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If You Stand Like Superman or Wonder Woman, Would You Feel Stronger?

Summary: A new meta-analysis study assesses the effects of body posture on positive self-perception, reporting a dominant posture or a strong upright posture can help people feel and behave more confidently. Source: Martin Luther University Dominant or upright postures can help people feel more confident — and maybe even behave. A new analysis by Martin …

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SpaceX says it will beat NASA to Mars this decade

Officially, NASA plans to land astronauts on Mars around 2040, a year or two. Recently, SpaceX’s president and chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell, told CNBC that the space company will beat NASA by at least a decade. Normally, these kinds of predictions would cause eye rolls. However, SpaceX, under the leadership of its CEO, Elon …

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Potentially Alive 830-Million-Year-Old Organisms Found Trapped in Ancient Rock

An incredible discovery has just revealed a potential new source for understanding life on the ancient Earth. A team of geologists have just discovered tiny remnants of prokaryotic and algal life — trapped in crystals of halite dating back to 830 million years ago. Halite is sodium chloride, also known as rock salt, and the …

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Super Flower Blood Moon of 2022, longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years, wows stargazers

The moon took on an eerie blood-red color during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday (May 15) visible to potentially millions of stargazers on four continents. The lunar eclipse, celebrated as the Super Flower Blood Moon, was the longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years, according to Space.com’s skywatching columnist Joe Rao. It was visible, …

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Survey of More Than 800 Planet-Forming Disks Reveals a Planetary Evolution Surprise

Is our solar system similar to other solar systems? What do other systems look like? We know from exoplanet research that many other systems have hot Jupiters, massive gas giants orbiting extremely close to their stars. Is that normal and is our solar system the outlier? One way to answer these questions is to study …

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For the First Time Ever, Scientists Grow Plants in Lunar Soil

Rob Ferl, left, and Anna-Lisa Paul look at the slabs, which are partly filled with moon soil and partly with control soils, now under LED grow lights. At the time, the scientists didn’t know if the seeds would even germinate in lunar soil. Credit: UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones NASA-funded study breaks new ground in …

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The Standard Model of Particle Physics May Be Broken – A Physicist at the Large Hadron Collider Explains

A recent series of precise measurements of already known, standard particles and processes threatens to shake up physics. As a physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at[{” attribute=””>CERN, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “When are you going to find something?” Resisting the temptation to sarcastically reply “Aside from …

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The Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse of 2022 occurs tonight

It’s time to watch the moon pass through Earth’s shadow. The event, known as a lunar eclipse, will temporarily see the Full Flower Moon turn red at night on Sunday (May 15) and Monday (May 16), depending on where you are. You can watch the Flowerblood Moon eclipse in webcasts starting at 9:30 PM EDT …

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“Blood Moon” – What You Need To Know About the Lunar Eclipse

The Moon moves from right to left, passing through the penumbra and the umbra, leaving in its wake an eclipse diagram showing the times at different stages of the eclipse. Credit: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio What is a lunar eclipse? A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth, and moon align so that the moon …

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