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Critics laugh at GOP's boastful tweets about Trump's 'accomplishments'

Critics laugh at GOP's boastful tweets about Trump's 'accomplishments'

With less than two weeks until the upcoming presidential election, the Republican Party is going to great lengths to justify their support of President Donald Trump being elected for a second term. But their latest attempt to boast about Trump's "accomplishme…

AlterNet - an hour ago

NASA robotic arm overflowing with spoils of asteroid Bennu theft

NASA robotic arm overflowing with spoils of asteroid Bennu theft

NASA bumped into a space rock this week and collected so much of it larger rocks seemed to fail to make it all the way inside its spacecraft's sampling arm.

CNET - 2 hours ago

Why Isn't Arctic Sea Ice Forming This Year?

Why Isn't Arctic Sea Ice Forming This Year?

Alarming news from the Arctic, where sea ice levels are on pace for their lowest level ever. Climate change has caused numerous issues in the region.

InsideHook - 3 hours ago

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ties turnaround record, nears 1000 Starlink satellites launched

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ties turnaround record, nears 1000 Starlink satellites launched

SpaceX has successfully completed its 14th Starlink v1.0 launch less than a year after operational flights began and simultaneously tied its own world record for orbital-class rocket turnaround. On the heels of an unusual 48-hour delay SpaceX says it used to …

Teslarati - 3 hours ago

NASA's first attempt to sample an asteroid in space made a mess. It's the best mess ever, scientists say.

NASA's first attempt to sample an asteroid in space made a mess. It's the best mess ever, scientists say.

The OSIRIS-REx probe's encounter with asteroid Bennu appeared flawless.

space.com - 4 hours ago

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins votes from ISS: 'If we can do it from space...'

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins votes from ISS: 'If we can do it from space...'

In-space votes are electronically delivered back to Earth to be officially recorded.

CNET - 5 hours ago

PEXA IPO could be ready within months

PEXA IPO could be ready within months

Fast growing e-conveyancing business PEXA is to be spun out of Link Administration. This is the Link board's response to a takeover from private equity which allegedly undervalued the technology business.

Australian Financial Review - 5 hours ago

NASA Spacecraft Osiris-Rex Extracts Samples From Asteroid Bennu, a First for US

NASA Spacecraft Osiris-Rex Extracts Samples From Asteroid Bennu, a First for US

The spacecraft traveled more than 200 million miles and orbited the asteroid for nearly two years.

Daily Beast - 6 hours ago

Plastic trash is sickening the world's coral reefs

Plastic trash is sickening the world's coral reefs

Exposure to plastic junk makes fragile reefs highly susceptible to disease.

nature.com - 6 hours ago

Uh-Oh. Russia's Laptev Sea Should Have Started to Freeze by Now

Uh-Oh. Russia's Laptev Sea Should Have Started to Freeze by Now

Normally, the 'birthplace of ice' freezes by late October. For the first time in recorded history, it hasn't. That could have knock-on effects across the Arctic.

Wired - 7 hours ago

Covid-19 vaccine expected to be secured in first quarter of next year

Covid-19 vaccine expected to be secured in first quarter of next year

PUTRAJAYA (Oct 24): Malaysia is expected to secure access to Covid-19 vaccine supply in the first quarter of next year.The Health Ministry (MOH) along with the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (MOSTI) in a joint statement today said priority would …

The Edge Markets MY - 7 hours ago

People Can't Believe This RNC Tweet About Donald Trump's Priorities Isn't A Parody

People Can't Believe This RNC Tweet About Donald Trump's Priorities Isn't A Parody

Twitter users did a double-take at the Republican National Committee's post.

HuffPost - 7 hours ago

Exploring the source of stars and planets in a laboratory

Exploring the source of stars and planets in a laboratory

A new method for verifying a widely held but unproven theoretical explanation of the formation of stars and planets has been proposed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). The method grows from sim…

phys.org - 7 hours ago

Upcycling Polyethylene Plastic Into Useful Molecules is Now Efficient and Cheap to Reduce Plastic Waste

Upcycling Polyethylene Plastic Into Useful Molecules is Now Efficient and Cheap to Reduce Plastic Waste

Scientists have now found a way to upcycle polyethylene plastic and turn them into useful molecules efficiently and cheaply, which can reduce plastic waste.

Nature World News - 7 hours ago

Updated Fiat Panda priced from £11895 in the UK

Updated Fiat Panda priced from £11895 in the UK

Supermini gains new technology and a subtle restyle as Fiat celebrates 40 years of the Panda nameplate

Autocar - 7 hours ago

A New Way to Search for Dark Matter Particles Reveals Hidden Materials Properties

A New Way to Search for Dark Matter Particles Reveals Hidden Materials Properties

New research from Chalmers, together with ETH Zürich, Switzerland, suggests a promising way to detect elusive dark matter particles through previously unexplored atomic responses occurring in the detector material. The new calculations enable theorists to mak…

SciTechDaily - 7 hours ago

Footprints Mark a Toddler’s Perilous Prehistoric Journey

Footprints Mark a Toddler’s Perilous Prehistoric Journey

Mammoths and giant ground sloths roamed the same terrain that a young adult swiftly moved through while toting a young child.

