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Mud volcanoes and a buried ocean: Scientists say asteroid Ceres is surprisingly active

Data from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft indicates mysterious bright spots on Ceres are evidence of buried liquid — but some scientists …read more

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England’s first wild beavers for 400 years get permission to stay

Following a five-year trial, the U.K. government said “nature’s engineers” should stay. …read more

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As fear clamors around vaccine, scientists feel pressure: Get it right, and safely

The urgency of the pandemic means vaccine researchers are shortening down time between trial phases and collaborating in ways rarely …read more

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SpaceX completes test for spacecraft prototype designed for Mars flight, 100 passengers

In its third attempt, SpaceX successfully completed a 150-meter hop test with a prototype spacecraft. The Starship SN5 is designed …read more

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NASA astronauts make historic splashdown in SpaceX capsule

The historic splashdown off the Florida coast was the first water landing for an American crew spacecraft in 45 years. …read more

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Hurricane Isaias could scuttle NASA astronauts’ scheduled return to Earth

“We won’t leave the space station without some good landing opportunities in front of us — good splashdown weather in …read more

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NASA’s new rover launches Thursday to look for ancient life on Mars

The rover will carry an experiment to test whether carbon dioxide in Mars’ atmosphere can be used to produce oxygen …read more

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Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / Alex Castro / The Verge How MSCHF managed to dominate the internet — with …read more

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When will coronavirus cases peak? It’s getting harder for experts to predict.

“If these trends continue to go up, I think this wave could continue through the winter,” said epidemiologist Loren Lipworth. …read more

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Vaccine trials show early promising results — but major challenges are ahead

While it’s not common for vaccine candidates that have delivered good results in early stages to fail in subsequent phases, …read more

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