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How long to play dead to stay alive?

A belly-down antlion larva that remains motionless for an unpredictable period that tries to destroy the patience of potential predators. Credit: Professor Nigel R. Franks, University of Bristol Many animals remain motionless or play dead after being attacked by a predator in the hope that it will surrender and move onto some other unfortunate prey. A team of scientists from …

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NASA completes reviews of Boeing commercial crew test flight

WASHINGTON – NASA announced on July 7 that it had completed two major overhauls that resulted from the Boeing commercial crew’s test flight that failed last December as the agency and company prepared for a second test flight at the end of this quest. ‘year. NASA said an independent review team (IRT), jointly organized by NASA and Boeing to investigate …

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Earth’s magnetic field could change much faster than we ever realized

The Earth’s magnetic field flips, every few hundred thousand years or so, which means that magnetic north becomes magnetic south and vice versa (the planet doesn’t actually turn upside down). New research suggests that this change of direction can occur up to 10 times faster than previously thought. This is great news for scientists studying how changes in the magnetic …

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Where does the Milky Way come from? Scientists may have found the answer

Bob Benjamin was observing the Milky Way when he noticed something strange. The professor in the astronomy department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and co-author of a new study, saw a red, slanting structure going through a hole in the dust in the dark center of the galaxy. The inclined disk – This strange structure is made up of ionized …

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SpaceX’s next batch of Starlink satellites returns to the launch pad – Spaceflight Now

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands vertical Tuesday on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. Credit: Spaceflight Now SpaceX lifted a Falcon 9 rocket vertically on Tuesday on pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, positioning the launch vehicle for a Wednesday flight carrying another 57 Starlink Internet satellites and two commercial Earth imaging microsatellites for BlackSky. The 70-meter-high …

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SpaceX could send NASA to Jupiter’s potentially habitable moon Europe

This NASA illustration shows the Europa Clipper above Europe, with Jupiter in the background. NASA / JPL-Caltech A Falcon Heavy, or another large SpaceX rocket, it could carry The Europa Clipper mission planned by NASA to the icy moon of Jupiter Europa, which hides an underground ocean that many scientists think may be able to do support alien life. A …

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what the world was like the last time the carbon dioxide levels were at 400 ppm

CC BY-ND Climate explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Center to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question that you would like an expert to answer, please send it to Climate.change@stuff.co.nz How was the climate and sea level sometimes in Earth’s history when carbon dioxide in the atmosphere …

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The famous “Jurassic Park” dinosaur is less lizard, more bird

An interpretation of the Dilophosaurus artist based on the latest research. Credit: Brian Engh / The Saint George Dinosaur Discovery Site. From movies to museum exhibits, the Dilophosaurus dinosaur is no stranger to pop culture. Many probably remember him best in the movie “Jurassic Park”, in which he is depicted as a beast that spits poison with a tinkling frill …

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