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Hot ocean waters along East Coast are drawing in ‘weird’ fish and supercharging hurricanes

[The Washington Post] Warm waters are a major concern with Hurricane Isaias forecast to ride up the Eastern Seaboard. Vacationing on Nantucket in early July, Terrence Boylan cast his line in to the strangely warm surf. The creature he reeled in left the veteran angler baffled. It was a skinny, […]

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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattles Southern California – and its rich and famous

[USA TODAY] Every year, there are about 500,000 earthquakes – 100,000 of which can be felt on the Earth’s surface. But how do earthquakes work? We explain. At least two small temblors rocked an area near Los Angeles early Thursday, shaking residents out of their sleep but drawing no initial reports of […]

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There Are At Least 36 Intelligent Alien Civilizations In Our Galaxy, Say Scientists

[Forbes] It’s the oldest and the greatest cosmic question of all: is there anybody out there? For years all we’ve had is the Drake Equation to help us understand the question, but no indication of an answer. Now a group of scientists at the University of Nottingham think they’ve come up with […]

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Scientists detect unexpected widespread structures near Earth’s core

[Phys.org] University of Maryland geophysicists analyzed thousands of recordings of seismic waves, sound waves traveling through the Earth, to identify echoes from the boundary between Earth’s molten core and the solid mantle layer above it. The echoes revealed more widespread, heterogenous structures—areas of unusually dense, hot rock—at the core-mantle boundary […]

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Trump Given False Credit For Bush- And Obama-Era Space Program

[Forbes, Getty Images] Today the Space X Dragon “Endeavour” launched. It was the first time since 2011 that the U.S. had launched humans into space. The Commercial Crew Development Program was started during the George W. Bush administration, and was expanded through the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, approved by Congress and signed by President Obama. Jim […]

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The Mysterious Anomaly Weakening Earth’s Magnetic Field Seems to Be Splitting

[ScienceAlert] New satellite data from the European Space Agency (ESA) reveal that the mysterious anomaly weakening Earth’s magnetic field continues to evolve, with the most recent observations showing we could soon be dealing with more than one of these strange phenomena. The South Atlantic Anomaly is a vast expanse of reduced magnetic intensity in […]

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NASA Awards Contract to Deliver Science, Tech to Moon Ahead of Human Missions

[NASA, Masten Space Systems] Masten Space Systems of Mojave, California, has been selected to deliver and operate eight payloads – with nine science and technology instruments – to the Moon’s South Pole in 2022, to help lay the foundation for human expeditions to the lunar surface beginning in 2024. The […]

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon abort test was ‘picture-perfect,’ Elon Musk says

[SPACE] CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s high-altitude test of its Crew Dragon launch escape system on Sunday morning (Jan. 19) appears to have been a “picture-perfect mission,” company founder and CEO Elon Musk said.  “I have great admiration and appreciation for the teams at SpaceX and NASA,” Musk said during a postlaunch […]

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