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For the first time in five months, NASA engineers have received decipherable data from Voyager 1 after crafting a creative solution to fix a communication problem aboard humanity’s most distant spacecraft in the cosmos.

Voyager 1 is currently about 15 billion miles (24 billion kilometers) away, and at 46 years old, the probe has shown multiple quirks and signs of aging in recent years.
 

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I am becoming a bit fascinated with the therapeutic potential of the GLP-1 agonist medications (Ozempic, Wegovy, etc;...) against a variety of diseases. Research indicates potential in treatment of not just type II diabetes, obesity, and heart disease and heart failure (lesser known approved uses) but also a host of other diseases ranging from Alzheimer's to Parkinson's to Crohn's and ulcerative colitis and others (like fatty liver).

The early science is there and growing and we can establish a link scientifically with all these disease processes and more, so this is not snake oil cure-all stuff.
 
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This is interesting.
22,000-year-old artifacts could rewrite ancient human history in North America
The guy is an "independent geologist," meaning not affiliated with any university. He considers the peer review publication process to be "archaic," but is happy for people to look at his findings and prove him wrong.
With that said, if stone tool workers were in what is now Maryland 21,000 years ago, that pushes human arrival in America back a bit. You cannot date a stone tool, just the sediments around the stone tool, thus, these tools have to be found in situ to be dated.
 
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This is interesting.
22,000-year-old artifacts could rewrite ancient human history in North America
The guy is an "independent geologist," meaning not affiliated with any university. He considers the peer review publication process to be "archaic," but is happy for people to look at his findings and prove him wrong.
With that said, if stone too workers were in what is now Maryland 21,000 years ago, that pushes human arrival in America back a bit. You cannot date a stone tool, just the sediments around the stone tool, thus, these tools ahev to be found in situ to be dated.
There seems to be growing amount of evidence human were here earlier than previously thought.
 
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Webb keeps on surprising.
 

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One of the things I love about astronomy is the fact that it is a "pure" science. Pure in the sense of we can only observe from one point in space and one point in time and attempt to understand what is happening out there. We cannot interact with the observed phenomenon (other than at the subatomic particle level under the assumption that subatomic particples here display attributes that apply out there).
I love the ingenuity of astronomers and finding way around those limitations.
 

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