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Watch Scientists Melt a Satellite Part to See How Stuff Burns Up During Reentry

Watch Scientists Melt a Satellite Part to See How Stuff Burns Up During Reentry

2 hours ago   |   Space

European researchers melted a dense satellite part in a special space fire created in a lab in hopes of better protecting people on Earth from falling debris as satellites...
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This $30 waterproof bag fell into a pool and everything was still dry - it's no wonder it has a 5-star rating on Amazon

This $30 waterproof bag fell into a pool and everything was still dry - it's no wonder it has a 5-star rating on Amazon

3 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through...
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Maine bans single-use plastic grocery bags by Earth Day 2020

3 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

Maine is banning single-use plastic bags in grocery check-out lines by April 22, 2020.
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Smithsonian Extends Apollo 11 Spacecraft Tour, Adds Stop in Cincinnati

Smithsonian Extends Apollo 11 Spacecraft Tour, Adds Stop in Cincinnati

7 hours ago   |   Space   |   2 articles

The spacecraft that carried the crew of the first moon landing to and from Earth 50 years ago has just had its current mission extended.
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JFK Library launches app to celebrate Apollo 11 mission

9 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

BOSTON - The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a new app that helps users relive the 1969 launch...
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Rinsing system in stomach protects the teeth of ruminants

10 hours ago   |   Science Daily

When they graze, goats, sheep and cows often ingest bits of earth that can be damaging to their teeth. Researchers have now shown how the animals protect themselves against...
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The Hype Over That Sustainable V-Shaped Plane Needs to Come Down to Earth

11 hours ago   |   Slate

This isn't a “new plane” at all-at least, not yet-but rather about a certain large company funding research and design for the idea of a new plane.
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Are Rare Earths the Next Pawn in the US-China Trade War?

14 hours ago   |   Wired

China is the world's largest producer, and processor, of 17 elements that are key ingredients in smartphones, airplanes, medical devices, and military gear.
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China to roll out new rare earths policy ‘as soon as possible'

China to roll out new rare earths policy ‘as soon as possible'

21 hours ago   |   RT

Amid the ongoing trade war with the US, the Chinese development and reform commission is currently developing new state policies on rare earth metals, and intends to make them...
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The Unseen Worlds Beneath Us: Places of Beauty, Danger and Wisdom

1 day ago   |   NY Times

Robert Macfarlane's “Underland” explores ancient forests, urban catacombs and buried rivers to probe the secrets of man's often malign influence on the earth.
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'Defensive purposes': US sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East amid...

'Defensive purposes': US sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran

The move aims to deter Iran and calm allies about the security of key shipping lanes. Read more ...

2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues

2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues

TORONTO - Two people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested, police said. Read more ...

Supreme Court hands Democrats a win in Virginia racial gerrymander case

Supreme Court hands Democrats a win in Virginia racial gerrymander case

Because the Supreme Court dismissed the challenge on standing grounds, justices did not rule if the maps constitute an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. Read more ...

Socialite fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt has died at the age of 95

Socialite fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt has died at the age of 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the heiress fashion designer, has died at the age of 95. Vanderbilt's son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, revealed the news to his network Monday morning. Visit... Read more ...

Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

The American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress and socialite was born in 1924. Read more ...

The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' has fallen

The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' has fallen

The tree was estimated to be about 80 to 100 years old. Read more ...

Supreme Court sides with Oregon bakery that refused to make cake for...

Supreme Court sides with Oregon bakery that refused to make cake for same-sex wedding

The court's decision puts off a major case for next term and allows the issue to further percolate in the courts below. Read more ...

This Day in History: O.J. Simpson leads police on infamous Bronco chase

This Day in History: O.J. Simpson leads police on infamous Bronco chase

The infamous white Ford Bronco police chase came days after Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, was killed along with her friend Ron Goldman. Read more ...

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

The bodies of a missing Oregon woman and her 3-year-old son were discovered in a wooded area over the weekend - weeks after the boy's father was arrested in connection to their... Read more ...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off intruder with machete

Braydon Smith was alone in the house and on the phone with his mom when the suspect entered through a window. Read more ...