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 2018-04-22 15:44 

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"The Weird Existence of Primordial Black Holes in the Early Universe" --Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics...

Astronomers studying the motions of galaxies and the character of the cosmic microwave background radiation came to realize in the last century that most of the matter in the universe was not visible. About 84 percent of the matter in......

 2018-04-21 15:25 

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"Flashback" --Carl Sagan on How We Would Communicate With Advanced Alien Life (Weekend Feature/Video)...

If life exists elsewhere in the Universe, would we be able to communicate with it? In this clip from the 1977 Royal Institution Christmas Lecture, "The Planets", Carl Sagan demonstrates how we could send a signal that would make sense......

 2018-04-21 13:55 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report"--"Sea Nomads: The Superhumans Living Among Us"...

"I think it's fascinating to see just how extraordinary this population is, to think that they're almost like superhumans living among us with these really extraordinary capabilities. But I also think natural selection is a lot more powerful t...

 2018-04-21 13:04 

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Today's Top Space Headline --"It's About Expanding Earth! Over the Next 10 Years, Space Will Become an Industrial Zone Filled with Orbiting Factories"...

"Over the next 10 years, space will become an industrial zone filled with orbiting factories. Like oil platforms on the ocean, but not polluting," says entrepreneur Jason Dunn, Made In Space's co-founder and chief technology officer. "We c...

 2018-04-20 16:12 

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Today's Top Science Headline --100,000-year-Old Hashtag: "The First Human Symbol?"...

"Cave art was part of the package deal in terms of how homo sapiens came to have this very high-level cognitive processing," says Miyagawa, a professor of linguistics and the Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture at MIT. "Yo...

 2018-04-20 15:04 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --WW 11 High-Tech Nazi Submarine Found --"On a Mysterious Mission to South America"...

Two days before the Allied forces declared victory over Nazi Germany at the end of World War II, a high-tech German submarine set out from Denmark on a mysterious mission. The sub was a brand-new Type XXI U-boat, hailed as......

 2018-04-20 13:39 

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Cluster of Stars Harbors a Massive Mystery Source of Cosmic Rays...

"This particular source of gamma rays was found towards an unusual cluster of stars which harbors one of the Milky Way's most massive and energetic young stars, a luminous blue variable star called LBV1806-20," says Associate Professor Gavin R...

 2018-04-19 16:43 

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From the Farside --"Prehistoric Humans May Have Performed Brain Surgery"...

Oh, my! Humans have been performing brain surgery—or at least drilling holes in one others' skulls—for thousands of years, reports today's Science. But how did they get their practice? A new study analyzing an exquisitely bored hole in...

 2018-04-19 14:54 

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Z-Machine --World's Most Powerful X-ray Source "Will Create a White-Dwarf Star on Earth" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)...

"The really amazing thing about this research is that it changes the way astronomy has been conducted in the past," said Don Winget, the director of CAPP and a professor in the Department of Astronomy. "There were a lot of......

 2018-04-19 14:12 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --"A Highly Altered, Degraded System" -Since 2016, Half of All Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died...

"Once upon a time, there was a city so dazzling and kaleidoscopic, so braided and water-rimmed, that it was often compared to a single living body. It clustered around a glimmering emerald spine, which astronauts could glimpse from orbit. It......

 2018-04-19 13:23 

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"The Star Killer" --Rare 'Butterfly' Galaxy with Two Supermassive Black Holes...

While most galaxies in the universe hold only one supermassive black hole at their center, NGC 6240 contains two--and they're circling each other in the last steps before crashing together. New research reveals how gases ejected by those spiraling bla...

 2018-04-18 13:44 

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"We'll Find Planets of a Kind Never Seen Before" --SpaceX Will Launch NASA's TESS Satellite Today @6:51 PM EST (WATCH All-Day Live)...

"One of the biggest questions in exoplanet exploration is: If an astronomer finds a planet in a star's habitable zone, will it be interesting from a biologist's point of view?" said George Ricker, TESS principal investigator at the Massach...

 2018-04-17 20:39 

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Remnants Found of a Lost Planet That Once Roamed Our Solar System...

