Blue Origin successfully launches and lands New Shepard, with a first-ever external booster payload
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Blue Origin successfully launches and lands New Shepard, with a first-ever external booster payload

Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin launched its first mission of 2020 today, flying a New Shepard sub-orbital rocket from its West Texas testing facility. This particular rocket has flown a total of seven times including today, and this is now the 13th flight of a New Shepard vehicle overall. …

Watch Blue Origin launch its reusable New Shepard rocket live, with a key NASA system test on board
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Watch Blue Origin launch its reusable New Shepard rocket live, with a key NASA system test on board

Blue Origin is set to return to active flight today, after a hiatus of nearly a year since its last launch in December 2019. Today’s launch is a mission for the company’s New Shepard reusable sub-orbital rocket – a record-setting sixth flight for this particular rocket, which first flew and …

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“Our brain is better at remembering where to find brownies than cherry tomatoes.”

Spatial memory is the cognitive process for remembering and recalling the location of objects in relation to yourself and other objects. Turns out, our spatial memory also evolved to more easily remember where chocolate brownies than cherry tomatoes. Makes sense to me. — Read the rest Continue Reading…

Scientists think they've found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you
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Scientists think they’ve found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you

Recently, my aunt suggested I slowly blink at her mercurial cat to get his attention. This is a cat that ignores you most of the day and might scratch at you during the times he deigns to lovingly rub against your leg. It turns out, she wasn’t wrong. In a …

Scientists think they've found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you
animals

Scientists think they’ve found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you

Recently, my aunt suggested I slowly blink at her mercurial cat to get his attention. This is a cat that ignores you most of the day and might scratch at you during the times he deigns to lovingly rub against your leg. It turns out, she wasn’t wrong. In a …

Scientists think they've found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you
animals

Scientists think they’ve found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you

Recently, my aunt suggested I slowly blink at her mercurial cat to get his attention. This is a cat that ignores you most of the day and might scratch at you during the times he deigns to lovingly rub against your leg. It turns out, she wasn’t wrong. In a …

Scientists think they've found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you
animals

Scientists think they’ve found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you

Recently, my aunt suggested I slowly blink at her mercurial cat to get his attention. This is a cat that ignores you most of the day and might scratch at you during the times he deigns to lovingly rub against your leg. It turns out, she wasn’t wrong. In a …

Scientists think they've found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you
animals

Scientists think they’ve found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you

Recently, my aunt suggested I slowly blink at her mercurial cat to get his attention. This is a cat that ignores you most of the day and might scratch at you during the times he deigns to lovingly rub against your leg. It turns out, she wasn’t wrong. In a …

Scientists think they've found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you
animals

Scientists think they’ve found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you

Recently, my aunt suggested I slowly blink at her mercurial cat to get his attention. This is a cat that ignores you most of the day and might scratch at you during the times he deigns to lovingly rub against your leg. It turns out, she wasn’t wrong. In a …

Scientists think they've found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you
animals

Scientists think they’ve found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you

Recently, my aunt suggested I slowly blink at her mercurial cat to get his attention. This is a cat that ignores you most of the day and might scratch at you during the times he deigns to lovingly rub against your leg. It turns out, she wasn’t wrong. In a …