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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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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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Europa: Three More Clues

Europa: Three More Clues

SUMMARY: Jupiter’s spectacular thousand-mile-wide icy moon Europa is one of the solar system’s most tantalizing destinations.

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Zoos and aquariums are letting their animals go on adventures during the shutdown. But should they?

Zoos and aquariums are letting their animals go on adventures during the shutdown. But should they?

SUMMARY: Zoos and aquariums are letting their animals go on adventures during the shutdown.

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Deltas Gain Ground--But the Trend Won't Last

Deltas Gain Ground--But the Trend Won't Last

SUMMARY: Earth's river deltas have long been home to vital ports and wetlands.

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