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DNA of extinct humans found in caves – BBC News

DNA of extinct humans found in caves – BBC News

Image copyright MPI For Evo Anthro / J. Krause Image caption The remains of Neanderthals had previously been found at Vindija Cave in Croatia The DNA of extinct humans can be retrieved from sediments in caves – even in the absence of skeletal remains. Researchers found the genetic material in sediment samples collected from seven […]

NASA is running out of space suits — and it’s years away from having new ones ready – The Verge

NASA is running out of space suits — and it’s years away from having new ones ready – The Verge

The state of NASA’s space suit supply looks bleak in a new report from the space agency’s auditor. NASA is still “years away” from having a new space suit ready for future deep-space missions, the report claims, even though the agency has invested close to $200 million on space suit development since 2007. Meanwhile, NASA […]

Mass Die-Off of Whales in Atlantic Is Being Investigated – New York Times

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Scientists solve century-old mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls – CTV News

It’s a mystery that has baffled scientists for more than a century; how salty, blood-red water is able to ooze out from a million-year-old glacier in a region known for its freezing temperatures. When explorer and geoscientist Griffith Taylor discovered a 54-kilometre long glacier in Antarctica that released a deep red liquid in 1911, he […]

No-bake technique turns Martian soil simulant into red building bricks – Digital Trends

No-bake technique turns Martian soil simulant into red building bricks – Digital Trends

‘Giant Hurricane’ on Saturn: 1st Images Back from Cassini’s Epic Ring Dive – Space.com

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings yesterday (April 26), snapping the closest-ever views of Saturn’s atmosphere. The raw images, which began to stream back early this morning, indicating the probe had survived its journey, show intricate structures and a dark, swirling storm-like feature (which NASA called a “giant hurricane”). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space […]

First Americans claim sparks controversy – BBC News

First Americans claim sparks controversy – BBC News

Image copyright San Diego Natural History Museum Image caption Purported stone tools can be seen alongside broken mastodon bones at the excavation site near San Diego A study that claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago – much earlier than previously suggested – has run into controversy. Humans are thought to have arrived in […]

Scientists found a no-frills way to build on Mars – USA TODAY

Scientists found a no-frills way to build on Mars – USA TODAY

University of California San Diego researchers discovered a way to make bricks from Mars’ soil. The team investigated the bricks’ strengths and found that even without rebar, they are stronger than steel-reinforced concrete.(Photo: Courtesy of Jacobs School of Engineering/UC San Diego) A group of engineers found a way to build on Mars using nothing but […]

Alien Planet with Earth’s Mass Discovered … But It’s an ‘Iceball’ – Space.com

A newfound alien world is quite Earth-like in some ways, but you wouldn’t want to live there. The exoplanet, known as OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb, is about as massive as Earth and orbits its star at about the same distance Earth circles the sun. But OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb’s parent star is tiny and dim, meaning the alien […]

NASA’s Spacesuits Are Over 40 Years Old And Are Falling Apart – Vocativ

A new report from NASA’s Office of Inspector General reveals that the space agency is quickly running out of spacesuits made for spacewalks on the International Space Station. The suits that these astronauts wear, called Extravehicular Mobility Units, have been in use for over 40 years, even though they were only made to last for […]

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