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 2018-06-23 16:12 

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Alien Ocean Worlds--"There May be Life There, but Could It be Technology-Based"...

"These planets are unlike anything in our solar system. They have endless oceans," says Lisa Kaltenegger of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and the Harvard-Smithsonian CfA. "There may be life there, but could it be technology-based like...

 2018-06-23 13:32 

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"Beyond Enigma" --Biology to Astrophysics: Scientists Apply Turing's Theory of Patterns in Nature...

Alan Turing sought to explain how patterns in nature arise with his 1952 theory on morphogenesis. The stripes of a zebra, the arrangement of fingers, spirals of a galaxy and the radial whorls in the head of a sunflower, he......

 2018-06-22 21:21 

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The Alien Observatory --"The Mystery of Where Alien Life is Hiding Deepens"...

"After searching the skies for Earthlike planets for centuries, cosmologists have, in the last two decades, broken open the cosmic piata. Today they estimate as many as 500 billion billion sunlike stars, with 100 billion billion Earthlike planets. The...

 2018-06-22 19:06 

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Ancient "Red Nuggets" Detected --Relics of the 1st Massive Galaxies in the Universe with Gigantic Supermassive Black Holes...

Red nuggets are relics of the first massive galaxies that formed within only one billion years after the Big Bang. While most red nuggets merged with other galaxies over billions of years, a small number remained solitary. These relatively pristine......

 2018-06-22 14:57 

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"Cosmic Sleuths" --Missing Baryons of the Universe Found Hidden Between an Ancient Quasar and Our Solar System...

Ordinary, baryonic, matter exists in the vast spaces between galaxies as highly-ionized oxygen gas at temperatures of about 1 million degrees Celsius. To pin down the missing third, the researchers used the radiation emanating from a distant, ultra-bright...

 2018-06-22 13:16 

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China's Land Grab Beyond the Blue Planet --"First the Moon, Then Mars" (Today's Top Space Headline)...

"The universe is an ocean, the moon is the Diaoyu Islands, Mars is Huangyan Island, says Ye Peijian is a 73-year-old aerospace engineer and head of the Chinese lunar exploration program. "If we don't go there now even though we're......

 2018-06-22 12:57 

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Today's NASA TV LIVE -- Launches, Spacewalks, Mission Events, News Briefings...

Friday June 22: NASA Television provides live coverage of launches, spacewalks and other mission events, as well as the latest news briefings, video files, and This Week, NASA X, Earth Views, and SpaceCast Weekly. Most Viewed Space & Science News......

 2018-06-21 16:25 

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EcoAlert --27 New Viruses Discovered in Bees --"World Populations are Declining"...

"Populations of bees around the world are declining, and viruses are known to contribute to these declines," said David Galbraith, research scientist at Bristol Myers Squibb and a recent Penn State graduate. "Despite the importance of bees as ...

 2018-06-21 16:08 

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Today's 'Planet Earth Report' --A Global Harbinger --"Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust"...

"Warming waters in the Gulf of Maine have benefited lobsters and the lobstermen who trap them. But as temperatures rise further, will the industry reach a tipping point? The maximum water temperature that a lobster can tolerate is about 70......

 2018-06-21 13:13 

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"Alien Data" --Kepler "K2" Mission Yields Exciting New Planets Amid 50,000 Milky-Way Stars...

"We found one of the most exciting planets that K2 has found in its entire mission, and we did it more rapidly than any effort has done before," says Ian Crossfield, an assistant professor of physics at MIT. "This is......

 2018-06-20 13:14 

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From the Farside --"Alien Civilizations May Corral Stars As Energy Sources to Survive in an Expanding Universe"...

The presence of dark energy in our universe is causing space to expand at an accelerating rate, Hooper observes. As a result, over the next approximately 100 billion years, all stars residing beyond the Local Group will fall beyond the......

 2018-06-20 12:27 

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Today's 'Planet Earth' Report --Scientists Ask: "Do Dolphins Grieve?"...

From an evolutionary standpoint, "there's no reason to think grief would be restricted to humans," says Richard Connor, a cetacean biologist at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. When an adult striped dolphin emerged from the Medite...

