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Watch Stranger Things’ Eddie Munson Rehearse Metallica Scene

The man, the myth, the legendImage: netflix It may not have overtaken Kate Bush‘s “Running Up That Hill” as the anthem of Stranger Things season fourbut Eddie “Not a Hero” Munson’s decidedly heroic guitar solo—a tactic to distract those pesky bats in the Upside Down—has made Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” a close second. Earlier today …

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Walking on Asteroid Bennu Would Be Like Stepping Into a Ball Pit, NASA Says

In October 2020, a small spacecraft briefly touched down on an asteroid to snag a piece of it to bring to Earth. Almost two years later, scientists have learned that if the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft had extended its stay even a tiny bit longer, it would have sunk right into the asteroid. That’s because asteroid Bennu …

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China Tests Drag Sail For Removing Space Junk

This kite-like space sail will help deorbit a rocket component within two years.Image: Shanghai Academy of Space Flight Technology Eengineers in China have successfully deployed an ultra-thin sail attached to a rocket part to expedite its departure from low Earth orbit and reduce the amount of space junk lovingly floating above our planet. The 269-square-foot …

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Jurassic Park T-Rex Toilet Scene Action Figures

Image: Universal/Mattel Although there have been six high-grossing (if not always beloved) Jurassic Park/World movies, it’s never enjoyed the robust action figure series that accompanied other major film franchises like Star Wars or the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s probably because the real stars of the movies are dinosaurs and not the various scientists, kids, and …

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Legend, a Dragon Ball Fan Film, Will Give You Nostalgic Feels

Akira Toriyama’s dragonball franchise is insanely popular, thanks in part to Toonami and airing the anime adaptation of both dragonball and Dragon Ball Z during the 90s. Fandoms are the lifeblood of IP, and Dragon Ball’s fandom has been beating quite strongly more recently, especially with the new theatrical film, Superherohitting theaters in August. But …

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Building Blocks of RNA Spotted at the Center of the Milky Way

A team of researchers say they’ve found some building blocks of RNA in a molecular cloud close to the center of the Milky Way. The discovery has implications for theories about how life began on Earth—and perhaps elsewhere. The molecular cloud is named G+0.693-0.027. The team of astrophysicists, astrobiologists, and chemists conducted a survey of …

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This Albatross-Like Plane Could One Day Fly Over Mars

Aerospace engineering doctoral student Adrien Bouskela, along with aerospace and mechanical engineering professor Sergey Shkarayev, are hoping to launch their design to Mars.Photo: University of Arizona On April 19, 2021, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter became the first powered aircraft to lift off from the surface of Mars. The historic 39-second flight set the stage for an …

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If You’re Owned by a Cat, Scientists Want to Hear From You

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists in California are asking for US volunteers who live with cats to participate in a new research project. Tea study will survey owners about their pet’s behaviors and their knowledge of training methods. The team’s larger goal is to help cats—especially kittens—and humans better form healthy relationships with one another. The …

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