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Soyuz docks with space station, adding three to lab’s crew


Spaceflight Now

Soyuz docks with space station, adding three to lab’s crew
Spaceflight Now
Lighting up the pre-dawn sky, a Soyuz rocket roared to life and streaked into orbit Tuesday carrying a Russian cosmonaut and two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, boosting the lab’s crew back to six and the U.S. complement to four …
2 Americans, Russian Dock With International Space StationU.S. News & World Report
US, Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flightReuters
Three Astronauts Reach ISS For Five-Month MissionNDTV
Toronto Star –Space.com –SpaceCoastDaily.com –MaltaToday
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‘Shape-shifting’ bacteria spotted on International Space Station


Sky News

‘Shape-shifting’ bacteria spotted on International Space Station
Sky News
The experiment could provide evidence of how bacteria develop resistance to drugs used to treat infected astronauts in space. 13:51, UK, Wednesday 13 September 2017. IN SPACE – MAY 29: In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space …
Why Bacteria ‘Shapeshift’ in SpaceR & D Magazine

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Cassini to live-stream its final moments in Saturn’s atmosphere


New Scientist

Cassini to live-stream its final moments in Saturn’s atmosphere
New Scientist
In a few days, we will receive our last signal from the Cassini spacecraft. But for a few of hours before that, the spacecraft will live-stream a deluge of data to Earth in its last hurrah before burning up in Saturn’s atmosphere. Over the past month …
How NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Searched Saturn’s Moon Titan for the Building Blocks of Alien LifeNewsweek
Cassini’s most impressive feat: Dropping a moon lander on TitanWashington Post
Will humans wreck life on Earth before escaping to Mars and Saturn’s moons?Los Angeles Times
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China’s ‘physics-defying’ EmDrive could allow journey to Mars in weeks


RT

China’s ‘physics-defying’ EmDrive could allow journey to Mars in weeks
RT
A mysterious propulsion system that ‘defies physics’ may be close to reality in China, where scientists say they have finished work on the EmDrive. Much sought after by space agencies, the system could potentially allow for travel to Mars in weeks …

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Seven Massive Solar Flares Have Erupted From Furious Sunspot In Seven Days


Newsweek

Seven Massive Solar Flares Have Erupted From Furious Sunspot In Seven Days
Newsweek
The sun blasted out seven massive solar flares in as many days in an extraordinary period of space weather that has sparked stunning geomagnetic storms above the earth. Between September 4 and September 11, NASA observed seven flares, all classed …
Is the Sun about to EXPLODE? NASA detects weird activity on solar surfaceDaily Star
Solar flares: Our sleeping sun has erupted with seven flares in seven daysNew Zealand Herald
Why Has Our Sun Been Freaking Out So Much Lately?Gizmodo
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Mammoth skeletons may fetch up to 400000 pounds at auction


Financial Express

Mammoth skeletons may fetch up to 400000 pounds at auction
Financial Express
Skeletons of a family of four mammoths, including a well preserved one-year-old baby, that were discovered buried together in Russia may fetch up to 400,000 pounds at an auction in the UK. By: PTI | London | Published: September 13, 2017 4:44 PM. 0.
Family of mammoths go under the hammerThe Argus
Baby mammoth among skeletons of family going under the hammer at UK auction; may together fetch 4 lakh poundsNews Nation

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Scientists Develop Graphene-Based Terahertz Absorbers


R & D Magazine

Scientists Develop Graphene-Based Terahertz Absorbers
R & D Magazine
Graphene Flagship researches create a terahertz saturable absorber using printable graphene inks with an order of magnitude higher absorption modulation than other devices produced to date. Source: Graphene Flagship. Graphene Flagship researches …

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3 new crew members arrive at ISS – Economic Times


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3 new crew members arrive at ISS
Economic Times
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Three new crew members have arrived at the International Space Station, restoring the station’s crew to six, NASA said on Wednesday. NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space …
New Trio Begins Five-Month Mission, Station Crew Expands to SixSpace Fellowship

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Creepy moment a huddled mass of sawfly larvae twitch in unison as part of a bizarre defence method


Daily Mail

Creepy moment a huddled mass of sawfly larvae twitch in unison as part of a bizarre defence method
Daily Mail
A creepy new video shows a huddled mass of sawfly larvae twitching in unison on the side of a tree in Peru. The larvae are seen grouped tightly together where they sporadically wriggle in what experts say is a defensive manoeuvre. By interlocking, the …

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