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Ed Stone, who led NASA's iconic Voyager project dies.

Ed Stone, who led NASA's iconic Voyager project dies.
Ed Stone, who served as the project scientist for NASA's groundbreaking Voyager mission from 1972 to 2022, died on Sunday (June 9) at the age of 88. Voyager launched twin probes on a "grand tour" of the solar system's giant planets in 1977. The two spacecra…
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Apple Finally Announces Calculator App For iPad After 14 Years.

Apple Finally Announces Calculator App For iPad After 14 Years.
The app is part of iPadOS 18 that features special Apple Pencil support and a new Math Notes feature. The new feature allows users to write down math problems and it will solve them. The app also includes a History feature that contains a history of previous calculations, as…
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Solar flare blasts out strongest radiation storm since 2017.

Solar flare blasts out strongest radiation storm since 2017.
Beastly sunspot AR3697 has made headlines again just before it makes another exit. The sunspot region, formerly known as AR3664, produced the historic geomagnetic storm that led to May's global auroras. On Saturday (June 8), the sunspot fired off a M9.7-class solar flare…
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Water frost on Mars discovered near Red Planet's equator.

Water frost on Mars discovered near Red Planet's equator.
Water frost has been spotted at the equator of Mars for the first time. In this region of the Red Planet, equivalent to its tropics, it was previously believed that it would be impossible for frost to exist.  The discovery could be crucial to modeling where water exists on M…
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Microplastics found in every human semen sample tested in study.

Microplastics found in every human semen sample tested in study.
Microplastic pollution has been found in all human semen samples tested in a study, and researchers say further research on the potential harm to reproduction is “imperative”. Sperm counts in men have been falling for decades and 40% of low counts remain unexplained, althoug…
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Apollo 8 astronaut dies in fiery plane crash.

Apollo 8 astronaut dies in fiery plane crash.
Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders died in a fiery plane crash over Puget Sound in Washington on Friday. The tragic incident was caught on video. Anders was 90. At the time of the airplane crash, Anders was piloting his vintage Beechcraft T-34 Mentor – a single-engine, propel…
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Dick Van Dyke, 98, becomes oldest Emmy winner ever.

Dick Van Dyke, 98, becomes oldest Emmy winner ever.
Legendary Hollywood performer Dick Van Dyke made history at the 51st Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. On Friday, the 98-year-old actor, singer and dancer became the oldest Daytime Emmy winner when he took home the trophy for Best Guest Perf…
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Boeing launches NASA astronauts for the first time after years of delays.

Boeing launches NASA astronauts for the first time after years of delays.
Boeing launched astronauts for the first time Wednesday, belatedly joining SpaceX as a second taxi service for NASA. A pair of NASA test pilots blasted off aboard Boeing’s Starliner capsule for the International Space Station, the first to fly the new spacecraft. The trip by …
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The chicken and egg problem of fighting another flu pandemic.

The chicken and egg problem of fighting another flu pandemic.
Even a peep of news about a new flu pandemic is enough to set scientists clucking about eggs. They worried about them in 2005, and in 2009, and they’re worrying now. That’s because millions of fertilized hen eggs are still the main ingredient in making vaccines that, hopeful…
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A Russian cosmonaut becomes the first person to spend 1,000 days in space.

A Russian cosmonaut becomes the first person to spend 1,000 days in space.
A 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut has become the first person to spend 1,000 days in space, Russian space agency Roscosmos said Wednesday. Oleg Kononenko achieved the milestone on Tuesday, having made five journeys to the International Space Station dating back to 2008. His cur…
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Chinese scientists create mutant ebola virus in lab.

Chinese scientists create mutant ebola virus in lab.
Scientists at Hebei Medical University in China have engineered a mutant virus using parts of the Ebola virus to study the disease and its symptoms. The study, published in Science Direct, involved injecting hamsters with the lethal virus, which resulted in their deaths wit…
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Fish oil supplements linked to greater first-time heart attack risk in study: ‘Not universally good or bad'.

Fish oil supplements linked to greater first-time heart attack risk in study: ‘Not universally good or bad'.
A cardiologist, two dietitians shared cautions, tips on fish oil supplements and new study: ‘More isn’t always better’ Taking fish oil supplements could raise the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests. Among healthy people, regular use of fish oil was found to…
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Microplastics Found in Blood Clots in Heart, Brain and Legs.

Microplastics Found in Blood Clots in Heart, Brain and Legs.
Earlier this year, we got news from a landmark study that microplastics – tiny shards of plastic shed from larger chunks – had been found inside more than 50 percent of fatty deposits from clogged arteries. It was the first data of its kind to draw a link between microplast…
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SpaceX launches 20 Starlink satellites on 50th mission of the year.

SpaceX launches 20 Starlink satellites on 50th mission of the year.
SpaceX launched 20 of its Starlink internet satellites today (May 14), on the company's 50th orbital mission of 2024. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Starlink spacecraft — 13 of which feature direct-to-cell capability — lifted off from California's Vandenberg Space Fo…
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Helium leak delays Boeing's 1st Starliner astronaut launch to May 21.

