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One of the Trappist-1 Planets Has an Iron Core...
In February of 2017, a team of European astronomers announced the discovery of a seven-planet system orbiting the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Aside from the fact that all seven planets were rocky, there was the added bonus of three of them orbiting within TRA
By ceres on 2018-05-04 16:53 UTC
Proof of 'Planet Nine' May Be Sewn into Medieval Tapestries...
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Observations made a thousand years ago could help modern scientists find the theoretical "Planet Nine" in the outer reaches of the solar system.
By ceres on 2018-05-04 16:52 UTC
NASA spacecraft will have company all the way to Mars...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's next Mars explorer is going to have company all the way to the red planet: a couple of puny yet groundbreaking sidekicks.
By ceres on 2018-05-04 16:50 UTC
Old Data, New Tricks: Fresh Results from NASA's Galileo Spacecraft 20 Years On...
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Newly resurrected data from Galileo's first flyby of Ganymede is yielding new insights about the moon's environment.
By ceres on 2018-04-30 21:24 UTC
From CRISPR scissors to virus sensors...
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Two bacterial Cas proteins cleave nucleic acids indiscriminately after binding to specific target sequences. This property has now been harnessed to create highly sensitive, portable diagnostic tools for detecting viruses at low cost.
By ceres on 2018-04-30 21:23 UTC
Bill Gates Says Trump Casually Asked Him If He Wanted To Be White House Science Adviser...
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President Donald Trump recently seemed to offer tech mogul Bill Gates the vacant role of White House science adviser, Gates said in a Monday interview.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-30 19:30 UTC
London Infested With Toxic Caterpillars, Officials Warn Of Potential Health Hazards...
The emergence of toxic caterpillars may cause health hazards to people, animals, and oak trees. Officials are urging the public to contact authorities if they spot OPM caterpillars or nests.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-29 11:06 UTC
Solar plant built at site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster...
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How solar power is giving the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster a new beginning.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-29 11:04 UTC
Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind...
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We now have the most detailed catalogue of stars in our Milky Way galaxy yet. The new map — created using data collected by the Gaia satellite — shows about 1.7 billion stars, including many objects never seen before, according to the European
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-26 02:31 UTC
NASA Doesn't Know What Poked These Holes in the Arctic's Sea Ice...
NASA scientists flying over the arctic earlier this month spotted strange shapes out the window, but they aren't sure what caused them.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-23 17:31 UTC
A Mysterious New Form of DNA Was Just Discovered in Human Cells...
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When you think of DNA, odds are, you picture the famous double helix, a ladder-like structure elegantly twisted like a corkscrew. But DNA doesn't always assume this form.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-23 17:30 UTC
Blood biomarkers may allow easier detection, confirmation of concussions...
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Researchers have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion.
By ceres on 2018-04-21 03:10 UTC
NASA's TESS spacecraft launches to begin its exoplanet search...
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After reaching its orbit in about two months, the telescope will start scanning nearby stars telltale dips in light that signal a passing planet.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-19 05:54 UTC
Researchers find 'catastrophic' coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef...
Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered a "catastrophic die-off" of coral during an extended heatwave in 2016, threatening a broader range of reef life than previously feared, a report revealed Thursday.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-19 05:42 UTC
Scientists issue alarming new prediction for Hayward Fault...
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The Hayward Fault may be less well-known than the San Andreas Fault, but seismologists now call it a time bomb that could kill nearly a 1,000 people and injure tens of thousands more.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-18 20:19 UTC
The Aurora Station Will be the First Luxury Hotel in Space...
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Aurora Station will be the first luxury hotel in space. The Aurora Station space hotel will launch in 2021 and host its first guests in 2022. It has room for 4 guests and 2 crew. . The first four months of reservations sold out within 72 hours, with each guest paying a deposit of $80,000 US.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-17 21:21 UTC
Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'...
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Scientists say fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-17 17:58 UTC
Could We Detect an Ancient Industrial Civilization in the Geological Record?...
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According to a new study by a team of researchers, it is possible that we might find evidence of another industrial civilization in the geological record The post Could We Detect an Ancient Industrial Civilization in the Geological Record? appeared first
By ceres on 2018-04-17 00:14 UTC
SpaceX postpones launch of NASA's planet-hunter spacecraft...
SpaceX postponed the launch of NASA's new planet-hunting mission Monday in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems, the California-based company said.
By ceres on 2018-04-17 00:00 UTC
Atlantic Ocean Current Slows Down To 1,000-Year Low, Studies Show...
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The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation — the conveyor belt of the ocean — is slowing down. Scientists disagree about what's behind it, but say it could mean bad news for the climate.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-15 06:20 UTC
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