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Jul 7, 2019

An Arctic Fox Has Been Tracked Walking 2,700 Miles From Norway All The Way to Canada

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At first, the scientists wondered whether it was a mistake.

Just 21 days after leaving the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, an arctic fox had arrived in Greenland. And in less than three months, it made it to Canada. The fox averaged nearly 30 miles a day (50 kilometers) — some days, though, it walked almost 100 (160 kilometers).

“When it started happening, we thought ‘is this really true?’” said Arnaud Tarroux, one of the researchers who tracked the female fox. Was there “an error in the data?”

Jul 7, 2019

Final cut: films condensed into a single frame – in pictures

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Jason Shulman photographs entire movies with ultra-long exposures, creating impressionist photo masterpieces in the process.

Main image: The Wizard of Oz (1939)Photograph: Jason Shulman courtesy the artist and Cob Gallery.

Jul 7, 2019

We should care more about the deep sea than we do deep space

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If we loved the deep sea as much as deep space, we might not have so many environmental problems.

Jul 7, 2019

Giant Floating Solar Farms Could Make Fuel and Help Solve the Climate Crisis, Says Study

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Millions of solar panels clustered together to form an island could convert carbon dioxide in seawater into methanol, which can fuel airplanes and trucks, according to new research from Norway and Switzerland and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, PNAS, as NBC News reported. The floating islands could drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.

Jul 7, 2019

The Second Coming of the Robot Pet

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Man’s best friend isn’t a dog—it’s a doglike robot, designed to perform tricks and tug at your heartstrings.

Jul 7, 2019

The military is developing a shapeshifting wheel that is capable of transforming in just 2 seconds

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Jul 7, 2019

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says major Starship engine bug is fixed as Raptor testing continues

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Starhopper awaits its first truly flightworthy Raptor as CEO Elon Musk says SpaceX may have solved the technical bug delaying hop tests. (NASASpaceflight — bocachicagal, SpaceX)

Jul 7, 2019

Scientists succeed in mapping every neuron in a worm, a breakthrough in neuroscience

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In a way, the connectome is also a foundation for understanding far more complex nervous systems like our own.

“If a worm can do so much with so few neurons, and we have orders of magnitude more neurons,” Paul Sternberg, a biology professor at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, told Scientific American, “then we’re amazing.”

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Jul 7, 2019

How fast do we feel pain? Study overturns previous notions

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New research into the experience of pain challenges previous beliefs about how quickly pain signals travel in humans compared with touch signals.

Jul 7, 2019

Voracious Black Holes Could Feed Alien Life on Rogue Worlds

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Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life. New research on supermassive black holes suggests that the radiation they emit during feeding frenzies can create biomolecular building blocks and even power photosynthesis.

The upshot? Far more worlds roaming the Milky Way and beyond could be suitable to life, the researchers speculated.

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