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 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...

 2018-01-13 15:20 

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"Radio Monsters" --Some Supermassive Black Holes Blast Matter and Radio Waves Back Into Space Near Speed of Light...

Black holes absorb light and all other forms of radiation, making them impossible to detect directly. But the effects of black holes, in particular accretion disks where matter is shredded and superheated as it spirals down into the black hole,......

 2018-01-12 16:15 

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Today's Top Science Headline: "Taming the Superintelligent Monsters of the Future"...

Suppose AI suspects that humans might interfere with its plans, writes philosopher Nick Bostrom, who's at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. It could decide to build tiny weapons and distribute them around the world covertly. "At a......

 2018-01-12 15:31 

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"A First" --NASA Enables X-Ray Navigation to Pilot Robotic Spacecraft for Deep Space Exploration...

In a technology first, a team of NASA engineers has demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space -- a capability that could revolutionize NASA's ability in the future to pilot robotic spacecraft to the far reaches of the solar system......

 2018-01-12 04:41 

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"Stunning!" --NASA's Great Space Observatories Team Up to Find & Image the Farthest Galaxy Ever Seen...

The embryonic galaxy named SPT0615-JD existed when the universe was just 500 million years old. Though a few other primitive galaxies have been seen at this early epoch, they have essentially all looked like red dots, given their small size......

 2018-01-12 03:59 

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NASA Space Telescopes --"A Spectacular 3-D Journey Through the Orion Nebula --A Glimpse of What Might Have Happened When the Sun was Born" (WATCH Video)...

"Being able to fly through the nebula's tapestry in three dimensions gives people a much better sense of what the universe is really like," explained the Space Telescope Science Institute's visualization scientist Frank Summers, who led th...

 2018-01-11 21:59 

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Today's Top Space Headline --Source of Mystery FRB Bursts "Like Nothing We've Seen Before, Unlike Anything Known to Exist in our Galaxy"...

On Christmas Eve 2016, Andrew Seymour, an astronomer at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, kissed his 4-year-old daughter, Cora Lee, goodnight, telling her he was off to track Santa. He walked to the well-worn telescope, occasionally passing revelers...

 2018-01-11 20:35 

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Today's Top Science Headline: Clue to the Mystery of Carbon's Cosmic Origin Uncovered --"The Backbone of Life"...

A chemical found in a distant gas cloud could help explain where planets like Earth get the seeds of life. Some 18 percent of the human body's weight is carbon. The simple element is considered the backbone of life, and......

 2018-01-11 20:05 

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Annihilation, The Movie --A Sci-Fi Journey Into "Area X," an Unknown Ecosystem (WATCH Video)...

Opens Feb. 23. The movie is a stunning adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's bestselling science-fiction novel, which follows a biologist (Natalie Portman) journeying into an unknown ecosystem called "Area X" from which other expeditions have failed...

 2018-01-11 16:56 

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Amazing Discoveries Lie Hidden in 'Dark' Data About 400 Million Objects in the Cosmos --"Including Galaxies Billions of Light-Years Distant"...

"There are all kinds of discoveries waiting to be found in the data. While Dark Energy Survey scientists are focused on using it to learn about dark energy, we wanted to enable astronomers to explore these images in new ways,......

 2018-01-11 16:12 

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"Like a Fly in Amber" --Ingredients for Life Possible Elsewhere Revealed in Meteorites that Fell to Earth...

A dwarf planet in asteroid belt may be a source of rich organic matter. Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system's asteroid belt for billions of years, share something else......

 2018-01-11 15:46 

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France is Launching a Mini Satellite to Probe a Mysterious Planet System in Our Milky Way...

France is set to launch a champagne box-sized mini satellite into Earth orbit on Friday to study a mysterious, juvenile planet system in our Milky Way galaxy, mission controllers said. The PicSat orbiter's target is the massive star Beta Pictoris......

 2018-01-10 16:35 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Superintelligence Apocalypse, SpaceX's Zuma 'Spy-Novel' Mystery, Contacting Alien Civilizations...

January 10, 2018. Links to today's headline stories from around the world on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet --along with an occasional dash of humor, popular culture, and an intriguing conspiracy theory or two. Today...

 2018-01-10 15:13 

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Supermassive Black Holes 'Spawn' Dwarf Galaxies --"Outnumber Larger Galaxies Like Our Milky Way 50 to One"...

"Dwarf galaxies outnumber larger galaxies like the Milky Way 50 to one," says lead researcher Dr Samantha Penny, of the University of Portsmouth Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation. "So if we want to tell the full story of galaxies, we......

 2018-01-09 23:52 

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Kepler Mission Discovery --"Most Planetary Systems have a Different Formation Than Our Solar System"...

An international research team led by Universit de Montral astrophysicist Lauren Weiss has discovered that exoplanets orbiting the same star tend to have similar sizes and a regular orbital spacing. This pattern, revealed by new W. M. Keck Observatory obs...

 2018-01-09 17:15 

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Today's Top Science Headline --"The Plethora of Rocky Planets Raises a Big Question: Is Life Common in the Universe?"...

It is more than two decades since we learnt that the Universe is awash with other worlds. Since 1992, more than 3,500 exoplanets have been discovered orbiting stars other than our Sun. The range of systems is dazzling, write say......

 2018-01-09 16:48 

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Today's Top Space Headline: "Most Scientists in the 'Never Aliens' Camp Desperately Want to be Convinced Otherwise"...

2017 was a banner year for scientists seeking aliens—even though they (apparently) didn't find any. So, what do a strangely fading faraway star, an oddly shaped interstellar interloper in the solar system and a curious spate of UFO sightings by....

 2018-01-09 16:30 

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The Unknown Signal from a Star System 200 Light Years Away --Stephen Hawking: "A Serious Scientific Problem" (Today's Most Popular)...

