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America gets ready to again see astronauts head into space from U.S. soil

America gets ready to again see astronauts head into space from U.S. soil

SUMMARY: NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley (L) and Bob Behnken participate in a launch dress rehearsal Saturday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.

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Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt from modified plane

Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt from modified plane

SUMMARY: FILE PHOTO: Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit, with a rocket underneath the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner, prior to its takeoff on a key drop test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites from Mojave, California, U.S. July 10, 2019.

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Virgin Orbit terminates rocket launch after releasing it over the Pacific

Virgin Orbit terminates rocket launch after releasing it over the Pacific

SUMMARY: Photo courtesy of Virgin OrbitVirgin Orbit terminated the launch of a rocket Monday, released from 747 carrier aircraft Cosmic Girl like this one in summer 2019.

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Five skills to learn in your spare time, and how to master them

Five skills to learn in your spare time, and how to master them

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The Special Challenge of Fighting COVID-19 in Africa

The Special Challenge of Fighting COVID-19 in Africa

SUMMARY: The ongoing global COVID-19 outbreak has revealed how strikingly unprepared the world is for a pandemic.

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Google Chrome is finally rolling out a long-awaited feature to help cure your bad tab habits

Google Chrome is finally rolling out a long-awaited feature to help cure your bad tab habits

SUMMARY: Google Chrome is finally rolling out a long-awaited feature to help cure your bad tab habitsYou can manually enable it right now if you don’t want to wait.

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Meet This Museum's All-Star Arachnids and Insects

Meet This Museum's All-Star Arachnids and Insects

SUMMARY: But beneath all that—literally—is a basement chock-full of animal specimens collected from the field by intrepid scientists, tray after tray and jar after jar of insects, fish, mammals, and all kinds of other critters.

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Parasites Thrive in Lizard Embryos’ Brain

Parasites Thrive in Lizard Embryos’ Brain

SUMMARY: They found nematodes only in the ovaries of mothers that had produced infected embryos, suggesting the parasites were migrating to their offspring in a way researchers had thought impossible.

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What It’s Like to Be First to Fly a Brand New Spacecraft

What It’s Like to Be First to Fly a Brand New Spacecraft

SUMMARY: This will make Behnken and Hurley the newest members of an exclusive club of just seven spacecraft test pilots.

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Mysterious ancient rock art may have been made with beeswax

Mysterious ancient rock art may have been made with beeswax

SUMMARY: Mysterious ancient rock art may have been made with beeswaxThis 500-year-old rock art is among the rarest in the world.

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Visionary Science Takes More than Just Technical Skills

Visionary Science Takes More than Just Technical Skills

SUMMARY: But even though this holds true in principle, a sense of direction in science is often dictated by consensus, with young researchers competing, like athletes on a track, on their technical skills.

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Covid-19 Makes the Case for More Meatpacking Robots

Covid-19 Makes the Case for More Meatpacking Robots

SUMMARY: Across the US, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 has rampaged through cold, cramped, meat processing facilities, sickening thousands of workers and killing at least 30 of them.

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Will the Earth ‘Remember’ the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Will the Earth ‘Remember’ the Coronavirus Pandemic?

SUMMARY: In 2017 researchers from several universities used advanced laser-based technology to peer inside ice cores pulled from high in the Alps.

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Study tells ‘remarkable story’ about COVID-19’s deadly rampage through a South African hospital

Study tells ‘remarkable story’ about COVID-19’s deadly rampage through a South African hospital

SUMMARY: Study tells ‘remarkable story’ about COVID-19’s deadly rampage through a South African hospitalScience 's COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center.

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NASA astronauts will test new SpaceX capsule, execute spacewalks

NASA astronauts will test new SpaceX capsule, execute spacewalks

SUMMARY: NASA Photo by Kim Shiflett/UPI | License PhotoA SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with two astronauts aboard, like this uncrewed test capsule, is to dock with the International Space Station.

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SpaceX to bring astronauts to short-handed Space Station for longer stay

SpaceX to bring astronauts to short-handed Space Station for longer stay

SUMMARY: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX’s new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the International Space Station, the U.S. space agency said on Friday.

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Forced Social Isolation Causes Neural Craving Similar to Hunger

Forced Social Isolation Causes Neural Craving Similar to Hunger

SUMMARY: It appears that the acute social isolation in these mice led to an aversive "loneliness-like" state that increased motivation for social engagement.

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How to access your Apple apps and data from an Android device

How to access your Apple apps and data from an Android device

SUMMARY: How to access your Apple apps and data from an Android deviceYour information isn’t completely bound to the Apple ecosystem.

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How to Protect Both Wolves and Livestock

How to Protect Both Wolves and Livestock

SUMMARY: There’s one clear way to make both wolves and livestock owners happy: Make sure that predators have enough natural prey.

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Weather threatens U.S. astronauts' SpaceX launch from Florida

Weather threatens U.S. astronauts' SpaceX launch from Florida

SUMMARY: Commercial Crew program manager Kathy Lueders participates in a flight readiness review Saturday for the upcoming Demo-2 launch from Kennedy Space Center.

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