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Here is the right way to nuke an asteroid (sad Bruce Willis)

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – If you want to use a nuclear weapon to save the world from an asteroid, try not to do it how Bruce Willis did in "Armageddon", NASA's planetary defense office would like to remind you. "If you've seen these movies, they are totally fake," said Lindley Johnson, planetary head of NASA headquarters, during a media session …

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People brought food from all over Britain to feast near Stonehenge

Enlarge / Feasts at nearby Durrington Walls drew attendees from all over Britain. Around 4,500 years ago, people gathered at these sites or in nearby communities for annual winter feasts where the main delicacy on the menu was pork. Chemical analysis of the pig bones left behind after feasts at four major sites in southern Britain reveals a surprisingly far-flung …

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SpaceX goes all-in on steel starship, scrapping expensive carbon fiber BFR tools

In a completely unforeseen event, SpaceX has taken the extra step of permanently scratching both its Los Angeles-based BFR development and what appears to be most of what it contained, unreasonably destructive custom-built tool design to support the production of carbon-composite BFR spacecraft. and boosters. Probably worth somewhere from several to tens of millions of dollars (USD), SpaceX's advanced BFR …

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launches $ 17M digital imaging research program

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is awarding $ 17 million to 17 scientists across a range of technical disciplines to develop new advances in digital microscopy that can allow researchers and physicians to peer into the subtleties of disease. the US, the recipients include engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists and biologists, with a program focused on developing software, hardware and information-sharing …

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Fermi Discovers 'Cannonball' Pulsar Speeding Through Space

CTB 1, seen here in a deep exposure that highlights visible light from hydrogen gas, is the expansion wreckage of a massive star that exploded some 10,000 years ago. The pulsar formed in the center of the collapsing star is moving so fast it has completely exited the faint shell. Credit: Scott Rosen Astronomers found a pulsar hurtling through space …

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Surprising astronomers, Bennu vacuum cleaner in space

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Like the "Peanuts" character Pigpen, the nearest earth moves the asteroid Bennu around in a cloud of its own pond. NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has seen Bennu spew plumes of dust 11 times since the spacecraft arrived at the asteroid in December 2018. And one of that dust is circulating around the asteroid, researchers announced on March …

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World Health Organization Panel weighs on the debate on CRISPR infants

Change the genomes of human embryos, as those shown here, change them in ways that can be transmitted to the generations of the future. Credit: Jim Dyson / Getty The World Health Organization (WHO) should create a global record of studies involving the editing of the human genome, and research financiers and publishers should require researchers to participate in it, …

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