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Distant galaxy sends out 15 high-energy radio bursts...
Breakthrough Listen, an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, has detected 15 brief but powerful radio pulses emanating from a mysterious and repeating source FRB 121102 far across the universe.
By rjx32 on 2017-08-30 20:47 UTC
After Webb: Scientists Make the Case for Even Bigger Telescopes...
A larger mirror could help the next generation of space telescopes find a habitable world beyond the solar system.
By ceres on 2017-08-29 14:29 UTC
Chronic lack of sleep increases risk-seeking...
Sleepiness, reduced concentration and performance -- more and more people are suffering from the consequences of a chronic lack of sleep. Researchers have now demonstrated a further consequence: the people affected are subject to more intensive risk-seeki
By viper1 on 2017-08-28 18:40 UTC
Proposed Orbiter Could Probe the Ocean Beneath Saturn's Moon Titan...
An orbiter around Saturn's largest moon would study the intriguing methane- and ethane-rich surface while looking for signs of what's going on in the ocean beneath.
By ceres on 2017-08-24 13:38 UTC
Exercise in a Pill? Scientists Move One Step Closer...
Researchers have identified a protein that plays a role in diverting blood flow in the body during exercise. The protein may contribute to the health effects of exercise.
By ceres on 2017-08-24 13:38 UTC
Alien megastructure star may host Saturn-like exoplanet...
Rather than being caused by extraterrestrial construction, the bizarre dimming of Tabbys star could instead be due to a closely orbiting, ringed planet
By ceres on 2017-08-23 13:35 UTC
Snow Falls on Mars in the Summer...
The red planet gets a dusting from unexpected bursts of snow flurries, according to new atmospheric simulations.
By ceres on 2017-08-21 16:45 UTC
Can You Photograph the Solar Eclipse With Your Phone or Tablet?...
Can you photograph the phenomenon with my cell phone or tablet? With a few caveats, the answer is "yes."
By ceres on 2017-08-21 16:44 UTC
Eclipse Calculator – City Lookup...
Eclipse Calculator that can tell when the next eclipse will be visible in your area and how it will look like
By kynast on 2017-08-21 16:00 UTC
NASA TV Live Eclipse Coverage...
NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. Programs inc...
By kynast on 2017-08-21 15:59 UTC
Who owns Mars? Mining puts spotlight on out of this world property claims...
The question has become more than philosophical as a growing number of firms have set their sights on the resources of outer space asteroids and Mars
By viper1 on 2017-08-21 14:30 UTC
The August 21, 2017 Eclipse – 33+ Fascinating Facts...
What a time to be alive! The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching and while it may or may not hold Biblical level significance lets take a look at the facts so you
By Anonymous Submission on 2017-08-20 18:45 UTC
NASA's Rocket to Nowhere Finally Has a Destination...
With a lunar orbit mission on the docket, NASA's contractors for the Space Launch System continue testing with new focus.
By viper1 on 2017-08-17 13:18 UTC
A German startup says its CityTree technology is more efficient at purifying air pollution than 275 trees....
Think globally, scrub locally. That could be the slogan for a new technology coming out of Europe that uses high-tech mobile moss structures to scrub pollutants from the air on the hyperlocal scale. Dubbed the CityTree, each mobile installation removes dust, nitrogen dioxide, ozone gases and other
By aphrodite on 2017-08-17 02:31 UTC
Scientists discover powerful potential pain reliever...
Chemists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The compound is as effective at relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice as a drug widely used for pain relief called gabapentin. If they can demonstrate t
By aphrodite on 2017-08-17 02:30 UTC
New research points to environmental change 650 million years ago that brought about a proliferation of algae at the base of the food chain of complex organisms....
But then the melting some 650 million years ago of “Snowball Earth” — when oceans at the equator were frozen to a depth of two kilometers (1.2 miles) — led to a global algae bloom that changed everything, researchers reported Wednesday.
By aphrodite on 2017-08-17 02:29 UTC
TRAPPIST-1 twice as old as our solar system...
Astronomers have narrowed in on a more precise estimate of the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists believe the system is between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years old.
By ceres on 2017-08-11 18:27 UTC
You will get chipped...eventually...
Analysts believe putting microchips in humans could be a mainstream idea in 50 years or so.
By ceres on 2017-08-10 15:49 UTC
Invasion of glowing tropical jellyfish baffles U.S. scientists...
Researchers are trying to figure out what the appearance of millions of bioluminescent pyrosomes off the Northwest means for the food chain, fisheries and ocean.
By ceres on 2017-08-09 19:14 UTC
The James Webb Space Telescope, billed as NASAs premier observatory of the next decade, could provide an unparalleled view of Proxima Centauri b after it launches....
Credit: ESO/M. KornmesserAround this time last year, astronomers excitedly announced the discovery of a planet roughly the size of Earth that was found to be orbiting the star Proxima Centauri. At a mere 4.2 light-years away, Proxima Centauri b the n
By ceres on 2017-08-09 13:18 UTC
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