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 2018-01-23 18:46 

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Earth's Climate Models --"Underestimating Warming of Polar Caps"...

"Yes, the tropics are warming but nowhere near to the same degree as the polar regions," said David Evans, Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews. "That's something we really need to be able to understand and replicate....

 2018-01-23 18:05 

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Today's Top Discovery Headline --Meet "Dawn" --Face of a 9,000 Year-Old Mesolithic Teenager Reconstructed (WATCH Video)...

The appearance of the 18-year-old woman, whom researchers named named Avgi, or 'Dawn,' is based on a female skull excavated from a cave occupied in 7,000 B.C. Her name is Avgi, and the last time anyone saw her face was......

 2018-01-23 16:28 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --"Zero Point Energy Could Change the World"...

January 23, 2018. Today's headline story on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet. Zero-point energy, also known as ground state energy, could be the greatest gift the quantum world can ever give us. It's a byproduct of...

 2018-01-23 15:37 

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Today's Top Science Headline: Blockbuster Controversy Unleashed --"One of the Most Provocative Fossils in Human Evolution"...

"This specimen is really important. It's critical," says Roberto Macchiarelli, a palaeoanthropologist at the University of Poitiers and France's National Museum of Natural History in Paris, who has shared his unpublished report with Nature...

 2018-01-23 15:10 

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First Image Ever of the Surface of Giant Star Beyond Our Solar System...

"This is the first time that we have such a giant star that is unambiguously imaged with that level of details," said Fabien Baron, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University. "The reason is there's a limit......

 2018-01-23 14:47 

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"Cosmic Messengers" --New Unified Theory of Solves Mystery of Origin of Astroparticles...

One of the biggest mysteries in astroparticle physics has been the origins of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, very high-energy neutrinos, and high-energy gamma rays. Now, a new theoretical model reveals that they all could be shot out into space after cosmi...

 2018-01-23 03:52 

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Today's Top Space Headline: "Ancient Clues" --Life on Earth Started Earlier Than Thought, Challenging Theory of Solar System's Origin...

"Things were actually looking a lot more like the modern world, in some respects, early on. There was water, potentially some stable crust. It's not completely out of the question that there would have been a habitable world and life......

 2018-01-23 01:34 

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"Can the Human Species Adapt to Life Beyond Earth?" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)...

The end of white space on the maps of Earth. Exploration is one of humanity's greatest drivers. We've moved around the planet and into almost every environment—mountains, deserts, jungles, and swamps. But will we be able to take the next... ...

 2018-01-22 18:59 

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Weird New Alien Planet Discovery --"Dark Night Side, Vastly Hotter Than Its Day Side"...

"We've previously studied nine other hot Jupiter, giant planets orbiting super close to their star. In every case, they have had winds blowing to the east, as theory would predict," says McGill University astronomer Nicolas Cowan, a co-author ...

 2018-01-22 18:05 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --The Worst Oil Spill the World Has Ever Seen: "A Radically Different Mix of Molecules"...

A tanker that sank off the Chinese coast was carrying "condensate,"; a mix of molecules with radically different properties than crude. Over the last two weeks, the maritime world has watched with horror as a tragedy has unfolded in the......

 2018-01-22 17:11 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Why the Planet Hasn't Been Destroyed in a Nuclear War...

January 22, 2018. today's headline selected from stories from around the world on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet. In broadest terms, the danger facing the world is that the superpowers have institutionalized a major ...

 2018-01-22 16:27 

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Today's Top Science Post --"Human Memory Comes From a Chance Encounter Hundreds of Millions of Years Ago"...

The particulars surrounding how our memory works has baffled neuroscientists for decades. Turns out, it's a very sophisticated process involving several brain systems. What about on the molecular level? Inside the brain, proteins don't stick aroun...

 2018-01-22 16:00 

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"The Unknown, Undected 'X' Particle" --84% of Matter in the Cosmos a Mystery Not Composed of Atoms, Electrons and Protons...

An axion is a hypothetical elementary particle whose existence was postulated in order to explain why certain subatomic reactions appear to violate basic symmetry constraints, in particular symmetry in time. The 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics went for the di...

