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Meet the bonnethead, the world’s first omnivorous shark

    Sharks, we thought we knew you. But it turns out we may have had it all wrong. Thanks to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, new information has come to light about the bonnethead shark. The sharks were thought to be solely carnivorous, but now there’s evidence they’re omnivorous — they can […]

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NASA 60th anniversary: All about the space agency’s past, present and future

NASA is turning 60 on Monday, October 1. Over six decades, it’s had a remarkable run of rocketeering and exploratory achievements, from the moon landings to the space shuttles, from the surface of Mars to destinations far beyond our solar system. And as space becomes just another place to do business, NASA looks to keep […]

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‘Molar Mic’ will let US military make radio calls from their teeth

In the future, communicating in combat could be as simple as speaking into the microphone on your teeth. On Tuesday the US Department of Defense sealed a multimillion dollar investment into a futuristic two-way communications system dubbed the ‘Molar Mic,’ slated for use by the US Air Force. Developed by California company Sonitus Technologies, the […]

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Watch two spacecraft launch to one of the most mysterious planets

An international mission with a funny name is set to blast off from South America on Friday night, bound for a little-explored spot in the inner solar system. BepiColombo is a seven-year, dual spacecraft mission to Mercury, the nearest planet to the sun, led by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration […]

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Teeth from a mega-shark twice the size of a Great White found in Australia

Fossil enthusiast Philip Mullaly was walking along the beach in Victoria Australia when he saw it: a glint in a boulder with quarter of a tooth exposed. ‘I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people,’ Mullaly explained. He had found […]

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NASA engineer looks to Saturn moon Titan for human colony

    Come, move to the moon: You can jump like a grasshopper. Come, move to Mars: You can bound like a bunny. Come, move to Titan: You can fly! I know which one I’d choose. NASA’s Janelle Wellons is pumping up Saturn’s moon Titan as a possible site of human settlement should Earth become […]

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This 4,500-year-old reconstructed dog looks like a Game of Thrones direwolf

  Scientists have re-created the head of an ancient dog using CT scans, a 3D-printed skull and forensic reconstruction usually reserved for humans. The Neolithic dog, thought to have lived 4,500 years ago, is estimated to originally have been the size of a large collie, according to Alison Sheridan , principal archaeological research curator in the Department […]

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Announces First Private Passenger flight To The Moon
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Elon Musk endorses Trump’s Space Force as ‘obvious’ defense move

Elon Musk is joining the chorus of ‘Space Force All The Way.’ The SpaceX and Tesla CEO approved of President Donald Trump’s proposed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces in an interview on the Recode Decode podcast’s Friday episode. ‘It’s basically defense in space. And then I think also it could be pretty helpful […]

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NASA may have fixed the Hubble Telescope the way you fix your router

There’s a reason the first step to troubleshooting technology is usually ridiculously simple: turning things on and off again often works. It shouldn’t be any surprise then, that when one of the Hubble Space Telescope’s gyroscopes stated acting up, NASA decided to try putting the faulty backup gyro through a ‘running restart.’ OK, that’s a […]

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NASA’s history-making Mars rover Opportunity declared dead

NASA’s Opportunity rover, the third robotic wanderer to land on Mars, changed our understanding of the Martian landscape, geology, atmosphere and history. On Wednesday, NASA announced its mission complete and with it, the rover’s life officially over. The plucky robot roamed the Martian surface for approximately 5,515 Earth days, just over 15 years. During a […]

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