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- 5 cool things to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroidsby Lisa Grossman on October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am
NASA’s Lucy is the first spacecraft to head to the two giant clumps of space rocks that tag along in Jupiter’s orbit.
- Barnacles are famed for not budging. But one species roams its sea turtle hostsby Jake Buehler on October 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Once settled and glued to the substrate, adult barnacles stay put. But turtle barnacles upend this trend, sliding slowly across their reptilian rides.
- Earth is reflecting less light. It’s not clear if that’s a trendby Sid Perkins on October 14, 2021 at 10:00 am
A decrease in Earth’s reflectance shows our planet is absorbing more solar radiation, but it’s not clear if the trend will last.
- A Jupiter-like planet orbiting a white dwarf hints at our solar system’s futureby Ken Croswell on October 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm
A new planet is the first ever discovered that is orbiting a white dwarf and resembles Jupiter in both its mass and its distance from its star.
- Huge numbers of fish-eating jaguars prowl Brazil’s wetlandsby Jake Buehler on October 13, 2021 at 11:00 am
Jaguars in the northern Pantanal ecosystem primarily feed on fish and caiman, living at densities previously unknown for the species.
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- Meteorite Crashes into Woman's Bed in Canadaby Mindy Weisberger, LiveScience on October 15, 2021 at 6:15 pm
The woman awoke to find the space rock laying next to her head -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- How to Build an Offshore Wind Farmby Benjamin Storrow, E&E News on October 15, 2021 at 5:30 pm
These huge construction projects can feature turbines taller than some skyscrapers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Beethoven's Unfinished 10th Symphony Brought to Life by Artificial Intelligenceby Teresa Carey on October 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Nearly 200 years after his death, the German composer’s musical scratch was pieced together by machine—with a lot of human help. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- People Who Jump to Conclusions Show Other Kinds of Thinking Errorsby Carmen Sanchez, David Dunning on October 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Belief in conspiracy theories and overconfidence are two tendencies linked to hasty thinking -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Was Our Universe Created in a Laboratory?by Avi Loeb on October 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Developing quantum-gravity technologies may elevate us to a “class A” civilization, capable of creating a baby universe -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com