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NASA is considering buying new spacecraft during program delays in Russia

By Joey Roulette ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA said Friday it wanted the option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as an emergency plan against further delays in the launch systems of SpaceX and Boeing Co. by Elon Musk A potential purchase "provides flexibility and backup capability" as companies build rocket and capsule launcher systems for …

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Biologists identify "pure" genes from honeybees that are known for improving survival

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees may lie in a set of genes that are known to control sanitary behavior and allow colonies to restrict the spread of harmful mites and bacteria, according to the York University Genome Research. Some honey bees detect and remove diseased and dead larvae and pupae from their colonies. This hygienic …

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STEM faculties that believe their abilities have been resolved have major gaps in the race and encourage students' motivation in their lessons

Summary An important goal of the scientific community is to enhance the achievement and participation of racial minorities in STEM fields. However, the professors' beliefs about skill fixability may be an ignorant and overlooked barrier for stigmatized students. Results from a longitudinal longitudinal sample (150 STEM professors and more than 15,000 students) showed that race performance deficits in courses taught …

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Today in science: Galileo's birthday | Human World

<! – ->              Portrait, attributed to Murillo, of Galileo gazing at the words "E pur si muove" ("And yet it moves;" not legible in this image ) scratched on the wall of his prison cell. Image via Wikimedia Commons. February 15, 1564. On this date, Italian astronomer, mathematician, and physicist Galileo Galilei was born. Venus and four star points …

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NASA plans to buy more Soyuz seats

SEATTLE – NASA is considering the purchase of two additional seats on the Soyuz probe to ensure continued American presence on the International Space Station as concerns over additional delays in commercial crew flights are being considered Russian space group Roscosmos has signed a contract for two Soyuz seats, one for a mission that started in the fall of 2019 …

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Does Oumuamua Asteroid Behave Like Modern Light Sail Technology?

Tech 22:01 15.02.2019 (updated 22:09 15.02.2019) Receive short URL The alleged asteroid Oumuamua has long been a subject of intense debate in scientific circles for a year, where both aliens and traditional theories show no signs of stopping. What was perceived as an interstellar asteroid, later referred to as Oumuamua, appeared for the first time in October 2017, when it …

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New NASA Pictures of China Chang's 4 Lunar Landing and Rover Quartz

China's latest lunar surface robot expedition is being watched by an American spaceship orbiting the moon. NASA has released the image of February 1st. It was created while the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter 82 miles (50 kilometers) was high up where the Chinese Chang'e-4 expedition landed and deployed a small rover, Yutu-2. This is as close as possible at this particular …

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Room has WHAT to Tennessee grad Scott Kelly?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Almost a year in space, astronauts' immune system put Scott Kelly on alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound, identical twin, the researchers said. Scientists do not know if the changes were good or bad, but the results of a unique NASA twin study raise new questions for physicians as …

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