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The Most Incredible Alien Planet Discoveries of 2016...
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The tally of exoplanet finds now numbers in the thousands, each world unique and very alien but some stand out from the crowd and this year has been an extraordinary year for extrasolar planet hunters.
By ceres on 2016-12-28 17:04 UTC
Dwarf Planet Ceres Likely Had Ocean Long Ago...
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The dwarf planet Ceres still holds pockets of ice from billions of years ago, new observations by NASA's Dawn spacecraft show.
By ceres on 2016-12-27 02:32 UTC
Are aliens trying to contact us? 6 blasts of radio energy are detected...
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The waves were detected by researchers from McGill University in Montreal, using the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, and at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
By viper1 on 2016-12-23 18:03 UTC
ESO's "Band Five" --Faint Radio Signals of Water Can Now Be Detected in Remote Regions of the Universe...
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"The new radio receivers will make it much easier to detect water, a prerequisite for life as we know it, in our Solar System and in more distant regions of our galaxy and beyond," says Leonardo Testi, The European ALMA...    
By aphrodite on 2016-12-22 05:38 UTC
Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome...
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A high fat diet alone is not enough to cause metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. This recent study shows it is needed in combination with vitamin D deficiency. Accordingly, vitamin D supplement
By rjx32 on 2016-12-21 23:53 UTC
China Trumps NASA With Working "StarTrek" EM Propulsion Drive --"Testing Now Aboard the Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory"...
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Scientists with the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) claim NASA’s results ‘re-confirm’ what they’d already achieved, and have plans to implement it in satellites ‘as quickly as possible.’ China claims they’ve created a working prototype of the ‘im
By ceres on 2016-12-21 01:25 UTC
CERN Discovery --"We're One Step Closer to Illuminating Mystery of the Big Bang"...
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Scientists working at CERN have made a landmark finding, taking them one step closer to answering the question of why matter exists and illuminating the mysteries of the Big Bang and the birth of the Universe. The Big Bang should...    
By viper1 on 2016-12-20 19:35 UTC
A Cosmic Wikipedia: Massive Digital Sky Survey Is Unveiled for Scientists...
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The Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System, or Pan-STARRS program has released a massive catalog of astronomical data collected over four years using one of the largest digital cameras ever built.
By ceres on 2016-12-20 16:20 UTC
Bizarre Antimatter Emits Same Light As Regular Matter...
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For the first time, physicists have shown that atoms of antimatter appear to give off the same kind of light that atoms of regular matter do when illuminated with lasers, a new study finds.
By ceres on 2016-12-20 16:18 UTC
Extragalactic Lighthouses --"We Can Now Detect Directed Signals From the Depths of the Cosmos" ...
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“If even one other civilization existed in our galaxy and had a similar or more advanced level of directed-energy technology, we could detect ‘them’ anywhere in our galaxy with a very modest detection approach,” said UC Santa Barbara physicist Philip...
By viper1 on 2016-12-18 17:08 UTC
On A 'Eugenics Registry,' A Record Of California's Thousands Of Sterilizations...
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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with University of Michigan professor Alex Stern, who has completed a database of the thousands of people recommended for sterilization when California had eugenics laws.
By viper1 on 2016-12-18 17:06 UTC
Highest Capacity North American Internet Satellite to Launch on Atlas V Dec. 18 Watch Live...
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CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL The highest capacity satellite delivering high speed internet to homes and businesses in North America is scheduled for an early afternoon blastoff on a mighty ULA Atlas V on Sunday, Dec. 18, from the Florida Space Co
By kynast on 2016-12-17 20:14 UTC
Two Billion-Year-Old Water Found in Canadian Mine...
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Canadian Geoscientists have uncovered water that dates back a whopping two billion years. Its the oldest water ever discovered on Earth, and it could broaden our understanding of how life emerged on our planetand possibly elsewhere.
By viper1 on 2016-12-16 22:38 UTC
This is your brain on (legal) cannabis: Researchers seek answers...
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For those suffering depression or anxiety, using cannabis for relief may not be the long-term answer, say researchers.
By viper1 on 2016-12-16 22:36 UTC
Frustrated by self-checkout? Retailers look to smartphones to cut the line...
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Self-checkout is supposed to be a time-saver.
By viper1 on 2016-12-16 22:36 UTC
First detection of boron on the surface of Mars...
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Boron has been identified for the first time on the surface of Mars, indicating the potential for long-term habitable groundwater in the ancient past.
By viper1 on 2016-12-15 18:07 UTC
Mars' Southern Polar Cap Cool on Many Levels...
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Mars' South Pole offers a landscape Earthlings simply cannot identify with.
By viper1 on 2016-12-15 18:03 UTC
New, complex call recorded in Mariana Trench believed to be from baleen whale...
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A sound in the Mariana Trench notable for its complexity and wide frequency range likely represents the discovery of a new baleen whale call, according to the researchers who recorded and analyzed it.
By ceres on 2016-12-15 02:16 UTC
Astronomers discover new gas giant exoplanet...
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( the gravitational microlensing method, an international team of astronomers has recently detected a new gas giant exoplanet three times more massive than Jupiter. The newly discovered planet received designation OGLE-2014-BLG-0676Lb and is
By ceres on 2016-12-15 02:16 UTC
Life could exist in the atmospheres of many distant worlds, research suggests...
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Microscopic organisms could survive at above the surface of planets and so-called brown dwarfs, whose terrain and lower atmospheres are inhospitable, scientists have found.
By ceres on 2016-12-13 18:13 UTC
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