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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
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
Mozilla announces Firefox will block trackers by default...
Mozilla today announced that Firefox will soon block web trackers by default. In conjunction, Firefox will also let users control what information they share with sites. Web trackers are used mainl...
By ceres on 2018-08-30 17:38 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
Which Vision Of Farming Is Better For The Planet?...
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Should we concentrate farming in a small area, or spread it out to reduce the environmental impact? It's a dilemma farmers face as they feed a growing planet. A new study weighs in.
By ceres on 2018-08-03 13:11 UTC
WALSH: Quit The Hysterics. America Is Responsible For Almost None Of The Plastic In The Ocean....
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There is nothing wrong with trying to cut down on waste. There is nothing wrong with trying to cut down on the amount of straws we use. But when you use fake statistics to whip up hysteria, and you indulge in extreme exaggeration and blatant falsehood, an
By ceres on 2018-07-26 15:46 UTC
Driver for Uber and Lyft live-streamed hundreds of riders on Twitch without their consent...
An Uber and Lyft driver in St. Louis, Missouri has given around 700 rides since March 2018, and nearly all of them have been live-streamed on Twitch, without passenger consent. In a lengthy report, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch detailed the actions of Jason
By ceres on 2018-07-22 02:12 UTC
Earth's Neighboring Exoplanet Ross 128 B Has Perfect Conditions To Support Life: Study...
By studying the host star of Ross 128 b, researchers determined the exoplanet is a rocky world with temperate. This means that it potentially has liquid water on the surface.
By ceres on 2018-07-19 18:21 UTC
Drink coffee, live longer ... even for those who drink a lot...
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The study however failed to dispel concerns about heavy coffee drinking, especially for people with genetic variants that affect caffeine metabolism. It was suspected that people who metabolize coffee more slowly might have a higher risk of cardiovascular-related problems.
By ceres on 2018-07-19 18:16 UTC, Edited: 2018-07-19 18:20 UTC
Move over Hubble. This sharp pic of Neptune was taken from Earth...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
A new strategy at the Very Large Telescope lets astronomers take space telescopequality pictures from the ground.
By ceres on 2018-07-18 17:59 UTC
Search for 'Planet X' Reveals 12 New Moons of Jupiter --"Including One Weirdo"...
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"Jupiter just happened to be in the sky near the search fields where we were looking for extremely distant Solar System objects, so we were serendipitously able to look for new moons around Jupiter while at the same time looking...
By ceres on 2018-07-18 17:58 UTC
Are teens giving themselves ADHD?...
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A new study from California has found that teens with high levels of media use are more likely to show ADHD symptoms.
By ceres on 2018-07-18 17:58 UTC
Sugar improves memory in over-60s, helping them work smarter...
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Sugar improves memory in older adults -- and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity -- according to new research.
By ceres on 2018-07-18 17:57 UTC
Researchers engineer bacteria to create fertilizer out of thin air...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/agriculture
In the future, plants will be able to create their own fertilizer. Farmers will no longer need to buy and spread fertilizer for their crops, and increased food production will benefit billions of people around the world, who might otherwise go hungry.
By ceres on 2018-07-16 20:40 UTC
CRISPR gene editing produces unwanted DNA deletions...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/crispr
DNA-cutting enzyme used for genetic modification can create large deletions and shuffle genes.
By ceres on 2018-07-16 20:12 UTC
Archaeologists discover bread that predates agriculture by 4,000 years...
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At an archaeological site in northeastern Jordan, researchers have discovered the charred remains of a flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years ago. It is the oldest direct evidence of bread found to date, predating the advent of agriculture by at
By ceres on 2018-07-16 20:11 UTC
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