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New short-term space travel research investigates how ‘space tourists’ are affected

New studies show that space tourists experience some of the same body changes as astronauts who spend months in orbit. Samples taken from test subjects in space showed wide-ranging shifts in cells and changes to the immune system. The study comes as opportunities for private space travel have expanded in recent years. Space tourists experience…

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Plummeting Humboldt penguin population presents extinction risk

The decrease in the Humboldt penguin population has put them at risk of extinction. Threats to the penguins in the wild include marine pollution, lack of pet supervision, disturbance of nesting sites and avian flu. Humboldt penguins live in colonies along the Pacific coasts of Chile and Peru.  The Humboldt penguin population has dramatically decreased…

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New study reveals how humans harnessed the lineage of ancient horses

Scientists have discovered that around 4,200 years ago, a specific lineage of horses rapidly became dominant across Eurasia. The discovery was made through the analysis of hundreds of ancient horse genomes. This finding suggests that the Bronze Age Sintashta people likely played a key role in domesticating horses. The horse transformed human history – and…

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The Joro spider is spreading in the US, but it’s not the invasive species we have to worry about

The population of the large, brightly colored invasive species called the Joro spider has been growing in parts of the southern and eastern U.S. for years, and some researchers think it’s only a matter of time before they spread to much of the continental U.S. The spiders are native to East Asia and their venom…

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Russian cosmonaut makes history as first person to spend 1,000 days in space

Oleg Kononenko, a 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut, became the first person to spend 1,000 days in space. Kononenko accomplished this milestone on Tuesday, marking his fifth journey to the International Space Station since 2008. His current trip to the ISS began on Sept. 15, 2023, alongside NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara and Russian Nikolai Chub. A 59-year-old…

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Powerful Webb Telescope captures most distant known galaxy, scientists say

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured what scientists believe is the most distant known galaxy, after observing what astronomers call a “Cosmic Dawn” for the past two years. NASA said in a press release that a “Cosmic Dawn” is the period in the first few hundred million years after the big bang, when…

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What are the security measures in AI Video Generators?

security measures in AI Video Generators AI Video Generators help businesses create engaging, visual content for their customers. They use machine learning to automate the video production process, saving time and resources. Some AI tools include a low- or no-code user interface, allowing users to customize and adjust the slides, audio, and visual elements of…

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German ‘insect summer’ invites citizens to count the bugs in their own backyards

Germany’s Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union, or NABU, has organized its seventh annual “insect summer,” during which it invites people to spend an hour counting the insects they see in a 33-foot radius. The project seeks to educate citizens about insects and to give researchers information on trends and unexpected insights rather than precise scientific…

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A planet parade is happening next month: Here’s why NASA says you might miss it

Six planets will align before dawn on June 3 in a planetary parade, but only two will be visible to the naked eye. Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune will likely be obscured by the rising sun or require a telescope to be seen. Early risers may still catch a glimpse of a waning crescent moon,…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 launches EarthCARE satellite to study heating and cooling in Earth’s atmosphere

SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) satellite to low-Earth orbit on Tuesday from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. EarthCARE’s mission, developed by the European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, is to study the role that clouds and aerosols play in heating and cooling Earth’s atmosphere,…

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