 2018-06-19 21:23 

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Neutron Stars May Unveil "Unknown 5th Force Between Normal Matter and Dark Matter"...

Until today, nobody has conducted such a fifth force test with an exotic object like a neutron star. "There are two reasons that binary pulsars open up a completely new way of testing for such a fifth force between normal......

 2018-06-19 19:16 

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"Elusive!" --Planet's 1st Manta Ray Nursery Discovered (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)...

Known as the gentle giants of the sea, oceanic manta rays (Mobula birostris) are large, plankton-eating rays that live in the open ocean and can reach sizes of up to 7 meters (23 feet) in wingspan as adults. Oceanic mantas......

 2018-06-19 18:15 

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"A New Picture of the Big Bang" --The Quantum Universe...

Neil Turok, currently the Director and Niels Bohr Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario, Canada describes the quantum beginnings of the universe in the video below, on how ideas of the origin of the universe have......

 2018-06-19 13:45 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --How to Save Antarctica (and Planet Earth)...

Decisions made in the next decade will determine whether Antarctica suffers dramatic changes that contribute to a meter of global sea level rise. In a new study, scientists argue that time is running out to save this unique ecosystem, and......

 2018-06-19 13:20 

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"Beyond the Red Limit" --Major Photosynthesis Discovery Reveals that Earth's Plants Can Live in Ways Never Thought Possible (Today's Top Science Headline)...

The vast majority of life on Earth uses visible red light in the process of photosynthesis, but the new type uses near-infrared light instead. It was detected in a wide range of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) when they grow in near-infrared......

 2018-06-18 17:38 

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"Unveiling Invisible Alien Worlds" --Molecules, the New Exoplanet Sleuth...

"By focusing on molecules present only on the studied exoplanet that are absent from its host star, our technique would effectively "erase" the star, leaving only the exoplanet," explains Jens Hoeijmakers researcher at the Astronomy Depart...

 2018-06-18 16:09 

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From the Farside: "The Most Controversial Secret on Earth" --Why UFOs are Now a Serious News Story...

"You've seen it without knowing it. Remember that wild news in December about a secret Pentagon UFO program? And those grainy military videos showing radar images of unexplained phenomena — white, Tic-Tac-shaped objects that appear to fly at...

 2018-06-18 15:07 

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"A Hidden World" --Astronomers Capture First-Ever Image of an Erupting Supermassive Black Hole Jet...

"Because of the dust that absorbed any visible light, this particular tidal disruption event may be just the tip of the iceberg of what until now has been a hidden population," Mattila said. "By looking for these events with infrared......

 2018-06-18 13:47 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --"Basta!" --Mount Everest, Earth's Highest Waste Dump...

"It is disgusting, an eyesore," Pemba Dorje Sherpa, who has summited Everest 18 times, told AFP. "The mountain is carrying tons of waste." As the number of climbers on the mountain has soared—at least 600 people have scaled the world...

 2018-06-18 13:18 

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Last Week's Top 5 Science & Space Headlines --The Quantum Big Bang to Earthly Aliens...

The Quantum Big Bang --"Our Universe Does Not Exist Until It's Observed" Stephen Hawking Placed at Rest Next to Issac Newton and Charles Darwin --"Last Thoughts on Death, Aliens, and the Universe" Wormhole Echoes Would Be One of the Gr...

 2018-06-18 13:13 

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"The Great Transformation" --Can AI & Robotics Save the World? (Today's Top Science Headline)...

"Can AI, advanced robotics, self-driving cars, and other recent breakthroughs spread prosperity to the population at large?" Artificial intelligence is offering an amazing opportunity to increase prosperity, but whether or not we will seize it is ...

 2018-06-16 14:43 

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Stephen Hawking's Nightmare: "Earth as Venus" --'It Has flat-Out Crushed Every Probe We've Sent' (WATCH Today's Most Popular)...

"Venus today has a thick atmosphere that contains very little water, but we think the planet started out with an ocean's worth of water," said John T. Clarke of Boston University, a renowned authority on planetary atmospheres. Scientists are s...

 2018-06-15 15:58 

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Today's Top Science Headline: Upgrade at CERN's LHC --"Exploring Strange Signals That Could Upend Particle Physics"...

