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The mystery of the "alien" skeleton has been solved

A tiny 15-centimeter skeleton, believed to be an alien, has long puzzled scientists – but now its mysterious origins have been uncovered. The unusual-looking mummy made scientists scratch their heads for years as they examined their cone-shaped skull, noting that it had only ten ribs. But after claims that it must have belonged to an alien creature, DNA tests have …

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Kennedy Space Center, NASA could get billions of dollars boost

NASA would receive a billion-dollar boost in its latest budget, which Congress is to vote on this week. The bill would increase NASA's total funding from $ 19.65 billion to $ 20.73 billion the same for the 2017 fiscal year. The amount Congress is seeking exceeds $ 1 billion US $ 19.09 billion of 2018 funding from President Donald Trump …

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NASA Curiosity Rover reaches 2,000 Martistage milestone

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover has reached another milestone: 2,000 Mars days ("sols"). Since landing in August 2012, the rover rolls around the Red Planet. Since then Curiosity has traveled more than 11 miles and has shown evidence of ancient freshwater, the basic ingredients of microbial life, and more. Curiosity is one of NASA's many accomplishments, having continued to survive its …

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch has more plastic than thought (VIDEO)

The world's largest ocean waste facility is larger than expected. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch hovering somewhere between California and Hawaii is now estimated at 87,000 tons of plastic – four times more than the next higher estimate. And it grows faster and faster. The Great Pacific Patch is the most famous garbage place in the world, but there are …

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Smoke inhaler elephant caught in front of the camera

Incredible imagery of an elephant collecting ashes with its trunk and breathing smoke was captured, breathtaking spectators and experts. The video, taken by Vinay Kumar, deputy director of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India program, baffled the organization's scientists as to why the elephant is showing unusual behavior. Dr. Varun Goswami, a scientist at WCS India and an elephant biologist, …

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MIT's Robot Fish Floats Next to, Studies Real Fish | News and opinion

Synchronized with SoFi, the robot can operate at multiple depths, swim in a straight line, spin, dive, and even maneuver among corals. To better study life in the sea, researchers at the MIT's Laboratory of Informatics and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) have developed a soft robot fish that can swim in the ocean, regardless of the real ones. Resolution Photos and …

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More sinkholes could form as Texas is dotted "like a pincushion"

T The West Texas Desert is home to two infamously large sinkholes. One, near the town of Wink, was opened in 1980 near a deserted oil well. The next, about a mile away, appeared in 2002. These huge, empty pits are now part of the weird desert landscape, but scientists report Thursday in Scientific Reports that they probably will not …

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