"What we're claiming here," said Philippe Gillet, a planetary scientist at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, "is that we have in our hands a remnant of this first generation of planets that are missing today because they wer...

 2018-04-17 17:37 

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"We Truly Don't Know What It Is" --Mystery Milky-Way Spectrum of Light Observed 'Not Produced By Any Known Emission'...

"We use special telescopes to catch X-ray light in the sky, and while looking at these X-rays, the telescopes noticed an unexpected feature and captured a spectrum of light, which is not produced by any known atomic emission," said University......

 2018-04-17 16:04 

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Today's Top Science Headline --Hunt for Wonder Drugs at the North Pole In a Race Against Deadly Antibiotic Resistance...

"Sixty percent of the drugs we take today were developed from natural products, and most of those products have terrestrial sources. Currently, only seven FDA-approved pharmaceuticals in clinical use have marine sources, compared to hundreds of land-b...

 2018-04-17 14:07 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --SpaceX's Elon Musk Warns That AI Will Create an 'Immortal Dictator' in New Documentary 'Do You Trust This Computer'...

"We are rapidly headed toward digital superintelligence that far exceeds any human, I think it's pretty obvious," Elon Musk said in a new AI documentary called "Do You Trust This Computer?" directed by Chris Paine (who interviewed Musk...

 2018-04-17 13:32 

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Today's Top Space Headline --"Wormholes in Spacetime May be Detected By Strange Shadows"...

In a new analysis, published in the preprint journal arXiv on March 30, Rajibul Shaikh, a physicist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India, found that a certain type of rotating wormhole would cast a larger and......

 2018-04-17 13:02 

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NASA's New Planet-Hunting TESS Launch Postponed To Wednesday (LISTEN Tess Podcast)...

SpaceX announced yesterday that it's standing down to conduct additional Guidance Navigation & Control analysis, and teams are now working towards a targeted launch of @NASA_TESS on Wednesday, April 18 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station due to an i...

 2018-04-16 16:28 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Unveils Five Amazing Citizen Explorers...

In the mornings, Sylvia Beer sits at the desktop computer in her living room with a cup of coffee and looks for ridges on Mars. Her town of Wodonga, Australia, gets so hot that in summer she begins scanning Mars......

 2018-04-16 15:27 

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Today's Top Space Headline: Liftoff from Proxima b --"Alien Civilizations May Find Barriers to Interstellar Travel"...

Almost all space missions launched so far by our civilization have been based on chemical propulsion, writes Harvard's Abraham Loeb. The fundamental limitation here is easy to understand: a rocket is pushed forward by ejecting burnt fuel gases backwar...

 2018-04-16 14:20 

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"A New Era: 200,000 Stars & Alien Planets" --WATCH All-Day Coverage of NASA's New Alien-Planet Hunter, TESS Spacecraft Today...

"My great hope is that TESS will find new mysteries," said Dr. Stephen Rinehart, a project scientist for the mission at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. "Maybe we'll find something out there that nobody expect...

 2018-04-16 13:13 

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

"Setting the Stage" --MIT Scientists Identify Ingredients Needed to Brew Earth's First Life Forms "The Dark-Matter Paradox" --A Tiny Galaxy Without Any May Be Proof That It Exists "Humans May Find It Impossible to Detect Alien Inte...

 2018-04-15 16:04 

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"20,000 New Planets!" --NASA's TESS Will Reveal a New Map of the Milky Ways Habitable Planets...

Some of the most exciting space news of the past few years has been about Earth-like exoplanets revealed by the Kepler Mission that could possibly support life. TESS, a space telescope set to launch Monday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9......

 2018-04-15 13:35 

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Orphaned Planets of Binary Stars --"Poor Place to Search for Alien Life"...

Planets orbiting "short-period4; binary stars, or stars locked in close orbital embrace, can be ejected off into space as a consequence of their host stars' evolution, according to new research from the University of Washington, making them a p...

 2018-04-14 16:37 

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"Countdown!" TESS Satellite's Search for Alien Worlds --WATCH Tomorrow April 15 NASA's Pre-Launch Press Conference...

The countdown is on! The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to lift off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday, April 16, at 6:32 p.m. EDT. The space probe will study star systems that......