New York Times - 21 hours ago

Japan to recruit astronauts in 2021, first intake in 13 years

Japan to recruit astronauts in 2021, first intake in 13 years

Tokyo is aiming to have a Japanese national on the moon for the first time in the latter half of the 2020s.

The Japan Times - 21 hours ago

Geologists Have Found the Earth’s Missing Tectonic Plate

Geologists Have Found the Earth’s Missing Tectonic Plate

A pair of geologists have developed a technique for finding subducted tectonic plates. They've found one that nobody was sure existed.

Universe Today - a day ago

Yogesh Surendranath wants to decarbonize our energy systems

Yogesh Surendranath wants to decarbonize our energy systems

Yogesh “Yogi” Surendranath, associate professor of chemistry at MIT, harnesses electricity to rearrange chemical bonds. The electrochemical reactions he’s developing hold potential for process such as splitting water into hydrogen fuel, creating more efficien…

mit.edu - a day ago

If the apocalypse happens this year, Oreo is prepared

If the apocalypse happens this year, Oreo is prepared

As if there’s not enough to worry about these days, NASA has reported that an asteroid is headed toward Earth on November 2. Although scientists have predicted that, at its closest, it will still be 419,130 kilometers from the Earth’s atmosphere and that the …

The Takeout - a day ago

Watch live: SpaceX to launch 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit

Watch live: SpaceX to launch 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit

Liftoff is at 12:14 p.m. EDT (1614 GMT).

space.com - a day ago

Astronomers catalogue 1,000 worlds that can ‘see’ Earth – and are candidates for possible COLONIZATION

Astronomers catalogue 1,000 worlds that can ‘see’ Earth – and are candidates for possible COLONIZATION

Two astronomers have rethought the search for extraterrestrial intelligence by producing a ‘star map’ of exoplanets that have a direct line of sight of our planet as it crosses in front of our sun.

RT - a day ago

Scientists Found an Ancient Tectonic Plate Buried Deep Inside the Earth's Mantle

Scientists Found an Ancient Tectonic Plate Buried Deep Inside the Earth's Mantle

Geologists have found the remains of a previous continental plate that had only been theorized to exist. Meet Resurrection -- the latest lump of molten rock we now know used to be up here.

ExtremeTech - a day ago

How to stop Google self-preferencing? Europe may not be the model

How to stop Google self-preferencing? Europe may not be the model

After a wide-ranging 16-month investigation, a congressional subcommittee examining dominance in the technology industry last week recommended more than two dozen updates to the U.S. antitrust system, including implementing nondiscrimination rules that would …

themarkup.org - a day ago

New Time Dilation Phenomenon Revealed: Timekeeping Theory Combines Quantum Clocks and Einstein's Relativity

New Time Dilation Phenomenon Revealed: Timekeeping Theory Combines Quantum Clocks and Einstein's Relativity

A phenomenon of quantum mechanics known as superposition can impact timekeeping in high-precision clocks, according to a theoretical study from Dartmouth College, Saint Anselm College and Santa Clara University. Research describing the effect shows that super…

SciTechDaily - a day ago

Tools made by some of North America's earliest inhabitants were made only during a 300-year period

Tools made by some of North America's earliest inhabitants were made only during a 300-year period

There is much debate surrounding the age of the Clovis—a prehistoric culture named for stone tools found near Clovis, New Mexico in the early 1930s—who once occupied North America during the end of the last Ice Age. New testing of bones and artifacts show tha…

phys.org - a day ago

Super cool white paint basically creates 'free air conditioning'

Super cool white paint basically creates 'free air conditioning'

The radiative cooling paint could help chill out houses, cars and even the planet.

CNET - a day ago

Hygrometers Market Analysis Report by Product Type, Industry Application and Future Technology 2025

Hygrometers Market Analysis Report by Product Type, Industry Application and Future Technology 2025

In the latest research report on Hygrometers market, researchers and analysts have made optimal use of various multi-disciplinary approaches to arrive at the

express-journal.com - a day ago

Dark matter: our method for catching ghostly haloes could help unveil what it's made of

Dark matter: our method for catching ghostly haloes could help unveil what it's made of

A new method suggests we should aim to detect dark matter haloes by tracing galactic gas.

