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09-26-2022
NASA successfully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid
Today, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft successfully slammed into its target, an asteroid called Dimorphos. NASA controllers deliberately crashed the $330 million robot spacecraft into Dimorphos, which passed at a distance of about 10.8 million kilometers from the Earth.  When striking its target, the Dart spacecraft traveled at over four miles per second and was almost immediately destroyed. The aim of this kamikaze mission is to learn how to deflect asteroids that may collide with our planet in the future.  “We know asteroids have hit us...
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05-26-2022
Number of endangered reptiles is much greater than estimated
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) compiles the...
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05-26-2022
Wild animals can evolve faster than previously thought
According to Charles Darwin, evolution is the process by which...
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05-26-2022
Eggs eaten by early Australians were from huge flightless birds
There are thousands of Pleistocene sites across Australia where the...
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05-26-2022
Wildfire hazard disproportionately affects wealthy homeowners
Recently, the western United States has witnessed a dramatic increase...
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05-26-2022
Regulated hypothermia helps chicks overcome infection
Although fever is a crucial response that helps organisms combat...
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05-26-2022
Plants release a variety of biological particles into the air
During their lifespans, plants release through their stems and leaves...
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05-25-2022
Stress gives animals a survival advantage, but only to a point
Stress is a widespread phenomenon among humans, usually occurring when...
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05-25-2022
Tiny crab robot is smaller than a flea
Engineers at Northwestern University have created a tiny robotic crab...
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05-25-2022
Healthy coral reefs crackle with the sounds of busy inhabitants
Divers who visit ocean coral reefs can hear the sounds...
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05-25-2022
Most of the dinosaurs were warm-blooded
For decades, paleontologists have debated whether dinosaurs were cold-blooded, like...
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05-25-2022
Giant “dragon of death” unearthed in Argentina
A team of Argentinian scientists has recently discovered the fossilized...
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05-25-2022
Tomatoes could become an important source of vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency is linked to a number of health...
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