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Friday 12 February 2021

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: In his new book, the astrophysicist Avi Loeb, a professor at Harvard, argues that the absence of evidence regarding life elsewhere is not evidence of its absence. In October 2017, a telescope in Maui, Hawaii, captured an exotic speck speeding across the sky. It was interstellar — recognized as the first object we’ve ever seen that originated outside our solar system. In the past few years there has been a flurry of new interest in the search for aliens. Tech billionaires are funding novel efforts to scan the heavens for evidence of life, and after decades of giving the field short shrift, NASA recently joined the search. By Farhad Manjoo.
Wednesday 10 February 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York Times reporting: The first in a parade of three new visitors to Mars has arrived. On Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates became just the fifth nation to successfully send a spacecraft to Mars when its robotic probe, named Hope, began orbiting the red planet. By Kenneth Chang
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Tuesday 20 October 2020

Vallejo-California, USA
New York Times: As oceans warm, algae blooms have become more widespread, creating toxins that get ingested by sardines and anchovies, which in turn get ingested by sea lions, causing damage to the brain that results in epilepsy. Sea otters also face risk when they consume toxin-laden shellfish. Early this month, Cronutt a 7-year-old Pacific sea lion underwent groundbreaking brain surgery aimed at reversing the epilepsy. By Matt Richtel.
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