SpaceX hints at launching prototype ‘Starship’ hopper in February – Digital Journal

On Saturday, Elon Musk shared an image of a bright and shiny stainless-steel rocket ship gleaming in the sun at SpaceX’s Boca Chica test site in South Texas, near the border city of Brownsville. Musk tweeted a response to a SpaceX follower who asked when the first hopper test would take place. “Aiming for 4 […]

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Nature’s magnifying glass reveals unexpected intermediate mass exoplanets – Nanowerk

Jan 08, 2019 (Nanowerk News) Astronomers have found a new exoplanet that could alter the standing theory of planet formation. With a mass that’s between that of Neptune and Saturn, and its location beyond the “snow line” of its host star, an alien world of this scale was supposed to be rare. Aparna Bhattacharya, a […]

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Scientists Claim That Newborn Stars Can Heat Dark Matter And Move It Around Their Host Galaxies – Outer Places

Maxwell Hamilton CC BY 2.0 On the heels of the recent claim that dark matter is really a kind of “dark fluid,” a team of researchers published a new study that describes how dark matter behaves in dwarf galaxies, which may give scientists new insight into what dark matter is really made of. The paper […]

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Space bacteria floating above Earth is mutating to survive, scientists say – The Independent

Microbes stuck in the International Space Station are adapting to survive in the harsh environment of space, scientists say. A new study sheds light on how the bacteria floating above Earth is changing as a result of its difficult environment. And it found it is not mutating into especially dangerous or antibiotic-resistant superdrugs that humans […]

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Scientists debunk famous legend of Mona Lisa’s eyes – CNET

The study used a ruler to help participants indicate where they thought the Mona Lisa’s gaze was directed. CITEC/ Bielefeld University There’s more mystery to the Mona Lisa than just her secret smirk.  The Mona Lisa Effect is the concept that the eyes in an image are following you. It was named for Leonardo da […]

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California sees a sharp drop in monarch butterflies, an 86% decline since 2017 – Firstpost

The Associated Press Jan 08, 2019 13:20 PM IST Researchers with an environmental group have labeled as “disturbingly low” the number of western monarch butterflies that migrate along the California coast. A recent count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 30,000 butterflies, which it said is an 86 percent decline since 2017. By comparison, […]

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New Paper: A ‘Mirror Image’ of Our Universe Existed Before The Big Bang – ScienceAlert

The Big Bang didn’t just result in our familiar universe, according to a mind-bending new theory – it also generated a second “anti-universe” that extended backwards in time, like a mirror image of our own. A new story in Physics World explores the new theory, which was proposed by a trio of Canadian physicists who […]

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AI provides face read-out of genetic diseases – European Biotechnology

Experts in artificial intelligence (AI) have created another problem for bioethicists and data protection specialists: their algorithm has learned to identify people with rare genetic syndromes from facial images. A self-learning algorithm created by US-Israelian company FDNA identified rare genetic syndromes with high accuracy following training on tens of thousands of real-world patient facial images, […]

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