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Microplastics found in every human placenta tested, study finds.

Microplastics found in every human placenta tested, study finds.
It's been over three years since scientists first found microplastics swimming in four different human placentas, and as it turns out, that was just the tip of the iceberg. A few years later, at the start of 2023, researchers announced they had found microscopic particle…
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Archaeologists Found an Ancient Roman Egg.

Archaeologists Found an Ancient Roman Egg.
An archaeological dig in Britain’s Buckinghamshire recently hatched something the world has never seen before: a fully intact egg at least 1,700 years old. It’s the oldest unintentionally preserved egg in the world, and if that’s not enough, researchers found that the egg r…
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February's Full Snow Moon rises tonight, the smallest full moon of 2024

February's Full Snow Moon rises tonight, the smallest full moon of 2024
The full moon will appear a bit more petite in the sky tonight as the smallest full moon of 2024 rises. February's Full Snow Moon will occur while the moon approaches its farthest point from Earth in its orbit, known as apogee. That means tonight's full moon will app…
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Paleontologists discover a 240 million-year-old 'dragon' fossil in full.

Paleontologists discover a 240 million-year-old 'dragon' fossil in full.
It's a fitting discovery in the Year of the Dragon: A team of scientists has uncovered a complete fossil of an aquatic reptile that resembles a "Chinese dragon" because of its snake-like appearance and elongated neck. The fossil of the Dinocephalosaurus orienta…
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US Lander Odysseus makes space history with lunar touchdown.

US Lander Odysseus makes space history with lunar touchdown.
The US company Intuitive Machines has successfully put its Odysseus lunar lander on the Moon's surface in a landmark achievement in space exploration by the private sector. Calling it a white-knuckle ride to the end is an understatement. Slowing down from a velocity of 1…
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U.S. Moon Landing: How to watch and what to know.

U.S. Moon Landing: How to watch and what to know.
If all goes as planned, Odysseus, a private spacecraft, will touch down on the lunar surface on Thursday. It will be the first U.S. moon landing in more than 50 years. On Wednesday morning, a robotic lunar lander launched by a Houston company got closer to reaching the moon. …
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‘Lost Bird’ not seen in 20 years photographed for the first time.

‘Lost Bird’ not seen in 20 years photographed for the first time.
Rediscovering a lost species is exciting, and important for boosting conservation efforts. However, it is not for the faint of heart. An international team of scientists traversed 75 miles of steep mountain terrain to capture the first recorded photos of a bird once conside…
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SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite on 300th successful Falcon 9 mission.

SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite on 300th successful Falcon 9 mission.
SpaceX just notched another impressive milestone. A Falcon 9 rocket launched the Merah Putih 2 communications satellite from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station today at 3:11 p.m. EST (2011 GMT), then deployed it into orbit 34.5 minutes later. It was the 300th su…
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Atlantic Ocean circulation nearing ‘devastating’ tipping point, study finds.

Atlantic Ocean circulation nearing ‘devastating’ tipping point, study finds.
The circulation of the Atlantic Ocean is heading towards a tipping point that is “bad news for the climate system and humanity”, a study has found. The scientists behind the research said they were shocked at the forecast speed of collapse once the point is reached, although…
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The world’s first semi electric truck with 1,000 kWh capacity is plowing snow in Norway like a boss.

The world’s first semi electric truck with 1,000 kWh capacity is plowing snow in Norway like a boss.
For the first time, Norway has used a semi electric truck with 1,000 kWh battery capacity to clear heavy snow on challenging mountain passes. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has been trialing the electric truck as a snow plow on the E6 highway, right over the sceni…
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NASA’s Perseverance Rover spots damaged, lonely Ingenuity helicopter in the ‘bland’ part of Mars.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover spots damaged, lonely Ingenuity helicopter in the ‘bland’ part of Mars.
On February 4, NASA’s Perseverance Rover snapped an image of its now defunct companion, the Ingenuity helicopter. The pair had spent almost three Earth years scouring the Red Planet for signs of ancient life, advancing aerial missions on Mars. The damaged ingenuity helicopt…
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King Charles III diagnosed with cancer.

King Charles III diagnosed with cancer.
King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, says Buckingham Palace. The type of cancer has not been revealed - it is not prostate cancer, but was discovered during his recent treatment for an enlarged prostate. The King began "regular treatments" on Monda…
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A Russian cosmonaut sets a new record for the most time in space.

A Russian cosmonaut sets a new record for the most time in space.
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko has broken the world record for the most cumulative time spent in space, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos reported Sunday. The 59-year-old has now spent more than 878 days and 12 hours in space, surpassing fellow Russian Gennady Padalka, who s…
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James Webb Space Telescope makes rare detection of 2 exoplanets orbiting dead stars.

James Webb Space Telescope makes rare detection of 2 exoplanets orbiting dead stars.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has already proven itself adept at peering into the past by imaging objects at tremendous distances, but a new breakthrough may have seen the powerful instrument act almost like a scientific crystal ball, staring into the far future of …
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SpaceX gearing up to launch Intuitive Machines private moon lander in February.

SpaceX gearing up to launch Intuitive Machines private moon lander in February.
A private lunar lander has taken another step toward its historic moonshot. The robotic Nova-C spacecraft was encapsulated inside the payload fairing of its SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket today (Jan. 31) to prep for liftoff, which is right around the corner. Launch, from Cape Canaver…
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The moon is shrinking, scientists say.

