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Why People Are Drinking 'Raw Water' (But Probably Shouldn't)...
Proponents of the expensive new drinking trend known as "raw water" are making a risky choice to drink what could be contaminated water.
By ceres on 2018-01-03 15:18 UTC
In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings...
Ever since 2012, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, CRISPR has been hailed as a maker of revolutions. This was the year that prediction felt like it was starting to come true.
By ceres on 2017-12-27 22:59 UTC
This 2,400-Year-Old Corpse Is in Remarkable Condition...
A murdered corpse in a remote wetland in Denmark is found to be over 2,400 years old. Whats more, the unique conditions of the bog have kept the body in an excellent state of preservation.
By ceres on 2017-12-27 22:58 UTC
The Most Intriguing Alien Planet Discoveries of 2017...
Scientists spotted seven Earth-size alien planets orbiting one dim red star this year, and a lot of other strange exoplanets.
By ceres on 2017-12-27 22:57 UTC
Aliens over LA? No, this incredible sight is a SpaceX Falcon 9...
Southern California is reporting that someone broke a hole in the sky. That someone is a giant rocket.
By viper1 on 2017-12-23 16:49 UTC
Astronomers Figure Out a New Way to Search for Planets at Alpha Centauri...
A new study by a team of exoplanet scientists has revealed what kinds of planets are likely to lurk around Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our own. Basically, the results of their study effectively ruled out the possibility of any Jupiter-sized gas giants in the Alpha Centauri system.
By viper1 on 2017-12-23 16:45 UTC
Polar Permaculture grows fresh food in one of the coldest, darkest regions on Earth (Video)...
Looking to reduce waste, increase local food security and create a "circular economy," this permaculture project is growing food in the Arctic.
By ceres on 2017-12-22 15:05 UTC
Pulsar Planets --"Extreme Life Possible --Five Discovered So Far"...
The Milky Way contains an estimated 1 billion neutron stars, of which about 200,000 are pulsars. So far, 3000 pulsars have been studied and only 5 pulsar planets have been found. PSR B1257+12 is a much-studied pulsar. In 1992, the...
By ceres on 2017-12-20 20:21 UTC
Water on Mars absorbed like a sponge, new research suggests...
When searching for life, scientists first look for an element key to sustaining it: fresh water.
By ceres on 2017-12-20 20:20 UTC
Mars: Not as dry as it seems...
Two new articles have shed light on why there is, presumably, no life on Mars. Although today's Martian surface is barren, frozen and inhabitable, a trail of evidence points to a once warmer, wetter planet, where water flowed freely -- and life may ha
By ceres on 2017-12-20 20:19 UTC
NASA Planning An Proxima Centauri Expedition In 2069 To Find Alien Life?...
At the recently concluded Fall 2017 meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in New Orleans, scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) presented a paper that spoke about a prospective mission to our nearest stellar neighbor, Proxim
By viper1 on 2017-12-20 17:25 UTC
Ancient fossil microorganisms indicate that life in the universe is common...
A new analysis of the oldest known fossil microorganisms provides strong evidence to support an increasingly widespread understanding that life in the universe is common.
By earlybird on 2017-12-19 07:26 UTC
Feds reportedly spent $22M on mysterious UFO program...
Program was discontinued in 2012, but its backers say it still exists, the New York Times reports.
By earlybird on 2017-12-18 05:06 UTC
You Are Probably Washing Your Hands Wrong...
Many of us spend only about six seconds on the job
By earlybird on 2017-12-18 05:05 UTC
The Doctor Who Branded a Patient's Liver With His Initials Just Pled Guilty to Doing It Twice...
Some people commemorate time spent together by etching their names onto an old tree or desk; others might get matching tattoos; and some just send a card. None of these gestures of love and camaraderie were enough for British surgeon Simon Bramhall, who b
By aphrodite on 2017-12-15 04:11 UTC
Nasa announcement: Space agency finds entire solar system filled with planets like our own...
Nasa has found an entire solar system with as many planets as our own. The discovery of two new planets around the Kepler-90 star, which looks like our own sun, means that distant solar system has just as many planets as our own. The star and its solar sy
By ceres on 2017-12-14 18:17 UTC
Nasa announcement live: Latest updates as space agency reveals mysterious news from its hunt for planets...
Nasa is preparing for a major announcement after its planet-hunting telescope found something in space. Details on the revelation are sparse. But the agency only holds such events for significant breakthroughs, leading to speculation about what the Kepler
By ceres on 2017-12-14 16:57 UTC
Live stream: NASA announces latest Kepler discovery (1PM EST)...
USA TODAY will cover this event
By ceres on 2017-12-14 16:56 UTC
Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold...
New observations suggest America's Pluto probe will see more than one object on its next flyby.
By viper1 on 2017-12-13 03:05 UTC
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