This artistic rendering shows the distant view from a theoretical ‘Planet Nine’ or ‘Planet X’ back towards the sun. The planet is thought to be gaseous, but smaller than Uranus and Neptune. Hypothetical lightning lights up the night side.Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) The history of astronomy has been a history of receding horizons. The invention of
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MT LAUREL, New Jersey — Iridium Communications is less than a week away from the final launch of its 75-satellite Iridium Next constellation, but could opt to launch six ground spares sooner than later should the right rideshare opportunity open up, CEO Matt Desch said Jan. 3. Iridium’s final six second-generation satellites should finish construction
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Pikas have interesting vocalizations.Getty Royalty Free Though 2018 has come and gone, it isn’t too late to relish some interesting findings about animals and math from last year. Here are some highlights. To find food, even worms do complicated calculations That’s according to a Nature Communications study published in August 2018. In a news release,
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WASHINGTON — NASA said Jan. 4 it is delaying a planned visit to the United States by Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, a trip that had become increasingly controversial. In response to a SpaceNews inquiry, NASA Press Secretary Megan Powers said Rogozin’s visit to the United States, which had been
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While this year’s JPM healthcare conference promises to be similar to so many in the past – frenetic, overscheduled, gratuitously wet and miserable – one significant difference for me this year is that I’ll be arriving more than eighty pounds lighter than the year before. Especially in the context of New Year’s resolutions, I thought
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GettyGetty Do you believe workplace wellness is becoming a staple of the modern workforce? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by David Hauser, Entrepreneur, on Quora: There’s no doubt that a focus on wellness is gaining popularity in
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WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives, now under Democratic leadership, passed spending bills Jan. 3 that would fund government agencies that have been shut down for nearly two weeks, but the bills face a presidential veto threat. The House, hours after swearing in members for the 116th Congress, passed on a 241–190 vote H.R. 21,
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WASHINGTON — The ongoing partial government shutdown has led one company to delay an upcoming launch and could affect other commercial launches in the near future, including a key commercial crew mission. Exos Aerospace had planned to launch its SARGE suborbital rocket Jan. 5 from Spaceport America in New Mexico. That launch has been delayed
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