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Russian thrusters accidentally tilt International Space Station again

Russian thrusters accidentally tilt International Space Station again

Russian thrusters have accidentally tilted the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time this year.  The Soyuz MS-18 was scheduled to bring a small crew back to Earth early Sunday morning. During a planned pre-departure test at around 5:02 a.m. EDT, the thrusters continued to fire beyond the end of the test, resulting in …

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China's lunar rock samples show lava flowed on moon 2B years ago: researchers

China’s lunar rock samples show lava flowed on moon 2B years ago: researchers

China’s lunar rock samples – the first moon rocks returned to Earth in more than 40 years – show lava flowed there 2 billion years ago, according to scientists. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, a group of international authors led by researchers at Beijing’s Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences said the …

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Existence of Mars lake, floods confirmed by NASA's Perseverance team

Existence of Mars lake, floods confirmed by NASA’s Perseverance team

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover team has confirmed that the red planet’s Jezero Crater was once the site of a delta-lake system.  In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, the researchers also wrote that images from the rover – taken in the three months after Perseverance landed in February – suggest the area experienced …

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New species of killer whale discovered, hunts large sea mammals: report

New species of killer whale discovered, hunts large sea mammals: report

Canadian researchers said they identified a new, mysterious kind of killer whale that hunts large mammals — like grey whale calves — and prefers the Pacific’s deep-water canyons for hunting than along the coast, according to reports. Josh McInnes, a researcher from the University of British Columbia, said these “outer coast transient whales” are believed …

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AI used to predict which animal viruses are likely to infect humans: study

AI used to predict which animal viruses are likely to infect humans: study

Artificial intelligence (AI) could be key in helping scientists identify the next animal virus that is capable of infecting humans, according to researchers.  In a Tuesday study published in the journal PLoS Biology, the Glasgow-based team said it had devised a genomic model that could “retrospectively or prospectively predict the probability that viruses will be …

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MIND diet associated with lower risk of Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline, study says

MIND diet associated with lower risk of Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline, study says

While cognitive decline is a natural part of aging, researchers say they have discovered a diet associated with better cognitive functioning. In a September study published in the IOS Press Journal, a team from the Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center found that the MIND diet – a hybrid of the Mediterranean diet and the Dietary …

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N95 respirators could reduce hospitalizations from wildfire smoke: study

N95 respirators could reduce hospitalizations from wildfire smoke: study

N95 respirators could offer robust protection from wildfire smoke, researchers say. According to an August study in the AGU journal GeoHealth, the regulatory standard masks offer a “promising means” to reduce the inhalation of particulate air pollution and reduce the risk of negative health effects.  HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WILDFIRE SMOKE ⁠— EVEN THOUSANDS …

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