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Alien enthusiasts gather in Nevada desert near secretive Area 51

Alien enthusiasts gather in Nevada desert near secretive Area 51

SUMMARY: About 40 miles (64 km) east of Rachel, another small town, Hiko, Nevada, planned a separate event called “Storm Area 51 Basecamp” at a gift shop dubbed the Alien Research Center.

reuters
Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame

Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame

SUMMARY: Some 90% of the total loss came from just 12 bird families and 19 widespread bird species such as the dark-eyed junco, common grackle and house sparrows.

reuters
Hubble Spots a Dim, Dark Matter-Rich Galaxy

Hubble Spots a Dim, Dark Matter-Rich Galaxy

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discover magazine
Giant Volcano on Jupiter’s Moon Could Erupt Any Second

Giant Volcano on Jupiter’s Moon Could Erupt Any Second

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discover magazine
When Did Humans Reach North America? The Question Keeps Growing More Complex

When Did Humans Reach North America? The Question Keeps Growing More Complex

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discover magazine
You Can Soon Get Your DNA Sequenced Anonymously

You Can Soon Get Your DNA Sequenced Anonymously

SUMMARY: Once you’ve done all that, you’re ready to anonymously pay for and receive a Nebula spit kit.

wired
Microbe that got man drunk could help explain common liver disease

Microbe that got man drunk could help explain common liver disease

SUMMARY: Giving glucose or fructose to the NAFLD patients similarly produced big jumps in blood alcohol levels that healthy controls didn’t experience.

science mag
This is What Denisovans May Have Looked Like

This is What Denisovans May Have Looked Like

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discover magazine
Heat Loss To Night Sky Powers Off-Grid Lights

Heat Loss To Night Sky Powers Off-Grid Lights

SUMMARY: Its cool side faces the night sky, while its other side is warmed by the air around it.

scientific american
Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human

Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human

SUMMARY: JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Researchers in Israel say they have reconstructed the skeleton of a pre-historic human from a long-extinct and elusive species using DNA found in the pinky bone of a 13-year-old girl who died 70,000 years ago.

reuters
Engineers build robot fish that keeps pace with yellowfin tuna

Engineers build robot fish that keeps pace with yellowfin tuna

SUMMARY: Though Tunabot is inspired by yellowfin tuna, researchers aim to eventually build a robot fish that can outrace their biological forefathers.

upi
This Gut Bacteria Makes People Drunk Without Drinking — And Causes Liver Disease

This Gut Bacteria Makes People Drunk Without Drinking — And Causes Liver Disease

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discover magazine
Ancient DNA puts a face on the mysterious Denisovans, extinct cousins of Neanderthals

Ancient DNA puts a face on the mysterious Denisovans, extinct cousins of Neanderthals

SUMMARY: Ancient DNA puts a face on the mysterious Denisovans, extinct cousins of NeanderthalsMany of us can picture the face of a Neanderthal, with its low forehead, beetled brows, and big nose.

science mag
New Measurement Aims to Solve Neutrino Mystery

New Measurement Aims to Solve Neutrino Mystery

SUMMARY: On September 13 the long-awaited results came from the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment, which recently began operating at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.

scientific american
'Dramatic' black holes stun scientists as 'wimpy' galaxies quickly transform into 'ravenous' quasars

'Dramatic' black holes stun scientists as 'wimpy' galaxies quickly transform into 'ravenous' quasars

SUMMARY: BLACK HOLE DEVOURING A NEUTRON STAR CAUSED RIPPLES IN SPACE AND TIME, SCIENTISTS SAYThe six galaxies are what is known as low-ionization nuclear emission-line region (LINER) galaxies.

fox news
A Planetary Computer to Avert Environmental Disaster

A Planetary Computer to Avert Environmental Disaster

SUMMARY: With a planetary computer using planetary data, we can ask—and answer—questions such as, What services can or should we obtain from different places on the earth?

scientific american
Can the world make the chemicals it needs without oil?

Can the world make the chemicals it needs without oil?

SUMMARY: Can the world make the chemicals it needs without oil?

science mag
Help people fix tech problems no matter where you are

Help people fix tech problems no matter where you are

SUMMARY: Help people fix tech problems no matter where you are“Grandma, I’m out of town,” isn’t an excuse anymore.

popular science
Scientific American

Scientific American

SUMMARY: Around 195,000 years ago our planet entered a long glacial period known as Marine Isotope Stage 6.

scientific american
Why Our Disabilities Make Us Better Scientists despite the Odds against Us

Why Our Disabilities Make Us Better Scientists despite the Odds against Us

SUMMARY: Skylar has a heart condition called polymorphic arrhythmia and has an implantable cardioverter defibrillator that ended her scientific scuba-diving career.

scientific american