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Is Coronavirus Burning Out After 20% of a Population Is Infected? | RealClearScience

More than half a million people have died from COVID-19 globally. It is a major tragedy, but perhaps not on the scale some initially feared. And there are finally signs that the pandemic is...

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SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship just made history by docking to the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts inside

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley can now begin a stay in orbit that could last up to 110 days before they return home.

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Mysterious fast radio bursts solve the universe's missing matter problem - CNET

A decades-old cosmic puzzle solved with a breakthrough technique to study the universe.

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Radio Wave Breakthrough Helps Stabilize Fusion Reactions

Scientists have used radio frequency waves and temperature to stabilize the volatile plasma that swirls inside fusion reactors like tokamaks and stellarators.

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New York clinical trial quietly tests heartburn remedy against coronavirus

Hospital data from China and a classified drug screening program led to the rapid launch of $21 million study

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Why Does Covid-19 Make Some People So Sick? Ask Their DNA | WIRED

Consumer genomics company 23andMe wants to mine its database of millions of customers for clues to why the virus hits some people harder than others.

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What The 3 Biggest Physics Discoveries Of The Decade Mean For The Future Of Science

Finding the Higgs boson, gravitational waves, and imaging a black hole's event horizon were huge. There's even more to the story.

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Voyager Mission Detects Unexpected Pressure At The Edge Of The Solar System

NASA’s Voyager 1 mission scientists have calculated the total pressure from particles in the outer region of the solar system, known as the heliosheath during an opportune timing of a solar event that made the measurement possible.

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Water detected on potentially 'habitable' exoplanet for first time, scientists say

Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” exoplanet with potentially habitable temperatures. The discovery, which is being touted as a milestone, could have major implications in the search for life outside the Solar System

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One giant ... lie? Why so many people still think the moon landings were faked

It all started with a man called Bill Kaysing and his pamphlet about ‘America’s $30bn swindle’ ...

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Trees that traveled to space now live on Earth. Here's where to find them.

Grown from hundreds of seeds that went to the moon on Apollo 14, the arboreal oddities were almost lost to history.

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NASA's Ambitious Mission to Titan - The Atlantic

The agency plans to launch a spacecraft to Titan, a moon of Saturn with some crucial ingredients for habitability.

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The Worst Nuclear Accident in History Turned Chernobyl Into Something Nobody Expected


Reactor number four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered an explosion during a technical test on April 26, 1986. As a result of the accident, in the then Soviet Union, more than 400 times more radiation was emitted than that released by th

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The moon may be tectonically active, and geologists are shaken

A new look at Apollo-era seismic data revealed that the moon's insides might be warmer than scientists thought possible.

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This Milky Way Photo on Nat Geo is Raising Eyebrows

National Geographic recently published a series of gorgeous photos by photographer Beth Moon that shows some of the world’s oldest trees under the stars. But one photo, in particular, is now raising eyebrows after sharp-eyed readers noticed something strange about it.

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If the Moon is Gradually Moving Farther Away From Us, Will Its Gravitational Pull Ever Cease on Earth? | Mental Floss

Theoretically, the Moon could move far enough away to no longer have a hold on Earth. But quite a number of other big events would likely take place first.

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For The First Time, Physicists Have Clocked The Ghostly Speed of Quantum Tunnelling

In quantum physics, particles can 'tunnel' through seemingly impenetrable barriers, even when they apparently don't have the energy to do so. Now, researchers have gleaned behind the curtain to better understand how this trick is done.