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#MeTooSTEM founder admits to creating Twitter persona who “died” of COVID-19

BethAnn McLaughlin invented @Sciencing_Bi, a Hopi anthropologist who died of COVID-19
2020-08-04 19:30:04
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Some Stars Could Support as Many as 7 Habitable Planets

A new study by a team of astronomers and planetary scientists calculate that some stars could have as many as 7 habitable planets orbiting them! The post Some Stars Could Support as Many as 7 Habitable Planets appeared first on Universe Today.
2020-08-04 19:00:07
https://www.universetoday.com/147313/the-universe-is-the-same-everywhere-we-look-even-more-than-cosmologists-predicted/ preview's
The Universe is the Same, Everywhere We Look. Even More than Cosmologists Predicted

The Universe is about 10% smoother than we expect, and astronomers aren't entirely sure why. The post The Universe is the Same, Everywhere We Look. Even More than Cosmologists Predicted appeared first on Universe Today.
2020-08-04 15:15:03
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Microbes Were Dormant for Over 100 Million Years, But They Were Able to Spring Back to Life

At the bottom of the ocean in the South Pacific Gyre, there’s a sediment layer that is among the most nutrient-starved environments on Earth. Because of conditions in that area, there’s almost no “marine snow”—the shower of organic debris common in the ocean—that falls to the ocean floor. Without all that organic debris falling to … Continue reading "Microbes Were Dormant for Over 100 Million Years, But They Were Able to Spring Back to Life" The post Microbes Were Dormant for Over 100 Million Years, But They Were Able to Spring Back to Life appeared first on Universe Today.
2020-08-04 15:15:03
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A Summer Camp Covid-19 Outbreak Offers Back-to-School Lessons

A CDC report from a Georgia hotspot illuminates just how easily kids can spread coronavirus, adding to our understanding of kids' role in transmission.
2020-08-04 14:30:04
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First cruise to set sail post COVID-19 abruptly canceled due to outbreak

More than 40 aboard the ship have been infected as cruise CEO admits failure.
2020-08-04 09:45:03
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Should Governments Slap a Tax on Plastic?

More than a billion tons of it could enter the environment in the next 20 years. It's time, advocates say, to put a sin tax on single-use plastic.
2020-08-04 08:15:03
https://science.slashdot.org/story/20/08/03/232205/astronauts-made-prank-calls-from-spacex-crew-dragon?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed preview's
Astronauts Made Prank Calls From SpaceX Crew Dragon

PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from CNET: NASA's Doug Hurley and his crewmate Bob Behnken had a satellite phone at their disposal after splashdown on Sunday. At a press conference later that day, Hurley filled us in on what they did with their spare time as they floated around. "Five hours ago we were in a spaceship bobbing around making prank satellite phone calls to whoever we could get ahold of," Hurley said. "Which was kind of fun, by the way." Hurley suggested the satellite phone bill should go to SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who was sitting nearby. Hurley and Behnken didn't elaborate on the content of the prank calls, but here's hoping they tried to order a pizza for delivery to GO Navigator, the SpaceX recovery ship that fished them out of the water. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2020-08-04 03:15:02
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Perseverance Went Into Safe Mode Shortly After Launch, But it’s Fine

NASA's Perseverance rover experienced some hiccups shortly after launch, but is back on track and making its seven-month journey to Mars. The post Perseverance Went Into Safe Mode Shortly After Launch, But it’s Fine appeared first on Universe Today.
2020-08-03 21:15:03