The Conversation Africa - a day ago

‘Opposite’ of Vantablack? Scientists create WHITEST paint ever, which reflects 95.5% of light & keeps buildings cool

‘Opposite’ of Vantablack? Scientists create WHITEST paint ever, which reflects 95.5% of light & keeps buildings cool

Engineers have created a paint capable of reflecting 95.5 percent of sunlight back into space, while keeping a building cooler than the ambient temperature, which might one day dramatically reduce the need for air conditioning.

RT - a day ago

Trump Sets Up Pharma Billionaires for Coronavirus Payday

Trump Sets Up Pharma Billionaires for Coronavirus Payday

Regeneron’s federally funded Covid-19 treatment, which was used to treat Donald Trump, will likely be unavailable to most patients.

The Intercept - a day ago

Dazzling Orionid meteor shower is still active: How to watch the show

Dazzling Orionid meteor shower is still active: How to watch the show

This week brought prime meteor spotting, and the shooting star extravaganza continues a bit longer.

CNET - a day ago

NASA is going to unveil an 'exciting new discovery' about the moon

NASA is going to unveil an 'exciting new discovery' about the moon

Ahead of NASA's return to the moon in 2024, the space agency is teasing an "exciting new discovery" about the celestial satellite.

Fox News - a day ago

JF Technology to partner with a Chinese smartphone giant to set up plant in China, sources say

JF Technology to partner with a Chinese smartphone giant to set up plant in China, sources say

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 23): JF Technology Bhd, whose share price soared to a record high today, will be partnering with a Chinese smartphone giant to set up a manufacturing plant in China, according to sources familiar with the plan.The new investment is for the A…

The Edge Markets MY - a day ago

US astronaut votes early from space station

US astronaut votes early from space station

Here's how NASA's Kate Rubins cast a ballot from orbit.

space.com - a day ago

These two bird-sized dinosaurs evolved the ability to glide, but weren't great at it

These two bird-sized dinosaurs evolved the ability to glide, but weren't great at it

Despite having bat-like wings, two small dinosaurs, Yi and Ambopteryx, struggled to fly, only managing to glide clumsily between the trees where they lived, researchers report October 22 in the journal iScience. Unable to compete with other tree-dwelling dino…

phys.org - a day ago

Household Garment Steamer Market Growth Opportunities, Type and Application, Evolving Technology, Industry ...

Household Garment Steamer Market Growth Opportunities, Type and Application, Evolving Technology, Industry ...

Global “Household Garment Steamer Market“ report provides in-depth information about Household Garment Steamer Market with market overview, top vendors, Key market highlights, product types, market drivers, challenges,…

absolutenewsjournal.com - a day ago

Engineering drought-resistant crops with Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis

Engineering drought-resistant crops with Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis

ASPB is pleased to announce the publication of noteworthy research investigating water-saving alternatives for photosynthesis in temperate environments, which are likely to become hotter and drier in the future.

phys.org - a day ago

The race to make COVID antibody therapies cheaper and more potent

The race to make COVID antibody therapies cheaper and more potent

Injections of antibodies might prevent mild COVID-19 from becoming severe, but the treatments are expensive and difficult to make.

nature.com - a day ago

Do the twist: Making two-dimensional quantum materials using curved surfaces

Do the twist: Making two-dimensional quantum materials using curved surfaces

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a way to control the growth of twisting, microscopic spirals of materials just one atom thick.

phys.org - a day ago

Images reveal new insights about Jupiter's volcanic moon Io

Images reveal new insights about Jupiter's volcanic moon Io

Jupiter's third-largest moon Io is the most volcanically active world in our solar system. New radio images by the ALMA telescope array show the direct effect of this volcanic activity on the moon's thin atmosphere for the first time.

CNN - a day ago

The latest weapon in the fight against climate change? This heat-bouncing paint

The latest weapon in the fight against climate change? This heat-bouncing paint

Forget air conditioning. This white paint can cool buildings -- and most anything else -- below ambient temperature just by being applied to its surface.

Digital Trends - a day ago

Any aliens in 1,004 nearby star systems could detect life on EarthBusiness Insider

Any aliens in 1,004 nearby star systems could detect life on EarthBusiness Insider

Aliens could see Earth passing in front of the sun and notice the chemical footprints of life in our atmosphere.

Business Insider - a day ago

Researchers develop an efficient, low-energy method for upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into valuable molecules

Researchers develop an efficient, low-energy method for upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into valuable molecules

When we started using plastics about 70 years ago, not much thought—if any—was given to the implications of their lifespan and the fact that they can take centuries to decompose. Consequently, as plastics have diversified and become easier to manufacture, the…

phys.org - 2 days ago

Why bird brains are more brilliant than anyone suspected

Why bird brains are more brilliant than anyone suspected

The secret may lie in a newly discovered brain structure

Science Magazine - 2 days ago