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Convergent Development: Neanderthal and woolly mammoths may share common genetic traits

A new study from Tel Aviv University suggests that the genetic profiles of two extinct mammals of African descent – woolly mammoths, elephant-like animals that evolved on the Arctic Peninsula of Eurasia about 600,000 years ago, and Neanderthals, highly skilled early humans, that evolved early Developed in Europe about 400,000 years ago – common molecular characteristics of adaptation to cold …

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Bridenstine outlines two-phase approach for accelerated lunar return

COLORADO SPRINGS – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the agency's approach to moving to a human lunar landing from 2028 to 2024 will focus first on speed and then on sustainability. In a plenary speech at the 35th Space Symposium here April 9 , Bridenstine said Mike Pence, Vice President Mike Pence, said: "Many of the same elements of NASA's …

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SpaceX faces the crucial test of launching its biggest rocket

Falcon Heavy will launch an expensive communication satellite for Arabsat, based in Saudi Arabia. The race will start between 6:30 and 20:30 (ET) on Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon Heavy by SpaceX is by far the strongest operational rocket in the world. And with a sticker price of $ 90 million, it is also about …

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The Falcon Heavy from SpaceX will hopefully fly on Wednesday – BGR

If you were looking forward to the second launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket this past weekend, you were very disappointed when the company was forced to delay the launch. We felt that this could happen and the launch was postponed to Tuesday, April 9th. Now another delay has pushed him further back. SpaceX now says Falcon Heavy will probably …

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Complicated skin impressions on dinosaur footprints that remain "exquisitely preserved"

Two dinosaur footprints showing incredibly detailed skin impressions. Photo: Kyung Soo Kim et al., 2019 / Scientific Reports During the early Cretaceous, a small a two-legged dinosaur went after a rain over a section of fine-grained mud. The resulting footprints were carved in stone, but unlike other fossilized dinosaur tracks, these 120 million year old fossils show skin prints over …

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NASA commissions scientists to develop autonomous space habitats

One, the Homes optimized for the fact finding mission (HOME), will develop autonomous systems, machine learning, robot maintenance and on-board manufacturing for autonomous and self-managed intelligent habitats. The HOME team consists of researchers from the University of California, Davis; University of Colorado Boulder, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Howard University, Texas A & M University and University of …

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Scientists are unveiling the first images of a supermassive black hole

Early Wednesday morning, it is expected that a huge collaboration of scientists will publish the first images of the black hole event horizon made from data collected from observatories around the world. Together, the telescopes have created a virtual telescope the size of the Earth itself. It's powerful enough to capture enough data from the supermassive black hole at the …

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Scientists discover matter that could rewrite the textbooks

A bizarre new form of matter has been discovered by physicists and is not a solid, liquid or gaseous substance. Researchers in Scotland used artificial intelligence to validate the new substance that could rewrite textbooks and change the knowledge of basic science A University of Edinburgh spokesperson said, "Discovery is important because matter is usually found in one of the …

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See glaciers in this fearsome mixed-reality clip

Tree-lined streets become rivers in Charleston, South Carolina, the future. Street lights hang just a few feet from the water surface, while a rooftop meteorologist explains that this is the view we could see in 2100 if climate change continues at its current pace. The scene is from The Weather Channel's mixed-reality segment that blends the tide of tomorrow with …

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