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First in Flight: NASA Just Proved Flying on Mars Is Possible--Next Up Is the Solar System

Sat, 08 May 2021 12:00:00 GMT

With Ingenuity’s five successful flights on the Red Planet, aviation may find unexpected footing in the future of space exploration

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Lovebirds Adore Our Inefficient Air-Conditioning

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 15:00:00 GMT

The rosy-faced lovebirds that live in Phoenix appear to be free riding on our urban climate control.

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50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: May 2021

Sat, 01 May 2021 13:00:00 GMT

When time began; superior bread baking

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Adaptive Optics Branches Out

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 13:00:00 GMT

A tool built for astronomy finds new life combating space debris and enabling quantum encryption

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Biden Has Reversed Trump's War on Science in His First 100 Days

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT

His administration has made great strides in repairing the damage—but there’s plenty left to do

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'Mother Trees' Are Intelligent: They Learn and Remember

Tue, 04 May 2021 10:45:00 GMT

And ecologist Suzanne Simard says they need our help to survive

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Poem: 'String Theory'

Sun, 02 May 2021 13:00:00 GMT

Science in meter and verse

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Saturn Probe Data Reveal Impressive Depth of Titan's Largest Sea

Mon, 03 May 2021 10:45:00 GMT

The moon’s massive pool of methane, ethane and nitrogen could potentially swallow skyscrapers

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The Delight of Watching Birds on the Streets of New York

Mon, 03 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT

This past pandemic winter, when the world felt doubly dreary, our avian friends were especially high on many peoples’ happy lists

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Muon Results Throw Physicists' Best Theories into Confusion

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 13:30:00 GMT

Experimental anomalies have sent researchers scrambling to concoct new explanations

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Physicists Edge Closer to Taming the Three-Body Problem

Fri, 07 May 2021 17:30:00 GMT

A new model cuts through the chaos to reach the best-yet predictions of complex gravitational interactions

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In Case You Missed It

Sat, 08 May 2021 13:00:00 GMT

Top news from around the world

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Male Lyrebirds Lie to Get Sex

Tue, 04 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT

It seems like the males will do anything, even fake nearby danger, to get females to stick around to mate.

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Bird Brawlers Love Spectators--Other Avian Species Are Welcome at Ringside

Thu, 06 May 2021 10:45:00 GMT

Tufted titmice scuffle more vigorously in front of a crowd—even if some of the onlookers are woodpeckers

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Scientists Supersize Quantum Effects with Entangled Drum Duet

Thu, 06 May 2021 18:00:00 GMT

Two teams have demonstrated new degrees of quantum measurements in micron-sized metal drums

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Falling Uncontrolled from Space, Giant Chinese Rocket Highlights Risk of Orbital Debris

Thu, 06 May 2021 17:00:00 GMT

The Long March 5b rocket’s core stage could plummet to Earth as early as May 9

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Senate Confirms Bill Nelson as NASA's New Leader

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:30:00 GMT

The former Senator will be the space agency’s 14th administrator

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Stars That Race through Space at Nearly the Speed of Light

Sat, 01 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT

Some are blasted out of galaxies by interactions with black holes; others, which orbit supermassive black holes, can smash together in titanic explosions

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SpaceX Sticks the Landing in Latest Starship Test Flight

Thu, 06 May 2021 16:30:00 GMT

After multiple explosive endings to previous high-altitude tests, a prototype rocket for voyages to the Moon and Mars finally touched down safely

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Sally Ride's Enduring Legacy

Tue, 04 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT

America’s first woman in space worked to make STEM education more equitable and inclusive, with a special emphasis on encouraging participation by girls

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Michael Collins, Apollo 11 Astronaut Who Orbited Moon, Dies at 90

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 19:15:00 GMT

Collins piloted the command module while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down in 1969

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The Fermilab Muon Measurement May or May Not Point to New Physics, But ...

Sun, 02 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT

It was important either way, because the experiment that generated it was breathtakingly precise

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Antarctic Study Shows How Much Space Dust Hits Earth Every Year

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT

A tally of pristine micrometeorites locked in polar ice gives the best-yet look at the origin and amount of extraterrestrial material reaching our planet

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For Math Fans: Some Puzzles from Game of Life Creator John Conway

Sat, 08 May 2021 16:00:00 GMT

The great British mathematician passed away from COVID-19 last year. To celebrate his memory, here is a small sampling of the recreational mathematics he loved so well

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Watching the Universe Expand in Real Time

Thu, 06 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT

Within a decade or two, we could observe the cosmic expansion, not as a series of snapshots but as a very slow-motion film

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