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The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural...
The very existence of the natural world may be filled with unnaturally rare occurrences. Here's why that's a problem.
By ceres on 2017-07-05 15:59 UTC
New satellite images show a growing rift in the Larsen C ice shelf, which could result in one of the largest icebergs in history floating into the sea....
Credit: NASAA chunk of ice bigger than the US state of Delaware is hanging by a thread from the West Antarctic ice shelf, satellite images revealed Wednesday. When it finally calves from the Larsen C ice shelf, one of the biggest icebergs in recorded
By ceres on 2017-07-05 15:59 UTC
Probably Not Alone: NASAs Kepler Telescope Reveals More Rocky Planets Like Earth Than Previously Estimated...
Data gleaned from observations taken from the Kepler Space Telescope indicates that there are far more rocky planets like Earth than astronomers previously estimated. And with more exoplanets that could have similar general characteristics to our planet,
By ceres on 2017-07-05 15:58 UTC
New "Dark Universe" Telescope Detects Optical Signals of Gravitational Waves...
A state-of-the-art telescope for detecting optical signatures of gravitational waves - built and operated by an international research collaboration, led by the University of Warwick - has been officially launched. The Gravitational-wave Optical Transient
By ceres on 2017-07-05 15:56 UTC
Secret of how Roman concrete survived tidal battering for 2,000 years revealed...
It is a mystery that continues to baffle modern engineers.
By djanssen on 2017-07-04 13:37 UTC
A large satellite appears to be falling apart in geostationary orbit...
It is not clear what might have caused the AMC-9 satellite to become unresponsive.
By viper1 on 2017-07-02 14:43 UTC
Bodies in Urns Among Artifacts Found in 1,000-Year Old Cemetery...
During construction of a new baseball stadium in the capital city of Nicaragua, workers were shocked to unearth the 1,000-year-old remains.
By viper1 on 2017-07-02 14:41 UTC
British smokers down by 1. 9 million since smoking ban...
Ten years after cigarettes were banished from all UK pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants, new figures reveal there are 1.9 million fewer smokers in Britain compared to when the smoking ban was introduced in 2007, with smoking rates now the lowest ever recor
By viper1 on 2017-07-02 14:40 UTC
SpaceX Rockets Through Backlog with 3rd Launch in 9 Days...
SpaceX's 39th Falcon 9 rocket is being prepared for liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center at 7:36 p.m. EDT (2136 GMT) Sunday (July 2), as the company works off a backlog of missions that piled up after an accident 10 months ago.
By viper1 on 2017-07-02 14:37 UTC
Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe...
Before there was a single galaxy or star, before there was even the cosmic microwave background, the Universe was filled with light. At last, science knows why.
By ceres on 2017-06-30 18:45 UTC
NASA Seeks Nuclear Power for Mars...
After a half-century hiatus, the agency is reviving its reactor development with a test later this summer
By ceres on 2017-06-30 18:44 UTC
Suns gravity could power interstellar video streaming...
Space transmissions could slingshot around the sun for a signal boost, producing data rates fast enough to stream video from interstellar space
By ceres on 2017-06-30 18:44 UTC
Planets in other star systems fit a puzzling pattern...
Data from the Kepler space telescope show that exoplanets tend to be similar in size to their neighbours and regularly spaced, no matter the size of their star
By ceres on 2017-06-29 03:02 UTC
Birds use cigarette butts for chemical warfare against ticks...
Urban house finches incorporate more fibres from cigarette butts into their nests if they have live ticks in them, suggesting the toxic chemicals in the butts may deter the parasites
By ceres on 2017-06-27 01:46 UTC
SpaceX has launched and landed two used rockets in one weekend...
On 23 and 25 June, SpaceX launched two Falcon 9 rockets using boosters that had already been to space, the second and third time SpaceX has flown used boosters
By ceres on 2017-06-27 01:43 UTC
Microbe mystery solved: What happened to the Deepwater Horizon oil plume...
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is one of the most studied spills in history, yet scientists haven't agreed on the role of microbes in eating up the oil. Now a research team at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Nat
By ceres on 2017-06-27 01:42 UTC
No, NASA (Still) Has Not Discovered Proof of Alien Life...
It seems that every few months or so, breathless claims surface on the internet that NASA is about to make an Earth-shattering announcement about aliens or UFOs or killer asteroids or some other sensational assertion. Or better yet, NASA is hiding t
By ceres on 2017-06-27 01:41 UTC
Could humans ever regenerate a heart? A new study suggests the answer is 'yes'...
A new study's findings point to potential for tweaking communication between human genes and advancing our ability to treat heart conditions and stimulate regenerative healing.
By ceres on 2017-06-27 01:38 UTC
Nasas Mars probe spots evidence of ancient lake...
Nasas Opportunity Mars rover is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater that may once have been a lake of liquid water
By viper1 on 2017-06-26 13:28 UTC
NASA's CHESS Mission to Probe Interstellar Cloud...
Space between distant stars is not empty. Instead, there drift vast clouds of neutral atoms and molecules, as well as charged plasma particles called the interstellar medium.
By viper1 on 2017-06-26 13:27 UTC
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