SpaceX successfully launched 60 satellites for its upcoming Starlink internet service. The deployment was the ninth launch for the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites, setting a new rocket reuse record.
Geologists from the University of Leeds found evidence that primordial lightning strikes were as important as meteorites in sparking life on Earth. They found high levels of a phosphorous mineral important to life in a sample of fulgurite, which is formed by lightning strikes.
Scientists from New York University found that birds breathe more efficiently than other animals thanks to their looped lungs, which allow for one-way air flow — as demonstrated by the “spherical chicken.”