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    Can Spaceflight Save the Planet?

    Spin-offs from space science and exploration offer eco-friendly benefits for Earth

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    What Chili Peppers Can Teach Us about Pain

    U.C. San Francisco researcher and Breakthrough Prize–winner David Julius talks about capsaicin, opioids and snake vision

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  3. Spaceflight Alters the Gut Microbes of Mice and Men

    Intestinal bacteria in mice on the space shuttle and International Space Station underwent changes similar to those of astronaut Scott Kelly

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    India Loses Contact with Lunar Lander

    The Chandrayaan-2 mission’s Vikram lander is presumed lost after falling silent in the final moments of its descent

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  5. Even if Injection of Fracking Wastewater Stops, Quakes Won't

    Salty fluid sinks and puts pressure on rock, potentially triggering faults in Oklahoma for years to come

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  6. A Blood Test Might One Day Mass-Screen Military Personnel for PTSD

    An assay that measures 28 variables could identify individuals who need further treatment

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  7. 3-D Printers Could Help Spread Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Experts warn that new technology makes it easier to covertly produce WMDs

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  8. Earth's Orbital Shifts May Have Triggered Ancient Global Warming

    A new study combining astronomical and geologic data hints at an extraterrestrial cause for extreme climate change 56 million years ago

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  9. Test Pilot Geese, Planetary Wrecking Balls and Super AI Vision: The Week's Best Scien

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  10. Lab-Grown "Mini Brains" Can Now Mimic the Neural Activity of a Preterm Infant

    The so-called organoids are not capable of complex thought but could be used to study neurological diseases

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  11. Don't Believe the Hype: The Pumice Raft Won't Save the Great Barrier Reef

    The floating shelf of volcanic stone more than twice the size of Manhattan will nonetheless bring a fascinating array of life to the reef

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  12. Nanomachines, Jellyfish Hugs and Hurricane Dorian from Space: The Week's Best Science

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  13. Massive Study Finds No Single Genetic Cause of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior

    Analysis of half a million people suggests genetics may have a limited contribution to sexual orientation

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  14. Power surge caused a database crash this morning

    Stats gathering scripts are mostly off still. I've repaired most of it, just one large table left which has been running for an hour or so.

    Hopefully all back soon.
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    Surprise: Bees Need Meat

    Microbes in flowers are crucial to bee diets, and microbiome changes could be starving the insects

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  16. The Solar System's Loneliest Planets, Revisited

    Thirty years after a probe visited Neptune, many scientists say now is the time to finally return to that world and Uranus

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  17. Scientists Start Building a Parts List for the Brain

    A new study provides an extraordinary close-up of the menagerie of neural cell types, yielding possible leads for neurological and psychiatric treatments

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  18. Flashing Neurons, Invisible Moonlight and Adorable Squid Babies: The Week's Best Scie

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    Mysterious Neutrinos Get New Mass Estimate

    Cosmic calculations suggest how massive nature’s lightest matter particle could be

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  20. New Elevation Measure Shows Climate Change Could*Quickly*Swamp*the*Mekong Delta

    The surprise revelation means 12 million Vietnamese may need to retreat

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  21. New Insights into Self-Insight: More May Not Be Better

    An innovative study technique yields surprising results that counter the popular idea that knowing yourself is good for you

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  22. Disappearing Plastics Stay Strong in the Shadows and Melt Away in the Sun

    The material could form self-destructing drones or sensors

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  23. Researchers Model Online Hate Networks in Effort to Battle Them

    A new study identifies the network dynamics that help neo-Nazis and other extremists survive and thrive on social media—and suggests ways to defeat them

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  24. Virtual Physical Therapy Could Help Fill Gaps in Treating All Too Real Pain

    At-home video sessions and apps could reduce costs and expand treatment in rural areas

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  25. Astronomers Spy a Black Hole Devouring a Neutron Star

    If confirmed, the detection could be the first of its kind and would open new vistas on Einstein’s general theory of relativity and the physics of extreme matter

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