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Look: Alligator ejected from Louisiana family's patio

1 week ago from UPI

A Louisiana police officer was called to a home to eject an unwanted visitor -- an alligator lurking on the home's patio.

Watch: Idaho man sets new speed juggling record on balance board

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An Idaho man broke a Guinness World Record for speed juggling when he managed 485 catches in one minute while standing on a balance board.

The food and water systems astronauts will need to travel to places like Mars

1 week ago from Science Blog

by Jonathan O’Callaghan If humans are to travel to distant destinations in space like the moon or Mars, they’ll need ways to live for long periods of time. And one of...

Galactic cosmic rays now available for study on Earth, thanks to NASA

1 week ago from Physorg

To better understand and mitigate the health risks faced by astronauts from exposure to space radiation, we ideally need to be able to test the effects of Galactic Cosmic Rays...

'Wasp Network,' starring Penelope Cruz, to premiere June 19 on Netflix

1 week ago from UPI

"Wasp Network," a film about the Cuban Five written and directed by Olivier Assayas, is coming to Netflix in June.

NASA simulates realistic galactic cosmic rays to study effects on astronaut health

1 week ago from UPI

Galactic cosmic rays are everywhere, but they're also elusive. They're hard to block and come in a variety of forms, making them quite difficult to study.

Nick Jonas, Laurence Fishburne to star in action film 'The Blacksmith'

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Nick Jonas and Laurence Fishburne have signed on to star in an upcoming action thriller, titled "The Blacksmith."

Space exploration's next frontier: Remote-controlled robonauts

1 week ago from Physorg

As Japan's second female astronaut to fly up in the Space Shuttle Discovery, Naoko Yamazaki didn't expect to spend a quarter of her time dusting, feeding mice and doing other...

The food and water systems astronauts will need to travel to places like Mars

1 week ago from Physorg

If humans are to travel to distant destinations in space like the moon or Mars, they'll need ways to live for long periods of time. And one of the key...

COVID-19 is eroding scientific field work – and our knowledge of how the world is changing

1 week ago from Physorg

For the first time in 50 years, ornithologists at the Manomet nature observatory in Plymouth, Massachusetts are not opening their mist nets every weekday at dawn to catch, measure and...

US seeks to change the rules for mining the moon

1 week ago from Physorg

Private industries have helped drop the cost of launching rockets, satellites and other equipment into space to historic lows. That has boosted interest in developing space—both for mining raw materials...

Statistical analysis reveals odds of life evolving on alien worlds

1 week ago from UPI

Scientists have used a statistical method known as Bayesian inference to determine the odds of complex extraterrestrial life evolving on alien planets.

'Ozark' star Julia Garner on the scene she worried about while winning an Emmy

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

'Ozark' star and Emmy winner Julia Garner joins 'Can't Stop Watching' to chat about the Netflix series and how her character would face the coronavirus.

A vacuum ultraviolet photoionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer to analyze gas-phase radical reaction

1 week ago from Physorg

The research group led by Prof. Zhang Weijun at Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics under Hefei Institutes of Physical Science has made new progress on the vacuum ultraviolet...

Binary-driven hypernova model gains observational support

1 week ago from Physorg

The change of paradigm in gamma-ray burst (GRBs) physics and astrophysics introduced by the binary driven hypernova (BdHN) model, proposed and applied by the ICRA-ICRANet-INAF members in collaboration with the...

Why ESA and NASA's SOHO Spacecraft Spots So Many Comets

1 week ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: Why ESA and NASA's SOHO Spacecraft Spots So Many CometsPortal origin nid: 460887Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory,...

Help NASA Explore Mars from Home!

1 week ago from Science @ NASA

Help NASA explore Mars from home! By participating in the “AI4Mars” challenge you will teach future Mars rovers how to identify different terrain types, like sand, rock, and soil. You...

NASA's Perseverance rover goes through trials by fire, ice, light and sound

1 week ago from Physorg

,While auto manufacturers built over 92 million motor vehicles for this world in 2019, NASA built just one for Mars. The Perseverance Mars rover is one of a kind, and...

Watch: Taika Waititi, celebrity friends read 'James and the Giant Peach' for charity

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Taika Waititi is leading a star-studded cast in reading author Roald Dahl's classic novel "James and the Giant Peach" for charity.

Ocean circulation may hold the key to finding life on exoplanets

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers across the globe have long tackled the question: Is there life on other planets, and if so, how do we find it? Faced with thousands of planets to explore...

Do increased extraterrestrial ambitions threaten the future of space?

1 week ago from Physorg

As the number of nations and businesses across sectors look outward to space for new opportunities—and commercial space activities grow—the sustainability of space exploration is more important than ever.

Astronomers study flaring activity of the giant star KIC 2852961

1 week ago from Physorg

Using data from NASA's TESS and Kepler spacecraft, as well as from the Konkoly Observatory, astronomers have inspected flares and superflares of a late-type giant star known as KIC 2852961....

Pi in the Sky: General Relativity Passes the Ratio's Test

1 week ago from Scientific American

Using gravitational waves to approximate pi, physicists see no problem with Einstein’s theory -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

New study estimates the odds of life and intelligence emerging beyond our planet

1 week ago from Physorg

Humans have been wondering whether we alone in the universe since antiquity.

NASA on track to launch new Mars rover in July

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NASA expects to meet a crucial deadline to launch the Perseverance Mars rover on schedule as technicians and engineers work under severe restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As life on Earth is upended, astronomers keep looking up

A glowing nebula. Spectacular galaxies. Two gravitationally-bound systems of stars, dancing together in space. They're all still there, constant, alive, untouchable from Earth and unfazed by its human pandemic.

The Dance of Jupiter’s Moons

1 week ago from Science Blog

Four hundred years ago, the astronomer Galileo Galilei announced his discovery of four moons orbiting around the planet Jupiter, each seen as a distinct white dot through his telescope. However,...

No evidence of an influence of dark matter on the force between nuclei

1 week ago from Science Daily

Although most of the universe is made up of dark matter, very little is known about it. Physicists have used a high-precision experiment to look for interaction between dark matter...