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'Something just passed over us': Pilots report encounter with UFO over Arizona...
One of the pilots said the object had a
By ceres on 2018-03-27 18:14 UTC
FAA Audio: Perplexed Pilots Report UFO Sighting Above New Mexico, Arizona Desert...
The pilots of at least three separate aircraft encountered an unidentified flying object above southern Arizona and New Mexico last month.
By ceres on 2018-03-27 18:14 UTC
NASA Delays Launch of James Webb Space Telescope to 2020...
The launch of NASA's next great space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, to no earlier than May 2020, nearly a year later than previously planned, the space agency announced Tuesday (March 27).
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-27 17:42 UTC
The Milky Way Appears to be Swarming With Venus-Like Exoplanets --"May Hold the Secret of Earth's Fate"...
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Without figuring out why Venus and Earth evolved differently, we have no hope of predicting all the beautifully bizarre planets that will no doubt be discovered. We may also learn something about the fate of our own planet. That is...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-27 03:33 UTC
World's largest collection of ocean garbage is now twice the size of Texas...
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of floating trash halfway between Hawaii and California, has grown to more than 600,000 square miles, or twice the size of Texas.
By viper1 on 2018-03-22 15:16 UTC
US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station...
A rocket carrying two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully from a launch facility in Kazakhstan.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-21 23:50 UTC
One of the Greatest Unsolved Mysteries: Scientists Close to Turning Light Into Matter --"Recreating the 1st 100 Seconds of the Universe"...
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"If we can demonstrate it now, we would be recreating a process that was important in the first 100 seconds of the universe and that is also seen in gamma ray bursts, which are the biggest explosions in the universe...
By ceres on 2018-03-21 16:47 UTC
A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It...
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Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, a new study suggests.
By ceres on 2018-03-21 16:46 UTC
In 1986, scientists found a fuel-producing bacterium at the bottom of a Swiss lake. Now, they know how it works...
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New finding could jump-start efforts to produce fuels with microbes
By ceres on 2018-03-21 16:46 UTC
Exoplanet Search Turns Up 15 New Alien Worlds, and One May Have Water...
Researchers have discovered 15 new planets around cool stars known as red dwarfs, and one of those planets might be able to host liquid water on its surface.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-20 16:12 UTC
NASA Lifts Ban On Radioactive Batteries Powered By Plutonium For Mission Proposals...
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NASA has relaxed its policies against the use of radioisotope thermoelectric generators for future space missions. Now, scientists may be able to submit proposals to the Discovery program, even if they involve using plutonium-238.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-20 16:07 UTC
30 Years Later: Rapist Caught By DNA Test After Peeing Into Neighbor's Potted Plant...
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He was finally jailed for his crimes.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-20 16:07 UTC
The Alien Planets of TRAPPIST-1 May Be Too Wet for Life...
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The seven rocky planets circling the nearby star TRAPPIST-1 have lots of water, a new study suggests — perhaps too much to make them good bets for life.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-19 19:26 UTC
Fish accounted for surprisingly large part of the Stone Age diet...
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New research can now show what Stone Age people actually ate in southern Scandinavia 10 000 years ago. The importance of fish in the diet has proven to be greater than expected. So, if you want to follow a Paleo diet -- you should quite simply eat a lot o
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-19 19:25 UTC
Research signals arrival of a complete human genome...
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It's been nearly two decades since a UC Santa Cruz research team announced that they had assembled and posted the first human genome sequence on the internet. Despite the passage of time, enormous gaps remain in our genomic reference map. These gaps s
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-19 19:24 UTC
Stephen Hawking spent his final days attempting to solve the parallel universe mystery...
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Stephen Hawking pushed off of this mortal coil last week, but the world-famous physicist was pondering some of humanity's most puzzling questions right up until the end. Hawking spent decades...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-19 16:55 UTC
Our ancestors mated with the mystery 'Denisovan' people twice...
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The genes of extinct hominins called Denisovans live on in people from China and Papua New Guinea, suggesting two instances of cross-species breeding
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-16 03:39 UTC
NASA Kepler Spacecraft Nears Death: Fuel To Run Out Within Several Months...
The Kepler space telescope will run out of fuel and end its mission within several months, NASA said. The spacecraft, which has survived through several close calls, has detected 2,245 exoplanets and will continue collecting data until it shuts down
By viper1 on 2018-03-15 15:36 UTC
New nickname for Pluto-explorer's next target: Ultima Thule...
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The spacecraft that explored Pluto is now headed toward a New Year's Day encounter with this mysterious object or two, 1 billion miles farther, on the fringes of our solar system.
By ceres on 2018-03-15 02:38 UTC
ADHD drugs increase brain glutamate, predict positive emotion in healthy people...
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New findings offer clues about how misused drugs affect healthy brains and hint at an undiscovered link between glutamate and mood.
By viper1 on 2018-03-14 17:14 UTC
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