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Can you land InSight on Mars? Try it!

We all got super excited about the landing of InSight on Mars a few weeks ago. Now, you can test your own landing skills by playing a game. Better yet, have a friendly competition with your family and see who can do it the best! :)

Now, back on earth, it turns out unicorns did roam the land at some point. But they are not what you think. Plus, scientists are helping some people that are blind to see. How exciting is that?!

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Could You Land InSight on Mars?

(Wired)

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What’s it like landing InSight on Mars? Well, there’s a new game that can show you! Not too many missions successfully land on Mars, which is a big part of why the recent InSight landing was so exciting. Learn all about the physics and mechanics required when it comes to landing on Mars. Do you have what it takes to not explode?

Siberian Unicorns Lived Among Humans

(Popular Science)

A reconstruction of what a Siberian unicorn might look like, by Heinrich Harder in 1908 — Heinrich Harder/Wikimedia Commons A reconstruction of what a Siberian unicorn might look like, by Heinrich Harder in 1908 — Heinrich Harder/Wikimedia Commons

Do unicorns exist? Turns out, they did! Elasmotherium sibericum, otherwise known as the only unicorns that walked the earth, was part of a once a large, diverse group of giant rhinos. They also happened to walk alongside humans, though not in the magical way that we might expect. Read on to find out what fossilized molars of these ancient unicorns show.

If the Genes Fit

(Smithsonian)

Smithsonian Magazine Smithsonian Magazine

If you close your eyes, even just for 5 minutes, and try to go about your normal life, you will see how precious vision is. Unfortunately, some people go blind even before they‘re born for genetic reasons. This technology, called gene-therapy, is bringing sight back to many of people suffering from a specific form of genetic blindness. Read on to learn more about what it is and the story behind how Jean Bennett and Albert Maguire, a husband-wife team, are testing for a potential cure.

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