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Male faces seen as more competent than female

People with male faces are perceived to be more competent than people with female characteristics, which, according to a new study, could negatively impact our choice of world leaders. Published in the journal Psychological Science the study examined the "visual components" of a person's appearance that could convince others of their ability to be efficient and / or successful. Princeton …

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That's why NASA sends worms into space

Space launches are some of the most spectacular and nerve-wracking events you can experience. And if you're actually involved in one, you know how much can go wrong. We are currently in Florida, nervously counting the hours until we start our experiment, and sending thousands of microscopic worms to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 The …

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Rumor has it that NASA could announce Huge Voyager 2 News

When it comes to exploring the limits of the solar system in which we all live, astronomers had a notorious time figuring out where those edges really are. For example, it took a whole year to officially confirm that Voyager 1 had reached the interstellar medium of space – the first spaceship ever to do so. But we may get …

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Rumor has it that NASA could announce Huge Voyager 2 News

When it comes to exploring the limits of the solar system in which we all live, astronomers had a notorious time figuring out where those edges really are. For example, it took a whole year to officially confirm that Voyager 1 had reached the interstellar medium of space – the first spaceship ever to do so. But we may get …

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White Dwarf Star Unexpectedly Emitting Supersoft X-Rays

The X-rays are produced by dying stars. When they run out of fuel after millions of years they shrink to a smaller size and become much fainter, in a phase known as a white dwarf. The mass of the star remains the same but the size becomes much smaller. One such system has been found by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory …

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The brightest comet of the year 2018 is due to pass the Earth in December

Comet 46P / Wirtanen, which passes the Earth every 5.4 years, was one of three comets that Carl Wirtanen discovered in 1948 at the Lick Observatory in California. According to Space.com, this orbit will be one of the comet's closest orbits since the 1950s. Comets are "loosely bound masses of ice, dust and rocks". The central core of the structure …

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Christmas dinner arrives at the International Space Station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have everything they need to celebrate the holidays after a Saturday delivery with Christmas treats. A SpaceX Dragon capsule launched from Florida a few days earlier delivered smoked turkey, casserole with green beans and candied yams, cranberry sauce, and fruit pies to the lab in the sky. There are also butter biscuits and frosting …

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A renamed BFR could be the key to SpaceX's Satellite Internet Dream

It started with a tweet (like so many things when Elon Musk is involved). On November 17, the SpaceX chief announced that he would end his efforts to "upgrade [the currently expendable second stage on Falcon 9 rockets] to reusability" and instead "accelerate" development of a fully reusable, two-piece rocket known as "BFR" Two days later, Musk clarified that BFR …

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A new battery could store ten times as much energy as lithium ions

Batteries not included The batteries are great. They supply many of the brands of the future, from smartphones to electric cars. The problem is, of course, that batteries never seem to last long enough with one charge – and their environmental impact is significant. Now, however, an all-star team of researchers from Caltech, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA Honda …

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