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Academic (e.g., Science)
21 hours ago21h

Posted by xenoview
Astronomers in a spin over discovery of mysterious object in our galaxy
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 day ago1d

Posted by puff
Interesting
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1 day ago1d

Posted by phxbillcee
Webb Space Telescope Reaches Destination a Million Miles From Earth – Achieves “Halo” Orbit Around L2 (I thought I Posted this 2 days ago & just noticed I didn't! Ooops!)
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 day ago1d

Posted by Larimar
This is just common sense to me....babies do better when they are well cared for.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 days ago2d

Posted by Sorcha
This is my dog Tommy who was adopted a week and a half ago. He is a huge goofball and I love him.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 days ago2d

Posted by phxbillcee
Consistent Asteroid Collisions Rock Previous Thinking on Mars Impact Craters
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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 days ago3d

Posted by RichCC
LINKJames Webb Space Telescope -- Orbital Insertion Burn a Success, Webb Arrives at L2
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3 days ago3d

Posted by Larimar
Satellite signal having problems? Check for cats!
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Academic (e.g., Science)
5 days ago5d

Posted by puff
About time
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Academic (e.g., Science)
5 days ago5d

Posted by Buttercup
Facial reconstruction of early hominids, it just occurred to me that those with a sagittal crest that anchors giant chewing muscles would give them a round face like an orangutan or panda, not thin like sapiens. It's understandable that artists want...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
5 days ago5d

Posted by Robecology
Not sure if I've posted this...but so far it's been an amazingly successful deployment...on January 29th it will reach it's L-2 orbit (always behind the moon - out of our reflection light...very dark...so optimal for viewing space!). All the links ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
5 days ago5d

Posted by Larimar
Examples of Roman concrete are interesting. The Pantheon is another example....that concrete is still hardening. Modern concretes cannot compete.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
5 days ago5d

Posted by Larimar
I think I liked straws when I was young, but sure not as an adult. Wow, they're older than we thought.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
6 days ago6d

Posted by waitingforgodo
POLLThe South Lawn has just come under attack by landscape gardeners. A rectangular section of lawn 18yards by 30yards is to be enclosed by an even pathway that is 0.6 times the size of that lawn portion. Can you guess how wide the pathway will be?

Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll event space.

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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by hankster
I've seen plenty of these, but never a two-tone version.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by MrNevada
Procrastination is an art form
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by xenoview
Scientists at Stanford Revitalize Batteries By Bringing ‘Dead’ Lithium Back to Life
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by xenoview
Mysterious Purple Coating Found on Mars Rocks in Every Direction
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by SpikeTalon
Noah's Ark has not nor ever will be found, because it never physically existed... In this world there are things that seem on the verge of being discovered every so often, yet never quite materialize. The "Lost City" of Atlantis, for example, has ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by Poseidon
A New Study Calculates The Number of Black Holes in The Universe. It's a Lot
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by xenoview
Earth's core cooling faster than previously thought, researchers say The planet's core has been cooling for billions of years but perhaps "more rapidly than expected," which could expedite the end of life on Earth — though not for quite a while. ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by SpikeTalon
Elon Musk, artificial wombs, and the impending shortage of Mars colonists-
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by darren316
LINKThe invention of semiconductor technology by U.S. scientists led to the birth of Silicon Valley in the 1950s, which helped the U.S. became the dominant force in semiconductor research and manufacturing, but that dominance has been slipping for ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by xenoview
SLS: Nasa fixes glitchy megarocket equipment ahead of key test
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by darren316
LINKWhy Do We Forget? New Theory Says “Forgetting” Is Actually a Form of Learning
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1 week ago1w

Posted by darren316
LINKNewly Discovered Type of “Strange Metal” – Material That Shares Fundamental Quantum Attributes With Black Holes
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by Umbrella_Guard
Prevent the spread of COVID induced insanity, wear a face mask.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by darren316
“The plant has evolved a way to protect its most important genes from mutation,” Monroe says. “This is exciting because we could even use these discoveries to think about how to protect human genes from mutation.” In the future, one might use...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by FearlessFly
Goldfish who can drive: why scientists taught fish to navigate a watery tank on wheels Israeli researchers say their fish - named after characters from Pride and Prejudice – reveal navigation is a universal ability ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by Robecology
This, IMO, is the best summary of the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) story.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by xenoview
NASA begins process of bringing new space telescope into focus
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by nicestuff
An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world's largest fish breeding ground
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Academic (e.g., Science)
1 week ago1w

