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Planet Earth

Do You Even Science? Edition 3: Vengeful Birds and Alien Protection Plans

By Carl EngelkingApril 1, 2016 7:48 PM
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It’s Friday, and April Fools’ Day, so have you been paying attention to the latest science news or just fooling around this week?

It wasn’t a very good week for scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. When they attempted to contact their 5-week-old astronomy satellite, they got nothing but silence. On March 28, a video filmed from the ground suggested it was tumbling through space, which is actually a good sign. The satellite could be alive, but unable to point its antenna back on Earth. Speaking of Japan — ancient Japan, that is — a new study analyzing remains from the Jomon Period added kindling to an already hot debate in archaeology. 

This week, we also learned that astronomers hatched a plan to hide the Earth from hostile aliens, and that Antarctic birds are pretty smart.

Were you connected to all that was science this week? Let’s find out.

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