’s lichen on the beach, weird but beautiful. Tim Graham / Alamy. March 5, 2023, 8 AM ET. Share. This article was originally published …

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Watch the full ‘Worm Moon’ wriggle into the sky on March 7

The full moon also coincides with Purim, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people from a plot to kill all the Jewish citizens of ancient Persia. Purim 2023 will begin the evening of March 6 and continue through the evening of …

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Harvard Gazette

Researchers Reveal Added Layer of Nuance in Our Sense of Smell

Fruit fly larvae make an ideal model for studying olfaction. They have as many types of odorant receptors as the number of sensory neurons — namely, 21. This one-to-one correspondence makes it simple to test what each neuron is doing.

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The Guardian

‘It’s like finding needles in a haystack’: the mission to discover if Jupiter’s moons support life

Every time the Galileo spacecraft drew near to Europa, one of Jupiter’s icy moons, readings from the magnetometer instrument indicated that something inside the moon was interfering with the mighty magnetic field generated by Jupiter.

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Human brain-powered computers could be the way of the future

Lab-grown brain organoids — nicknamed “intelligence in a dish” — are pen dot-size cell cultures that contain neurons capable of brainlike functions. Researchers announced Tuesday their plan eventually to use brain organoids …

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New results from NASA’s DART planetary defense mission confirm we could deflect deadly asteroids

Hitting an asteroid with enough force to change its orbit is theoretically possible, but can it actually be done? That’s what the DART mission set out to determine. Specifically, it tested the “kinetic impactor …

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Forging biosignatures in the lab: a new approach to the search for life

Instead of using Earth samples, today’s authors favor controlled laboratory experiments to systematically test the boundaries of what could realistically be considered a biosignature. Remarkably, lab experiments have already been able to outline a possible …

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