Posted by RichCC
LINKMirror, Mirror…On Its Way! -- James Webb Space Telescope
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by puff
Any legal beagles or scientists, would love to hear your professional opinion on this idea. Do ya reckon it's a goer? France's Macron and now Australia's WA Premier (link) are getting hardball against the unvaccinated. I believe this is how to ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by AnonySchmoose
"Doctors say COVID can cause erectile dysfunction, and they're calling on men to get vaccinated to 'save the future boners'. They said the disease can cause erectile dysfunction in some patients, leaving them with...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by racocn8
Yet another scientific study on the use of hemp cannabinoids on Covid: Abstract: "The rapid spread of COVID-19 underscores the need for new treatments. Here we report that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound produced by the cannabis plant, inhibits ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by of-the-mountain
More words that are vanishing from our vocabulary!
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Storm1752
CLIMATE DENIAL--Whats really going on? Do the plutocrats, CARE about the short- and medium-range destruction of our atmosphere, oceans, and the living things (including us) which occupy this planet? Or are they more like the ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Druvius
A wonderful example of how science is never settled, and new work can and does overturn old science. This is a feature, not a bug, as science deniers don't grasp. Clovis hunters’ reputation as mammoth killers takes a hit:
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Druvius
Another horrifying reminder that Global Warming is spiraling ever upwards. We study ocean temperatures. The Earth just broke a heat increase record:
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by rainmanjr
LINK2021 Was the warmest year on record. That includes the oceans.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Lordess
Yep pretty much lol
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Ryo1
I'm showing my ignorance - is it really safe? Twisty nuclear fusion reactor gets twice as hot as the sun. The world’s biggest stellarator has overcome a heat-loss problem holding fusion back. We’re one step closer to a future of ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by waitingforgodo
In the standard 52 card deck game SNAP each player randomly places a card on top of the previous card until a consecutive card pair of the same value is played. How many cards would you expect to be played until there is a consecutively equal value ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by barjoe
LINKUS Surgeons Transplant Modified Pig Heart Into Human
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Larimar
Female dolphins have a clitoris similar to humans....perhaps that's why they are such sexual beings
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Larimar
early human/neanderthal co-mingling
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Petter
What a brilliant invention from a Spanish woman. A single use battery, that is biodegradable because it is made of paper. Ideal for many biological tests, including pregnancy.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by xenoview
How astronomers discover exoplanet size, mass, composition, atmosphere and signs of life
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by aisha1998
work is going on
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKWhat is Skepticism? | Wondrium Perspectives - YouTube
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKConscious Creatures- Chimpanzees - YouTube
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by xenoview
NASA Launches James Webb Telescope to See First Galaxies and Distant Worlds With its Giant Sunshield
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by xenoview
Astronomers Capture Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon in the Sky
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Larimar
Ben Franklin lives in your smartphone
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Larimar
How the Met Museum Justifies Looting
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by FearlessFly
'Incredibly detailed preservation': scientists discover new fossil site in NSW The site offers details of a verdant landscape 15 million years ago, including fossils of trapdoor spiders, giant cicadas and wasps.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by xenoview
James Webb telescope completes epic deployment sequence
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Poseidon
Stephen Hawking's 80th Birthday
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by RichCC
LINKJames Webb Space Telescope is all deployed -- sort of
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Druvius
Another dead canary, IE dramatic evidence that Earth's climate is changing in drastic ways: ‘Drastic’ rise in high Arctic lightning has scientists worried:
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Academic (e.g., Science)
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Buttercup
This addresses one of the problems I've had with the Fermi Paradox, maybe the best we'll be able to do is a fairly clunky fusion plant that requires tritium (and therefore lithium), I've thought we're closer to the limits of engineering than ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKDavid Chalmers - Does Information Create the Cosmos?
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3 weeks ago3w

