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 2018-09-21 15:07 

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"A Non-Story" SETI Chief Astronomer on the National Solar Observatory Shutdown & Alien Conspiracy Theories...

For the past two weeks, mysterious goings-on at a New Mexico solar observatory have been headline news. On Sept. 6, the Sunspot facility on Sacramento Peak in the southern part of the state, observes SETI senior astronomer, Seth Shostak, "was strung w...

 2018-09-21 14:00 

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Drastic Acceleration of Arctic Ice Cap "We've Never Seen Anything Like This"...

Many scientists have assumed that polar ice caps that sit above sea level will only respond slowly to a warming climatebut the authors of this study urge that this assumption be questioned. The rapid collapse of the Vavilov Ice Cap has significant ramific...

 2018-09-20 20:52 

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Unknown Signal from Andromeda -"There's Something Out There That We Can't Sense Yet"...

"This idea that there's something out there that we can't sense yet is one of those things that sends chills down my spine," said Harry Nelson, professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "Nature is being coy,&...

 2018-09-20 16:22 

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"Mystery Glitch" NASA: Curiosity Rover Halts Mars' Science Discovery...

Nasa's Curiosity rover has ground to a halt on Mars after a glitch forced the termination all of its science experiments, following one of the biggest Martian dust storms on record, which at its peak covered 14 million square miles (36 million sq km),...

 2018-09-20 14:45 

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"One of the Last Great Mysteries" Which Came First? Galaxies or Supermassive Black Holes...

"This is one of the last great mysteries of the early universe," said Kirk S. S. Barrow with Georgia Tech's School of Physics. "We hope this study provides a good step toward figuring out how these supermassive black holes formed at the bi...

 2018-09-20 13:54 

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"Tip of the Iceberg" Previously Unknown Spiral Structures Discovered in the Milky Way...

"One of the Great Findings of "Galactic Archaeology"A team led by researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, UB-IEEC) and the University of Groningen has found, through the analysis of Gaia data, s...

 2018-09-19 21:50 

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"White Bone" The Inside Story: Using DNA to Track the Down Deadly Ivory Smuggling Cartel (WATCH Today's "Galaxy" Stream)...

"There is so much information in an ivory seizure — so much more than what a traditional investigation can uncover," said Samuel Wasser, director of the UW Center for Conservation Biology and a professor of biology. "Not only can we iden...

 2018-09-19 15:51 

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" Death By Ice: 'Antarctica's Eerie 200-Year-Old Mystery'...

In the bleak, almost pristine land at Antarctica's bottom of the world, there are the frozen remains of human bodies and each one tells a story of humanity's relationship with this harsh, unforgiving continent. Even with all our technology and kno...

 2018-09-19 14:39 

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Today's Top Science Headline: Enigma of Infant Human Dreams "The Infinite Number of Secrets"...

Famed science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick asked "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" which was adapted into the film Blade Runner. Getting inside the head of a human baby, wrote the science journalist Angela Saini in a 2013 piece for The Guard...

 2018-09-19 14:01 

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40 Eridani A Twin Discovered "Super Earth HD 26965 May be an Ideal Host for an Advanced Civilization"...

"The new planet is a 'super-Earth'; orbiting the star HD 26965, which is only 16 light years from Earth, making it the closest super-Earth orbiting another Sun-like star," says University of Florida (UF) astronomer Jian Ge, leader of the Dh...

 2018-09-19 02:34 

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Quantum Birth of Galaxies "A Cosmic Funhouse Filled with Reality-Distorting Mirrors"...

"I think I know how the universe was born," said Andre Linde, Russian-American theoretical physicist and the Harald Trap Friis Professor of Physics at Stanford University. Linde is one of the main authors of the inflationary universe theory, as we...

 2018-09-18 23:43 

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We Should Search for Life in Planetary Systems Unlike the Solar System "Sun-like Stars Represent Just 15% of All Stars in the Milky Way"...

Sun-like stars represent just 15 per cent of all stars in the Milky Way. More than half of those, in turn, exist in binary star systems that have also been disregarded as being too different from the conditions present in the solar system. The search for ...

 2018-09-18 16:39 

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An Alien Image of Earth "More Potato-Shaped than Spherical"...

