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The story of the Appalachians began almost half a billion years ago. The first British colonialists arrived in North America just 400 years ago. Yet both events are connected and shaped the history of the modern United States. Without a series of mountain building cycles 65 to 490 million years ago caused by the assembling and
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Researchers in 2018 achieved a new kind of chimeric first, producing sheep-human hybrid embryos that could one day represent the future of organ donation – by using body parts grown inside unnatural, engineered animals. With that end goal in mind, scientists created the first interspecies sheep-human chimera in February, introducing human stem cells into sheep
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Updated 1 p.m. Eastern with press conference comments. LAUREL, Md. — NASA’s New Horizons completed a close approach to a small body in the distant Kuiper Belt early Jan. 1, collecting data that may reveal new insights about the formation of the solar system. New Horizons made its closest approach to 2014 MU69, also known
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LAUREL, Md. — Even as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft bears down on one object in the Kuiper Belt, the mission team is already thinking about a second potential flyby in the 2020s. New Horizons will fly by 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, on Jan. 1, making its closest approach of about 3,500 kilometers at 12:33
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Capt. Benjamin Leaf, program manager of the Space Enterprise Consortium: “We are changing space acquisitions in multiple ways.” WASHINGTON — The Air Force just over a year ago formed a Space Enterprise Consortium to expedite the development and prototyping of satellites, ground systems, space sensors and other technologies that U.S. adversaries are advancing at a
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After Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the scientific community by announcing last month that he had edited the genes of human babies, he mysteriously vanished. And now he’s been found.  The New York Times reports that guards are holding He in a guesthouse at his university, the Southern University of Science and Technology. It’s unclear whether the guards work for the Chinese government, the university,
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin As we enter the new year, we are all making resolutions to be even more effective and productive. Here are a few of the tried and tested tools that can help with this. UnsplashUnsplash Things app has been redesigned and includes new features besides the simple to-do
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