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Humans were in Australia 20,000 years before previously thought alongside giant wombats

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The discovery of globally significant artifacts in Australia has ignited the world’s imagination about what life was like 65,000 years ago. Previously it was thought the continent was inhabited by megafauna — huge kangaroos that towered over humans and wombats the size of rhinos — but items found in an archaeological site in the Northern…

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NASA Mars rover tour: Batmobile-like concept vehicle aims to inspire next-gen designs

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It looks like a Batmobile – and now it’s headed to a city near you. A NASA Mars rover concept vehicle akin to something out of the caped crusader’s universe is embarking on an educational tour this month aimed to inspire the public about potential manned-missions on the Red Planet. “Experts believe the first person…

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NASA bombshell: Government agency admits it can’t pay for humans to go to Mars

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NASA has long said it would be able to send a manned mission to Mars, sometime during the 2030s. Now, in a bombshell announcement, the space agency has admitted it can’t afford the price tag. On July 12, during a propulsion meeting of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, NASA’s William Gerstenmaier, the agency’s…

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Solar Eclipse day craziness could resemble the zombie apocalypse — Are you ready?

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One month from today, the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21 will make its way across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. As the clock ticks down to the big day, the question is: Are you prepared? While you may have thought to grab eclipse-viewing glasses or make hotel reservations, the massive crowds expected…

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