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DNA solves ancient animal riddle that Darwin couldn’t – CNN

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Solar eclipse viewing: What to wear to protect your eyes – CBS News

Solar eclipse viewing: What to wear to protect your eyes – CBS News

As anticipation for the August 21 total solar eclipse builds across the U.S., NASA is issuing a warning: don’t be reckless with your eyes.  The total solar eclipse —  a much-anticipated celestial event in which the moon completely obscures the sun, transforming day into night — is expected to be visible to anyone within a […]

Climate Change Causes Sea Level Rise to Accelerate 50 Percent in Past 20 years – Newsweek

Sea level rise is real, and it’s getting worse. A study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that global sea level rise jumped by 50 percent from 1993 to 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. In 2014, sea levels rose 3.3 millimeters—more than an eighth of an inch—while in […]

SpaceX will try for third Falcon 9 launch in less than two weeks – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX will try for third Falcon 9 launch in less than two weeks – Spaceflight Now

File photo of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket inside a hangar at Cape Canaveral. Credit: SpaceX After back-to-back launches last weekend, SpaceX could launch its next Falcon 9 mission as soon as Sunday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with a high-power Intelsat communications satellite. Liftoff Sunday will hinge on the ability of SpaceX’s […]

SpaceX plans expansion of rocket refurbishing facilities in Florida – CNBC

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Routine DNA Sequencing May Be Helpful And Not As Scary As Feared – NPR

Whole genome sequencing could become part of routine medical care. Researchers sought to find out how primary care doctors and patients would handle the results. Cultura RM Exclusive/GIPhotoStock/Getty Images/Cultura Exclusive hide caption toggle caption Cultura RM Exclusive/GIPhotoStock/Getty Images/Cultura Exclusive Whole genome sequencing could become part of routine medical care. Researchers sought to find out how […]

Someone made a ridiculous video about NASA finding aliens. News outlets took the bait. – Washington Post

Someone made a ridiculous video about NASA finding aliens. News outlets took the bait. – Washington Post

The headlines sound thrilling. One might say they bait a click. “ANONYMOUS SAYS NASA HAS EVIDENCE OF ALIEN LIFE. DOES IT?” — Newsweek “The world’s biggest hacking group thinks NASA is about to announce alien life.” — the Independent It’s June, 2017 — still early days in a century full of scientific promise and information revolutions. Maybe you know of […]

2 Million Free Eclipse Glasses Coming to US Libraries – Space.com

Public libraries across the United States will distribute more than 2 million pairs of free eclipse glasses to skywatchers for the total solar eclipse that will sweep over the country on Aug. 21, 2017. The glasses will be provided by a major outreach program initiated by the Space Science Institute (SSI).   […]

Sea level rise is accelerating, with Greenland in leading role – Mashable

Global sea level rise is accelerating as the Greenland Ice Sheet sheds more of its ice, scientists have found.  Given this quickening pace, it’s possible that by the end of this century, sea level rise could threaten coastal communities around the world, from Miami to Mumbai.  A new study, published Monday in the journal Nature […]

The Great Barrier Reef is literally a treasure. It’s worth $42 billion. – Washington Post

A tourist snorkels above coral in the lagoon located on Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia. (David Gray/Reuters) Some might argue that Australia’s beloved Great Barrier Reef is a priceless natural wonder, but economists have just placed a number on its monetary value. Accounting for factors like the […]

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