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  • Aliens Are Out There, Astronomers Tell Congress

    If there are aliens out there, they likely passed by our planet, considered it an unsavory galactic truck stop, and kept going, continuing on their hunt for enlightened life. Aliens most certainly exist, according...

  • Most Earth-Like Planet Yet Discovered

    Pack up your bags, because we may have found a new home. As Stephen Hawking warned us, humans must move to a new planet or face extinction. NASA has located the strongest contender yet.  According to the AP,...

  • How Old Is Our Moon?

    It's safe to say that long before our ancient ancestors developed language, our moon has been a source of fascination. Closing out the turbulent 1960s with humankind landing on the moon was, clearly, a profound...

  • Researchers Developed a Mouse Muscle Resistant to Venom

    Good news for mice! Bad news for cobras. Researchers have engineered the strongest constructed muscle yet--ten times stronger than all previous attempts, and successfully implanted it into mice. It's so tough that...

  • Scientists Are Closer to Creating Life

    While it's not a Frankenstein's monster, it's still an exciting advancement toward creating life from scratch. The journal Science announced that a team of scientists produced a yeast chromosome. The Verge...

  • "Zebra Stripes" Discovered in Earth's Radiation Belts

    The radiating "donut shape" around Earth has a surprising structure discovered this week. The scientists who made the discovery have dubbed it "zebra stripes." Wired has the story: The Van Allen belts,...

  • New Telescope Searches the Sky for You

    Stargazers, now you can have a telescope that does the heavy-lifting for you. The Celestron Cosmos 90 GT is costly ($400), but it works with your Wi-Fi to search the heavens and zero-in on stars.  Popular...

  • Colonizing the Moon? Build Tough Walls

    One day we may need to use the Moon as a "refilling station" or for upscale retirement communities. Before Space commercial developers get any ideas, they better count on engineering extra-tough, fortified walls. ...

  • Embarrassing Moments in Science

    Alchemy was once all the rage in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Yes, people actually practiced this witchcraft-like form of chemistry. It centered around uncovering an elixir of life, and trying to turn...

  • Gully Spotted on Mars

    A mysterious gully has been spotted on Mars that wasn't there in 2010, according to NASA images. What caused the gully?  Wired has more:  A new gully has appeared on a sloped crater wall on Mars. The...

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