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Astronomers discover 'super-Earth' planet orbiting nearby star...
Phys.org | 2017-05-29 13:30 UTC
(Phys.org)European astronomers report the detection of a new extrasolar world several times more massive than Earth. The newly found exoplanet, classified as a so-called "super-Earth," is circling a nearby star designated GJ 625. The researchers detailed
By ceres on 2017-05-29 14:44 UTC
Brood Awakening: 17-Year Cicadas Emerge 4 Years Early...
Scientific American | 2017-05-26 10:45 UTC
Scientists search for the mysterious cause, as millions of hatching bugs loudly buzz the night away
By viper1 on 2017-05-27 00:22 UTC
Sweetening connection between cancer and sugar...
ScienceDaily.com | 2017-05-26 12:45 UTC
Scientists have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than others.
By viper1 on 2017-05-27 00:20 UTC
Former CDC Head Warns of Threats Biological and Political...
Scientific American | 2017-05-26 20:42 UTC
Tom Frieden, head of the CDC from 2009 to 2017, told graduating medical students that we face challenges from pathogens and from politicans.
By viper1 on 2017-05-27 00:16 UTC
Harvard scientist believes he may have figured out how to stop the aging process...
HotAir | 2017-05-25 16:01 UTC
Who wants to live forever? The post Harvard scientist believes he may have figured out how to stop the aging process appeared first on Hot Air.
By rjx32 on 2017-05-25 17:02 UTC
Scientists have confirmed that all seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system circle their star in a sort of gravitational lockstep with one another....
Seeker | 2017-05-24 14:20 UTC
Credit: NASAThe orbits of all seven Earth-size planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system are now known. Astronomers have nailed down the path of TRAPPIST-1h, the outermost planet in the system, finding that this world takes just under 19 Earth days to complet
By ceres on 2017-05-25 01:24 UTC
Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find...
The Telegraph | 2017-05-22 18:00 UTC
The history of human evolution has been rewritten after scientists discovered that Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa.
By rjx32 on 2017-05-23 03:42 UTC
Humans May Have Accidentally Created a Radiation Shield Around Earth...
Hackaday | 2017-05-21 14:00 UTC
NASA spends a lot of timeresearching the Earth and its surrounding space environment. One particular feature of interest arethe Van Allen belts, so much so that NASA built special probes...
By ceres on 2017-05-21 22:23 UTC
Why Did This Once Thriving Lake Disappear?...
National Geographic | 2017-05-20 04:01 UTC
Previously known for having vast blue-green waters, Lake Atescatempa is now little more than a few puddles of mud.
By ceres on 2017-05-21 22:15 UTC
The Star That Probably Doesnt Have an Alien Megastructure (But Maybe it Does) is Dimming Again...
Universe Today | 2017-05-20 23:43 UTC
The mysterious star that was found to be dimming in 2015 (prompting speculation about an alien megastucture) has been spotted dimming again! The post The Star That Probably Doesn’t Have an Alien Megastructure (But Maybe it Does) is Dimming Again app
By ceres on 2017-05-21 22:12 UTC
New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars...
Phys.org | 2017-05-21 14:01 UTC
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.
By ceres on 2017-05-21 22:10 UTC
What would happen if we killed all the mosquitoes?...
WCNC.com | 2017-05-19 16:07 UTC
No one likes mosquitos... so what would happen if we just got rid of them? In some ways, we might be better off, scientists say.
By ceres on 2017-05-19 16:24 UTC
Moon orbits third largest dwarf planet in our solar system...
ScienceDaily.com | 2017-05-18 18:02 UTC
Astronomers have uncovered a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, 2007 OR10, in the frigid outskirts of our solar system called the Kuiper Belt.
By ceres on 2017-05-18 23:49 UTC
Research shows the impact of invasive plants can linger long after eradication...
Phys.org | 2017-05-18 19:47 UTC
It is easy to assume that getting rid of invasive plants will allow a local ecosystem to return to its natural state, with native vegetation flourishing once again. But a new study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows the im
By ceres on 2017-05-18 23:49 UTC
Fixing the tomato: CRISPR edits correct plant-breeding snafu...
Nature | 2017-05-18 23:07 UTC
Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Geneticists harness two mutations each cherished by breeders, but detrimental when combined to improve on 10,000 years of tomato domestication.
By ceres on 2017-05-18 23:48 UTC
Astronomers characterize two 'super-Earths' in a distant planetary system...
Phys.org | 2017-05-16 13:20 UTC
(Phys.org)An international team of astronomers led by Eike W. Guenther of the Thuringian State Observatory in Tautenburg, Germany, has characterized two "super-Earth" exoplanets orbiting a distant star designated K2-106, determining their size, mass and d
By ceres on 2017-05-16 15:48 UTC
Closest alien world to our solar system could be ripe for life, models suggest...
Science AAAS | 2017-05-15 11:15 UTC
Scientist play a bit of fantasy exoplanet with Proxima b
By aphrodite on 2017-05-16 03:59 UTC
Re-designing urban food gardens to deliver maximum benefit...
Phys.org | 2017-05-12 12:10 UTC
Ever wondered why growing food at home never seems to save you any money?
By viper1 on 2017-05-12 14:39 UTC
Latest fast radio burst adds to mystery of their source...
Phys.org | 2017-05-12 12:40 UTC
(Phys.org)An international team of space researchers has reported on the detection of a new fast radio burst (FRB) and their efforts to trace its source. They have written a paper describing the detection and search for evidence, and have uploaded it to t
By viper1 on 2017-05-12 14:38 UTC
Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time...
sciencealert.com | 2017-05-11 20:14 UTC
Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual communication - a type of quantum communication where no particles travel between two recipients.
By ceres on 2017-05-11 20:14 UTC
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