The moon is shrinking, scientists say.
Scientists say our moon’s circumference has shrunk by about 150 feet in the last million years. That doesn’t sound like much, and it won’t affect Earth, but it indicates a geologically active satellite. The moon still has a hot interior. It’s cooling off, though, and that cau…
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Nearly 400 Ethiopians have died of starvation recently.

Nearly 400 Ethiopians have died of starvation recently.
Nearly 400 people have died of starvation in Ethiopia’s Tigray and Amhara regions in recent months, the national ombudsman said Tuesday, a rare admission of hunger-related deaths by a federal body. Local officials have previously reported starvation deaths in their districts…
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First human receives Neuralink brain chip implant.

First human receives Neuralink brain chip implant.
A Neuralink brain chip has been implanted in a human for the first time, entrepreneur Elon Musk said. The Twitter CEO, who founded Neuralink, wrote on Twitter at 11am AEDT today: “The first human received an implant from Neuralink yesterday and is recovering well. Initial re…
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Netherlands won FIH Hockey5s Women’s World Cup.

Netherlands won FIH Hockey5s Women’s World Cup.
India finished as runner-up at the inaugural edition of the FIH Hockey 5s Women’s World Cup after a 7-2 loss to the Netherlands in the final in Muscat. India tried to make a comeback and scored twice – Jyoti Chhatri (20th minute) and Rutaja Dadaso Pisal (23rd minute) – but …
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One Protein Helps 75% of Cancers to Spread.

One Protein Helps 75% of Cancers to Spread.
The protein MYC is part of healthy cell activity, but when cancer cells develop, it goes haywire – going outside of its normal, carefully controlled role and helping cancer to spread. Now, scientists may have found a way to stop this from happening. Part of the problem in re…
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Japan’s moon landing picture might be the space photo of the decade.

Japan’s moon landing picture might be the space photo of the decade.
A photo of Japan's robotic moon lander shows that though the spacecraft did make the quarter-million-mile journey to the lunar surface, it landed upside down. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency — NASA's Japanese space counterpart known as JAXA — released the imag…
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Today (January 28) marks 38 years since challenger space shuttle disaster that killed seven.

Today (January 28) marks 38 years since challenger space shuttle disaster that killed seven.
Today, Sunday January 28, 2024, is the 38th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle explosion that took the lives of an entire crew, a loss that deeply grieved Americans across the nation, per WGAL. The seven NASA astronauts were killed 73 seconds after liftoff from the …
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Astronomers accidentally discover 'dark' primordial galaxy with no visible stars.

Astronomers accidentally discover 'dark' primordial galaxy with no visible stars.
Astronomers have accidentally discovered a dark galaxy filled with primordial gas untouched that appears to have no visible stars.  The researchers behind the discovery say this galaxy, designated J0613+52, could be "the faintest galaxy found to date." Interestingl…
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The Amazon's ancient complex of 'lost cities' flourished for a thousand years.

The Amazon's ancient complex of 'lost cities' flourished for a thousand years.
A cluster of "lost cities" that flourished for a millennia have been discovered by archaeologists in the Amazon, with the findings published in the journal Science on Thursday. Laser imagery revealed intricate networks of roads, neighborhoods and gardens as complex…
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NASA’s LRO Spots Japan’s Moon Lander.

NASA’s LRO Spots Japan’s Moon Lander.
Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) landed on the lunar surface. Five days later, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft passed over the landing site and photographed SLIM. LRO acquired the image at an altitude of about 50 miles (80 km). Bright streaks o…
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NASA restores contact with Mars helicopter Ingenuity.

NASA restores contact with Mars helicopter Ingenuity.
On Jan. 18, scientists announced they'd lost contact with the Perseverance Mars rover's helicopter friend, Ingenuity.  Ingenuity had been nearing completion of its 72nd flight — a liftoff far past the threshold of "borrowed time" in this case, as the mighty…
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An Asteroid 5 Giraffes wide will Fly near earth this week.

An Asteroid 5 Giraffes wide will Fly near earth this week.
A small rock called 2024 BJ will fly past Earth and the Moon in just a few days. It was discovered only last week, on January 17, and will approach our planet on Saturday, January 27. The object is estimated to be 25 meters (82 feet) across and is a near-earth object. It wo…
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International Day of Education - 24 January.

International Day of Education - 24 January.
Background Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. Education is a human right The right…
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Madrid to host Spanish GP from 2026.

Madrid to host Spanish GP from 2026.
Madrid will host the Spanish Grand Prix from 2026 to 2035 on a new street circuit around the capital's IFEMA exhibition centre, Formula One said on Tuesday in an announcement that left Barcelona facing an uncertain future. The Circuit de Catalunya's current contract …
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Tai Tzu Ying beats Olympic champ to win women's singles title.

Tai Tzu Ying beats Olympic champ to win women's singles title.
In the Olympic year, Chinese Taipei badminton legend Tai Tzu Ying overcame her Malaysian Open final loss by winning the India Open 2024 women’s singles title against reigning Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei of China in straight sets 21-16, 21-12 on Sunday, January 21. Ying, who…
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