"Physicists are already exploring some strange signals at the LHC, reports The Guardian, that could be the first hints that the so-called standard model of particle physics is about to break down. The standard model is a series of equations......

 2018-06-15 14:57 

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Stephen Hawking Placed at Rest Next to Issac Newton and Charles Darwin --"Last Thoughts on Death, Aliens, and the Universe"...

A message from late British astrophysics giant Stephen Hawking was beamed towards the nearest black hole on Friday as his remains were laid to rest in London's Westminster Abbey. With celebrities and science enthusiasts from around the world in attend...

 2018-06-15 14:00 

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Moons of Alien Planets --"Greatly Expand Habitats for Life"...

"There are currently 175 known moons orbiting the eight planets in our solar system. While most of these moons orbit Saturn and Jupiter, which are outside the Sun's habitable zone, that may not be the case in other solar systems,"......

 2018-06-15 13:46 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Increased Human Activity is Causing the Planet's Mammals to Flee Daylight...

Human activity is causing the planet's mammals to flee daylight for the protection of night, according to a new study from UC Berkeley that represents the first effort to quantify the global effects of human activity on the daily patterns......

 2018-06-14 13:23 

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Today's Top Science Headline --"How Would Alien Worlds Battle Climate Change?"...

"So we can't just sit here studying tipping points on Earth at the expense of going out and exploring other worlds and looking for life and intelligence elsewhere, because the knowledge we gain from that is probably essential for our......

 2018-06-14 12:54 

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NASA: Will Opportunity Survive Mars' Dust Storm? --"Atmospheric Opacity Twice as High as Ever Recorded"...

In its more than 5,000 Martian days, Opportunity has driven 45.16 kilometers — a record for any extraterrestrial vehicle. Its scientific legacy includes the discovery that non-acidic, life-friendly waters existed on Mars roughly 4 billion years ago....

 2018-06-13 18:24 

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Storm-Driven Ocean Swells Trigger Catastrophic Disintegration of Antarctic Ice Shelves...

Global sea-level rise up close, at its source: in only a matter of days, the collapse of the Larsen B Ice Shelf in 2002 removed an area of ice shelf that had been in place for the previous 11,500 years.......

 2018-06-13 17:59 

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The Fascinating Story of NASA's Discovery of Organics on Dwarf Planet Ceres...

Organic molecules are the chemical building blocks for life. Their detection on Ceres doesn't mean life exists there or ever existed there; non-biological processes can give rise to organic molecules as well. But because life as we know it can't.....

 2018-06-13 17:36 

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WATCH LIVE NOW --Mars Dust Storm News at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET, 1730 UTC)...

NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss a massive Martian dust storm affecting operations of the agency's Opportunity rover and what scientists can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event. The storm is one of the mos...

 2018-06-13 15:25 

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"Youngest in the Milky Way" --Three New Planets Observed Around Infant Star...

Although thousands of exoplanets have been discovered in the last two decades, detecting protoplanets remains at the cutting edge of science and there have been no unambiguous detections before now. The techniques currently used for finding exoplanets in ...

 2018-06-13 14:05 

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Powerful Solar Winds Create Exospheres of Shattered Rock Around the Moon & Mercury...

The planets and moons of our solar system are continuously being bombarded by particles hurled away from the sun. On Earth this has hardly any effect, apart from the fascinating northern lights, because the dense atmosphere and the magnetic field......

 2018-06-13 03:39 

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"Unprecedented" --Wednesday NASA Live Streams News Event on Mars Dust Storm Combined Size of North America & Russia...

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10:30 a.m. PDT (1:30 p.m. EDT) Wednesday, June 13, to discuss a massive Martian dust storm affecting operations of the agency's Opportunity rover and what scientists can learn from the various missions studying...

 2018-06-12 18:11 

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Wormhole Echoes Would Be One of the Greatest Discoveries Ever --"Irrefutable Proof That Black Holes Don't Exist"...

"Wormholes do not have an event horizon, but act as a space-time shortcut that can be traversed, a kind of very long throat that takes us to another universe," says Pablo Bueno from KU Leuven University (Belgium). "The confirmation of......

 2018-06-12 16:22 

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"Earthly Aliens, Unlike Anything Seen Before" --Strange, Giant Viruses Create Their Own Genes...