 2018-04-14 14:24 

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Today's Top Space Headline --Scientists Ask: "Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?"...

"By asking about civilizations lost in deep time, we're also asking about the possibility for universal rules guiding the evolution of all biospheres in all their creative potential, including the emergence of civilizations. Even without pickup-dr...

 2018-04-13 15:45 

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Weird Disks Around Distant Stars Observed Giving Birth to Alien Planets (WATCH Video)...

SPHERE (Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch) at the European Southern Observatory has now been particularly successful at studying new born stars still surrounded by gas and dust. With SPHERE, ESO astronomers of ETH Zurich and Max Planck...

 2018-04-13 15:13 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Scientist Game the Unthinkable: "What Happens If Terrorists Nuke Washington D.C.?" (WATCH Video)...

At 11:15 on a Monday morning in May, an ordinary looking delivery van rolls into the intersection of 16th and K streets NW in downtown Washington, D.C., just a few blocks north of the White House. Inside, suicide bombers trip......

 2018-04-13 14:00 

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"Do Dark Photons Exist?" --Dark Matter May the Tip of an Invisible Universe of Unknown Forces...

Dark matter is aptly named. It emits no light and interacts with visible matter only via gravity. But dark matter might be only the tip of an invisible universe of unknown forces. This possibility has led to a hunt for......

 2018-04-12 15:18 

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"The Dark-Matter Paradox" --A Tiny Galaxy Without Any May Be Proof That It Exists (Today's Top Space Headline)...

"It really is quite uncomfortable. It shouldn't exist; it shouldn't be real," Marla Geha, an astronomer at Yale University who was not part of the discovery team, said of the strange galaxy. "Yet if you look at the data, that's......

 2018-04-12 13:27 

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NASA's Juno Spacecraft Unveils Jupiter's 'Engine' Powering Its Magnetic Field...

"Before Juno, we could only guess what Jupiter's poles would look like," said Alberto Adriani, Juno co-investigator from the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology, Rome. "Now, with Juno flying over the poles at a close distance ...

 2018-04-12 13:10 

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"Cosmic Whispers" --Listening for Black Holes and Neutron Stars Hidden Behind Gravitational Waves from the Big Bang...

Deep space is not as silent as we have been led to believe. Every few minutes a pair of black holes smash into each other. These cataclysms release ripples in the fabric of spacetime known as gravitational waves. Now Monash......

 2018-04-11 16:31 

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"NASA's Secret Mission" --The Women of Mercury 13: The First U.S. Spaceflight Program (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)...

In 1982 Sally Ride became the first American woman and the third woman in history to fly to space, but the first female astronaut trainees, which were the 13 unheralded women of "Mercury 13," who underwent extreme physical tests developed......

 2018-04-11 14:46 

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"Humans May Find It Impossible to Detect Alien Intelligence That's Based on Dark Energy or Matter " --Today's Top Space Headline...

"Our traditional conception of space is limited by our brain, and we may have the intelligent signs above and be unable to see them," observe neuropsychologists Gabriel de la Torre and Manuel Garca, from the University of Cdiz. "When we......

 2018-04-10 18:29 

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Universe's Earliest Light Reveals Dark-Matter "Superhighway" 100's of Millions of Light Years Long...

"Filaments are this integral part of the cosmic web, though it's unclear what is the relationship between the underlying dark matter and the filaments," said Simone Ferraro, one of the study's authors who is a Miller postdoctoral fellow at...

 2018-04-10 17:21 

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LIGO Signals --Binary Black Holes in Galaxy Clusters Spawn Ever More Massive New Generations...

"We think these clusters formed with hundreds to thousands of black holes that rapidly sank down in the center," says Carl Rodriguez, a Pappalardo fellow in MIT's Department of Physics and the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Researc...

 2018-04-10 16:06 

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Today's Top Science Post --"Intelligent Machines Will Suffer Some of the Same Mental Problems as Humans"...

As artificial intelligence (AI) allows machines to become more like humans, will they experience similar psychological quirks such as hallucinations or depression? And might this be a good thing? Last month, reports today's Science, New York Universit...

