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Texas youth hockey coach, 29, dies from complications of coronavirus just days after feeling sick

A 29-year-old youth hockey coach in North Texas died late last month from complications from the coronavirus after feeling sick for just three days, according to reports. Tyler Amburgey was a “loving husband and loving father” who has been playing hockey since he was 7, his wife, Aimee Amburgey, told WFAA-TV in Dallas. Their daughter, Rylee, is 8 years old. …

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We could build shelters on Mars with insect polymers and Martian soil

Bio-inspired production A team of researchers is suggesting that we could use one of the most common organic polymers on Earth to build shelters on Mars. The material, called chitin, is produced and metabolized by most biological organisms and makes up most of the cell walls of fungi, insect exoskeletons and fish scales. The team, led by Javier Fernandez of …

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NASA identifies the first possible “surviving” planet that embraces a white dwarf

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the retired space agency’s Spitzer Space Telescope have been used to locate the first possible “surviving” planet embracing a white dwarf star. White dwarfs are what stars become after they run out of their nuclear fuel. “The Jupiter-sized object, called WD 1856 b, is about seven times larger than the white dwarf, called …

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NASA’s melting ice study makes terrifying prediction of sea level rise

Uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions could lead to a rise of more than 15 inches in sea level, the scientists concluded, using data from NASA to issue a stern warning about the melting of ice sheets. The huge increase would lead to dramatic flooding in coastal regions around the world and create a potentially apocalyptic chain reaction of consequences. The warming …

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The glorious new Hubble photo shows the stormy side of Jupiter

Majestic Jupiter, the warlike big brother of our Solar System, is bringing its best side to the table *. A sharp new image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the giant planet’s wild and ever-changing weather, revealing both short- and long-term changes. In the northern hemisphere, turbulent clouds could indicate the formation of a new swirling storm, while in the …

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Hidden Ocean Heat Measured With Earthquake Sounds | Science

-> By Paul Voosen17 September 2020, 14:00 In 1991, scientists lowered large subwoofers into the water on Heard Island, a snow-capped volcanic island in the Indian Ocean. The speakers emitted low-frequency sounds that, like whale song, echoed across entire oceans. Received from receivers off the coast of California and Bermuda, the signals contained crucial information about the water they had …

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The ancient layered and folded rocks of Venus indicate volcanic origin

A simulated view from above Tellus Tessera, one of the regions on Venus where Byrne et al. identify the presence of stratification. Image generated from data from NASA’s Magellan mission. Credit: North Carolina State University An international team of researchers has found that some of the oldest terrains on Venus, known as tesserae, have a layering that appears consistent with …

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How Australia’s Giant Stinging Tree Can Inflict Months of Agony – Nature.com

How Australia’s Giant Stinging Tree Can Inflict Months of Agony Nature.com Spider-like venom found in Australian stinging trees – and the pain can last for weeks CNN Australian stinging tree could pave the way for new pain relievers News-Medical.Net Queensland researchers reveal secrets of Australian poisonous tree Brisbane Times If you see this tree in the wild, run BGR View …

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