 2018-01-22 15:32 

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Last Week's Top Space & Science Headlines --New Discoveries & Unsolved Mysteries...

Stephen Hawking: Wake Up, Science Deniers! --"Earth is Morphing into Venus" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream) "Unlike Anything We've Seen Before" --Neutron-Star Merger Afterglow Continues to Brighten "Leveraging the Human...

 2018-01-21 17:36 

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"The Black Hole in Origin of Life" --One Freakish Event May Mean We're the Only Complex Life In the Cosmos...

There's a black hole in the middle of the history of life: how did we go from tiny bags of chemicals to the vast menagerie of creatures we see around us? RadioLab explores one of the most underrated mysteries of......

 2018-01-21 15:46 

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"The Outer Limits" --NASA's New Radio Program Exploring Spacetime & the Cosmos (LISTEN)...

NASA has announced that it has teamed up with techno legend and DJ Jeff Mills and London radio station NTS for a six-part radio series, The Outer Limits, named after a science fiction TV series in the 1960s, that will......

 2018-01-20 18:26 

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World's Largest Underwater Cave System Discovered in Mexico --215-mile Sunken Labyrinth is a Trove of Ancient Mayan Artifacts (WATCH Video)...

"This immense cave represents the most important submerged archaeological site in the world, since it has more than a hundred archaeological contexts, among which is evidence of the first settlers of America, as well as the extinct fauna and, of......

 2018-01-20 16:20 

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TV Premier Today --Blue Planet II "Captures Never-Before-Seen Views of Earth's Oceans" (WATCH Video)...

"We've taken technology to places where it was probably never meant to go." On her very first dive into the frigid waters of Antarctica, Orla Doherty's yellow submarine began taking on water. So she did what she was supposed to......

 2018-01-20 15:36 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --What Happens At NASA and the ISS During the Government Shutdown...

As the wheels of the U.S. government ground to a halt Friday at midnight, thousands of federal employees prepared to face days or weeks without work or pay until their offices reopened. Some employees will continue working through the government......

 2018-01-19 17:07 

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Today's Top Space Headline --"We are Seeing the Creation of the Most Massive Galaxy Known in 1st Billion Years of the Universe"...

"With these exquisite ALMA observations, astronomers are seeing the most massive galaxy known in the first billion years of the Universe in the process of assembling itself," said Dan Marrone, associate professor of astronomy at the University of ...

 2018-01-19 16:10 

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Today's Top Science Headline --"Puzzle Posed By 'Dark Matter' in DNA Finally Solved"...

A puzzle posed by segments of 'dark matter' in genomes — long, winding strands of DNA with no obvious functions — has teased scientists for more than a decade. Now, a team has finally solved the riddle. The conundrum has......

 2018-01-19 15:38 

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The Pentagon Was Built With Mineralized Microbes Predating Dinosaurs...

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found that some of the building blocks of the Pentagon and Empire State Building were made by microbes that lived up to 340 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs.......

 2018-01-19 15:19 

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Mystery Deepens "About Link Between Supermassive Black Holes and Cosmic Islands We Call Galaxies"...

"The Earth, like many planets and stars, has a magnetic field that sprouts out of the North Pole, circles the planet and goes back into the South Pole," says Chris Packham, associate professor of physics and astronomy at The University......

 2018-01-18 18:49 

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"Unlike Anything We've Seen Before" --"Neutron-Star Merger Afterglow Continues to Brighten...

The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took place about 138 million light years away and sent gravitati...

 2018-01-18 18:16 

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Microbial Life in the Solar System Can Now Be Directly Detected --"First Since the Mars Viking Missions in the 70's"...

"The search for life is a major focus of planetary exploration, but there hasn't been direct life detection instrumentation on a mission since the 70s, during the Viking missions to Mars," explains Dr Jacqueline Goordial. "We wanted to sho...

 2018-01-18 17:35 

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"You Mess with It At Your Peril" --World's Biggest Wildlife Reserve Planned for Antarctica in Global Campaign" (Today's "Planet Earth Report")...

