The government shutdown is keeping NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in the dark

CLOSE On New Year’s Day, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is set to fly by mystery object 2014 MU69, also known as Ultima Thule. Buzz60 NASA’s New Horizons will flyby Ultima Thule on New Year’s Day, making it the farthest planetary object to be approached by a manned probe. (Photo: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest…

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Dolphins have best friends but also shun those outside their clique

Dolphins make long-lasting friendships Ana Hace/University of St Andrews/PA By New Scientist Staff and Press Association Dolphins have long-lasting friendships and form cliques while shunning other groups. This is according to observations of bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Trieste in the northern Adriatic sea over a period of 9 years. The dolphins formed mixed-sex clusters, including…

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