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All the biggest science news stories of the week.

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clockJun 10 2022, 11:48 UTC
This Week In Science!
All the biggest science news stories of the week. Image Credit: Edited by IFLScience

“Holy sh**!”: Asteroid Ryugu Samples Reveal Amino Acids That Could Have Made Life Possible

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Analysis of the sample returned from the C-type asteroid Ryugu reveals amino acids and the historic presence of water. The discovery strengthens the suspicion the building blocks for life were present in the material from which the Solar System formed and these were delivered to Earth on this type of asteroid.

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This Robotic Finger Has Living Skin Made From Human Cells That Can Heal

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"Our goal is to develop robots that are truly human-like,” said Shoji Takeuchi to IFLScience, who recently created a robot finger with living skin made from human cells. A Project Professor who specializes in biohybrid systems at The University of Tokyo, Takeuchi and colleagues' finger can bend and curl without breaking, and if it gets a boo-boo it can simply heal and reseal itself. 

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"Extinct" Giant Galapagos Tortoise Found Chilling Alone On Remote Volcanic Island

The only known members of the giant Galapagos tortoise species Chelonoidis phantasticus were found 113 years apart. In 1906, a solo male was found wandering around Fernandina Island, but that would be the last science saw of the species until 2019 when researchers stumbled across a second lone ranger: a 50-year-old female that’s been nicknamed Fernanda, who appears to be queen of her own island.

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Every Planet Will Be Viewable In The Night Sky At Once This Month

For early risers equipped with telescopes, June will offer the opportunity to see all seven planets at the one time as Mercury emerges from the Sun's glare. Everyone else can make do with five visible planets in their correct order.

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Jurassic World Dominion Exclusive: Palaeo Advisor Reveals Species Making Their Debut In The Epic Finale

We spoke to Dr Steve Brusatte, palaeontology advisor for Jurassic World Dominion, about the new beasts making their franchise debut and the pressures of science vs Hollywood.

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