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SpaceX and NASA successfully launch Dragon Capsule

SpaceX and NASA successfully launch Dragon Capsule

It’s the first time NASA has launched astronauts since 2011, and could usher in a new age of commercial and government space innovation. Amidst all of the memes and baby names, I sometimes forget that Elon Musk is an actual billionaire with a huge, privately owned space tech company....

The ‘Doomsday Vault’ preserving agricultural biodiversity

The ‘Doomsday Vault’ preserving agricultural biodiversity

This Norwegian vault holds nearly one million preserved seeds from all across the world, just in case they’re needed in the future. When I first played Bethesda’s Fallout video game series, in which you are thrown into a giant vault underground and then eventually released hundreds of years later, I presumed it was merely a fictional fantasy. It appears I was grossly incorrect, however, as it turns out that...

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People are experiencing strange dreams en mass during lockdown

People are experiencing strange dreams en mass during lockdown

Disturbed sleeping patterns and heightened anxiety induced by the current crisis has led to a sharp increase in vivid and unusual dreams, though experts claim it's no cause for concern. Since we began isolating all those weeks ago, you've probably been having some pretty strange dreams. While you're definitely not the only one (check out the  #pandemicdreams trend on Twitter if you're after some interesting stories), the vivid-nature of these...

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Is the quantum computing in ‘Devs’ really possible?

Is the quantum computing in ‘Devs’ really possible?

We take a peek at the physics behind Alex Garland’s new sci-fi offering Devs. Will quantum computers be able to tell us the future? Alex Garland’s newest foray into sci-fi, the Hulu show Devs, is one of the most innovate programs to be screened on prime-time Television for a while. Displaying the same heady mix of strange soundscapes, unnerving visuals, and ambitious set pieces that made his first two...

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Malaria cure possible with new microbe

Malaria cure possible with new microbe

Scientists in Kenya have discovered a microbe they say can prevent mosquitoes from spreading malaria. Malaria is currently one of the leading causes of mortality in the world. More than 400,000 people are killed by the disease each year, and most of these victims are children under the age of five in emerging African nations. Likely because of its containment to non-western states, progress in...

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