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Apollo moon samples, ancient DNA and otters: This week in space and science

Apollo moon samples, ancient DNA and otters: This week in space and science

This week, a new crew has docked at the International Space Station, ancient DNA revealed how gene pools shifted over time, and pristine samples from the Apollo moon landings are going to be studied for the first time. The Opportunity rover also provided one last photo from Mars, scientists simulated the reversal of time, and…MORE

Things that turn green on St. Patrick’s Day

Things that turn green on St. Patrick’s Day

Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, the world around us suddenly looks a little … jealous. It’s not just Kermit the Frog or the Incredible Hulk or that guy in your office with the green necktie. It’s green food, green parades, green fountains and famous sites around the world that take on a greenish glow.…MORE

Air accident experts examining Boeing 737 Max 8 ‘black boxes’

Air accident experts examining Boeing 737 Max 8 ‘black boxes’

The flight data recorders from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 have arrived at the French air accident investigation headquarters, after scores of airlines and countries grounded Boeing 737 Max 8s — the aircraft that crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. The two black boxes will be analyzed for potential clues into the fatal incident, the…MORE

Otters use tools to eat, and it’s recording their history

Otters use tools to eat, and it’s recording their history

When sea otters hammer mussel shells against rocks to help open them, they’re leaving behind their own archaeological record that can’t be compared to any other creature, according to a new study. Sea otters were once a typical sight between Baja California and Japan, but the fur trade nearly wiped them out. Once numbering between…MORE

This is the Opportunity rover’s final photo of Mars

This is the Opportunity rover’s final photo of Mars

Even though we bid farewell to the intrepid Opportunity rover in February at the conclusion of its 15-year mission, it still had one last gift to give. Last May, Opportunity took a look around Perseverance Valley on the inner slope of Endurance Crater’s western rim. The valley is about the length of two football fields…MORE

Scientists learn how to reverse time — in theory

Scientists learn how to reverse time — in theory

For most of us, the closest we’ll get to time travel is watching an episode of “Doctor Who.” A team of physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), however, have come closer than most: using a quantum computer, they successfully simulated the reversal of time. Simulated, of course, is the key word:…MORE

Similarities between Ethiopia and Indonesia crashes lead FAA to ground planes

Similarities between Ethiopia and Indonesia crashes lead FAA to ground planes

The Federal Aviation Administration identified similarities between the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia, leading the agency to ground all Boeing 737 Max planes on Wednesday. In its emergency order, the FAA said new information about Sunday’s crash “indicates some similarities” between the two disasters that “warrant further…MORE

Evidence of ancient celebratory feasts uncovered near Stonehenge

Evidence of ancient celebratory feasts uncovered near Stonehenge

Evidence of the earliest celebrations in Britain, which drew people and animals from hundreds of miles away, has been uncovered at four Late Neolithic complexes near Stonehenge — and pig was on the menu, according to a new study. The UK henge complexes are some of the most studied and iconic prehistoric monuments in Europe,…MORE

All your burning St. Patrick’s Day questions answered

All your burning St. Patrick’s Day questions answered

Every March 17, the world suddenly looks a bit greener as people don the color to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. From shamrocks and leprechauns to corned beef and green beer, here’s what you need to know about the holiday. What is St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day is the feast day of St. Patrick, who…MORE