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Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds

Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds

SUMMARY: “No one is building a rocket like this, and we’re creating a very in-depth database for all future rockets,” he said.

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The ‘life support system of the biosphere’ is in peril

The ‘life support system of the biosphere’ is in peril

SUMMARY: The ‘life support system of the biosphere’ is in perilIt's time to pay more attention to microbes.

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Volvo's new military vehicle can drive sideways, like a crab

Volvo's new military vehicle can drive sideways, like a crab

SUMMARY: Volvo's new military vehicle can drive sideways, like a crabIt could be the next light armored transport for the French Army.

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Grab and throw: South Korea makes flower vase fire extinguisher

Grab and throw: South Korea makes flower vase fire extinguisher

SUMMARY: A throwable fire extinguisher that looks like a flower vase is seen in Seoul, South Korea June 13, 2019.

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These flesh-eating bacteria are finding new beaches to call home

These flesh-eating bacteria are finding new beaches to call home

SUMMARY: These flesh-eating bacteria are finding new beaches to call homeGlobal warming is expanding the territory of some terrifying microbes.

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New York is passing its own Green New Deal

New York is passing its own Green New Deal

SUMMARY: New York is passing its own Green New DealIt could be the nation’s most ambitious climate legislation.

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Glacial melt rates in the Himalayas have more than doubled since 2000

Glacial melt rates in the Himalayas have more than doubled since 2000

SUMMARY: The analysis, detailed this week in the journal Science Advances, showed glacial melt rates have doubled since the turn of the century.

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Up to 42 percent of Anker charging accessories and other great deals happening today

Up to 42 percent of Anker charging accessories and other great deals happening today

SUMMARY: Up to 42 percent of Anker charging accessories and other great deals happening todayA quick guide to getting the goods for cheaper.

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What kind of reusable bag is best for the planet?

What kind of reusable bag is best for the planet?

SUMMARY: What kind of reusable bag is best for the planet?

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Plate tectonics may have triggered Cambrian explosion

Plate tectonics may have triggered Cambrian explosion

SUMMARY: Ulrich/USGSJune 19 (UPI) -- New research suggests the dramatic increase in biodiversity known as the Cambrian explosion was triggered by a massive shift in global plate tectonics.

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How to make pottery from scratch

How to make pottery from scratch

SUMMARY: How to make pottery from scratchNone of that store-bought clay, either.

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Cold War spy satellite images show Himalayan glaciers' rapid melt

Cold War spy satellite images show Himalayan glaciers' rapid melt

SUMMARY: Declassified Cold War–era spy satellite film shows that the melting of hundreds of Himalayan glaciers has sped up in recent decades.

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Body-on-a-chip mimics how organs, cancer cells react to drugs

Body-on-a-chip mimics how organs, cancer cells react to drugs

SUMMARY: Hickman and colleagues tested their body-on-a-chip by measuring the effects of different drugs on cancer cells, as well as heart and liver cells.

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The weirdest things we learned this week: doctors drinking pee and telephones made of cats

The weirdest things we learned this week: doctors drinking pee and telephones made of cats

SUMMARY: The weirdest things we learned this week: doctors drinking pee and telephones made of catsOur editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.

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Rock-eating shipworm found in Philippines is new species of bivalve

Rock-eating shipworm found in Philippines is new species of bivalve

SUMMARY: The new shipworm species relies on larger, flatter teeth than its relatives -- teeth better suited for boring through rock.

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How seafood shells could help solve the plastic waste problem

How seafood shells could help solve the plastic waste problem

SUMMARY: But the chemistry for isolating the materials from shell waste has some big drawbacks, so the work didn’t get far.

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Deep-sea fish in shallow waters of Japan not an earthquake predictor

Deep-sea fish in shallow waters of Japan not an earthquake predictor

SUMMARY: Previous reports of unusual animal behavior suggested a link between deep-sea fish appearances and large earthquakes.

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How to make the perfect crepe, according to physics

How to make the perfect crepe, according to physics

SUMMARY: Perfect crepe-making is all in the wrist, according to physics.

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Today’s exotic pets are tomorrow’s invasive pests

Today’s exotic pets are tomorrow’s invasive pests

SUMMARY: Today’s exotic pets are tomorrow’s invasive pestsAbandoned or escaped non-traditional pets as the source of a growing number of ecological invasions.

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Adobe is teaching artificial intelligence to sniff out Photoshopped images

Adobe is teaching artificial intelligence to sniff out Photoshopped images

SUMMARY: Adobe is teaching artificial intelligence to sniff out Photoshopped imagesAI is getting better at recognizing fakes, but forgers are moving fast.

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