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Scientists Unveil Memorial to Iceland’s ‘First’ Dead Glacier Lost to Climate Change

Iceland is mourning the loss of one of its famous glaciers, Okjökull Glacier, in an official memorial ceremony that will take place on August 18. Following an “Un-glacier tour” led by two Rice University anthropologists, the attendees will install a ...

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CERN Physicists Measure Elliptic Flow of Bottomonium Particles

Physicists in the ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) Collaboration at CERN have announced the first measurements of an elliptic-shaped flow of upsilons, bottomonium particles consisting of a bottom quark and its antiquark. Bottomonia and their charm-quark counterparts, charmonium particles, ...

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New Bird-Like Dinosaur Unearthed in Wyoming

A new species of carnivorous bird-like dinosaur being named Hesperornithoides miessleri has been discovered by an international team of paleontologists from the United States and the United Kingdom. Hesperornithoides miessleri roamed our planet approximately 150 million years ago (Jurassic period). ...

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Archaeologists Unearth 9,000-Year-Old Settlement in Israel

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have uncovered the remains of a large Neolithic-period settlement near the modern town of Motza, about 3 miles (5 km) west from Jerusalem. “This is the first time that such a large-scale settlement ...

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Hubble Snaps Beautiful Image of NGC 3169

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 3169. NGC 3169 is located approximately 76 million light-years away in the constellation of Sextans. Also known as LEDA 29855 or UGC 5525, the ...

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India Launches Moon Mission a Week After Aborting Over Technical Problem

NEW DELHI — India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon on Monday, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem. Scientists at the mission control center burst into applause as the ...

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Researchers Testing New Honeybee Sting Vaccine

A research team led by Flinders University’s Professor Nikolai Petrovsky has completed a human clinical trial on an adjuvant vaccine designed to eliminate the risk of an allergic reaction to European honeybee stings. Allergic reactions to bee stings remain a ...

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How Neil and Buzz Almost Were Stranded on the Moon in 1969

Even after half a century, people still don’t know much about the little broken switch that nearly stranded Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface in July of 1969. No one will ever be certain how the switch ...

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From Waking Up to Planting a Flag on the Moon, Here’s How the Apollo 11 Astronauts Spent July 20, 1969

The triumph of the astronauts, especially Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, was more than a victory for the United States, but instead a victorious moment for all mankind and no other moment will seem as big until we ...

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Researchers 3D Print Ferromagnetic Liquid Droplets

Using a modified 3D printer, an international team of researchers led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. ...

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