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A NASA Spacecraft is about to collide with an asteroid in an effort to keep earth safe.

A NASA Spacecraft is about to collide with an asteroid in an effort to keep earth safe.
Dimorphos is easily one of the least interesting objects in the solar system. It’s a rock—a moonlet, really—measuring just 160 m (525 ft.) across, orbiting the asteroid Didymos, which itself measures only 780 m (2,560 ft). Located 11 million km (6.8 million mi.) from Earth,…
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Cancer-killing virus shows promise in patients.

Cancer-killing virus shows promise in patients.
A new type of cancer therapy that uses a common virus to infect and destroy harmful cells is showing big promise in early human trials, say UK scientists. One patient's cancer vanished, while others saw their tumours shrink. The drug is a weakened form of the cold sore vi…
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China and UAE to join hands on moon rover missions.

China and UAE to join hands on moon rover missions.
China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to join hands to help further the latter’s space ambitions. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) of the UAE and the China National Space Agency (CNSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work togeth…
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Record-breaking Russian cosmonaut dies.

Record-breaking Russian cosmonaut dies.
A Russian cosmonaut who holds the record for the longest-ever trip to space has died aged 80. Valery Polyakov spent 437 full days orbiting the Earth between 1994 and 1995 on the Mir space station. He worked on experiments to see whether people could maintain their mental heal…
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New Webb Image Captures Clearest View of Neptune’s Rings in Decades.

New Webb Image Captures Clearest View of Neptune’s Rings in Decades.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows off its capabilities closer to home with its first image of Neptune. Not only has Webb captured the clearest view of this distant planet’s rings in more than 30 years, but its cameras reveal the ice giant in a whole new light. Most str…
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3,300-year-old cave 'frozen in time' from reign of Ramesses II uncovered in Israel.

3,300-year-old cave 'frozen in time' from reign of Ramesses II uncovered in Israel.
Archaeologists in Israel have discovered an "exceptional" cave that ancient people sealed 3,300 years ago, hiding grave goods and possibly human burials within it, just yards from a beach south of Tel Aviv.  Use of the cave dates to a time when the ancient Egyptian…
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Adobe to buy Figma in $20 billion bid on future of work that spooks investors.

Adobe to buy Figma in $20 billion bid on future of work that spooks investors.
Adobe Inc agreed on Thursday (15) to acquire cloud-based designer platform Figma for $20 billion, sparking investor concerns about the rich price tag that led to a drop of more than $30 billion in the market value of the Photoshop maker. The cash-and-stock deal, the biggest …
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Nasa’s Moxie instrument successfully makes oxygen on Mars.

Nasa’s Moxie instrument successfully makes oxygen on Mars.
An instrument the size of a lunchbox has been successfully generating breathable oxygen on Mars, doing the work of a small tree. Since February last year the Mars oxygen in-situ resource utilisation experiment, or Moxie, has been successfully making oxygen from the red plane…
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Google completes $5.4B Mandiant acquisition.

Google completes $5.4B Mandiant acquisition.
Google LLC has completed its acquisition of Reston-based cybersecurity company Mandiant Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $5.4 billion. Google is paying $23 per share for Mandiant, which is joining Google Cloud while retaining its branding. The companies announced the…
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World's oldest heart found in prehistoric fish.

World's oldest heart found in prehistoric fish.
Researchers have discovered a 380-million-year-old heart preserved inside a fossilised prehistoric fish. They say the specimen captures a key moment in the evolution of the blood-pumping organ found in all back-boned animals, including humans. The heart belonged to a fish kno…
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Ancient stone age tools found in India cave.

Ancient stone age tools found in India cave.
Over the years rock carvings of a previously unknown civilisation have been found in India's western state of Maharashtra. Now, a cave in the same region is promising to shed more light on the creators of these prehistoric artworks and their lives.  The cave, located aro…
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year: 'Once in a lifetime' picture of comet wins award.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year: 'Once in a lifetime' picture of comet wins award.
A rare photograph of a comet that will never be seen from Earth again has won a prestigious photography prize. The image shows a piece of Comet Leonard's tail breaking off and being carried away by the solar wind. The comet made a brief appearance to Earth after being dis…
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Lab grown milk ready to be sold by 2024.

Lab grown milk ready to be sold by 2024.
Company Eden Brew has developed an animal-free milk that is expected to be sold in-store by 2024. They use yeast to brew proteins and then they take those proteins and they’re nature-identical, just like what forms in the cow’s tummy and they bind it up with all nutrition. Th…
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Scientists have found a way to turn PET-type plastic into diamonds.

Scientists have found a way to turn PET-type plastic into diamonds.
Making nanodiamonds from plastic will allow new recycling methods and have implications for Neptune and Uranus, which rain diamonds, reports Vice. On the ice giants, under extreme pressure and high temperatures deep below the surface of the planet, hydrocarbons turn into dia…
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A rare dinosaur skeleton with fossilized skin discovered in Canada.

A rare dinosaur skeleton with fossilized skin discovered in Canada.
Finding a dinosaur fossil with preserved soft tissue has thus far been considered impossible. A team of researchers in Alberta, Canada, has discovered a hadrosaur with not only a near-complete skeleton but also with patches of skin still intact, according to a press release…
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China tests powerful rocket engine for moon landing.

China tests powerful rocket engine for moon landing.
A Beijing space research institute tested a new rocket engine that is twice as powerful as its American competitor in the race to put the next astronaut on the moon, according to China’s space authorities. The ground test was carried out on Monday (05) with “complete success…
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NASA's James Webb telescope snaps its first picture of an exoplane.

NASA's James Webb telescope snaps its first picture of an exoplane.
For the first time, astronomers have used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to take a direct image of a planet outside our solar system. The exoplanet is a gas giant, meaning it has no rocky surface and could not be habitable The planet, called HIP 65426 b and its likely to …
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Ecuador fears Galapagos tortoises were hunted and eaten.

Ecuador fears Galapagos tortoises were hunted and eaten.
Ecuador has launched an investigation into the killing of four Galapagos giant tortoises, which prosecutors fear were hunted and eaten. Remains of the reptiles were found in a national park on Isabela, the largest island of the Galapagos archipelago. Killing the endangered an…
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World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm is finally operational.

World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm is finally operational.
Hornsea 2, a wind farm off the coast of the UK, is now fully operational and ready to help power around 1.3 million U.K. homes. With 165 turbines covering an area of 462 square kilometers (roughly 178 square miles), it is officially the biggest offshore wind farm on the pla…
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First NASA moon mission in five decades.

First NASA moon mission in five decades.
NASA will launch a mission to return astronauts to the moon on 29 August 2022. More than 50 years after the Apollo Moon landing, NASA is getting ready to go back there. The Artemis I mission was scheduled to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in the US state of Florida, d…
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