In 2013, the discovery of two giant viruses unlike anything seen before blurred the line between the viral and cellular world. Pandoraviruses are as big as bacteria, and contain genomes that are more complex than those found in some eukaryotic......

 2018-06-12 15:47 

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Violent, Starburst Galaxies Form New, Massive Stars 100 Times More than Milky Way...

Astronomers using ALMA and the VLT have discovered that both starburst galaxies in the early Universe and a star-forming region in a nearby galaxy contain a much higher proportion of massive stars than is found in more peaceful galaxies. These......

 2018-06-12 14:41 

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"Planetary Killer" --First Observation Ever of DNA Process that Evolves Into Drug-Resistant Bacteria...

Scientists have made the first direct observation of a key step in the process that bacteria use to rapidly evolve new traits, including antibiotic resistance. Researchers recorded the first images of bacterial appendages -- over 10,000 times thinner than...

 2018-06-11 18:58 

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Today's Top Science Post: The Quantum Big Bang --"Our Universe Does Not Exist Until It's Observed"...

The question is no longer whether quantum theory is correct, but what it means: for almost a century, physicists have wondered whether the most counterintuitive predictions of quantum mechanics (QM) could actually be true. Only in recent years has the......

 2018-06-11 15:44 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --One of Earth's Oldest and Strangest Trees are Dying Mysteriously...

"Some of these trees are more than 2000 years old, the team reports today in Nature Plants. But in 2011 the oldest known specimen—a shrine for rainmakers named Panke that sprouted about 2450 years ago—died and toppled over. And now......

 2018-06-11 15:22 

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"Puzzle Solved" --Mysterious Source of Microwave Light Across the Milky Way...

"Though we know that some type of particle is responsible for this microwave light, its precise source has been a puzzle since it was first detected nearly 20 years ago," said Jane Greaves, an astronomer at Cardiff University in Wales......

 2018-06-10 18:01 

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Alien Astronomers Could Have Thought Earth Lifeless for Billions of Years (Today's Most Popular)...

"The phrase Earth-like does not refer to a planet that necessarily resembles modern-day Earth at all," said Stephanie Olson, an astrobiologist at the University of California, Riverside. "It's actually a very broad term that encompasses a ...

 2018-06-09 14:04 

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"Earth's Mathematical Bees" --Scientists Discover They Understand the Concept 'Zero or Nothing', Opening New Possibilities for AI...

"Zero is a difficult concept to understand and a mathematical skill that doesn't come easily - it takes children a few years to learn," Dyer said. "We've long believed only humans had the intelligence to get the concept, but recent......

 2018-06-08 22:32 

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"Alien Satellites of the Milky Way" --Clarke Exobelts: Astronomers Search for Signs of Advanced Technological Civilizations...

A new study published in the Astrophysical Journal by Hector Socas-Navarro, a researcher at the IAC, examines the possibility of detecting hypothetical artificial satellites orbiting around other worlds. Socas proposes a new technomarker, which is charact...

 2018-06-08 16:56 

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"Deep Freeze!" --Early Earth Froze Over in a Geological 'Blink of an Eye' (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)...

Some scientists think that during several ancient episodes, the planet plunged into a deep freeze known as "Snowball Earth," when ice sheets grew to cover almost the entire planet. However, the number of these episodes, their extent, and just how....

 2018-06-08 15:26 

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Today's Top Space Headline --"What if Advanced Alien Life is an AI?"...

"In short, the way for a species to make a better AI is to let that AI and its components explore the messy Universe. As complex and nourishing as a single planet can be, a cosmos filled with worlds offers......

 2018-06-08 14:43 

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Three-Billion-Year-Old "Tough Organic Molecules" --NASA Update on the Mars' Curiosity-Rover Findings...

NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered new "tough" organic molecules in three-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks on Mars, increasing the chances that the record of habitability and potential life could have been preserved on the Red Planet, des...

 2018-06-07 18:42 

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NASA Mars' Discovery News Flash--Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane...

"Are there signs of life on Mars?" said Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Program, at NASA Headquarters. "We don't know, but these results tell us we are on the right track." NASA's Curiosity rover has f...

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