Dinosaur fossil collectors ‘price museums out of the market’ – The Guardian
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Dinosaur fossil collectors ‘price museums out of the market’ – The Guardian

Leading US palaeontologists are calling for a worldwide halt to the sale of vertebrate dinosaur fossils. The booming market for specimens, driven by their popularity with wealthy private collectors, including Hollywood stars, is pushing up prices and putting them out of reach of museums and scientists, they say. While the art market is organised around…

Israel’s moon mission, a tiny tyrannosaur and Neptune’s new moon: This week in space and science – KSL.com
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Israel’s moon mission, a tiny tyrannosaur and Neptune’s new moon: This week in space and science – KSL.com

NEW YORK (CNN) — A Japanese space probe fired a bullet into an asteroid, and Israel launched a spacecraft to the moon in the hopes of becoming the fourth country to land on its surface.There’s also a new moon around Neptune, a tiny tyrannosaur fossil changing the dinosaur timeline and intriguing insight about the habits…

Israel’s moon mission, a tiny tyrannosaur and Neptune’s new moon: This week in space and science – CNN
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Israel’s moon mission, a tiny tyrannosaur and Neptune’s new moon: This week in space and science – CNN

(CNN)A Japanese space probe fired a bullet into an asteroid, and Israel launched a spacecraft to the moon in the hopes of becoming the fourth country to land on its surface. There’s also a new moon around Neptune, a tiny tyrannosaur fossil changing the dinosaur timeline and intriguing insight about the habits of early humans.…

A quantum magnet with a topological twist – Phys.org
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A quantum magnet with a topological twist – Phys.org

Home Physics General Physics / Quantum Physics February 22, 2019 February 22, 2019, Princeton University Researchers explored a material that has an internal structure, shown in 3D in left panel, that consists of triangles and hexagons arranged in a pattern similar to that of a Japanese kagome basket. Credit: Hasan, et. al, Princeton University Taking…

‘Beresheet’ to launch tonight, propelling Israel to the moon – The Jerusalem Post
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‘Beresheet’ to launch tonight, propelling Israel to the moon – The Jerusalem Post

Beresheet is loaded onto its launcher, Falcon-9 before its launch into space Thursday night. (photo credit: SPACEX COURTESY OF SPACEIL AND IAI) X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced…

SpaceX to Launch SpaceIL’s Lunar Lander Aboard Used Rocket – The New York Times
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SpaceX to Launch SpaceIL’s Lunar Lander Aboard Used Rocket – The New York Times

Science|SpaceX to Launch SpaceIL’s Lunar Lander Aboard Used RocketImageAn artist’s rendering of the Beresheet spacecraft, which is expected to arrive at the moon in April.CreditCreditSpaceILCan a scrappy Israeli nonprofit land on the moon on a $100 million shoestring? Tune in tonight to find out if it can get off the ground.Until now, only three nations…

How Do You Preserve History On The Moon? – NPR
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How Do You Preserve History On The Moon? – NPR

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. The landing site at Tranquility Base has remained mostly untouched — though that could change as more nations and even commercial companies start to explore the moon. NASA hide caption toggle caption NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon during…

Sleepless Flies Lived Long Lives. Why Not Us? – The New York Times
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Sleepless Flies Lived Long Lives. Why Not Us? – The New York Times

Science|Sleepless Flies Lived Long Lives. Why Not Us?TrilobitesFlies deprived of sleep didn’t see reductions in their life spans. Does that mean we’ve got sleep deprivation all wrong? ImageResearchers developed a system for monitoring fruit flies kept track of their movements with cameras and used tiny motors that would tip the flies any time they went…

Wallace Broecker, 87, Dies; Sounded Early Warning on Climate Change – The New York Times
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Wallace Broecker, 87, Dies; Sounded Early Warning on Climate Change – The New York Times

ImageDr. Wallace S. Broecker in 2010. His research into the oceans, the atmosphere and the planet’s ice gave him a deep understanding of global warming — a term he helped establish in the popular imagination.CreditCreditBruce Gilbert, via Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryDr. Wallace S. Broecker, one of the first scientists to sound the alarm about climate change…

The Tragic Tale Of How NASA’s X-34 Space Planes Ended Up Rotting In Someone’s Backyard – The Drive
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The Tragic Tale Of How NASA’s X-34 Space Planes Ended Up Rotting In Someone’s Backyard – The Drive

The X-34 program aimed to help break NASA and the Air Force into space far more frequently and inexpensively than ever before. In the end, a pair of rocket plane demonstrators were built, but they never were able to reach their full potential. Still, they were part of a wider family of initiatives that have…