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Lunar telescope could reveal the Dark Ages of the universe

Lunar telescope could reveal the Dark Ages of the universe

Scientists want to build a radio telescope on the far side of the moon to help pull back the curtain on the mysteries surrounding the beginning of the universe. While not an official full-fledged NASA mission, the concept of the Lunar Crater Radio Telescope, or LCRT, has been in development for years. The project recently…MORE

Mars helicopter successfully flies to a new destination

Mars helicopter successfully flies to a new destination

It’s the little chopper that could. After four historic flights, the Ingenuity Mars helicopter successfully flew to a new destination. The 4-pound chopper conducted a one-way flight to its new airfield on Friday. As with previous flights, Ingenuity took off from Wright Brothers Field, but it’s not coming back. This time, Ingenuity ascended 16 feet…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

The Village People make an unplanned appearance, a gator gets put back where it belongs and a TV star’s PSA goes global. These are the must-watch videos of the week. ‘In the Navy’ CNN anchors Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell cracked up while listening to the Village People interrupt a congressional hearing. At the same…MORE

Covid deaths may be double what we thought

Covid deaths may be double what we thought

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 3 million lives, an almost unfathomable human toll. Now, new figures suggest that the true global Covid-19 death toll has been grossly undercounted. Coronavirus has killed 6.9 million people, more than double the 3.2 million deaths that have been officially reported worldwide, according to analysis from the Institute…MORE

Wasps have a bad rap. This summer, let’s learn to love them

Wasps have a bad rap. This summer, let’s learn to love them

Before you swat a stinging wasp away from your next picnic, pause to consider the delicate and beautiful hammer orchid. The Australian flowers evolved to resemble the rear end of a female thynnine wasp. It’s a ruse to attract male thynnine wasps. When a passing wasp makes his move on the flower — tries to…MORE

The Milky Way — the ultimate wishing well

The Milky Way — the ultimate wishing well

One of my family’s favorite activities is sitting around the firepit under a clear night sky, equipped with blankets and all the fixings for s’mores, of course. The pandemic patio purchase has served us well on Saturday nights throughout the seasons as we look to the stars as our entertainment. We point out the constellations…MORE

This tiny dinosaur hunted in the dark and heard better than an owl

This tiny dinosaur hunted in the dark and heard better than an owl

With unusually large eyes and hair-trigger hearing, the tiny desert-dwelling dinosaur hunted its prey at night, offering more definitive evidence that dinosaurs weren’t only active in the daytime. It’s one of the findings of two ground-breaking studies published Thursday that examined and reconstructed the inner ears of ancient fossilized beasts and compared them with the…MORE

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