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NASA boss wants "lots of people in space" – BGR

NASA apparently has a great interest in humanity to explore space, so it would be logical that the government's newly appointed boss shares the same interests. In a new interview with Space.com, NASA's newly-appointed boss, Jim Bridenstine, makes a couple of interesting declarations, but begins to assure everyone that he wants to get as many people as possible outside planet …

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New case makes mobile phones for stun guns

NEW ORLEANS – A new device designed in New Orleans makes your mobile phone a stun gun. Yellow Jacket Case makes your smartphone a stun gun. "It feels like an electric knife hits you," Chris Zavala, president and founder or Yellow Jacket Case said. "It's a non-lethal form of self-defense." Zavala says that most people always have their phone on …

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Researchers find an upside to low metabolism: NPR

Arcinella cornuta was part of a new study of fossil and existing clams and shells in the Atlantic. Researchers found that laziness could be a fruitful strategy for survival. Neogen Atlas of Ancient Life / University of Kansas hide caption change caption Neogen Atlas of Ancient Life / University of Kansas Arcinella cornuta was part of a new study of …

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Penn Dixie tries world record for biggest fossil digging

Earlier this summer, Buffalo became the new home of Guinness World Record for the largest collection of pink lawn flamingos. To continue the summer's record success, Saturday morning, Western New York comes home to a new world record. Hamburg's Penn Dixie fossil park and nature reserve put Guinness world record for the world's largest fossil digger. Unlike the flamingo disc, …

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NASA's new satellite shows us how much we put on earth

NASA spends a lot of time peering into space, but it is also very interested in what happens to our own planet. Earth's climate is changing and not in a good way. We get hotter, and one of the best ways to track the changes is to study Polaris. In just a few weeks, NASA is scheduled to launch ICESat-2, …

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Coral Reefs are threatening more and more of one-stop cyclones and bleaching

A damaged part of the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's northeastern coast. Before climate change triggered more frequent and fatal coral bleeding events, cyclones constitute one of the greatest threats to health at the Great Barrier Reef. Researchers estimated that by 2016, destruction from tropical hurricanes was responsible for between one third and almost half the loss of coral protection …

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Windsor biologist who saves coral reefs a T-shirt at a time

Mitch Dender has had a fascination with the environment and the oceans as far back as he can remember. When he was young he would spend hours fishing with his dad and his friends. Soon he began to buy aquariums and fill them with different types of fish. Today Dender, 28 from Windsor is a fisherman with a passion for …

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Florida Red Tide: Wildlife attorney stunned by toll on fish | Local

ST. PETERSBURG (AP) – The head of one of the United States largest environmental organizations says he was stunned Wednesday to see thousands of dead fish and devastation of other marine life from a red water from hugs in the southwest Florida Gulf Coast. Collin O Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, went on a charter boat …

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Evidence shows the Earth's magnetic field once more quickly

Earth's magnetosphere and the sun. Illustration: NASA (Air Force) A recent study analyzing rock formations from 107,000 to 91,000 years ago has revealed some worrying: a strange fast turn of the Earth's magnetic field in quite recent history. The research group from China, Taiwan and Australia analyzed a stalagmite, a rock that slowly grows up from the caves, to gain …

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