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Projectors that turn your home into a cinema

  SUMMARY   It’s midnight at the campsite, and the fire is down to a few embers.

🌐 popular science

The Case for Fewer Heart Procedures

  SUMMARY   But as two recent landmark studies suggest, we may be a bit too avid for cardiac procedures.

🌐 scientific american

All That We Might Possibly Know

  SUMMARY   One of my advisers in graduate school used to say that what we humans know about the universe and our existence is a paltry fraction of all that is possible to know.

🌐 scientific american

Wanted: New astronauts for Nasa Moon mission

  SUMMARY   Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Do you have what it takes to become a Nasa astronaut?

🌐 bbc

Alok Sharma to be president of UN climate conference

  SUMMARY   Image copyright EPAThe announcement that Alok Sharma will be Business Secretary and minister in charge of the COP26 climate summit did not specifically mention that he would be "president" of that crucial event in November.

🌐 bbc

Meet the Azawakh, the latest breed to enter the Westminster Dog Show

  SUMMARY   The Azawakh looks something like a cross between a star ballerina and a miniature Arabian horse — taller than it’s length, with a long elegant neck and dark expressive eyes.

🌐 popular science

Maps of a now-submerged land help reconstruct the lives of ancient Europeans

  SUMMARY   Maps of a now-submerged land help reconstruct the lives of ancient EuropeansA region beneath the rough waters of the North Sea, known as Doggerland, holds archaeological clues to the past.

🌐 science mag

Nasa 're-masters' classic 'Pale Blue Dot' image of Earth

  SUMMARY   The "Pale Blue Dot" picture of Planet Earth was acquired by the Voyager 1 probe exactly 30 years ago on Friday - from a distance of about 6 billion km (4 billion miles) miles.

🌐 bbc

H.G. Wells Envisions Atomic Bomb 30 Years Ahead of Time

  SUMMARY   “The latest book by H.G.

🌐 scientific american

The Miracle of Capillary Action

  SUMMARY   It is capillary action that allows the tear ducts in our eyes to release tear fluid.

🌐 scientific american

Here’s How Computer Models Simulate the Future Spread of New Coronavirus

  SUMMARY   Uncertainty about something such as COVID-19’s basic reproduction number (R 0 )—the average number of new cases caused by an infected individual—can disrupt a model’s results.

🌐 scientific american

U.S. Response To China's Talent Plan Is Described As Heavy-Handed

  SUMMARY   Response To China's Talent Plan Is Described As Heavy-Handed The arrest of a Harvard researcher late last month has led to questions about a Chinese program to recruit American talent.

🌐 npr

Saturn's weird, Earth-like moon just failed a key test for alien life

  SUMMARY   Saturn's most Earth-like moon looks a bit less likely to host life, thanks to quantum mechanics, the weird rules that govern subatomic particles.

🌐 fox news

NASA expects thousands to apply for astronaut jobs ahead of moon missions

  SUMMARY   NASA plans to land astronauts on the moon by 2024 -- 55 years after the first lunar landing.

🌐 upi

Car-sized turtle fossils unearthed

  SUMMARY   The turtle - Stupendemys geographicus - is believed to have roamed the region between 13 and 7 million years ago.

🌐 bbc

What Mongolia's Dairy Farmers Have to Teach Us About the Hidden History of Microbes

  SUMMARY   With this “starter culture,” she is then able to make dairy products all summer.

🌐 discover magazine

Kirk, Spock and Darwin

  SUMMARY   Welcome to Scientific American’s Science Talk, posted on February 12th, 2020.

🌐 scientific american

NASA astronaut Christina Koch recounts record-breaking 328-day space mission: 'Boredom was not a problem at all'

  SUMMARY   NASA astronaut Christina Koch says that boredom was never a problem during her record-breaking 328-day stint on the International Space Station (ISS).

🌐 fox news

'Invisible oil’ discovery shows BP Deepwater Horizon spill was larger than previously thought

  SUMMARY   Toxic and invisible oil spread well beyond the initial footprint of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, new research reveals.

🌐 fox news

Scientists ♥ Their Emojis, But It's Complicated

  SUMMARY   Consider the "rock" emoji.

🌐 npr

We're worse with food waste than we think

  SUMMARY   Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Food waste refers to reduced food due to actions by retailers and consumersCommon estimates for global food waste are too low, according to Dutch researchers, who suggest every person in the world is wasting about 500 calories of food a day.

🌐 bbc

Paleontologists Unearth 9-Foot-Long Turtle With Massive Spikes on its Shell

  SUMMARY   Since the 1970s, scientists have pulled bits of fossilized turtle shells from the ground in Central and South America.

🌐 discover magazine

Car-sized prehistoric South American turtle was built for battle

  SUMMARY   WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the largest turtles that ever lived prowled the lakes and rivers of northern South America from about 13 million years ago to 7 million years ago - and this car-sized freshwater beast was built for battle.

🌐 reuters

Deepwater Horizon oil spill was bigger than previously thought, study finds

  SUMMARY   The Deepwater Horizon disaster was the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

🌐 upi

Asteroids go to pieces when their host star dies

  SUMMARY   When the sun someday balloons into a red giant, swallowing Mercury and Venus whole and scorching Earth will be just its first step in transforming the solar system.

🌐 popular science

Tasty homemade ‘energy balls’ could help French soldiers get the fuel they need

  SUMMARY   The submariner suggested she use her nutrition background to look at combat rations.

🌐 popular science

10M-year-old turtle had 8-foot-long shell and weighed nearly 2,500 pounds, study says

  SUMMARY   Researchers have discovered the largest turtle to ever live, Stupendemys geographicus, roamed the ancient seas in greater ranges than previously believed, according to a new study.

🌐 fox news

Light Pollution Isn’t Just a Problem for Stargazers

  SUMMARY   For many years we've been hearing about a so-called War on Christmas.

🌐 scientific american

'Ghost' DNA In West Africans Complicates Story Of Human Origins

  SUMMARY   'Ghost' DNA In West Africans Complicates Story Of Human OriginsEnlarge this image toggle caption Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61About 50,000 years ago, ancient humans in what is now West Africa apparently procreated with another group of ancient humans that scientists didn't know existed.

🌐 npr

Silica can help crops survive drought

  SUMMARY   New research suggests the addition of amorophous silica can increase the soil's water storage abilities, helping plants survive prolonged drought conditions.

🌐 upi

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