Posted by FearlessFly
We may finally be able to test one of Stephen Hawking's most far-out ideas The James Webb Telescope should bring back much-needed data.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by xenoview
James Webb Space Telescope extends secondary mirror
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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by RichCC
LINKSecondary Mirror Deployment Confirmed -- James Webb Space Telescope
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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKConnecting Ancient Wisdom with Quantum Physics
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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Druvius
I always love how the YECs get all in a huff about the Big Bang, as if that wasn't far more amazing that the anthropomorphic twaddle in Genesis. Most of the article is over my head, but fascinating that we may one day actually be able to answer this ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by xenoview
James Webb Space Telescope: Sun shield is fully deployed
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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by RichCC
LINKWebb Team Tensions Fifth Layer, Sunshield Fully Deployed – James Webb Space Telescope
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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by yvilletom
Investor-funded Capitalism will destroy Cosmology’s Standard Model, aka the Big Bang, which for a half-century has been supported by Taxpayer-funded Socialism. For investor-related info, visit For scientist-related info, visit ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by waitingforgodo
Agnosticism, I've lost you, yes I've lost you, I don't believe you any more. How can you not know that there are no imaginary beings?
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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by xenoview
Climate change: Hurricanes to expand into more populated regions
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 31, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by FearlessFly
Building the world's brightest X-ray laser The LCLS-II laser will be ,000 times brighter than its predecessor.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 31, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by nicestuff
Some interesting popular science articles at this site.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 31, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by AHWalter1989
LINKLife, Philosophy, and Everything In-Between: Whack A Hovind
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 31, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by Umbrella_Guard
""A wise person learns from other people's failures often enough to prepare for future problems, the average person learns from their own failures but the reactionary fool is unable to learn "".
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 30, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by xenoview
Should Pluto be a planet again? The debate rages on A group of researchers say Pluto was unfairly maligned by a decision to relegate it to "dwarf planet" status — and that we should consider our solar system to have more than 150 planets. ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 30, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by xenoview
Alaska 'Icemageddon' warning follows heat record
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 30, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by xenoview
Next-gen James Webb telescope will unveil mysteries of galaxy formation
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 30, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by Willow_Wisp
When I Google James Webb Space Telescope I get a bunch of videos listed as "Live" Typically there's a live chat where a lot of stupid people are asking stupid questions. Their live feed is from the Goddard Space Flight Center. If you can do without ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 29, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by FearlessFly
NASA Says Webb’s Excess Fuel Likely to Extend its Lifetime Expectations
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 29, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by MikeInBatonRouge
Dr Lovejoy dead at age 80. The more anti-science Right-wing politics becomes, the more disheartening it is to lose any scientists who are also passionate public advocates for common sense conservation. Dr. Lovejoy was a tireless embassador for the ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 27, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by Mooolah
LINKOrbit - Webb/NASA
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 27, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by callmedubious
yeah, why can't Fauci show even a little optimism? got to keep the ppl frightened and prepared to take endless jabs? why did they always discourage, discredit therapeutics? big pharma not making enough profits yet?
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 27, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by skado
E.O. Wilson, a Pioneer of Evolutionary Biology, Dies at 92
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 27, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by callmedubious
yes, i know. climate change.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 26, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by callmedubious
for those worried about climate change but still have the ability to think for themselves.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 26, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by Sailor90
Christmas & Evolution
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 26, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by PBuck0145
FB's fact blockers.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 26, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by Larimar
dinosaur embryo found in fossilized egg
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 26, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by SpikeTalon
Ever wonder what a pufferfish skeleton looks like? How the pufferfish got its spines-
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 25, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKSome natural art for our big holiday.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 25, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKIt’s Official: Researchers Have Discovered A Second Earth | Chaosmos News
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 25, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by FearlessFly
Large ocean fossil discovered in Nevada could hold key to aquatic evolution
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 25, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by xenoview
James Webb Space Telescope ready to make history
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 25, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by Poseidon
James Webb Space Telescope - Countdown to Launch - James Webb Live NASA
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 24, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by FearlessFly
At long last, the world's most powerful space telescope is ready to launch Decades of tension, debate, and determination have led to this moment, as the James Webb Space Telescope begins its million-mile journey into deep space. ...
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