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Scientists funded by Zuckerberg sent him a letter calling Facebook’s practices ‘antithetical’ to his philanthropic mission

The list of signatories includes professors from more than 60 leading research institutions, including Harvard University, Stanford University, and University of California San Francisco (UCSF), as well as one Nobel laureate. “As scientists, we are dedicated to investigating ways to better our world,” the letter says. “The spread of deliberate misinformation and divisive language is […]

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Hayabusa2 spacecraft begins long journey home with goodies for scientists

After a 17-month rendezvous with an asteroid hurtling through space some 200 million miles from Earth, Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft is on its way home. In a tweet, Japan’s space agency (JAXA) described the spacecraft’s departure from the Ryugu asteroid on Wednesday as “an emotional moment.” But Hayabusa2 isn’t coming back empty-handed. Assuming its homecoming is […]

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Hurricanes stir up ‘stormquakes’ at the bottom of the sea, scientists discover

The phenomenon of a hurricane and an earthquake happening at the same time now has a name: Stormquake. Scientists discovered this natural disaster combo in a new study.  The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, says that during a stormquake, a hurricane causes the seafloor to rumble like a 3.5-magnitude earthquake. Apparently, it’s super common, […]

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Scientists discovered 20 new moons around Saturn, and you can help name them

An artist’s conception of the 20 newly discovered moons orbiting Saturn. These discoveries bring the planet’s total moon count to 82, surpassing Jupiter for the most in our solar system. Illustration is courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science. Saturn image is courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Starry background courtesy of Paolo Sartorio/Shutterstock. Astronomers using […]