#biology #genetics An article published in the journal “Nature” describes a new variant of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic technique capable of obtaining more targeted modifications by inserting, eliminating and modifying pieces of DNA.
#BlueOrigin #BlueMoon #Artemis At the International Astronautical Congress 2019 being held in Washington, D.C., Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin’s founder, announced an alliance of his company with other aerospace giants to work together within NASA’s Artemis program and bring humans back to the Moon by 2024.
#astronomy #Cassini An article published in the journal "Science Advances" reports a study that offers some answers to the mystery of the origin and composition of the dunes on Titan, one of the moons of the planet Saturn particularly interesting for many reasons that include the formation of many organic compounds.
#ScienceFiction #scifi My review of the novel "Ares Express" by Ian McDonald
#astronomy #BlackHoles An article published in the journal "Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society" reports a study of the black hole MAXI J1820+070, part of an X-ray binary system that includes a normal star to which the black hole steals gas.
#television #horror #TheTerror #TheTerrorInfamy My impressions about “Into the Afterlife”, the tenth and last episode of the second season of the TV show “The Terror”, which was named “The Terror: Infamy”.
#astronomy #ALMA An article published in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics" reports an analysis of 48 quasars in the early universe to detect the outflows of materials they produce.
#biology An article published in the journal "Evolution & Development" reports a research on the replacement of teeth in piranhas, the famous carnivorous fish that live in South America.
#paleontology #dinosaurs #allosaurs An article published in the journal "PLOS ONE" reports the identification of a new species of dinosaur that lived in today's Thailand around 120 million years ago, in the Cretaceous period, which was named Siamraptor suwati.
#astronomy An article published in the journal “The Astrophysical Journal” reports the discovery of a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy NGC 1068 surrounded by two gas disks that rotate in opposite directions.
#astronomy An article published in the journal "Nature Astronomy" reports an initial characterization of interstellar #comet 2I/Borisov, initially designated as C/2019 Q4.
#videogames Another few thousand DOS Games are playable at the Internet Archive!
#ScienceFiction #scifi #Wayfarers My review of the novel "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet" by Becky Chambers
#astronomy #MarsExpress #ESA has released new images captured by its Mars Express space probe's High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) showing Nirgal Vallis on the planet #Mars.
#television #horror #TheTerror #TheTerrorInfamy My impressions about “Come and Get Me”, the ninth episode of the second season of the TV show “The Terror”, which was named “The Terror: Infamy”.
#NASA The ICON (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph) satellite was launched using a Pegasus XL rocket by Northrop Grumman brought to an altitude of about 11,900 meters by an L-1011 airplane, also by Northrop Grumman, modified for this purpose.
#DoctorWho #television #ScienceFiction #scifi Some impressions about the remake of the classic "Doctor Who" episode “Mission to the Unknown”.
#astronomy #NASA #Voyager A team of scientists led by Jamie Rankin of Princeton used measurements of the galactic cosmic rays detected by NASA's Voyager space probes to obtain an estimate of the total pressure that plasma, magnetic fields and various particles exert on each other in the heliosheath, the outer region of the heliosphere, the big bubble around the Sun where solar wind exerts its influence.
#cinema #television My homage to actress Sigourney Weaver for her 70th birthday.
#astronomy #geology #MarsRoverCuriosity An article published in the journal “Nature Geoscience” reports the results of an analysis of data collected by the Mars Rover Curiosity in a section of sedimentary rocks of Gale Crater on Mars called Sutton Island where salt was detected in the form of mineral salt in the sediments.
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