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  • If Mars Is Colonized, We May Not Need to Ship In the Bricks - New York Times April 28, 2017
    New York TimesIf Mars Is Colonized, We May Not Need to Ship In the BricksNew York TimesSoil designed to simulate Martian dirt can be compacted into disks like this, researchers say. Credit Jacobs School of Engineering/UC San Diego. We often wonder if somewhere hidden on Mars are the building blocks for life. But what about […]
  • Long after their bones were gone, Neanderthals' DNA survived in cave - CBS News April 28, 2017
    CBS NewsLong after their bones were gone, Neanderthals' DNA survived in caveCBS NewsDNA from two extinct human relatives — the Neanderthals, and a mysterious branch of humanity called the Denisovans — has been detected in the ancient mud of caves, even though those caves hold no fossils of those individuals, new research shows.No Bones About […]
  • Humpback whales dying at alarming rate off East Coast - Fox News April 28, 2017
    Fox NewsHumpback whales dying at alarming rate off East CoastFox NewsHumpback whales are dying at an alarming rate off America's East Coast with more than 40 washing ashore in little over a year, and U.S. scientists are investigating why it is happening. An “unusual mortality event” has been declared for East Coast ...41 humpback whale […]
  • Antarctica's Blood Falls: not so mysterious, but still freaky as heck - Popular Science April 28, 2017
    Popular ScienceAntarctica's Blood Falls: not so mysterious, but still freaky as heckPopular ScienceYou may have seen headlines proclaiming that the great mystery of Antarctica's "Blood Falls" has finally been solved. That's a little silly, because the big mystery—the question of why blood-like bright red liquid oozes out of the otherwise white ...Scientists solve century-old mystery […]
  • 7 Signs Climate Change Is Absolutely Real To Convince Deniers Before The People's Climate March - Bustle April 28, 2017
    Bustle7 Signs Climate Change Is Absolutely Real To Convince Deniers Before The People's Climate MarchBustleDespite the overwhelming evidence that Mother Earth is having a hot flash and it's all thanks to human activity, convincing a denier that climate change is real is easier said than done. Currently, the United States is led by a man […]
  • The Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Draining Huge Quantities Of Water Out To Sea - CleanTechnica April 28, 2017
    CleanTechnicaThe Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Draining Huge Quantities Of Water Out To SeaCleanTechnicaWhen climate scientists look at Antarctica, they see a ticking time bomb. If the ice sheet melts, it will raise sea levels by tens of feet, flooding coastal cities around the globe. For now, the southern continent is relatively stable, but it's ...California […]
  • The First 100 Days: What Trump Has Done on Space So Far - Space.com April 28, 2017
    Space.comThe First 100 Days: What Trump Has Done on Space So FarSpace.comPresident Donald Trump's first 100 days in office have been busy, but the flurry of activity hasn't extended much into the final frontier. The Trump administration has already moved aggressively in a number of areas, such as tax policy, health care ...Why NASA is […]
  • Cassini's First Grand Finale Images Are Stunning—But What Are We Really Looking At? - Gizmodo April 28, 2017
    GizmodoCassini's First Grand Finale Images Are Stunning—But What Are We Really Looking At?GizmodoIt was 11:56 pm Wednesday night when a Deep Space Network receiver picked up a signal from NASA's Cassini orbiter as it emerged from its first trip through the gap between Saturn and the gas giant's rings. In the ensuing data came pictures […]
  • Color-Changing U.S. Stamp Will Herald 2017 Total Solar Eclipse - Space.com April 28, 2017
    Space.comColor-Changing U.S. Stamp Will Herald 2017 Total Solar EclipseSpace.comColor-changing ink on this stamp commemorating the 2017 total solar eclipse will fade when heat is applied to reveal a moon over the blotted-out sun. The stamps will be released June 20 in conjunction with the summer solstice. Credit: USPS. Just as a ...Touch this new postal […]
  • Pregnant great white shark munches whale carcass off Calif. coast for 17 hours - SFGate April 27, 2017
    SFGatePregnant great white shark munches whale carcass off Calif. coast for 17 hoursSFGateFourteen miles off the coast of Newport Beach, a pregnant great white shark got her fill of a bloated whale carcass after feasting upon it for almost a day. Shark tagger Keith Poe and his companion Ryan Logan, a Cal State Long Beach […]