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Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Inventor tries to conquer plastic in the ocean...
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An estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic are floating in the waters between California and Hawaii
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-08 00:13 UTC
NASA's latest exoplanet hunter spots dozens of potential new worlds...
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Astronomers are poring over the candidates from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite to confirm how many are bona fide planets.
By ceres on 2018-09-07 15:24 UTC
We're Probably Living in a Simulation, Elon Musk Says...
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We're all probably trapped in a "Matrix"-like pseudo existence, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said early Friday (Sept. 7) during a long, wide-ranging and very entertaining appearance on comedian Joe Rogan's podcast.
By ceres on 2018-09-07 15:08 UTC
NASA Says Planet Hunting Telescope Kepler Has Woken Up Again...
In July, NASA placed the spacecraft, with 2,650 confirmed planets, in a hibernation-like state in preparation to download the science data collected in its latest observation campaign.
By ceres on 2018-09-06 16:17 UTC
Wolf 503b: Exoplanet Twice As Big As Earth Discovered 145 Light-Years Away...
A new exoplanet nearly twice as big as the Earth was discovered in the constellation of Virgo, some 145 light-years away from us.The exoplanet, named Wolf 503b, was detected when a team of researchers hailing from Canada, America, and Germany analyzed the
By ceres on 2018-09-06 16:17 UTC
Airports Are Way More Disgusting Than You Think, New Study Finds...
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The areas in the airport that are the most germ-covered aren't the ones you're probably thinking of.
By ceres on 2018-09-06 16:16 UTC
Russian expert: Space station sabotage theory 'nonsense'...
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A leak on board the International Space Station could not have been caused by any member of the international crew, according to a Russian space industry expert.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-04 18:44 UTC
Worlds Entirely Covered In Deep Ocean Could Be Habitable To Alien Life: Study...
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An earth clone, one with some land and a shallow ocean, may not be necessary for alien life to survive. Here's how water worlds covered in deep oceans could be able to keep their climate stable and support life.
By ceres on 2018-09-02 14:48 UTC
The Brightest Planets in September's Night Sky: How to See them (and When)...
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Here's how to see three naked-eye planets visible in September's night sky.
By ceres on 2018-09-02 14:45 UTC
Is Drinking Milk Unnatural?...
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Some claim that drinking the milk of other animals is both unnatural and unhealthy. How do the arguments for and against consuming milk stack up?
By ceres on 2018-09-02 14:45 UTC
International Space Station Suffers Small Air Leak, Astronaut Crew Reported Safe...
Yesterday afternoon, the ISS sprung an air leak detected on the Russian side of the orbiting lab. A small air leak has been discovered on the International Space Station (ISS), without posing any ...
By ceres on 2018-08-30 17:31 UTC
There could be hundreds of planets covered in oceans up to 1,000km deep, scientists say...
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We like to think of Earth as having a lot of water, but we've got nothing compared to watery giants that scientists say could be orbiting stars far away.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-27 23:18 UTC
Scientists Are Starting to Test Claims About "Microdosing"...
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Could psychedelics lead to improved antidepressant or anti-anxiety therapies?
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-24 18:47 UTC
NASA Astronauts Could Fly to Moon-Orbiting Station by 2024, Pence Says...
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The Vice President's remarks offered new details on the Trump administration's space-policy plans
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-24 18:46 UTC
Scientists discover 'apparent evidence' for universes beyond our own...
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As we all take a moment to mourn the impending loss of CBS' hit show "The Big Bang Theory," let us also bow our heads in memory of the outdated origin theory of our universe that shares the same name. Scientists believe the Big Bang theory (th
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-24 18:34 UTC
E-cigarettes can damage DNA...
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The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow worldwide, as many people view them as a safer alternative to smoking. But the long-term effects of e-cigarette usage, commonly called 'vaping,' are unknown. Today, researchers report that
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-20 16:28 UTC
DNA analysis of 6,500-year-old human remains with blue eye mutation...
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Scientists have discovered that waves of migration from Anatolia and the Zagros mountains to the Levant helped develop the Chalcolithic culture that existed in Israel's Upper Galilee region some 6,500 years ago. "Certain characteristics, such as g
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-20 16:27 UTC
Scientists discover intricacies of serotonin receptor crucial for better therapeutics...
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Serotonin, known as the "happiness" neurotransmitter, is a chemical found in the body responsible for feelings of well-being. But serotonin isn't the only chemical that binds to the 13 serotonin receptors found on the surface of cells. Far fro
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-20 16:26 UTC
Antidepressant restores youthful flexibility to aging inhibitory neurons in mice...
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Inhibitory neurons in the aging brain show reduced growth and plasticity, likely contributing to declines in brain function. In a new study in mice researchers at the Picower Institute at MIT show that treatment with fluoxetine restored substantial growth
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-20 06:27 UTC
Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water...
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Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times the size of Earth. It will have implications for the search of life in our Galaxy. The work is presen
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-18 00:42 UTC
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