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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...

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Science is Trending in the World

    As Big Think reported, Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Cosmos" was trending on Twitter during its Sunday night broadcast. During a photo shoot with, yes, GQ magazine, Tyson claimed that science is trending worldwide. Do...

  • First Sentences of Classic Novels Broken Down

    Call me Ishmael. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Wired has a story about a design company that produced a poster breaking down classic first lines in literature using the...

  • Happy Birthday, World Wide Web

    The Internet turned 25 yesterday. Business Insider celebrated by publishing this chart today showing how the world wide web has grown since its "modest" start. The web began all thanks to a proposal from British...

  • The Selfie Capital of the World Is...

    After extensive research and analysis by TIME, the results are in: the citizens who post the most selfies live in Makati City, Philippines. From TIME: An examination of hundreds of thousands of...

  • Did We Need to Know Who Invented Bitcoin?

    Newsweek is receiving heat over luring and then outing the founder of Bitcoin. Satoshi Nakamoto hasn't held a "real" job in years, he got into financial problems years ago which may have inspired his idea for...

  • The Incredible Animation of the New "Cosmos"

    Bringing Cosmos back is one of the best things to happen to television since Walter White decided to break bad. The series was rebooted by FOX with the help of Seth MacFarlane, the maker of Family Guy, American...

  • Sagan's 'Cosmos' Coming Back

    At a time when we're stilling debating creationism vs. evolution, it's critical for science to be brought into people's homes through a world-class TV show. Carl Sagan's hit series "Cosmos" is being passed down to...

  • The Dalai Lama is on Instagram

    The Dalai Lama is a busy man traveling the world meeting with world leaders and members of the Tibetan diaspora. Now you can keep up with his journeys by following the Dalai Lama on Instagram. Yes, everything from...

  • Where's Our Super-Fast Internet?

    Google wants to develop super-fast internet across the country known as gigabit broadband. We covered Google's announcement in March 2010, but it looks like it's facing hurdles from both telecom giants and...

  • The Age of Explorers Is Not Over

    The Verge has an interesting article today taking us inside New York's Explorer's Club, that bastion of adventures who boldly dared to go where no man (or woman) had gone before. Today, as that Star Trek reference...

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