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Asteroid the size of Giza pyramid, Taj Mahal to pass ‘close’ to Earth

A massive asteroid is set to pass “close” to Earth on Sunday, NASA said.  The 2008 GO20 asteroid is between…

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Iron Age-era mummy preserved in bog still has undigested last meal

Archaeology team in Egypt find lion mummy at famed pyramid site Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said archaeologists excavated the mummy…

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Snow leopard at San Diego Zoo tests positive for COVID-19

A snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19 — forcing the zoo to temporarily shut…

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Termite gut microbes can help turn toxic wood into biofuels

By James Urquhart Formosan-termit “Coptotermes formosanus” invasive termite, nicknamed the super-termite because of its destructive habits; Shutterstock ID 1078415000; purchase_order:…

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Who gets to be called an astronaut? It’s complicated

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos may have started his own private spaceflight company, funded the development of new rockets and capsules,…

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We thought our eyes turned off when moving quickly, but that’s wrong

By Krista Charles When looking at a scene (left), each quick eye movement creates motion streaks (right) on the retina…

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Astronomers make first detection of this ‘moon-forming’ phenomenon

NASA plans two missions to Venus NASA aims for two new missions to Venus to learn more about the ‘lost…

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NASA seismologists image the interior of another planet for the first time

For the first time, seismologists have imaged the interior of another planet. Using data from NASA’s InSight spacecraft’s seismometer, the…

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Bird brain: Why a cockatoo trick in Australia has scientists enthralled

A few years ago, a Sydney scientist noticed a sulfur-crested cockatoo opening his trash bin. Not every resident would be…

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Covid-19 news: Longer gap between Pfizer shots may boost antibodies

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan ,…

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