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Cormac McCarthy Uses Fiction to Cross Examine the Universe

Cormac McCarthy’s latest novel, Stella Maris, consists entirely of transcripts of conversations at a psychiatric facility between a suicidal genius named Alicia Western and her therapist. Readers of McCarthy’s previous novel, The Passengerknow how the story ends: Alicia has already committed suicide when The Passenger begins. Stella Maris shares themes and its central character with …

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NASA’s economic impact? Hundreds of thousands…

To create this report, the authors applied a detailed economic model to analyze the impact of NASA’s expenditures. They used an established economic analysis technique called input-output modeling, which is an extension and elaboration of export base theory. Export base theory considers the economic activity within a certain geographical area and divides it into two …

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Girl with rare genetic condition entertaining MILLIONS with cute dance routines with her nurses

An adorable young girl with a rare genetic condition has gone viral on social media after recording cute dance routines with her nurses. Penny Barraclough’s incredible moves and bubbly personality led millions to watch her Tik Tok clips – as she underwent a stem cell bone marrow transplant in hospital. The six-year-old was diagnosed with …

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Dive in! Ancient Mars had enough water for a global ocean 300 meters deep

During the ordinary course of day to day life, we tend to think of planets as being unmoving and unchanging. There are few things more dependable than the ground beneath our feet, but that’s only because our experiences are limited by time. On long enough timescales — brief even, in geological time — we see …

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New Analysis Approach Could Help Boost Sensitivity Of Large Telescopes

Members of the research team Grace Chesmore (left) and Katie Harrington (right) open the front of the tester used to analyze the Simons Observatory Large Aperture Telescope receiver optics. CREDIT Grace Chesmore, University of Chicago Some of the largest and most sophisticated telescopes ever made are under construction at the Simons Observatory in Northern Chile. …

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Planet survival sim Stranded: Alien Dawn’s first “major” early access update is here

The first “major” early access update for the planet survival game, Stranded: Alien Dawn, is now available. The update ushers in two new difficulty levels, a new “yet unforgiving” biome, Desertum, which is said to offer “its own unique challenges”, and new survivor Sora Satoh, who boasts “enhanced combat skills and the ability to withstand …

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Genes That Maintain Healthy Neurons Identified

Summary: Kinase enzymes are essential for neurons to perform autophagy. Researchers found deleting genes that encode kinase NDR1 and NDR2 impairs neuron health and spurs neurodegeneration in both young and old mice. Source: Francis Crick Institute Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have found that deleting two genes that encode key enzyme proteins (kinases NDR1 …

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What Lies Beneath Yellowstone’s Volcano? Twice As Much Magma As Thought

The Yellowstone Caldera, sometimes referred to as the Yellowstone Supervolcano, is a volcanic caldera and supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the Western United States. The caldera measures 43 by 28 miles (70 by 45 kilometers). Researcher’s expertise, energy, and empathy leave a legacy. Late MSU researcher Min Chen contributed to new seismic tomography of …

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