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SPACEX’S FALCON HEAVY LAUNCH COULD BE AS SOON AS FEBRUARY 6
After SpaceX's rocket passed the much-anticipated static fire test, it was clear that the Falcon Heavy launch is closer than ever. Chris Gebhardt predicted that the rocket could take off as early as Feb. 6.
TINY VOLCANO CRYSTALS COULD HELP PREDICT ERUPTIONS
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NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN VIRUSES WITH WEIRD DNA WERE JUST DISCOVERED IN THE OCEAN
"This opens new avenues for furthering our understanding of the roles of viruses in the ocean."
THESE BEARS GOT FISHY BANDAGES AFTER A WILDFIRE BURNED THEIR PAWS
A fishy treatment has helped heal two black bears and a mountain lion whose paws were badly scorched in the deadly Thomas Fire, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
WE COULD HAVE AN IN-ORBIT SATELLITE REPAIR SERVICE BY 2020
When satellites run out of fuel, they can take up valuable space in orbit. Now, a UK-based space company is preparing to launch two drones into space to help get a pair of satellites back on track.
THE FDA JUST APPROVED A ROBOTIC EXOSKELETON THAT AUGMENTS YOUR STRENGTH
Japanese robotics company Cyberdyne has officially received FDA approval to make the medical version of its lower-body exoskeleton, known as Hybrid Assisted Limb or HAL, available in the United States.
RESEARCHERS DETERMINE THE TWO TRAPPIST-1 PLANETS MOST LIKELY TO SUPPORT LIFE
The surface temperature of one is likely between 32°F and 59°F.
OLDEST HUMAN REMAINS OUTSIDE AFRICA FOUND IN ISRAELI CAVE, SHOWING SPECIES LEFT CONTINENT FAR EARLIER THAN KNOWN
A partial jawbone bearing seven teeth unearthed in a cave in Israel represents what scientists are calling the oldest-known Homo sapiens remains outside Africa, showing that our species trekked out of that continent far earlier than previously known.
WE MAY HAVE UNCOVERED THE ORIGINS OF THE MOST MYSTERIOUS PARTICLES IN THE UNIVERSE
A new theory, with the first astrophysical model of its kind, suggests that three high-energy cosmic messenger particles share origins. Multi-messenger astronomy could improve understanding of cosmic particles and the universe at large.
ARE 'HEAT-NOT-BURN' TOBACCO PRODUCTS SAFER THAN CIGARETTES?
A new tobacco device by Philip Morris, known as IQOS, shouldn't go to market with the claim that it reduces disease risk compared with traditional cigarettes, a panel for the U.S.