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17th century mummy sheds light on parasites in ancient Korea

17th century mummy sheds light on parasites in ancient Korea

Mummies dating back to the 17th century Joseon period in Korea are, by and large, excellently preserved thanks to a particular mummification process used during that time. One particular mummy, which was discovered in late 2014 in Cheongdo, is likewise expertly preserved and thanks in part to that, it has helped shed light on the nature of parasitic horrors that people had to deal with at that time.

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As destruction nears, Cassini takes a dip in Saturn’s atmosphere

As destruction nears, Cassini takes a dip in Saturn’s atmosphere

After spending 13 years studying Saturn and almost 20 years on its mission, NASA's Cassini orbiter is about to meet its end. Cassini's mission is scheduled to wrap up on September 15, but before it does, NASA is performing a series of final orbits it has dubbed Cassini's "Grand Finale." Those orbits began way back in April, but the orbit Cassini just entered might be the most fascinating one yet.

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SpaceX spacesuit revealed and it looks like a sci-fi movie prop

SpaceX spacesuit revealed and it looks like a sci-fi movie prop

Now that SpaceX has a string of successful launches and International Space Station visits under its belt, it's time to start looking further into the future. That future, of course, includes manned missions. Though the first manned mission for its Crew Dragon capsule won't take place until next year, today Elon Musk is giving us a look at how those astronauts will be outfitted when they eventually make their flight.

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My Eyes Hurt : Yes, Trump stared at the Solar Eclipse

My Eyes Hurt : Yes, Trump stared at the Solar Eclipse

Donald Trump stared at the solar eclipse without protective eyewear yesterday afternoon, just like hundreds of other Americans. Despite the repeated warnings about damage to one's eyes - and even damage to the insides of top-end cameras - Trump decided it was OK to go ahead and look at the solar eclipse without the protective eyewear he had available to him. He was not the only one who did this.

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Solar Eclipse 2017: The must-see photos

Solar Eclipse 2017: The must-see photos

The hotly anticipated solar eclipse has wrapped up for most of the country, and the results are rolling in. Called a once-in-a-lifetime event, this particular solar eclipse had a path of totality spanning from one coast to the other, giving the majority of the U.S. (and Canada and Mexico) a look at both a partial and/or full eclipse. If you happened to miss it, don't worry: the photos and videos are rolling in, and they're stunning.

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It’s Solar Eclipse Time: LIVE Streaming Video

It’s Solar Eclipse Time: LIVE Streaming Video

NASA's Solar Eclipse Across America coverage is on full tilt boogie today as the first full solar eclipse since 1918. To be clear - this was not the last time there was any sort of solar eclipse. The year 1918 was the last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entirety of the United States. The last total eclipse visible from anywhere in the United States was back in 1979. Today we're rounding up the best ways to watch the solar eclipse on video LIVE from wherever you're situated.

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Do NOT shoot the eclipse without the right camera equipment

Do NOT shoot the eclipse without the right camera equipment

In just a few hours, the US will experiencing a historic astronomical event. And in this digital age, that usually means a lot of people will try to preserve it by snapping up photos and videos of this once in a lifetime total solar eclipse. But before you go reaching for your smartphone or slotting a memory card into you digital camera, pause for a few seconds and consider how much you value your equipment. Because if you do, you will ABSOLUTELY NOT use them to shoot the eclipse. Unless you actually have the right filters and accessories to keep them from burning up.

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Earth will see its largest asteroid fly-by in September

Earth will see its largest asteroid fly-by in September

2017 is shaping up to be a real treat for astronomy fans: not only will they be treated to a rare solar eclipse on Monday, less than two weeks after a significant asteroid fly-by will take place. Dubbed Asteroid Florence, NASA has revealed that it will be the largest to pass by our planet since it began keeping track of near-Earth asteroids, and it's scheduled to zoom past on September 1st.

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Students develop robotic arm that specializes in sign language

Students develop robotic arm that specializes in sign language

These days, we're used to seeing researchers and scientists create robotic limbs with a purpose of adding or enhancing the abilities of existing body parts. But here's one that's designed with the simple purpose of helping communicate with hearing impaired people. At the University of Antwerp in Belgium, a team of engineering students have built a 3D-printed robotic arm that can perform sign language.

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Scientists just revolutionized coffee creamer

Scientists just revolutionized coffee creamer

Coffee, America's favorite beverage, just got a little more convenient thanks to some food scientists with Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). The researchers have created what they call a milk capsule; it is a puck-shaped solid bit of coffee creamer that dissolves after being put into a cup of hot coffee. Unlike the little cups of liquid creamer that currently exist, you can't accidentally spill the milk capsule on your clothes.

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The Solar Eclipse is suddenly an Android O countdown

The Solar Eclipse is suddenly an Android O countdown

Google has some good ideas for the Solar Eclipse that's about to blast its way over the United States, one of which involves Android. Users with devices like the Google Pixel will see an update to Android O (whose name will also be revealed) when the Solar Eclipse takes place. There'll be a big event in New York City to make the release of Android O all the more powerful.

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Peanut allergy treatment milestone eliminates condition for years

Peanut allergy treatment milestone eliminates condition for years

A new study published in the journal The Lancet details a treatment breakthrough that successfully eliminated peanut allergies in some afflicted individuals for up to four years. The treatment involved a combination of peanut oral immunotherapy (PPOIT) and probiotics, and though it isn't a proper cure for the allergy, it did produce a tolerance in afflicted individuals that allowed them to, in some cases, eat peanuts for a long period of time without experiencing an allergic response.

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