Since 2009 the European Space Agency's Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) has been mapping the Earth's gravitational field. More potato-shaped than spherical, the latest images shows just how different gravity can be ...

 2018-09-18 15:16 

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"Epic" Monster SpaceX Rocket Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire and Team of Artists on First Trip Around the Moon...

SpaceX said Monday night that it would send Yusaku Maezawa, a billionaire entrepreneur and online fashion tycoon from Japan, on a trip around the moon in 2023 aboard the company's monster Big Falcon Rocket. Maezawa won't be flying alone: joining h...

 2018-09-18 14:12 

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"First-Light!" View of the Milky Way from TESS, NASA's New Alien Planet Hunter...

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) captured this strip of stars and galaxies in the southern sky all the way through one 30-minute duration on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Created through combining the view from all four of its cameras, here is TE...

 2018-09-18 13:44 

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Radical Re-Envisioning of How the Universe Began "A Spiritual Quest"...

"You say to yourself, 'Here I am, the only one on the planet who knows this thing. Soon the rest of the world will know, but for the moment I am the only one." In 1969, Stanford physicist Leonard Susskind imagined the basic building blocks of ...

 2018-09-18 00:19 

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From the X-Files Update: "The Real Reason Behind the Lockdown of the National Solar Observatory"...

Nobody is quite sure what's going on at the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico, reports Science, which was quickly and mysteriously evacuated on 6 September amid reports of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe, and has remained closed. T...

 2018-09-18 00:00 

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"Heat!" 'The Universe is Imbued with Wanting Life to Arise and Evolve' (Today's Top Space Headline)...

Observes MIT biophysicist Jeremy England, who created a huge stir in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics suggesting that under certain conditions, groups of atoms will naturally restructure themse...

 2018-09-17 21:53 

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"The Magnificent Seven' — Hubble Detects a Neutron Star With Features Never Seen Before in a Group of Strange X-ray Pulsars...

"This particular neutron star belongs to a group of seven nearby X-ray pulsars — nicknamed 'the Magnificent Seven' — that are hotter than they ought to be considering their ages and available energy reservoir provided by the loss o...

 2018-09-17 16:17 

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The Huge, Terrifying Idea That Explodes the Big Bang "String Theory Landscape"...

"It probably bothered the first human beings who realized that the world was not just their local valley," said Leonard Susskind, the Felix Bloch Professor in Physics at Stanford University. "It probably terrified them a little bit, but by now...

 2018-09-17 15:23 

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From the Farside: "The One Electron Universe" 'What if Every Electron Was All the Same Exact Particle?'...

"I knew, of course, that, at least in our corner of the universe, there are lots more electrons than positrons, but I still found it an exciting idea to think of trajectories in spacetime that could go unrestricted in any direction — forward in ...

 2018-09-17 14:24 

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"The New Earth?" — Gaia Theory Revised for Evolution of Human Species and Technology 'Adds a New Level of "Self-Awareness'...

For around half a century, the 'Gaia' hypothesis has provided a unique way of understanding how life has persisted on Earth, championing the idea that living organisms and their inorganic surroundings evolved together as a single, self-regulating ...

 2018-09-17 13:46 

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"Heresy!" -Controversial Alternative to General Relativity's Theory of Gravity 'Does Not Require Existence of Dark Matter'...

An international group of astronomers has revived a previously debunked theory of gravity, arguing that motions within dwarf galaxies would be slower if close to a massive galaxy. The theory, MOND, is a controversial alternative to general relativity, the...

 2018-09-17 04:11 

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"Where are They Hiding?" NASA's Former Chief Scientist Says Alien Life Could Be 'Nowhere and No-When & Two Other Theories'...

Humanity may be as few as 10 years away from discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life. Once we do, it will only deepen the mystery of where alien intelligence might be hiding. In the seventh episode of Crazy/Genius, the new podcast from The Atlantic ...

 2018-09-16 15:10 

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New "Galaxy" Comments Platform...

Our new Disqus global comments and community system launched on our WordPress publishing platform this week. Join in, and post your thoughts and comments. We will also be introducing a new editorial feature: Galaxy Comments. We'll select the best of o...

