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Snoopy, mannequins and Apollo 11 artifacts will swing across the moon aboard Artemis I

Snoopy, mannequins and Apollo 11 artifacts will swing across the moon aboard Artemis I

When the Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule, scheduled for liftoff on August 29, depart for a journey beyond the moon, the spacecraft will carry special items on board. Inside Orion will be three mannequins, toys and even an Amazon Alexa, as well as historical and educational items. The mission – which will launch …

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Stacey Morgan says she hit 'the wall' during her husband's spaceflight

Stacey Morgan says she hit ‘the wall’ during her husband’s spaceflight

Enlarge / Stacey Morgan and her four children watch the launch of Drew Morgan in July 2019. Stacey Morgan One of the very first things a new NASA astronaut learns is that there is no “I” in the team. As part of their nearly two years of training before becoming eligible for flight assignments, future …

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New Discovery: Fossilized remains of a unique armored dinosaur the size of a domestic cat have been discovered in Argentina.  A computer simulation brought the new species Jakapil kaniukura (pictured) to life

A never-before-seen armored dinosaur is discovered in Argentina

Fossilized remains of never-before-seen armored dinosaur the size of a CAT with a row of protective spines running from its neck to its tail are unearthed in Argentina The remains of a never-before-seen armored dinosaur discovered in Argentina Experts say the Jakapil kaniukura species resembles an early relative of Stegosaurus Weighed as much as a …

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Scientists left baffled after a never-before-seen massive flare tore apart a star

Scientists left baffled after a never-before-seen massive flare tore apart a star

The red supergiant Betelgeuse, a colossal star in the constellation Orion, experienced a massive stellar flare – never seen before, astronomers say. Betelgeuse first caught attention in late 2019 when the star, which shimmers like a red gem in Orion’s upper right shoulder, experienced an unexpected darkening. The supergiant has continued to darken in 2020. …

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Scientists say 'space bubbles' could shield Earth from the sun, but would it work?

Scientists say ‘space bubbles’ could shield Earth from the sun, but would it work?

Climate change is a real problem. Emissions of man-made greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane are the primary driver of an unprecedented rise in global average temperatures at a rate never before seen in Earth’s geological record. The problem is so serious that any attempt to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions may be too late …

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Age-accelerating ‘zombie cells’ – New study sheds light on these unique cells

Senescent cells, or “zombie cells”, are unique in that they eventually stop multiplying but do not die as expected. Researchers have discovered a new pathway for the accumulation of “zombie cells”, which promote aging. Senescent cells, or cells that have lost their ability to divide, increase with age and are major contributors to age-related diseases …

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A physicist claims to have solved the mystery of consciousness

Scientists have developed a new conceptual and mathematical framework for understanding consciousness from a relativistic perspective. According to the theory, all that is needed to solve the difficult problem of consciousness is to change our assumptions about it. When we realize that consciousness is a physical and relativistic phenomenon, the mystery of consciousness naturally dissolves. …

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Has a superintellect taken over the physics of our universe?

Has a superintellect taken over the physics of our universe?

In this second part of a lecture at the Dallas Conference on Science and Faith (2021), philosopher Steve Meyer discusses how revolutionary astronomer Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) dealt with the fact that the universe seems well tuned for life. Hoyle’s widely quoted comment on the subject was “A common-sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a …

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