A NASA spacecraft is poised to snag the largest sample of rocks from an asteroid ever

Tomorrow, a US spacecraft more than 200 million miles from Earth will sneak up to an asteroid larger than the Empire State Building and snag a handful of rocks from…

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Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day

The team also found that the higher the temperature in their preparations, the more particles were released. Water heated to 25 degrees C—that is, room temperature—and shaken in the bottle…

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You Can Be Mindful And Ambitious At The Same Time, Say Psychologists

Consulting psychology uses the Hogan Development Survey to understand which personality traits are … [+] related to mindfulness. getty Mindfulness, or the ability to exist in the present moment in…

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The ambitious effort to piece together America’s fragmented COVID-19 health data

From the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, epidemiologist Melissa Haendel knew that the United States was going to have a data problem. There didn’t seem to be a national…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Is About to Touch an Asteroid

Once Bennu has its sample, it will return to an orbit around the asteroid so it can tag along while the rock makes its annual journey around the sun. Bennu…

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The U.S. Weather Forecast For Election Day Looks Great But Take It With A Grain Of Salt Right Now

We are roughly two weeks from the U.S. presidential elections. Since I am a meteorologist, I typically take a peek at the U.S. weather outlook around this time before big…

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