 2018-09-16 14:19 

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From the Farside: Self-Destruction of the Universe "Already Started Somewhere in the Cosmos"...

Space vacuum that appears to be stable due to the complete absence of substance in it, is likely to be fraught with great danger. This idea about the destruction of the universe is based on the hypothesis of vacuum instability. Any system in our world has...

 2018-09-16 00:14 

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From the X Files "China's Philosopher of Alien Civilizations Warns of First Contact"...

The "appearance of this Other" might be imminent, warns China's preeminent science-fiction author of The Three-Body Problem, and that it might result in our extinction. "Perhaps in ten thousand years, the starry sky that humankind gazes up...

 2018-09-15 23:52 

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"The Eternal Universe?" Astronomers Zero In On a Signal That Nixes the Big Bang...

"Cosmologists have predicted the existence of an oscillating signal that could distinguish between cosmic inflation and alternative theories of the universe's birth. "The question is whether one can test the entire [inflation] scenario, not ju...

 2018-09-15 14:14 

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From the X Files: "FBI Still Silent"Alien Conspiracy Theories Deepen Around National Solar Observatory, Recall 2012 Event...

The National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico that caught the attention of the world when it was shut down on September 6 citing a "security issue by FBI agents who reportedly swooped on the facility after arriving in elite Blackhawk helicopte...

 2018-09-14 18:20 

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Cassini's Final Encounter with Saturn's Giant Moon Titan "Like the Early Earth"...

During NASA's Cassini mission's final distant encounter with Saturn's giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured this view of the enigmatic moon's north polar landscape of lakes and seas, which are filled with liquid methane and ethane cont...

 2018-09-14 16:12 

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From the Farside Red Planet CSI: "Who Will Solve Murders on Mars?"...

Imagine a 2001-like scenario on the Red Planet, suggests astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz, the current chair of astrobiology at the U.S. Library of Congress, where, instead of HAL gone rogue, a camera-operated airlock or some other system—perhaps vital...

 2018-09-14 15:05 

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China's Epic Mission to Far Side of the Moon "Includes a Space Station Deep in Patagonia"...

China's reach into space has extended to the Americas with a 450-ton, $50 million satellite and space mission control station built by the Chinese military in the Patagonian desert in Argentina. The station, built in March, is an important event in Ch...

 2018-09-14 13:54 

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"The Next Big Thing" Hunt for Double Higgs Boson Opens a New Frontier...

"This is the next big thing," says Sally Dawson, a theorist at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, and an organizer of an event last week at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), where more than 100 physicists gather...

 2018-09-13 16:06 

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"Bright Dot Galaxies" An Entire Milky Way Galaxy Condensed Into a Small Spot...

"When you condense an entire Milky Way into a small spot because of a merger of galaxies, it can cause hundreds of billions of stars to be in a very compact place," he said. "When that happens, you can put enough light into a small enough spac...

 2018-09-13 14:55 

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First Drawing 73,000 Years Old Discovered in South Africa's Blombos Cave Signals Emergence of the Human Super Brain, Culture, and Technology...

"Before this discovery, Palaeolithic archaeologists have for a long time been convinced that unambiguous symbols first appeared when Homo sapiens entered Europe, about 40 000 years ago, and later replaced local Neanderthals," says Christopher Hens...

 2018-09-13 14:55 

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First Drawing 73,000 Years Old Discovered in Blombos Cave Signals Emergence of the Human Super Brain, Culture, and Technology...

"Before this discovery, Palaeolithic archaeologists have for a long time been convinced that unambiguous symbols first appeared when Homo sapiens entered Europe, about 40 000 years ago, and later replaced local Neanderthals," says Christopher Hens...

 2018-09-12 20:45 

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"Enigma" Unexpected Gain in Speed: Oumuamua, First Interstellar Object Discovered in the Solar System (Today's Most Popular)...

'Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, is moving away from the Sun faster than expected. This anomalous behavior was detected by a worldwide astronomical collaboration including ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile. Ne...

 2018-09-12 17:18 

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Today's 'Planet Earth Report: "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Digital Devices are Messing with Our Brains...

"Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave?" So the supercomputer HAL pleads with the implacable astronaut Dave Bowman in a famous and weirdly poignant scene toward the end of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Bowman, ...