"The Antarctic is a massively important area and you mess with it at your peril," said Callum Roberts, professor of marine conservation at the University of York, who says the sanctuary would also play a key role in tackling climate......

 2018-01-18 15:54 

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Today's Top Space Headline: "Here Come the Star-Trek Voyages" --NASA Will Navigate Deep Space Using Pulsars...

Half a century ago, astronomers observed their first pulsar: a dead, distant, ludicrously dense star that emitted pulses of radiation with remarkable regularity. So consistent was the object's signal that astronomers jokingly nicknamed it LGM-1, short...

 2018-01-18 02:44 

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"Eerily Similar" --Sea Level on Saturn's Titan, a Billion Miles from Earth...

Saturn's moon Titan may be nearly a billion miles away from Earth, but a recently published paper based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals a new way this distant world and our own are eerily similar. Just as the......

 2018-01-17 21:12 

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"Why We Say Things Before We Think" --Scientists Track a Thought's Progress Through the Brain...

Interestingly, researchers found that the brain began to prepare the motor areas to respond very early, during initial stimulus presentation, suggesting that we get ready to respond even before we know what the response will be. "This might explain wh...

 2018-01-17 17:38 

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Today's Top Space Headline: "Search for Extraterrestrial Irregularities" --Expanding the Spectrum for Advanced Alien Life...

"Two hundred years from now, people are going to look at what we're doing, and probably laugh and say, 'Why weren't they looking for tachyons, or subspace communications,' or something like that," says Dan Wertheimer, chief scienti...

 2018-01-17 16:48 

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Today's Top Science Headline --"Truth About Cognitive Tests" --The President Can Draw a Clock...

The cognitive test that Trump passed was neither thorough nor difficult. Amid growing speculation about President Trump's unfitness to hold the nuclear codes he has threatened to use, anyone who was suspicious that he could not identify a camel or......

 2018-01-17 16:30 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" Headline --"Our Cryptocurrency Future" --The Global 'Bitcoin' Disruption...

You've heard of Bitcoin and possibly some others, but the major competitors, including central banks, have not even entered the market yet. Will it make any sense for people to exchange paper currency in the future? I don't think so,......

 2018-01-17 16:07 

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Odd Star Observed Orbiting a Rogue Black Hole in an Ancient Globular Cluster...

Astronomers using ESO's MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a star in the cluster NGC 3201 that is behaving very strangely -it is being flung backwards and forwards at speeds of several hundred thousand kilometers......

 2018-01-17 15:43 

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"One Strange Rock" --ISS Astronauts: "The Story of Earth From the Only People Who Have Ever Left It" (WATCH Video)...

One Strange Rock, filmed in space and across 45 countries on six continents over the course of more than a year, is a ten-part television series premiering in March on National Geographic Channel. The documentary refocuses our view of Earth......

 2018-01-16 17:26 

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"Leveraging the Human Cloud" --Citizen Scientists Discover New Kepler Earth-Like Planets Orbiting Sun-Like Stars...

MIT and Caltech researchers say the credit for Five new planets have been discovered outside our solar system goes mainly to citizen scientists — about 10,000 from the around the world — who pored through publicly available data from K2,......

 2018-01-16 16:56 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" Headline --"If We Learn to Engineer Animals to Be as Smart as Humans—Should We?"...

The concept of "animal uplift" is most famously depicted in the Planet of the Apes movie series, whose planetconquering protagonists are likely to put most people off the idea. But proponents are less pessimistic about the outcomes. Advances in ne...

 2018-01-16 16:32 

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Today's Top Science Headline --"Stop Saying That Dinosaurs Went Extinct. They Didn't"...

Everyone knows that about 65 million years ago, a massive asteroid hit the Earth and wiped out all the dinosaurs. Except, well, not so much. Most species of dinosaurs went extinct in the aftermath of the impact, but some survived.......

 2018-01-16 15:32 

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Stephen Hawking: Wake Up, Science Deniers! --"Earth is Morphing into Venus" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)...

"Venus is like Earth in so many ways," explains Stephen Hawking. "A sort of kissing cousin. She's almost the same size as Earth, a touch closer to the Sun. And, she has an atmosphere that could crush a submarine." In......

