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  • Spaceflight NowRecent snapshots from the International Space StationSpaceflight NowRecent photos from the International Space Station's Expedition 53 crew show wildfires burning in Southern California, expansive views of the Himalayas, cities by night and day, and colorful vistas of sites around the world. The space station orbits ...NASA Looks at Artificial Intelligence to Control Spacecraft RadiosExtremeTechNASA biology experiments are space station-boundPhys.OrgNASA Biology Experiments Launching Into SpaceValueWalkSputnik International -TASS -Korea IT Times (press release) -Times Nowall 15 news articles »

  • Los Angeles TimesThe 100-million-year itch: Scientists find ticks that fed on dinosaur bloodLos Angeles TimesScientists have made a skin-crawling discovery: Ancient ticks, trapped in amber, that fed on the blood of feathered dinosaurs nearly 100 million years ago. The specimens, described in the journal Nature Communications, include the oldest dinosaur ...Amber discovery shows 'Dracula' sucked blood of feathered dinosaursBusiness InsiderAmber Fossil Shows Blood-Sucking Ticks Terrorizing Feathered DinosaursDaily BeastTick found preserved in amber likely sucked blood of feathered dinosaurs, study suggestsFox NewsNPR -The Verge -Yahoo News -BBC Newsall 102 news articles »

  • MashableSeas may rise by 8 feet this century, inundating land that's home to 236 million peopleMashableThe amount of sea level rise that many of us will experience in our lifetimes may be more than double what was previously anticipated, unless we sharply curtail greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study that factors in emerging, unsettling ...East Antarctic Ice Sheet has history of instabilityPhys.OrgSea levels will rise, but scientists not sure how highUPI.comSea-level rise projections made hazy by Antarctic instabilityScience DailyEurekAlert (press release) -National Geographic -International Business Times, Singapore Editionall 10 news articles »

  • Live ScienceLose Water Weight, Grow an Inch? It Happened for These MountainsLive ScienceThe Sierra Nevada range rose almost an inch during California's recent drought due to loss of water from within fractured rocks. Credit: Trailkrum/CC BY-NC 2.0. Wouldn't you love to grow an extra inch taller — by sweating? According to NASA scientists ...Study: Loss of water in drought caused Sierra Nevada to riseWashington PostStudy: Drought Caused California Mountains to RiseVoice of AmericaCalifornia Drought Made the Sierra Nevada Mountains Rise an InchPopular MechanicsDaily Mail -YubaNet -KTLA -MyMotherLode.comall 13 news articles »

  • International Business TimesDelayed SpaceX Launch, How Long Can Space Station Go Without Resupply?International Business TimesThis week alone, SpaceX postponed its resupply mission to the International Space Station twice, with the launch next window opening Friday morning at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The company has a contract with NASA to conduct the resupply ...NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 December 2017 - Dragon Launch Moved to FridaySpace Ref (press release)NASA Television Updates Broadcast Schedule for Cargo Resupply MissionPR Newswire (press release)SpaceX doubles down on method for cheaper rocket launchesWaco -Newburgh Gazette -Infosurhoy -The Daily Democratall 14 news articles »

  • NewsweekJapan Will Join US Efforts to Launch New Space StationNewsweekThe Japanese government will join a U.S. project to build a new space station that will orbit the moon, reports the Japan Times. The project, which is expected to be complete in the 2020s, may provide the chance for Japan to send one of its own ...Will Trump send Americans to the Moon? Money talks: expertsAsiaOneReturning to the moon will take effortDaily HeraldNASA praises Donald Trump's 'NATIONAL EFFORT' with new US Moon and Mars space -Next Big Future -Markets Morning -SpacePolicyOnline.comall 11 news articles »

  • Slate MagazineIs This Cigar-Shaped Asteroid Watching Us?Slate Magazine‘Oumuamua This artist's impression shows the first interstellar asteroid: 'Oumuamua. This unique object was discovered on Oct. 19 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii. ESO/M. Kornmesser. Are intelligent extraterrestrials trying to communicate ...Oddball Object Tumbling among the Stars Could Disrupt Planetary ScienceScientific AmericanScientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraftAOLAstronomers Want To Know: Does This Interstellar Visitor Have A Message For Us? -Yahoo News -Bustle -Inc.comall 50 news articles »

  • Space.comWatch Blue Origin's New Shepard 2.0 Spacecraft Soar in 1st Test FlightSpace.comBlue Origin took its new reusable spaceship out for its first spin yesterday (Dec. 12), and you can watch the test flight's highlights in a dramatic new video. The video shows the next-gen New Shepard rocket-capsule combo, which Blue Origin is ...As Elon Musk's SpaceX eyes another historic first, Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin returns to flightWashington PostBlue Origin launches New Shepard test flightSpaceflight NowBlue Origin Launches New Crew Capsule on Third New Shepard RocketPopular MechanicsBusiness Insider -Ars Technica -TechCrunchall 123 news articles »

  • Washington PostHeading out to watch the Geminid meteor shower? Check this cloud forecast first.Washington PostThe best meteor shower of the year peaks Wednesday night, but clouds may obstruct the view for some of us in the Lower 48. There's nothing like a thick deck of clouds to ruin a good meteor shower, am I right? There's a fast-moving Alberta clipper ...Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight! How to Watch OnlineSpace.comHow to see rock-comet 3200 PhaethonEarthSkyGeminid meteor shower could be the year's best, scientists sayABC NewsBusiness Insider -Astronomy Magazine -New York Daily News -AL.comall 350 news articles »

  • New York TimesAncient Penguins Were Giant Waddling PredatorsNew York TimesThe 57 million-year-old fossil is both fearsome and comical: a long-beaked penguin that stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed about 220 pounds. “It was as tall as a medium-sized man,” said Gerald Mayr, a paleontologist at the Senckenberg Research ...Fossil hunters find bones of human-sized penguin on New Zealand beachThe GuardianExtinct mega penguin was tallest and heaviest everNew ScientistEmperor penguin | New Zealand Birds OnlineNZ Birds Onlineall 118 news articles »

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