 2018-04-10 14:56 

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"Editor's Pick" --2018's Most Popular Space & Science Headlines...

Editor's Pick --Most Popular Space & Science Headlines Stephen Hawking's Great Question --"Why Isn't the Milky Way Crawling With Mechanical or Biological Life?" "Alien Minds" --'Artificial Intelligence Is Already Out There,...

 2018-04-10 14:42 

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"A New Unknown" --Astronomers Observe 72 Brilliant Flashes...

Gone in a cosmic flash: a team of astronomers found 72 very bright, but quick events in a recent survey and are still struggling to explain their origin. The researchers found the largest number of these quick events to date.......

 2018-04-09 17:34 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak Deletes Facebook: "With Facebook, You are the Product"...

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is leaving Facebook out of growing concern for the carelessness with which Facebook and other Internet companies treat the private information of users. Wozniak said he'd rather pay for Facebook than have his personal in...

 2018-04-09 17:15 

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Mercury's Exotic "Red Spots" Given New Names...

When NASA's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft made its first flyby of Mercury in 2008, astronomers spotted strange deposits: blankets of material ranging from tens to thousands of kilometers wide whose color led ...

 2018-04-09 14:49 

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"Setting the Stage" --MIT Scientists Identify Ingredients Needed to Brew Earth's First Life Forms...

Instead of approaching the origins-of-life puzzle from a chemistry perspective, scientists at MIT are looking at it from a planetary perspective, attempting to identify the actual conditions that might have existed on early Earth, around the time the firs...

 2018-04-09 13:37 

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Today's Top Space Headline --"Kepler Mission's 'Earth 2.0' May Be a Mirage"...

Armed with a deeper understanding of Kepler's quirks, the astronomers argue they can more easily flag where and how the spacecraft's minor defects could compromise data. The authors used this approach to re-vet Kepler's data from more than 100...

 2018-04-09 13:09 

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

"We're Entering Uncharted Territory" --The Exoplanet Revolution May Reveal that Rise of Civilizations May Not be Unusual "Planet Earth Report" --"Humans Have Been Making Glass for Millennia and We Still Don't Have a Good Idea o...

 2018-04-08 14:50 

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"Luck of the Draw" --Life May Be Rare in the Milky Way: "Phosphorus May be the Missing Link Between Geology and Biology"...

Researchers may have solved a key puzzle about how objects from space could have kindled life on Earth. While it is generally accepted that some important ingredients for life came from meteorites bombarding the early Earth, scientists have not been......

 2018-04-07 16:44 

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From the Far Side --"2001 -A Space Odyssey and Ancient Alien Visitation"...

The idea proved to be a fruitful hybrid of the mythological and science fiction themes that intrigued Kubrick and Clarke. It essentially involved replacing the roles of divine characters in the film's namesake—Homer's The Odyssey—and f...

 2018-04-07 13:41 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Humans Have Been Making Glass for Millennia "and We Still Don't Have a Good Idea of What It Is"...

To reach you, these words were encoded into signals of light moving about 125,000 miles per second through fiber-optic cables. These lines, splayed out across mountains and oceans, are made of hair-thin glass 30 times more transparent than the purest......

 2018-04-06 15:04 

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Today's Top Space Headline --Spectacular Ist-Ever Image of an Elusive Neutron Star Captured Beyond the Milky Way...

This new picture created from images from telescopes on the ground and in space tells the story of the hunt for an elusive missing object hidden amid a complex tangle of gaseous filaments in one of our nearest neighboring galaxies,......

 2018-04-06 13:32 

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Gigantic Tornadoes Observed Erupting on the Sun --"Each Several Times the Size of Earth"...

Despite their appearance solar tornadoes are not rotating after all, according to a European team of scientists. A new analysis of these gigantic structures, each one several times the size of the Earth, indicates that they may have been misnamed......

 2018-04-06 13:08 

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"Dark Matter Enigma Deepens" --Appears Not to Interact With the Universe...

Astronomers are back in the dark about what dark matter might be, after new observations showed the mysterious substance may not be interacting with forces other than gravity after all. Three years ago, an international team of researchers thought they......

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