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New space rocks just dropped

Unlike many of us coming home from holiday, NASA remembered to bring back souvenirs from its latest trip.

Driving the news: The largest asteroid sample ever brought back to Earth touched down Sunday morning when NASA’s OSIRIS-REx capsule returned from a 7-year trip—a mission Canada played a crucial role in. 
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Researchers crack the Y chromosome code

A scientific breakthrough could shed light on some of the biggest threats facing men's health. 

Driving the news: According to new research published in the Journal of Nature, scientists have fully sequenced the DNA of the Y chromosome.
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Weight-loss drugs inch closer to coverage

Just when we thought weight-loss drug makers had hit their peak, a new study's findings show that they’re just getting started. 

What happened: Novo Nordisk’s blockbuster obesity drug WeGovy not only helps people lose weight but cuts the risk of heart attacks or strokes by 20%, according to the findings of a company-funded study. Sales were already up 25% in the first three months of 2023. 
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A major energy breakthrough

There’s nothing like waking up after a long weekend to learn that while you were busy throwing small bean bags onto a wooden board for points, scientists were making history.  

Driving the news: Scientists have achieved net energy gain in a nuclear fusion reaction for the second time, marking progress towards harnessing a new sustainable energy source.
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The race to replace the ISS

In space, no one can hear you scream… about how great your business venture is going!

What happened: Airbus is teaming up with space-tech start-up Voyager in a bid to replace the International Space Station (ISS), which is set to be decommissioned by 2031.  
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Plastic is a dish best served cold

Sorry to break the news, Barbie fans, but not everything about plastic is fantastic. 

Driving the news: Per Wired, a study into the release of plastics from food containers has found that microwaving can blast millions of bits of plastic, called microplastics, and even tinier nanoplastics, into your food—and the hotter the conditions, the more plastic leaks in. 
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Superconductor, super-controversy

In the world of science, just like in infomercials, if something seems too good to be true, there’s a good chance it is. 

Driving the news: Some scientists are sounding the alarm over fishy details and inconsistencies in research papers published by a South Korean team claiming the discovery of a room-temperature ambient-pressure superconductor, per Scientific American
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Space… the final (commercial) frontier

Space startup Vast has partnered with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch a school bus-sized space station into orbit by 2025, as private companies race to capture low-orbit real estate.
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The Moon is open for business

Top travel destinations for 2023: Venice, Maui, Seoul, and… the Moon?
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NASA picks its space Canuck

For Ontario’s Jeremy Hansen, the sky is not the limit. NASA is sending him to deep space.
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