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MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite

MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite

Central Michigan University estimates the meteorite's value at around $100,000. He contacted Central Michigan University who tested and confirmed that the rock was not only a meteorite , but a pa...

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SpaceX launch and landing in California

Three readers reported seeing an unusual light in the southern skies. One of those viewers was Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. "Nope, definitely not aliens", Garcetti wrote. The rocket, built by Elon...

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Tropical Depression could form by late this weekend

Tropical Depression could form by late this weekend

Exactly how much rain is to be determined, based on how where this storm goes and what shape it's in after moving through the aforementioned area of wind shear. So far the Atlantic has produced 12 nam...

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Scientists May Have Found The First Exomoon

Scientists May Have Found The First Exomoon

Although the moons in our solar system are rocky or icy objects, the newly discovered exomoon and the planet it orbits, are both gaseous, which is an unexpected pairing. The same technique has previ...

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Evidence of possible exomoon detected for the first time

Evidence of possible exomoon detected for the first time

Kipping has spent a decade working on the " exomoon hunt". Even if it is confirmed as the first ever exomoon discovery, there are still questions to be answered, such as how a gas giant came to...

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MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100000 meteorite

This is the rags-to-riches story of a rock from outer space. When the new owner moved after a few years, he took the rock with him and continued to use it as a doorstop . The meteor that blazed thr...

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Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades

Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades

The man asked about the large, odd-looking rock that was holding the door open. The farmer told the man that as it was part of the property, he could have it. Sirbescu sent a small sample to the Smi...

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Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to American, British researchers

Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to American, British researchers

Equally true is that even these stellar scientists have not found a way to invent from scratch proteins that rival the ones we see by the thousands in living cells. NPR detailed Arnold's work in 2012 ...

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Mystery of hole 'drilled into wall' of Space Station deepens

Mystery of hole 'drilled into wall' of Space Station deepens

But NASA said today that Rogosin's statement did not necessarily mean the hole was caused by sabotage. NASA denied to comment on those remarks at the time. That suggests the hole was "an isolated ...

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Jeff Bezos' space company designing large, reusable lunar lander

Jeff Bezos' space company designing large, reusable lunar lander

It is reported that when the satellites will arrive in orbit, NASA wants to use the resulting data to prepare for sending astronauts to the moon around June 2022. A key part of the design is that the ...

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Have scientists finally found proof of Planet X?

Have scientists finally found proof of Planet X?

Only a few known objects in our solar system have comparable orbits, such as dwarf planets 2012 VP113 (nickname: Biden) and Sedna . Sheppard said he predicts thousands of objects the same size ...

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Lockheed Introduces Lunar Lander Concept

Lockheed Martin's recently announced lander will be the transport vehicle that will ferry astronauts between Gateway and the lunar surface. Important quantities of water can be found on the moon's pol...

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Man displaced by Hurricane Florence accused of raping woman

Man displaced by Hurricane Florence accused of raping woman

Two people died in North Carolina while repairing damage from the hurricane in late September, bringing the number of storm-related deaths in that state to 39, Governor Roy Cooper said on Tuesday. The...

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Major BREAKTHROUGH: 'Moon' 8,000 light-years away spotted in a FIRST FOR ASTRONOMY

But because both bodies are gaseous (which means neither are habitable as we understand it, in case you were wondering), and because of the moon's size, that raises questions about how it got there....

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Three Evolutionary Scientists Share This Year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Nobel chemistry laureate George Smith , reached at his home in Columbia, Missouri, was quick to credit the work of others in his prize. In 1993, she became the first scientist to prove that you cou...

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Andrew Weaver among critics ‘deeply disappointed’ by LNG Canada approval

Andrew Weaver among critics ‘deeply disappointed’ by LNG Canada approval

LNG Canada will receive PST exemption during construction, get a break in paying industrial electricity rates instead of LNG rates from BC Hydro, and the province repealed the LNG-specific income tax...

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Found at Edge of Solar System: 'The Goblin'

Astronomers have named this theoretical planet Tyche after the Greek goddess of fortune and fame. A tiny dwarf planet nicknamed " the Goblin " has been spotted orbiting the far reaches of our solar...

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Traveling to Mars Will Cause Cancer, Shows NASA Study

So, how can we protect spacefarers' guts from radiation damage? The huge amount of time and investment that will go into the first manned trips to Mars mean that keeping the astronauts in top physical...

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Tropical Storm Leslie to bring stronger winds

Tropical Storm Leslie to bring stronger winds

Subtropical Storm Leslie has sustained winds of 50mph and is moving to the West at 10mph. Forecasters say large swells from the Category 1 storm will continue to affect portions of the southeastern ...

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Tropical Storm Rosa to cross the Baja California Peninsula

Tropical Storm Rosa to cross the Baja California Peninsula

At least six roads in Tucson were closed because of flash flooding from washes that overflowed. Remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa is spreading life threatening flash floods over the interior of the ...

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Chemistry Nobel prize awarded to pioneers of directed evolution

Chemistry Nobel prize awarded to pioneers of directed evolution

Her work has been effective in cutting out the use of toxic catalysts. It is a popular way to treat rheumatoid arthritis , some skin diseases and inflammatory bowel diseases. He built up a collection...

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Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Scientists Frances Arnold , George Smith and Gregory Winter won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for research using directed evolution to produce enzymes for new chemicals and pharmaceuticals...

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‘Monstrous’ mosquitoes 20 times larger than normal swarm Carolinas after Florence

‘Monstrous’ mosquitoes 20 times larger than normal swarm Carolinas after Florence

A closeup of floodwaters aftermath of Hurricane Florence is seen in this satellite image over the area surrounding Wallace, North Carolina, U.S., September 20, 2018. Gallnippers are more of a nuisance...

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LNG Canada announces positive final investment decision

The burgeoning USA liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) export industry could end up as collateral damage. The other components are the development of a natural gas production field in the Montney region of ...

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Photographer at center of Nobel Prize rape scandal gets prison

Photographer at center of Nobel Prize rape scandal gets prison

United States citizen Ashkin, 96, received the award "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems", which enables radiation pressure of light to move physical objects, "an...

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You can now order experimental Martian soil for USD 20 per kilogram!

You can now order experimental Martian soil for USD 20 per kilogram!

For the expedition we'll need food , water and other supplies. For example, scientists looking for ways to grow food on Mars need to test their techniques on soil that most closely resembles the st...

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The Earth is rapidly approaching

The Earth is rapidly approaching "comet death"

The last time it zoomed past Earth, it came at a much closer distance of 300,000 miles - still too small to be seen without a telescope. Until researchers find the origin of the asteroid, let's just...

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Scientists behind game-changing cancer therapies are honoured

Scientists behind game-changing cancer therapies are honoured

Honjo discovered a protein on immune cells that can operate as a "brake" to immune cells , the release said . The treatments, often referred to as " immune checkpoint therapy ", have " f...

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Laser breakthroughs win physics Nobel

Laser breakthroughs win physics Nobel

Mr. Ashkin developed optical tweezers that can grab particles, . Drs Mourou and Strickland came up with a way of generating high intensity and very short laser pulses, which have a variety of applic...

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Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid is … rocky

Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid is … rocky

Ryugu is covered with craters and many rocks, so it has very few smooth surfaces. The movie has 15 frames captured on September 23, 2018 from 10:34 - 11:48 JST. Some of the JAXA tweets confirmed tha...

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