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19,000-Pound Space Station Falling 'Uncontrolled' Back To Earth

It's pretty common for old satellites and other "space junk" to come falling back down to Earth. While hundreds of pieces of debris come down each year, scientists are nervously watching a 19,000-pound space station's course because its out-of-control route is making it impossible to figure out where it will crash.

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Alienated

The Pentagon has been running a secret multi-million dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), US media report. Only a small number of officials were aware of the programme, which began in 2007 and was reportedly closed in 2012. The New York Times says documents from the operation describe strange speeding aircraft and hovering objects.   Read the article on bbc.com >

The Pentagon has been running a secret multi-million dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), US media report. Only a small number of officials were aware of the programme, which began in 2007 and was reportedly closed in 2012. The New York Times says documents from the operation describe strange speeding aircraft and hovering objects.

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WKU student leaders urge free tuition for black students as slavery reparations.

http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article145716629.html

Western Kentucky University's Student Government Association passed a resolution to give all black students free tuition as reparations, the College Heights Herald has reported. While student senators acknowledged the move was largely symbolic, the resolution would send be an acknowledgment that slavery is a "debt that will never be paid.

Researchers create red-eyed mutant wasps. Riverside, Ca

Researchers at UC Riverside's Akbari lab have brought a new strain of red-eyed mutant wasps into the world. The wasps were created to prove that CRISPR gene-slicing technology can be used successfully on the tiny parasitic jewel wasps, giving scientists a new way to study some of the wasp's interesting biology, such as how males can convert all their progeny into males by using selfish genetic elements.

Netflix says its biggest competition is sleep.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/netflix-downloads-sleep-biggest-competition-video-streaming-ceo-reed-hastings-amazon-prime-sky-go-a7690561.html

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has claimed that the streaming giant's biggest rivals aren't Amazon, YouTube or even traditional broadcasters. According to Mr Hastings, our need for sleep is actually its main barrier. "You know, think about it, when you watch a show from Netflix and you get addicted to it, you stay up late at night," he said.

First-ever image of dark matter? | EarthSky.org

http://earthsky.org/space/waterloo-image-dark-matter-cosmic-web-2017

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario say they've captured the first composite image of something that - although astronomers have talked about it for decades - has been hitherto unseen, and in fact undetected. Click or copy the link above for more!

You can still see the Pink Moon tonight.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/04/11/you-can-still-see-pink-moon-tonight/100317326/

If staying up until the wee hours of the morning to see the Pink Moon wasn't appealing to you, there's still a chance to see the moon tonight. The Pink Moon, which isn't actually pink, reached full peak at 2:08 a.m. ET Tuesday and will be visible to stargazers until April 12.