Helium leak delays Boeing's 1st Starliner astronaut launch to May 21.
The crewed debut of Boeing's Starliner capsule has been pushed back an additional four days. Starliner had been scheduled to lift off this Friday (May 17) on Crew Flight Test (CFT), a mission that will send NASA astronauts Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore to the Internati…
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David Sanborn, Grammy award-winning saxophonist dies.

David Sanborn, Grammy award-winning saxophonist dies.
David Sanborn, an influential saxophonist, who found success across the genres of pop, R&B, jazz and more, died Sunday. He was 78. Sanborn’s publicist confirmed the accuracy of the post when reached by CNN. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018, but continued perf…
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Pig-Kidney transplant patient dies nearly two months after surgery.

Pig-Kidney transplant patient dies nearly two months after surgery.
The first recipient of a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died nearly two months after he underwent the procedure, according to his family and the hospital that performed the surgery. Richard "Rick" Slayman had the transplant at Massachusetts General …
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Elon Musk’s Neuralink reports trouble with first human brain chip.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink reports trouble with first human brain chip.
The first invasive brain chip that Neuralink embedded into a human brain has malfunctioned, with neuron-surveilling threads appearing to have become dislodged from the participant's brain, the company revealed in a blog post Wednesday. It's unclear what caused the th…
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World’s top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target.

World’s top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target.
Hundreds of the world’s leading climate scientists expect global temperatures to rise to at least 2.5C (4.5F) above preindustrial levels this century, blasting past internationally agreed targets and causing catastrophic consequences for humanity and the planet, an exclusiv…
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SpaceX launches 23 satellites from Florida on 1st leg of Starlink doubleheader.

SpaceX launches 23 satellites from Florida on 1st leg of Starlink doubleheader.
SpaceX launched another batch of its Starlink internet satellites from Florida today (May 8), on the first leg of a planned spaceflight doubleheader for the company. A Falcon 9 rocket topped with 23 Starlink craft lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to…
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Bernard Hill, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings Actor, Dead.

Bernard Hill, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings Actor, Dead.
Bernard Hill, who played Captain Edward Smith in Titanic and King Théoden in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, has died. He was 79. The British actor passed away early May 5, his agent confirmed to the BBC, adding that the star's fiancée Alison and his son Gabriel wer…
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Voyager 1 Light-Sensing Instrument Non-operational.

Voyager 1 Light-Sensing Instrument Non-operational.
Project officials report light-sensing instrument aboard NASA's Voyager 1, that had difficulty during encounter with the planet Jupiter March 5th, has been confirmed as no longer being able to record useful data. Tests conducted last week indicate that the light sensitiv…
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Switzerland signs Artemis Accords to join NASA.

Switzerland signs Artemis Accords to join NASA.
Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin joined NASA administrator Bill Nelson Monday (April 15), at the space agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., to become the latest country to sign on to the agency's Artemis Accords for moon exploration. Switzerland is the 37…
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We finally know why NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft stopped communicating — scientists are working on a fix.

We finally know why NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft stopped communicating — scientists are working on a fix.
NASA engineers have discovered the cause of a communications breakdown between Earth and the interstellar explorer Voyager 1. It would appear that a small portion of corrupted memory exists in one of the spacecraft's computers.  The glitch caused Voyager 1 to send unread…
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World's oldest conjoined twins, Lori and George Schappell die.

World's oldest conjoined twins, Lori and George Schappell die.
Lori and George Schappell, the world’s oldest living conjoined twins, have died. The twins passed away on April 7 of undisclosed causes, according to joint obituaries published by Leibensperger Funeral Homes in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. The Schappell twins were born in Pennsylva…
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A 605 MW PV plant in Germany is now Europe’s largest solar farm.

A 605 MW PV plant in Germany is now Europe’s largest solar farm.
A 605 megawatt (MW) project in Germany has claimed the title of Europe’s largest solar farm, bumping a PV plant in Spain out of the top spot. The Witznitz Solar Farm near Leipzig, which is not state-subsidized, is owned by German investment firm HANSAINVEST Real Assets. It’s…
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What a total solar eclipse looks like from space.

What a total solar eclipse looks like from space.
Darkness, slivers of sunshine, and crescent shadows: The 2024 total solar eclipse put on quite a show. Down here on Earth, millions of people witnessed the fascinating sight of the moon passing in front of the sun. But a select few people had the chance to experience the ec…
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The 5 stages of the 2024 total solar eclipse explained for April 8.

The 5 stages of the 2024 total solar eclipse explained for April 8.
On Monday, April 8, the 2024 total solar eclipse will sweep through the sky over North America.  While all of North America and Central America will experience at least a partial solar eclipse, those within a path with a width of approximately 115 miles (185 kilometers) pass…
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Otherworldly volcanic smoke ring phenomenon floating over Mount Etna.

Otherworldly volcanic smoke ring phenomenon floating over Mount Etna.
Mystical rings floated over Sicily in recent days that have astounded onlookers in Italy. Mount Etna put on an otherworldly show as the volcano released smoke rings into the Sicilian sky. Last week, near-perfect volcanic smoke rings emerged from Mount Etna – Europe's lar…
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App Store is currently down for many users around the world.

App Store is currently down for many users around the world.
If you’ve been experiencing problems when trying to access the App Store, it’s not just you. The App Store is currently down for users around the world. Although Apple is yet to acknowledge the problem, many people have been complaining about an ongoing outage affecting the…
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