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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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NASA's next moon car is starting to take shape

NASA's next moon car is starting to take shape
NASA picks 3 companies to design lunar rover for Artemis astronauts to drive on the moon. The agency has selected three private teams — led by the companies Intuitive Machines, Lunar Outpost and Venturi Astrolab, respectively — to develop their versions of the Lunar Terrain …
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Florida man says space object crashed into his house.

Florida man says space object crashed into his house.
NASA is investigating an object that a Florida resident says came from space and plummeted into his home last month. Alejandro Otero said a piece of equipment from the International Space Station hit his Naples home and posted photos on X in response to an astronomer who was…
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Strongest earthquake in 25 years hits Taiwan.

Strongest earthquake in 25 years hits Taiwan.
Rescue efforts are taking place in Taiwan after a powerful earthquake struck off its east coast on Wednesday, killing at least four people. The 7.4 magnitude quake caused multiple buildings to collapse in Hualien, the city closest to the epicentre. The strongest tremor to hit…
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SpaceX launching 22 Starlink satellites from California on March 30.

SpaceX launching 22 Starlink satellites from California on March 30.
SpaceX has reset the launch of another batch of its Starlink internet satellites to no sooner than Saturday night (March 30). A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 22 Starlink spacecraft was set to lift off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Thursday (March 28), but the …
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Global warming is slowing the earth’s rotation.

Global warming is slowing the earth’s rotation.
As rising global temperatures melt Earth’s polar ice sheets, the shifting water is creating such a huge redistribution of our planet’s mass that its rotation speed is dropping. This unusual result of climate change is interacting with other forces that affect the planet’s r…
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Artemis astronauts will carry plants to the moon in 2026.

Artemis astronauts will carry plants to the moon in 2026.
A plant-growth study is one of three experiments that the Artemis 3 astronauts are expected to deploy on the lunar surface. The first astronauts to land on the moon in more than half a century will set up a lunar mini-greenhouse, if all goes according to plan. NASA has select…
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Baltimore bridge collapses after powerless cargo ship rams into support column.

Baltimore bridge collapses after powerless cargo ship rams into support column.
A cargo ship lost power and rammed into a major bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday, destroying the span in a matter of seconds and plunging it into the river in a terrifying collapse that could disrupt a vital shipping port for months. Six people were missing and presumed de…
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Massive explosions may be visible on the sun during the April 8 total solar eclipse.

Massive explosions may be visible on the sun during the April 8 total solar eclipse.
If you're in the path of totality for the April 8 total solar eclipse, you'll experience a brief period of darkness — totality — for a few seconds or minutes. This is the only safe time to look directly at the sun without solar eclipse glasses. If you observe the su…
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