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Top DJ Fatboy Slim pays homage to 'right now' Greta Thunberg

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:01

British superstar DJ Fatboy Slim paid tribute to teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg by performing a remix of his hit song "Right Here, Right Now", using samples from her dramatic UN speech. The 56-year-old artist played the mash-up, made by South African electronic artist David Scott, at a show in Gateshead, northeast England, last Friday, with a video clip of the performance recently going viral on social media. The remix samples Thunberg's demands for action against climate change in her fiery speech at the United Nations last month to be taken "right here, right now", using it during each refrain of the song's title.

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MLB playoffs, snowstorm hits central US, California power outages: 5 things to know Wednesday

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 04:25

Two winner-take-all Game 5s in Major League Baseball, snowstorm hits north-central U.S., and more things to start your Wednesday morning.

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Before Nobels: Gifts to and From Rich Patrons Were Early Science’s Currency

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:34

Collaborative scientific societies, beginning in the mid-17th century, distanced rewards from the whims and demands of individual patrons.

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20 new moons were discovered around Saturn

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:27

The new discovery increases the moons orbiting the "jewel of our solar system" to 82, surpassing Jupiter

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The Russian Navy Wants Tiny, Stealth Commando Submarines

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:02

The Russian Navy may be getting small, hard to detect submarines for landing frogmen.

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China Is Trying to Use Lasers and Magnets to 'Unstealth' U.S. Navy Submarines

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 21:45

Scientists at a Chinese research institute say they developed an airborne laser that might eventually detect hostile subs even at great depths. And that is just for starters.

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A new study reveals how the last woolly mammoths died out 4,000 years ago. That's after the Egyptians had built the pyramids.

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 14:11

The last of the woolly mammoths died on an Arctic island 4,000 years ago, meaning these animals went extinct much later than scientists once thought.

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Astronauts just printed meat in space for the first time — and it could change the way we grow food on Earth

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 13:38

A spacecraft with vials of cow cells landed at the International Space Station in September. From there, cosmonauts fed the vials into a 3D printer.

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'Big Bang Theory' gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:32

Life imitated art Tuesday when "The Big Bang Theory" - the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began - entered the annals of Nobel Prize history. The announcement of the winners of this year's Nobel in physics began with a nod to an unlikely cultural reference: the opening lyrics to the show's theme song. "The Big Bang Theory" had its finale in May. In the episode, two of the main characters, Sheldon and Amy, win the physics prize.

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Once nearly extinct, songbird coming off endangered list

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:10

The federal government said Tuesday it will remove the Kirtland's warbler from its list of protected species, finding the small, yellow-bellied songbird had recovered more than half a century after being designated as endangered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service credited teamwork among numerous agencies and nonprofit groups with the survival of the warbler, which had fallen victim to its own picky habitat demands and competition from the predatory brown-headed cowbird. "We've transitioned from bringing this species out of the emergency room to providing it with long-term stability," said Dan Kennedy, endangered species coordinator with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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Boeing to invest $20M in Virgin Galactic, marking a milestone team-up in commercial space

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:59

Boeing says it's planning to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic once it goes public, potentially unlocking a new level of synergy for commercial space travel. For Virgin Galactic, the deal will provide an extra dose of cash — but also access to Boeing's decades of expertise in providing aerospace products and services. In return, Boeing will have an inside track to the market for commercial space travel — which is part of CEO Dennis Muilenburg's vision for a continuum of aerospace transportation. "Space tourism, space factories … that whole ecosystem is evolving, and we’ll be deeply involved in the… Read More

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'Big Bang Theory' gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:54

Life imitated art Tuesday when "The Big Bang Theory" — the popular U.S. television show, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — made its way into the annals of Nobel history. The announcement that a trio of scientists had won the physics Nobel started off with an unlikely reference: the opening lines of the show that ended its run earlier this year with a story line in which two main characters — Sheldon and Amy — actually won the Nobel Prize. "The whole universe was in the hot, dense state, then nearly 14 billion years ago expansion started," academy member Ulf Danielsson said at the start of the presentation, using the opening words of the "Big Bang" theme song.

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Back-to-back meteor showers make this a great week for stargazing

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:52

Back-to-back meteor showers make this a great week for stargazing originally appeared on abcnews.go.comCalifornia residents spotted odd lights beaming through the sky Monday night. So naturally, many took to social media to share videos and get answers.What people were observing meteor showers.“The Draconids meteor shower kicks off the fall meteor shower season,” Dave Samuhel, AccuWeather astronomy blogger and meteorologist, said in a statement. ...

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Saturn Is the New Moon King

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:06

And Jupiter is now in the second spot.

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Study This Picture: The P-47M Was an Excellent American Fighter

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 07:00

So rugged, so durable.

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3 win Nobel Prize in Physics for work to understand cosmos

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 05:21

A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work in understanding how the universe has evolved from the Big Bang and the blockbuster discovery of the first known planet outside our solar system. Canadian-born James Peebles, 84, of Princeton University, was credited for "theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology" and Switzerland's Michel Mayor, 77, and Didier Queloz, 53, each from the University of Geneva, were honored for discovering "an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star," said Prof. Goran Hansson, secretary general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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Could Nazi Germany Have Gotten the Atomic Bomb First?

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 22:45

A dangerous alternate history.

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Some of Los Angeles' homeless could get apartments that cost more than private homes, study finds

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 22:31

Some of Los Angeles' homeless will get apartments that cost more than $600,000. Without a change, LA will have to build thousands fewer apartments.

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Chicago teens stage 'die-in' to demand action on climate change; one man arrested

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 20:24

Dozens of Chicago teens gathered across from Trump International Hotel and marched to City Hall Monday to demand action on climate change.

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Biotech experts gather at the White House for ‘Summit on America’s Bioeconomy’

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 18:13

More than 100 biotech researchers, industry executives and government officials met at the White House today for a summit focusing on America's bioeconomy — the range of products, services and data derived from biological processes and bioscience research. "The bioeconomy is already an integral part of the general economy," White House chief technology officer Michael Kratsios told the attendees. "In 2017, revenues from engineered biological systems reached nearly $400 billion." He cited figures from SynBioBeta suggesting that the private sector alone invested more than $3.7 billion in early-stage biological engineering and manufacturing tech companies during 2018. "But we are not… Read More

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