"We have no idea how many if any other civilizations there are in our galaxy," says Richard Conn Henry, professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University. "One critical factor is how long a civilization for......

 2018-01-09 03:50 

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The Red Queen Phenomenon --"No One Species has an Advantage on a Planet Where 99% Have Gone Extinct"...

"The fact that all organisms are nearly equally fit has profound implications for the evolution and persistence of life on Earth," says James H. Brown, a physiological ecologist at the University of New Mexico. In a new study, a trio......

 2018-01-08 17:06 

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Today's Top Space Headline: "Alien Civilizations May Not Be Technologically Advanced"...

"Perhaps Earth was lucky to see technology arise (in the spirit of the novel Origin by Dan Brown)," observes Avi Loeb, chair of the astronomy department at Harvard University, founding director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative and director o...

 2018-01-08 15:55 

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NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Yields a Star That Unlocks Clues to Our Sun's Cycle and Its Impact on Climate...

"The unique combination of a star almost identical to the Sun, except for the chemical composition, with a cycle that has been observed from both the Kepler spacecraft and from ground makes this star a Rosetta Stone for the study......

 2018-01-08 15:17 

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"Mind-Boggling!" --New Non-Biological Theory of Origins of Life...

"Modern metabolism has a precursor, a template, that was non-biological," says Greg Springsteen, first author of the new study at Furman University. Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a fascinating new theory for how ...

 2018-01-08 14:43 

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

"Strange Signals Have Been Detected" --China Aims to Be First to Discover an Alien Technological Civilization (A 2017 Most Viewed) "Planet Earth Report" --Mount Saint Helens is Acting Wacky, Earth is Being Observed, Tech Innovations in 201...

 2018-01-07 16:15 

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"Beyond Comprehension!" --Collision of Two Supermassive Black Holes Will Dwarf the LIGO Gravitational-Wave Discovery (Today's Most Popular)...

"They absolutely dwarf the black hole mergers detected by LIGO," the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, which first detected gravitational waves from colliding black holes in February 2016, "and will be detected within 10 yea...

 2018-01-06 23:34 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Humans May Outlive the Universe, Space X's Super Secret Mission, CDC Prepping for Nuclear War...

January 6, 2018. Links to today's headline stories from around the world on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet --along with an occasional dash of humor, popular culture, and an intriguing conspiracy theory or two. Today&...

 2018-01-06 16:35 

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"Point of No Return" --MIT Scientist Predicts the Event Horizon for Earth's 6th Mass Extinction (Today's Most Popular)...

"How can you really compare these great events in the geologic past, which occur over such vast timescales, to what's going on today, which is centuries at the longest?" says Daniel Rothman professor of geophysics and co-director of MIT's ...

 2018-01-06 15:49 

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"A Perilous Paradigm Shift" --Trump's Oil Drilling Plans for all USA Offshore Waters Ignore the Lessons of BP Deepwater Horizon (A 'Galaxy' EcoAlert)...

The Trump Administration is proposing to ease regulations that were adopted to make offshore oil and gas drilling operations safer after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. This event was the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Eleven workers died in......

 2018-01-05 17:58 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Secret Electrical Language of Our Cells, Aztec Map of Universe, Search for Alien Life in Antarctica...

January 5, 2018. Links to today's headline stories from around the world on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet --along with an occasional dash of humor, popular culture, and an intriguing conspiracy theory or two. Today&...

 2018-01-05 15:06 

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"Messenger From Afar" --The Origin of Our Solar System's First Interstellar Alien Object...

One of the highlights of 2017 was the discovery of the first object in our solar system that definitely came from somewhere else. At first we thought it was a comet, then an asteroid, and now the International Astronomical Union......

 2018-01-05 03:40 

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Antarctic Ozone Hole --NASA Sees 1st Direct Proof of Recovery 33 Years After Its Discovery...

"We see very clearly that chlorine from CFCs is going down in the ozone hole, and that less ozone depletion is occurring because of it," said lead author Susan Strahan, an atmospheric scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Two......

 2018-01-04 19:32 

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Today's Top Space Headline --Put Telescopes on the Far Side of the Moon --"Our Best Chance to Glimpse the Beginnings of the Universe"...

Plans to return to the Moon are getting serious. Last month, US President Donald Trump declared that the next time US astronauts blast off, they will be headed to our rocky satellite. In September, the European Space Agency made its......

 2018-01-04 19:16 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Mount Saint Helens is Acting Wacky, Earth is Being Observed, Tech Innovations in 2018...

January 4, 2018. Links to today's headline stories from around the world on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet --along with an occasional dash of humor, popular culture, and an intriguing conspiracy theory or two. Today&...

 2018-01-04 16:17 

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The Final Frontier --U.S. Air Force Space Command "Tracks 23,000 Objects in Space" (WATCH Podcast)...

"There's three strategic trends that I see in space." General Jay Raymond, Commander of Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs. He recently visited Scientific American to talk about Space Command, which is responsible for space and cyber ...

 2018-01-04 15:42 

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NASA's ISS Orbiting Lab Identifies Unknown Microbes 1st Time Ever --"Great Leap in Identifying DNA-Based Alien Life" (WATCH Video)...

Being able to identify microbes in real time aboard the International Space Station, without having to send them back to Earth for identification first, would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space exploration. The Genes in Space-3 team....

 2018-01-04 15:15 

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NASA Scientists Baffled --"On Mars Methane, a Sign of Life on Earth, Changes Inexplicably with the Seasons"...

One explanation "that no one talks about but is in the back of everyone's mind," is biological activity, says Mike Mumma, planetary scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center. "You'd expect life to be seasonal." From the pasture to t...

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