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September 21, 2022
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Space.com

An asteroid and volcano ‘double punch’ doomed the dinosaurs, study suggests

Major volcanic eruptions could have caused mass extinctions throughout Earth’s history, including the one that wiped out the dinosaurs around 66 million years ago. Currently, the leading theory to explain the mass extinction that saw the end of the …

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Phys.Org

Proving that quantum entanglement is real: Researcher answers questions about his historical experiments

In the 1930’s when scientists, including Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger, first discovered the phenomenon of entanglement, they were perplexed. Entanglement, disturbingly, required two separated particles to remain connected without being in …

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Scientific American

NASA’s Asteroid-Crashing DART Mission Is Ready for Impact

When NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) slams into the tiny asteroid Dimorphos, it will be our first attempt to demonstrate our ability to deflect dangerous incoming asteroids. For decades, scientists around the world have been scanning the …

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CNET

NASA Webb Telescope Unveils Neptune’s Rings For First Time Since 1989

When we imagine a world embraced by cosmic haloes, we of course envision Saturn. One might argue that Saturn based its entire personality on those dazzling rings — and rightfully so. They’re solid. Easily visible. Luxurious even.

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Phys.Org

A handful of universities seem to control flow of ideas, people in academia

Just five U.S. universities have trained 1-in-8 tenure-track faculty members serving at the nation’s institutions of higher learning, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research. The study, published Sept. 21 in the journal Nature, …

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CNET

NASA’s DART Crash: How to Watch Spacecraft Collide With Deep Space Asteroid

This animation shows what it might look like when DART dives into the Didymos dirt. ESA–ScienceOffice.org. NASA’s DART spacecraft isn’t long for …

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Phys.Org

Naming unnamed species of bacteria in the age of big data

In a paper recently published in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, researchers in the U.K. and Austria have named more than 65,000 different kinds of microbes. The study, led by Professor Mark Pallen at the Quadram …

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Phys.Org

American, Russians to blast off for ISS as war rages in Ukraine

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio (L), and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, are set to blast off to the International Space Station (ISS). A US astronaut and two …

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Phys.Org

Scientists expose vulnerabilities of critical Antarctic ice shelf

Pine Island Ice Shelf in West Antarctica, which holds back enough ice to raise sea levels by 0.5 meters, could be more vulnerable to complete disintegration than previously thought. A new study led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists shows two …

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Popular Mechanics

Mars May Have Had Significantly More Ancient Lakes Than Previously Thought

Seventy percent of Earth’s lakes are smaller than those we’ve looked at on Mars. The red planet could likewise have that many undiscovered lakes. Exploring the sediment in lake beds offers up fossilized clues to …

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