Category: Science

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staffOctober 9, 2018

Saturn: Weird Magnetic Field Makes Things Weirder

Political humorist Mark Russell once joked, “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed ...

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staffSeptember 24, 2018

Ancient Mars: Life Underground?

A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of chemical energy for microbes to thrive ...

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staffSeptember 20, 2018

‘Robotic Skins’ Turn Everyday Objects Into Robots

When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a specific purpose. New “Robotic ...

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staffSeptember 17, 2018

Eyes Have a Natural Version of Night Vision

To see under starlight and moonlight, the retina of the eye changes both the software and hardware of its light-sensing ...

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staffSeptember 15, 2018

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets

NASA counted down Saturday to the launch of its $1 billion ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover the true ...

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staffSeptember 15, 2018

A New Star Is Born from Stellar Explosion

The explosions of stars, known as supernovae, can be so bright they outshine their host galaxies. They take months or ...

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staffSeptember 14, 2018

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), ...

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staffSeptember 12, 2018

Three New Fish Species from Depths of Pacific

An exploration to one of the deepest places on earth has captured rare footage of what is believed to be ...

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staffSeptember 10, 2018

Evidence of Early Planetary Shake-Up

Scientists at Southwest Research Institute studied an unusual pair of asteroids and discovered that their existence points to an early ...

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staffSeptember 10, 2018

New El Niño weather event likely this winter says WMO

There’s a 70% chance of a recurrence of the El Niño weather event before the end of this year, according ...