"The Martini"

James Martin

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You know that smell after it rains? Here's where it comes from

A new study may finally identify the mechanism through which the earthy smell of rain gets into the air, and it has to do with "frenzied aerosols."

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Medical dilemma of 'three-parent babies': Fertility clinic investigates health of 17 teenagers it helped to be conceived through controversial IVF technique

A private fertility clinic in the United States has launched an investigation into the health of 17 teenagers who were born as a result of a controversial IVF technique that produced the world’s first “three-parent” embryos more than 15 years ago, T

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Absolutely mindblowing video shot from the Space Shuttle during launch

Drop whatever you're doing and watch this. NASA has released videos shot from onboard the Space Shuttle's Solid Rocket Boosters in the past, but you've never seen one prepared as masterfully as this.

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Microbial life found living on the exterior of the International Space Station?

A new report claims that Russian scientists have discovered traces of marine life living on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS).

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Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37

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Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Einstein is wrong? That's the potential outcome of a quantum mechanics study as scientists race to disprove his views on entanglement.

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These Are Some of the Oldest Living Things on Earth | Science | WIRED

Animals sometimes sleep inside the hollows of giant 2,000-year old baobab trees inside Kruger Game Preserve in South Africa. Humans too, sometimes use the trees, for more dubious purposes -- a jail, a toilet, a pop-up bar -- as photographer Rachel Sussman

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Is there life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus? Looks like there’s plenty of liquid water, for starters.

Liquid water mixing with rock on this distant moon could create chemistry necessary for life, scientists report.

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The South Pole Is a Great Place to View Space

The Big Bang radiation discovery happened there-and when you look at Antarctic conditions, you can understand why.

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    Meteorite hits moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded - video

    Astronomers capture the moment a Meteorite hits the moon on 11 September 2013

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      Giant Laser Complex Makes Fusion Advance, Finally

      Two experiments in which hydrogen fusion generated more energy than had been put in to the hydrogen succeeded, an advance that revives optimism in thermonuclear fusion.

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        Mars Radiation Risk 'Manageable' for Human Missions : DNews

        The risk of radiation exposure is not a show-stopper for a long-term manned mission to Mars, new results from NASA's Curiosity rover suggest.

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          Brilliant Maps Reveal Age of the World's Buildings - Wired Science

          When Justin Palmer stumbled across a dataset that included the year nearly every building in the Portland metro area was built, he was curious how old the buildings on his block are. Instead of just searching the data for his neighbors’ addresses, he made the beautiful map above.

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            3D Printing Aims to Deliver Organs on Demand

            Dying patients could someday receive a 3D-printed organ made from their own cells rather than wait on long lists for the short supply of organ transplants. Such a dream remains far from reality, but labs have already taken the first steps.

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              8 Brilliant Scientific Screw-ups

              They say that patience is a virtue, but the following eight inventions prove that laziness, slovenliness, clumsiness and pure stupidity can be virtues, too.

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                Great mirages of the world

                Though mirages are just optical illusions, they are very real manifestations of physics and remind us that the universe is not as linear and straightforward as we’d like to think. While the classic arid-land mirage – a “lake” shimmering in the dis

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                  Maven: Building a time machine for Mars

                  Our space correspondent goes behind the scenes at Nasa’s forthcoming quest to reveal how and why the red planet lost the majority of its atmosphere.

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                    Curiosity snaps

                    For the one-ton Mars rover Curiosity, self portraits are becoming an essential staple of its time on the Martian surface. And the latest is a doozy.