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Mars isolation test will end this weekend after 8 months

Mars isolation test will end this weekend after 8 months

Back in January, we reported that a crew was going to spend 8 months living in isolation in a location that simulated the Mars environment. This isolation is a test ahead of future missions to Mars, where humans will spend large amounts of time in cramped quarters with a small group of other people. This crew is scheduled to exit their accommodations this upcoming Sunday.

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Micro-needle skin patch is a futuristic treatment for diabetes and obesity

Micro-needle skin patch is a futuristic treatment for diabetes and obesity

Researchers have detailed a new potential treatment option for diabetes and obesity, one that requires wearing a patch containing 'microneedles.' These micro-needles are exactly they sound like -- very small needles that pierce the skin to deliver medication to the patient. The patch was created by researchers with the University of North Carolina and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Cassini takes a final plunge into Saturn, ending its 20-year mission

Cassini takes a final plunge into Saturn, ending its 20-year mission

After spending nearly 20 years in space and more than 13 years orbiting Saturn, NASA's Cassini mission came to an end this morning. The Cassini orbiter took its final plunge into Saturn this morning, officially bringing an end to the successful mission. NASA lost contact with the orbiter at 7:55 AM EDT as it descended through the gas giant's atmosphere.

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Japanese invent robot dog to sniff out stinky feet

Japanese invent robot dog to sniff out stinky feet

We've probably all seen the commercial on TV for Febreze that talks about going nose blind. My son has this problem, his room smells like an armpit's, armpit and will make your eyes water whilst he happily plays Destiny 2 oblivious to the stink. At least if your room stinks, you can leave, but if your feet stink the smell follows you around.

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NASA will livestream Cassini’s final moments tomorrow

NASA will livestream Cassini’s final moments tomorrow

NASA's existing Saturn mission is nearing its end after 13 long years, and everyone will be able to watch the spacecraft's final moments. The space agency detailed the mission's end yesterday, explaining that on September 15 (that's tomorrow), the Cassini spacecraft will fall into Saturn's atmosphere, marking both the end of it and its mission. As with many of its other notable events, the end of this mission will be broadcast on NASA TV.

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Bloated sea monster found in Texas after floodwaters recede

Bloated sea monster found in Texas after floodwaters recede

Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters are receding and left behind is a scattered mess from both land and sea. One of the more curious finds is a 'sea monster' spotted dead on a Texas beach, one presumably washed ashore by the intense storm. The creature hasn't yet been positively identified as any particular sea animal, though speculation about what it may be abounds.

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Elon Musk just made a SpaceX FAIL video

Elon Musk just made a SpaceX FAIL video

The many crashes of SpaceX were just captured in a single video edited by none other than Elon Musk. Musk is the founder and CEO of the company, and the video contains the many failed attempts at landing their Orbital Rocket Booster before pulling out a win. This is quite likely the most expensive FAIL compilation ever made for YouTube.

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See Saturn’s beauty as Cassini crashes into it

See Saturn’s beauty as Cassini crashes into it

A 13-year journey ends this week as Cassini–Huygens crashes into the face of Saturn - and we get to see it all happen. At the end of this journey, NASA is celebrating with an E-Book called "The Saturn System : Through the Eyes of Cassini." This E-Book was made free this week, and from it we've got a few passages and big set of photos to share with you today. These are just a few of the 450,000 photos captured by Cassini on its journey from Earth to Saturn.

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DNA proves high-ranking Viking warrior was a woman

DNA proves high-ranking Viking warrior was a woman

The Viking warrior buried in the grave bj581 was female, according to DNA testing, revealing an instance in which a woman obtained a high status among the Vikings. This is at odds with the traditional image of Vikings, though the notion itself isn't new. The grave was excavated in the 19th century; the presence of weapons and shields in the grave, among other things, led many to assume the skeleton had belonged to a man despite its slender size.

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NASA is funding an ultra-thin way to deal with space junk

NASA is funding an ultra-thin way to deal with space junk

NASA has its eyes set on an ultra-thin way to deal with all the junk floating around space. The space agency awarded a second round of funding to the Brane Craft, a thin 'sheet' of sorts from Aerospace Corporation that works by wrapping around junk, driving it down through the atmosphere so that it'll eventually burn up, solving the waste problem.

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Archaeologists find 3500-year-old tomb of royal Egyptian goldsmith

Archaeologists find 3500-year-old tomb of royal Egyptian goldsmith

Archaeologists in Egypt have just made an exciting announcement: they've discovered a 3,500-year-old tomb containing the mummified remains of the royal goldsmith Amenemhat and his wife Amenhotep, as well as their two adult children. Egyptian authorities announced the discovery over the weekend, saying it was the result of five months of digging in the necropolis Draa Abul-Naga.

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Elon Musk reveals SpaceX’s spacesuit in full

Elon Musk reveals SpaceX’s spacesuit in full

As SpaceX gets closer to its goal of sending astronauts into space, the private company is starting to share details on the spacesuits they'll be wearing when make the trip. Last month CEO Elon Musk teased a brief look at the suit with a photo that was cropped to only show the helmet and chest portions, but now he's taken to social media once more to share a full head-to-toe shot of the outfit.

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