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Study finds scientific reproducibility does not equate to scientific truth

Credit: CC0 Public Domain              Reproducible scientific results are not always true and true scientific results are not always reproducible, according to a mathematical model produced by University of Idaho researchers. Their study, which simulates the search for that scientific truth, will be published Wednesday, May 15, in the journal PLOS ONE .                                                 Independent confirmation of scientific results — …

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Plastic pollution in the oceans is harming bacteria that create oxygen we breathe

Plastic pollution in the oceans is harming bacteria that create 10% of the oxygen we need to breathe, study finds Researchers took fragments of a thin plastic carrier bag and PVC matting Experts from Macquarie University left them in artificial seawater for five days Bacteria called Prochlorococcus were then exposed to the artificial seawater By Victoria Allen Science Correspondent For …

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NASA Needs $ 1.6 Billion More to Send to Human to the Moon

NASA revealed Monday that it needs an additional $ 1.6 billion in funding for fiscal year 2020 to stay on track for a human return to the moon by 2024. The space agency's budget amendment comes in addition to the $ 21 billion the Trump administration asked Congress for in March Ars Technica This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, …

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Mars' Moon Phobos Looks Sweet to Eat in New Images

New images of one of Mars' moons show a sweet surprise: It looks like candy The moon, Phobos shines like a rainbow-colored jawbreaker in the images, which NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft took in infrared (heat-vision) wavelengths on April 24. NASA's science goal is to learn what materials make up Phobos – which in turn may possibly tell researchers where the …

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Scientists discover an unexpected phase transition in the high explosive TATB

LLNL and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas researchers report a previously unknown pressure-induced phase conversion in TATB over 4 GPa (40,000 atmospheres pressure). Picture of Adam Connell / TID Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in collaboration with the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) have discovered a previously unknown pressure-induced phase transition for TATB that can …

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