 2018-01-15 19:48 

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China Ups Ante on Search for Alien Life --Another New Radio Telescope "Will Be the Largest Antenna on Earth Able to Trace Origin of Any Signal"...

China will have a new radio telescope to "listen" to the universe that trumps its 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope completed in 2016. The Chinese government has approved a pla...

 2018-01-15 18:26 

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"Death Rays of the Cosmos" --Past and Future Extinction by Gamma Ray Burst (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)...

If a gamma ray sweeps over a planet, all complex life could be annihilated. Gamma ray bursts where more common in the past, and could have prevented intelligent life from evolving in the Milky Way (and other galaxies) for billions......

 2018-01-15 17:43 

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Today's Top Science Headline: "Breathtaking!" --Revamped Collider Hunts for New Phenomena Beyond the Standard Model of Physics...

The quest to explore the frontiers of physics will heat up next month in Japan, when beams of high-energy electrons are set to start smashing into their antimatter counterparts at one of the world's premier accelerator laboratories. The experiment, ca...

 2018-01-15 17:21 

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Last Week's Top 5 Space & Science Headlines...

"Stunning!" --NASA's Great Space Observatories Team Up to Find & Image the Farthest Galaxy Ever Seen "Most Scientists in the 'Never Aliens' Camp Desperately Want to be Convinced Otherwise" "Mind-Boggling!" --New Non-Bio...

 2018-01-15 16:12 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" Headline --"Bitcoin Miners have Extracted 80 % of All the Bitcoins There Will Ever Be"...

Although bitcoins are bought, sold, and lost more today than ever before, the rate of new bitcoins being created is starting to slow. The reasons behind that are a little complex, but suffice it to say, the closer we get......

 2018-01-15 15:49 

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LISTEN: Johnson Space Center Radio --"NASA's Search for the Origins of Life in the Universe"...

I have built a research lab where we look for organic molecules that we find in meteorites, says Aaron Burton. a planetary scientist NASA's Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center, who seeks to under...

 2018-01-14 22:50 

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Today's Top Science Headline --"World's Dirt Contains Incredible, Inexhaustible Reservoirs of Undiscovered Antibiotics"...

Nobody scours New York's Central Park looking for drugs quite the way Sean Brady does. On a sweltering Thursday, he hops out of a yellow cab, crosses Fifth Avenue, and scurries up a dirt path. Around us, the penetrating churn......

 2018-01-14 17:38 

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"We are Living in an Ancestor Simulation of Our Universe" --Neil deGrasse Tyson (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)...

Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Mat O'Dowd astrophysicist and host of PBS Spacetime to discuss Ancestor Simulation of our Universe....

 2018-01-14 16:38 

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The Alien Observatory --"The Vast Majority of Fossils Discovered in the Universe Will Be Extinct Microbial Life, Not Dinosaurs or Humanoids"...

"One intriguing prediction of the Gaian Bottleneck model is that the vast majority of fossils in the universe will be from extinct microbial life, not from multicellular species such as dinosaurs or humanoids that take billions of years to evolve,"...

 2018-01-13 23:16 

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Today's Top Science Headline: Gravity Haunts the Standard Model of the Universe --"Current Theory For Everything"...

Twenty-five particles and four forces. That description — the Standard Model of particle physics — constitutes physicists' best current explanation for everything. It's neat and it's simple, but no one is entirely happy with it. Wh...

 2018-01-13 18:08 

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"It's Very Likely That Advanced Life Has Evolved Elsewhere" --But, Scientists Ask, What Would They Look Like? (Today's Most Popular)...

"From a fundamental perspective the question is 'has it ever happened anywhere before?'" said Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester. "And it is astonishingly likely that we are not the only time ...

 2018-01-13 16:40 

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Today's Top Space Headline: "Mars Water!" --Vast Quantities of Ice Discovered Just Below the Surface --Ideal Source for Future Astronauts...

"The discovery reported by NASA gives us surprising windows where we can see right into these thick underground sheets of ice," said Shane Byrne of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, a co-author on today's report...

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