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"It's Massive!" --Our Milky Way Galaxy May Be Twice as Big as Previously Thought...
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It's no secret that the Milky Way is huge, long thought to be about 100,000 light-years end to end with about 200 billion stars and their orbiting planets, but new research shows that it may be much bigger than we...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-25 14:19 UTC
NASA's 'Impossible' Space Engine Tested—Here Are the Results...
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The first independent tests of the EmDrive suggest there's a mundane explanation for the wildly controversial device.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-23 04:52 UTC
Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care...
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The Pennsylvania-based health care chain Geisinger Health System plans to soon offer DNA sequencing as part of routine care for all patients. Is there a downside?
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-22 14:08 UTC
CRISPR-edited rice plants produce major boost in grain yield...
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A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop a variety of rice that produces 25-31 percent more grain and would have been virtually impossible to create through tra
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-22 14:07 UTC
A New World's Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine...
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Astronomers argue that there's an undiscovered giant planet far beyond the orbit of Neptune. A newly discovered rocky body has added evidence to the circumstantial case for it.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-21 22:59 UTC
Bizarre Theory Suggests Octopuses Eggs Arrived On Earth On Comet From Space, Making Them Aliens...
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Sure, octopuses are lovely and unique creatures, but an unusual new theory suggests these sea dwellers are actually aliens. According to a Newsweek report, a group of scientists believes the intelligent eight-armed cephalopod mollusks arrived on earth as
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-21 05:04 UTC
NASA's new exoplanet-spotter makes it around the Moon...
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Store-and-forward probe TESS warms up its cameras with a snap of 200,000 stars NASA's exoplanet-spotting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has successfully manoeuvred around Earth's moon....
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-21 05:03 UTC
TESS snaps image of the stars as it swings by the moon en route to its final orbit...
TESS, NASA's next-generation planet hunter, snapped a picture of the stars as it swung within 5,000 miles of the moon on Thursday.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-18 20:32 UTC
Water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa?...
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Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of whether Jupiter's moon Europa has the ingredients to support life. The data provide independent evidence that the moon's subsurface liquid water res
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-15 14:51 UTC
World's fastest water heater—100,000 degrees in under a 10th of a picosecond...
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Scientists have used a powerful X-ray laser to heat water from room temperature to 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a 10th of a picosecond (millionth of a millionth of a second). The experimental setup, which can be seen as the world's fastest wat
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-14 20:24 UTC
Secrets in the ice: Pollution in Greenland reveals rise and fall of ancient European civilizations...
Traces of lead pollution buried deep in the Greenland ice are being uncovered, revealing the rise and fall of ancient European civilizations.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-14 20:23 UTC
Radar reveals details of mountain collapse after North Korea's most recent nuclear test...
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North Korea's Sept. 3, 2017, underground nuclear test -- it's latest and biggest -- created a 5.2 magnitude earthquake and 4.5 magnitude aftershock. Researchers combined synthetic aperture radar with seismic measurements to determine that the expl
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-10 20:54 UTC
King Tut's tomb not concealing hidden rooms after all...
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CAIRO — New radar scans have provided conclusive evidence that there are no hidden rooms inside King Tutankhamun's burial chamber, Egypt's antiquities ministry said Sunday,
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-07 03:31 UTC
Carbon Dioxide In Atmosphere Is Highest In 800,000 Years: Here Are The Top Sources Of Emission...
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The concentration of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is highest in the last 800,000 years. Here are the primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions according to EPA.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-06 01:51 UTC
NASA advisers say SpaceX rocket technology could put lives at risk...
When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea — keep the propellant at super-cold temperatures to shrink its size, allowing them to pack more of it into the tan
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-06 01:46 UTC
Massive 'Dead Zone' in the Arabian Sea Is the Biggest in the World...
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A massive dead zone in the Arabian Sea is the largest on Earth.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-05 15:08 UTC
11-year-old girl finds 475-million-year-old fossil in a Tennessee lake...
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Finding ancient fossils is no easy task, even for seasoned paleontologists and other researchers who spend their lives guessing where they might uncover the leftovers of some long-dead creature. An...
By ceres on 2018-05-04 16:56 UTC
One of the Trappist-1 Planets Has an Iron Core...
In February of 2017, a team of European astronomers announced the discovery of a seven-planet system orbiting the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Aside from the fact that all seven planets were rocky, there was the added bonus of three of them orbiting within TRA
By ceres on 2018-05-04 16:53 UTC
Proof of 'Planet Nine' May Be Sewn into Medieval Tapestries...
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Observations made a thousand years ago could help modern scientists find the theoretical "Planet Nine" in the outer reaches of the solar system.
By ceres on 2018-05-04 16:52 UTC
NASA spacecraft will have company all the way to Mars...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's next Mars explorer is going to have company all the way to the red planet: a couple of puny yet groundbreaking sidekicks.
By ceres on 2018-05-04 16:50 UTC
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