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Why pediatricians are prescribing play time for kids

When Britton Taunton-Rigby, age 4, recently received the annual check, her pediatrician wrote a prescription for something that claims to be important. It reads "Play Every Day." The new guide of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all pediatricians do the same. The organization says that plays with parents and peers is a fundamental part of a child's …

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NASA astronauts will attempt the first tennis match in space

NASA astronauts will see how well tennis in space works. NASA NASA astronaut Drew Feustel is ready for his next big space challenge. He played tennis since he was 10, but all the regular rules have gone away, while today he brings his fellow astronauts for a game on the International Space Station. Feustel will collaborate with the NASA of …

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Bubbling Arctic Lakes Are Accelerating Permafrost Thaw

This site can earn affiliate commissions from links on this page. Terms of use. For decades, scientists have warned that our growing carbon production was putting us in danger of climate change. All current climate models indicate a marked warming trend, but may be missing an important factor. A new study funded by NASA highlights the potential proliferation of so-called …

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Halfway to Mars, NASA’s InSight phones home

NASA's InSight space probe called home for a mid-flight upgrade, halfway through its journey of nearly 300 million miles on Mars. Launched on May 5, InSight – or "Exploring the Interior with Seismic Surveys, Geodesy and Heat Transportation" – took advantage of the opportunity to examine the state of its equipment, preparing for a mission never before attempted. The goal …

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Cutting Edge Laser Satellite Set to Blast Off Wednesday

On Wednesday, the European Space Agency launches a satellite that will fire a laser in space to measure Earth's ripples and windflows almost in real time. The name of Aeolus, the ancient Greek "guardian of the winds," scientists have high expectations for the vessel, which – if successful – should greatly improve weather reports. Moored on a Vega rocket, the …

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Water Ice Confirmed on Surface of Moon for 1st Time

This image shows the surface ice distribution on the south pole of the moon (on the left) and on the north pole (on the right), as detected by NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper, which flew aboard the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft. # 39; India. The blue represents the ice locations and the gray scale corresponds to the surface temperature, with the darker gray …

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Water Worlds May Be Common in the Universe, and That’s Bad News for Life

This site can earn affiliate commissions from links on this page. Terms of use. Researchers presenting at the Goldschmidt conference in Boston argue that the number of planets with significant amounts of water in their atmospheres or crusts could be much higher than before: if true, this it could have negative implications for our life search elsewhere in our galaxy. …

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