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NASA begins search for partners to help land astronauts on the Moon

NASA is taking the next big step toward eventually putting astronauts back on the Moon. The space agency is seeking US-based partners to develop reusable systems for landing astronauts on the Moon, and it will support studies and related work on developing these technologies. NASA published a formal request for proposals yesterday and will be accepting them through March 25

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70 Years Later, This Engagement Ring Trend Is Still Going Strong in Hollywood

We may talk about the engagement ring trends that have fallen out of favor or the trends currently in high demand, but if you're feeling a bit of fatigue at the thought of an engagement ring that's less than timeless, this should serve as a bit of respite. Despite dozens of engagement ring styles and stone cuts, there's one detail that Hollywood's stars have favored for almost 70 years—from the 1950s to present day

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Earth’s fast-moving magnetic north pole is messing with navigation

The Earth's magnetic north pole is constantly on the move, but it's now enough of a problem that it's having a significant effect on navigation technology. Scientists at the National Centers for Environmental Information have delivered an update to...

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5 New Lingerie Brands All the Fashion Girls Will Wear in 2019

One of the highlights of my job as a fashion editor is discovering (and sharing with you all) the coolest new brands of the moment. It doesn't matter whether I heard about it through word of mouth , stumbled into an Instagram rabbit hole and came out on the other side with a saved folder full of new findings, or got a pitch from the brand directly

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NASA: Astronaut immune system cells affected by long-term trips

NK-cell function appears to be impaired during spaceflights over long durations according to a new study published this week. This means that immune systems could be broken down somewhat during the long trips NASA hopes to take with astronauts in the distant future. The research here was done by a team of researchers at the University of Arizona, the University … Continue reading

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Earth received most of the elements for life from a massive collision with another planet

A group of researchers from Rice University has been studying an ancient collision between a very early Earth and another planet. They say that most of the essential elements on Earth for life likely came from the planet that Earth collided with. Earth is thought to have received the bulk of its carbon, nitrogen, and other life-sustaining volatile elements from … Continue reading

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Robotics help 290-million-year-old fossil walk again

So you’d like to see a 290-million-year-old creature walk the earth here in the year 2019, would you? You’re in luck, because that happened. You’re about to see the work of evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin.

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Oculus Rift rolls out public Homes and Facebook livestreaming

Oculus Rift’s first platform update of the year is rolling into testing today, and it’s bringing a couple of interesting new features along with it. The first allows you to open your Home to any and all visitors who might want to drop in.

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OSIRIS-REx NavCam 1 image shows the Earth, moon, and asteroid Bennu

Back in September of 2016, NASA launched a spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx that went off without a hitch. The mission of the spacecraft was to make a flyby of an asteroid called Bennu, grab a sample of the Asteroid, and return it to Earth for study

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Mazda’s CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 are unlikely Arctic explorers – but we went anyway

As we ascend above the cloud layer onboard the Canadian North flight – the tagline of which is “seriously northern” – bound for home from Inuvik, Northwest Territory, the native Inuvialuit boy next to me looks out of the window. “Wow, it looks just like the ocean!” he says

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