Marine sanctuaries, shark hoaxes & an epic elephant lost

This week in our roundup of nature news: Kenya’s biggest tusker killed by poachers, an update on the battle to save Africa’s oldest national park, a great white hoax and plans for the world’s largest marine sanctuary. All those stories and more wrapped up in just two minutes.

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NSF Science Now 24

In this week’s episode we discover secrets in buried soils. We learn how elephant seals protect their organs when diving. We learn about Amulet—the future in wearable technology and finally we explore the fast-moving Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. Check it out!

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Five Stupid Things About Cable News

Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC are all stupid in their own unique ways, but they also share some stupid in common. Let’s discuss.

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And Now the Good News №89

Leukaemia drug found to stimulate immunity against many cancer types
From today, the Earth is around 60 million years older - and so is the moon
From contemporary syntax to human language’s deep origins

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Eyes on the Sky: June 16 thru June 22

The stars and constellations of SUMMER! Learn how to find and identify the brightest stars of summer like Antares, Vega, Altair and Deneb, and how to find most of the constellations of the season. See what’s up in the night sky every week with “Eyes on the Sky” videos, astronomy made easy.

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A Week in Science - How small can technology get?

Technology keeps getting smaller, but is there a limit? Tania Meyer takes a look at the limits of Moore’s Law, which predicts that computers will continue to shrink and transistors become smaller. Plus, what does quantum computing mean for technology in the future?

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Tiny turtles, polar bear cams & a huge ivory bust

It’s a dose of conservation news both good and bad in this week’s two-minute roundup. From a massive seizure of ivory in Hong Kong and Japan’s controversial whaling plans, to some great news for endangered turtles in Australia and the gift of freedom for circus animals in Mexico.

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And Now the Good News №88

Observed by Texas telescope: Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth
Two planets orbit nearby ancient star
Targeting Tumors Using Silver Nanoparticles

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Space Fan News 137 - Kapteyn’s star has planets! Two of the most beautiful images ever!

Exoplanets around Kapteyn’s Star
"Sad Kapteyn"
M51 - Chandra Captures Galaxy Sparkling in X-Rays
Hubble Ultra Deep Field with UltraViolet
Deep Astronomy’s HUDF 2014 video

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Closest exoplanet to us is from another Galaxy. No really!

It’s amazing to think about, but it’s true. Kapteyn’s star, along with its planets, formed over 11 billion years ago in a dwarf galaxy that merged with the Milky Way only 400 Million years ago.

Oh and I hear you like pretty space pictures. Well guess what. We’ve got two for you this week! 

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And Now the Good News №87

SpaceX Unveils Dragon V2 Spaceship, a Manned Space Taxi for Astronauts (Video, Photos)
NASA’s New Mega-Rocket, Orion Capsule on Track for Future Test Flights
Father’s brain is sensitive to childcare experiences
One Step Closer to a Breath Test for Lung Cancer
Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere.

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And Now the Good News №84

U.S. FDA approves ‘Star Wars’ robotic arm for amputees
Scripps Research Institute Scientists Create First Living Organism that Transmits Added Letters in DNA ‘Alphabet’
Functioning of aged brains and muscles in mice made younger

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Baby wombats, mountaineering bears & a big win for wildlife

From an upsetting rhino poaching update from Nepal to some more cheerful nature news, including a new (and massive!) marine sanctuary, a manta rescue and an important (and extremely adorable) wombat arrival at an Australian zoo.

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And Now the Good News №86

Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest
Promising discovery in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
A Glimpse into Nature’s Looking Glass—To Find the Genetic Code is Reassigned

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Are black holes stopping star formation in elliptical galaxies?

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Hello Space Fans! Welcome to this week’s episode of Space Fan News!

Scientists using the Chandra X-Ray Observatory have found evidence that black holes may be disrupting pockets of cool gas that would normally form stars in elliptical galaxies.

Also, geophysicists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa are using ion microprobes to study water content in Moon rocks to better understand its formation. 

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