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New Genetic Alphabet –“Could Life Have Taken a Different Path Elsewhere in the Universe?” - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

22.02.2019
New Genetic Alphabet –“Could Life Have Taken a Different Path Elsewhere in the Universe?”  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

DNA is spelled out with four letters, or bases. On Thursday, a team of scientists reported that they have in effect doubled the genetic alphabet to a system with ...

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What really killed the dinosaurs? New studies suggest volcanoes may have played a part - Fox News

22.02.2019
What really killed the dinosaurs? New studies suggest volcanoes may have played a part  Fox News

The mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs is commonly thought to have been triggered by a massive asteroid that struck the Earth 66 million years ago.

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Advice from an Astronaut: Jacksonville native prepares for first space trip - WITN

22.02.2019
Advice from an Astronaut: Jacksonville native prepares for first space trip  WITN

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WITN) - Jacksonville native and astronaut Christina Koch is preparing for her first space flight to the International Space Station in March.

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An exoplanet with an 11-hour orbit - Phys.org

22.02.2019
An exoplanet with an 11-hour orbit  Phys.org

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched on April 18 of last year with the primary objective of discovering transiting planets smaller than ...

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480-Million-Year-Old Mystery Creature Finally Identified from Its Preserved Guts - Live Science

22.02.2019
480-Million-Year-Old Mystery Creature Finally Identified from Its Preserved Guts  Live Science

What the heck is this weird ancient animal? New fossils have helped scientists figure it out.

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480-Million-Year-Old Mystery Creature Finally Identified from Its Preserved Guts - Live Science

22.02.2019
480-Million-Year-Old Mystery Creature Finally Identified from Its Preserved Guts  Live Science

What the heck is this weird ancient animal? New fossils have helped scientists figure it out.

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Denisovans and Neanderthals Interbred in a Giant Cave - JSTOR Daily

22.02.2019
Denisovans and Neanderthals Interbred in a Giant Cave  JSTOR Daily

New findings shed light on how humans' ancestors interbred, but the Denisovans remain quite mysterious.

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That's FarFarOut, man! Most distant object in the solar system is spotted by scientists - Daily Mail

22.02.2019
That's FarFarOut, man! Most distant object in the solar system is spotted by scientists  Daily Mail

Dr Scott Sheppard, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC, found the object when analysing some data when a talk he was ...

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Is lab-grown meat actually worse for the environment? - Vox.com

22.02.2019
Is lab-grown meat actually worse for the environment?  Vox.com

The idea that we should get our hamburgers from a lab and not from a slaughterhouse — the basic premise of the “cultured meat” or “clean meat” movement ...

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Rocket Report: Virgin seeks funds, SpaceX lunar launch, no Boca Chica wall - Ars Technica

22.02.2019
Rocket Report: Virgin seeks funds, SpaceX lunar launch, no Boca Chica wall  Ars Technica

Welcome to Edition 1.37 of the Rocket Report! Lots of news this week about plans to develop smallsat launchers, from India to Australia to the United Kingdom.

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