This forgotten species thought to be extinct was actually on an island paradise – CNN
Disposable camera in hand, I marveled that a dinosaur fossil could tower over me in one room while an Apollo capsule seemed to float in the next. The things I learned created constellations of fascination.
My mom would take me on a regular basis so we could see the latest film exploring the ocean depths or check on “Steggy” the stegosaurus. (Somewhere, there is a photo of me with my arms thrown around his neck.)
They say the things we love as children stay with us; I was reminded of that this week when NASA announced the name of its moon-bound mannequin, voted on by space fans. The name has a special legacy behind it that took me right back to the first time I peered up at the Apollo exhibit.
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The research, which contradicts other recent studies, suggests two different factors that contributed to dinosaur decline before their ultimate end.
Across the universe
Imagine Pac-Man, but on an astronomical scale. Researchers detected ripples in space-time, called gravitational waves, from a rare celestial event: a black hole gobbling up a neutron star. And it happened twice, with separate instances being detected in January 2020.
The findings from both discoveries could help scientists unlock secrets of the universe.
Record-breaking temperatures spiking well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius) have sent the typically cool Pacific Northwest into an early summer swelter. Many have scrambled to find creative ways of cooling down because so many homes across Washington and Oregon don’t have air conditioning; they have never needed it.
But what’s to blame for this unprecedented heat wave?
A heat dome over the area, courtesy of our changing climate.
The Gould’s mouse once lived across Australia before disappearing after 1857 as invasive species, new diseases and climate change crept in.
But the intrepid mice persisted on a single island in Shark Bay.
Researchers worry one island isn’t enough to support these little mammals, so some have been taken to other islands to grow their families. May future generations of these mice enjoy their island paradises.
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