 2018-09-12 13:14 

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ESO's Cutting-Edge Technology Captures Stunning Cosmic Gem (WATCH)...

This image shows the resplendent spiral galaxy NGC 3981 suspended in the inky blackness of space. This galaxy, which lies in the constellation of Crater (the Cup), was imaged in May 2018 using the FOcal Reducer and low dispersion Spectrograph 2 (FORS2) in...

 2018-09-12 03:54 

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NASA's "New Frontier" — 'On Spacecraft' Advertising Targets an "Extraterrestrial" Demographic...

Recently, Budweiser announced its plans to be "the first beer on Mars," as part of a plan to study barley in the weightless environment of the International Space Station. how its ingredients react in microgravity environments so that when we get ...

 2018-09-11 17:16 

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"Towards the Abyss" United Nations and California Take Lead in Confronting Planet's 'Existential Challenge'...

Jerry Brown, California's governor, has accused Donald Trump of "gross ignorance" over climate change as he made his most sweeping actions yet to rid the world's fifth largest economy of fossil fuels, calling for 100% of the state's el...

 2018-09-11 13:57 

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Today's Planet Earth Report — "What if Aging Didn't Have to Suck?"...

That's the slogan of a new Harvard University spinout that plans to put millions behind a hotly disputed rejuvenation discovery. A new anti-aging medicine is so hot even this controversial idea has investors. A startup invests in a way to keep people ...

 2018-09-11 13:23 

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"We are Only Starting to Grasp Pluto's Life Story" 'Formed from a Billion Comets with a Hidden Ocean and the Possibility of Life'...

"Using chemistry as a detective's tool, we are able to trace certain features we see on Pluto today to formation processes from long ago. This leads to a new appreciation of the richness of Pluto's 'life story,' which we are only start...

 2018-09-10 21:03 

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"An Artificial Origin?" AI Algorithms Detect 72 Fast Radio Bursts from a Mystery Source 13 Billion Miles from Earth...

"Whether or not FRBs themselves eventually turn out to be signatures of extraterrestrial technology, Breakthrough Listen is helping to push the frontiers of a new and rapidly growing area of our understanding of the Universe around us," said Andre...

 2018-09-10 17:29 

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"Dead Planets" With Low Oxygen May Actually Be Teeming with Life...

"Understanding how Earth regulates climate both in the modern era but also in the distant past is critical for our understanding of planetary habitability," said Noah Planavsky, a biogeochemist at Yale University. "This will help guide our sea...

 2018-09-10 15:33 

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Ancient Targets of NASA's Upcoming Lucy Mission "Two Trojan Asteroids Unveil Violent History of the Early Solar System"...

Scientists at Southwest Research Institute studied an unusual pair of asteroids and discovered that their existence points to an early planetary rearrangement in our solar system. These bodies, called Patroclus and Menoetius, are targets of NASA's upc...

 2018-09-10 15:14 

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Today's Planet Earth Report "Superbugs" Resistant to Most Antibiotics: 'Humans Were the Original Hosts'...

MRSA staphylococcus is an example of a superbug. These bacterial strains are resistant to most antibiotics and can cause serious infections. Based on genome analysis, humans were most probably the original hosts to these superbugs, and judging from DNA ch...

 2018-09-10 13:47 

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"Global Tipping Point?" 'Accelerated Climate Change Spells Ecological Disaster for Yellowstone'...

As goes Yellowstone, so goes the planet: climate change will drastically alter Yellowstone in coming decades, with warmer temperatures, longer and more volatile fire seasons, shorter winters, less snowfall and visible changes in the dominant species of pl...

 2018-09-09 22:18 

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From the X-Files "Is the Pentagon Hiding UFOs in a Las Vegas Hangar?...

"Disclosure has already occurred. Disclosure is not an event, it's a process," said Luis Elizondo, former head of a hitherto unknown government operation called the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP). "My personal beli...

 2018-09-09 16:10 

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"A Game Changer" Stunning New Map of Antarctica's Warming World: 'Until Now, We've had Better Maps of Mars'...

"Up until now, we've had a better map of Mars than we've had of Antarctica. Now it is the best-mapped continent," said Ian Howat, professor of earth sciences and director of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State Univ...

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