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Boeing’s Starliner successfully docks with the ISS despite issues

Boeing’s Starliner has successfully reached and docked with the International Space Station, an important step for a crucial test flight that would determine whether it’s ready for crewed missions. The unmanned spacecraft launched on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral and traveled for over 25 hours to reach the …

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‘Torturous’ heat is breaking records and livelihoods in India. It’s only going to get worse.

NEW DELHI, India — Street vendor Rohan Mishra wakes before dawn to buy fresh vegetables from the bazaar and steels himself for another day hauling his cart under the punishing New Delhi sun. Unable to afford time off during India’s record-shattering heat wave, he endures headaches, dizzy spells and nosebleeds as he desperately tries to …

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A dinosaur skeleton that was only half-real sold at Christie’s for $12 million. Paleontologists say it’s part of a huge inflation problem driven by invisible, ultra-rich buyers.

Vicky Leta/Insider An incomplete skeleton of the dinosaur deinonychus sold at Christie’s for $12.4 million. Two paleontologists said the sale represents an “alarming trend” in inflated prices on fossils. They said wealthy private buyers are effectively pricing researchers and museums out of the market. Some millionaires buy yachts, others buy Rolexes. Some buy dinosaurs. Christie’s …

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Space news: Fusion rocket to allow humans to LEAVE Solar System and ‘claim own planets’ | Science | News

Richard Dinan is the visionary entrepreneur who wants to help humans leave Earth and inhabit other planets in the Milky Way. And he wants to do it fast. His company, Pulsar Fusion, is betting on harnessing the power of nuclear in space to cut the time it takes to get to Mars in half – …

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Several viewing opportunities of the International Space Station through the upcoming weekend

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) – The International Space Station’s orbit around Earth will bring it over the Texoma allowing for several great viewing opportunities, which is ultimately dependent on cloud cover. It will appear as a bright star that will move quickly across the sky. Next best ISS viewing opportunity(KSWO) Date Visible Max Height* Appears Disappears …

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Cambridge University astrophysicist loses Esa project role over Brexit row | Brexit

A Cambridge University astrophysicist studying the Milky Way and hoping to play a major part in the European Space Agency’s (Esa) next big project has been forced to hand over his coordinating role on the scheme after the row over Northern Ireland’s Brexit arrangements put science in the firing line. Nicholas Walton, a research fellow …

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Panicked NASA cancels spacewalks after ISS astronaut’s helmet ‘fills with water’

NASA has put all spacewalks on hold while it resolves an alarming issue with the spacesuits on board the International Space Station. The agency said Tuesday that helmets worn by astronauts have begun filling with water on multiple occasions in recent months. It has put personnel in potentially life-threatening scenarios as they cling to the …

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How Atlantic Canada’s warming ocean could impact everything from seaweed to lobster

Our planet is changing. So is our journalism. This story is part of a CBC News initiative entitled “Our Changing Planet” to show and explain the effects of climate change. Keep up with the latest news on our Climate and Environment page. An Atlantic Canadian seafood biotechnology company says it’s seeing the effects of warming …

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Long-hypothesized ‘next generation wonder material’ created for first time

The crystal structure of a layer of graphyne. Credit: Yiming Hu For over a decade, scientists have attempted to synthesize a new form of carbon called graphyne with limited success. That endeavor is now at an end, though, thanks to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder. Graphyne has long been of interest to …

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Does This Video Show a ‘Perpetual’ Marble Machine?

A video shows a marble machine in “perpetual” motion. Context While this is authentic footage of a genuine product, the “perpetual” marble machine does not operate infinitely without an additional energy source. Rather, it uses batteries and a magnet to create the illusion that marbles can perpetually move through the contraption. Fact Check In May …

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