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A City-Size Moon Was Hiding Around Neptune

Even to the most powerful telescopes, little Hippocamp appears only as a fuzzy dot in photos.

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    Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission lands on the surface of a distant asteroid

    The coolest mission you haven't heard of just hit a major milestone: the Japanese Hayabusa 2 probe has reached its destination, the asteroid Ryugu, and just deployed a pair of landers to its surface. Soon it will touch down itself and bring back a sa

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      There Was No Big Bang Singularity

      It's one of the biggest assumptions we've ever made about the Universe. Here's why it's wrong.

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        Interstellar space travel will require lots of sex

        Until we invent the futuristic science fiction sleeping chambers that will keep humans alive for thousands of years while we traverse the universe, we're gonna have to get to the next star the old fashioned way: in bed, in space.

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          Graphene 'stimulation' could selectively kill off cancer cells

          It could be used for drug screening, application of selective painkillers, and even nuking cancer cells.

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            First 'immigrant' asteroid from another star spotted near Jupiter

            An interstellar visitor that decided to stay could hold the key to the mysteries of space and even life.

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              Neuroscientists discovered what happens to our brain when we die — then realized a 1980s 'Star Trek' episode knew it first

              Humans have been trying to answer what happens to our brain in our last dying moments for years. Turns out the answer was in a 1980s episode of "Star Trek."

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                  Physicists reveal material for high-speed quantum internet

                  Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have 'rediscovered' a material that can lay the foundation for ultrahigh-speed quantum internet. Their paper published in npj Quantum Information shows how to increase the data transfer rate

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                    A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

                    Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, a new study suggests.

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                          Double-layered protein nanoparticles induce broad protection against divergent influenza A viruses

                          Relatively well conserved domains of influenza A virus (IAV) proteins are potential candidates for the development of a universal IAV vaccine. Here, Deng et al . combine two such conserved antigens (M2e and HA stalk) in a double-layered protein nanopartic

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                              Time Crystals to Tetraquarks: Quantum Physics in 2017

                              This year ushered in several new advances in quantum physics, from the demonstration of time crystals to the discovery of a possible quarksplosion.

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                                Interstellar asteroid studied by astronomers for first time

                                The interstellar asteroid, named 1I/2017 U1 (`Oumuamua), is longer than it is tall and it appears to have come from the direction of the Vega star system.

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                                    Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence | ZDNet

                                    If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.

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                                      Start-up Lucid Motors launches with 300-mile plus premium electric sedan - Roadshow

                                      Automotive startups face daunting hurdles to viability, but Lucid Motors boasts a stellar staff and in two years of development is far along towards its over 300 mile electric sedan.

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                                        Either Stars are Strange, or There Are 234 Aliens Trying to Contact Us - Universe Today

                                        Astronomers have found 234 stars that are acting suspiciously like signals sent by extra-terrestrials.

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                                            Has a Hungarian Physics Lab Found a Fifth Force of Nature?

                                            Some theorists say a radioactive decay anomaly could imply a fundamental new force 

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                                              Jupiter's moon: Europa's ocean may have an Earthlike chemical balance

                                              The ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa could have the necessary balance of chemical energy for life, even if the moon lacks volcanic hydrothermal activity, finds a new study.

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                                                These 3 Alien Planets Around a Tiny, Cold Star Just Might Support Life

                                                Three potentially habitable Earth-size planets have been discovered orbiting a dim, cold nearby star that is barely larger than Jupiter, researchers say.

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                                                    Scientists use common glass to optimize graphene's electronic properties

                                                    Graphene, the two-dimensional powerhouse, packs extreme durability, electrical conductivity, and transparency into a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon. Despite being heralded as a breakthrough

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                                                      All The Times We Found (and Sometimes Lost) a Planet in Our Solar System

                                                      In searching our neighborhood of the Milky Way, sometimes we find another planet, sometimes we lose a planet, and sometimes we're not even sure what we've found.

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                                                        Atoms Exist in Two Places Nearly 2 Feet Apart Simultaneously

                                                        The new quantum superposition smashes the previous record. Spooky action indeed.

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                                                          Could There Be Massive Planets in the Far Reaches of Our Solar System?

                                                          A pair of new studies claim to have discovered two of the most distant objects ever seen in the outer reaches of the Solar System, including a “Super Earth” located six times further away than Pluto. It’s an extraordinary claim — and it’s also h

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                                                            The inventor of light-based ‘Li-Fi’ Internet has completed the first working prototype

                                                            Li-Fi is a groundbreaking approach to wireless internet technology that runs on nothing but an LED light bulb and a solar cell to transmit data and power.

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                                                                Researcher's experimental ion drive outperforms NASA's HiPEP engine

                                                                Dr Patrick Neumann of the University of Sydney has developed a new ion drive as part of his PhD thesis. The drive outperforms the best one devised by NASA and holds the promise of

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                                                                  Flowing Water on Mars: The Discovery in Pictures

                                                                  Planetary scientists have determined that recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars formed by the action of contemporary liquid water.

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                                                                    Salty Water Flows on Mars Today, Boosting Odds for Life

                                                                    The enigmatic dark streaks called recurring slope lineae (RSL) that appear seasonally on steep, relatively warm Martian slopes are caused by salty liquid water, researchers said.

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                                                                      2 Accelerators Find Particles That May Break Known Laws of Physics

                                                                      The LHC and the Belle experiment have found particle decay patterns that violate the Standard Model of particle physics

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                                                                            A Periodic Table Surprise: The One Element In Stars That Isn't On Earth

                                                                            Technetium is formed naturally by the stars - but you won't find it on Earth, or any other planet.

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                                                                              This Tree Can Grow Over 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit

                                                                              The enchanted-looking tree above harbors a wondrous secret. Using an ancient technique called “chip grafting,” artist and Syracuse University professor Sam Van Aken has carefully nurtured trees that can bear over 40 different types of stone fruits, in

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                                                                                NASA Finds Closest Earth Twin Yet in Haul of 500 Alien Planets

                                                                                NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has spotted more than 500 new potential alien planets, including an Earth-like planet amid a dozen that may be capable of supporting life.

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                                                                                  NASA Unveiling New Exoplanet Discovery from Kepler Telescope Thursday

                                                                                  In a new teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT) Thursday (July 23), NASA will unveil a potentially exciting discovery regarding the search for alien planets by the Kepler Space Telescope.

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                                                                                      CERN's LHCb experiment reports observation of exotic pentaquark particles

                                                                                      Today, the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider has reported the discovery of a class of particles known as pentaquarks. The collaboration has submitted a paper reporting these findings to the journal Physical Review Letters.

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                                                                                        WATCH LIVE @ 3 pm ET Wednesday: New Horizons Team Unveils Pluto Flyby Images

                                                                                        New Horizons team members will unveil and discuss some of the images the spacecraft captured during its historic Pluto flyby at a press conference that starts at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) Wednesday (July 15). Watch it live here.

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                                                                                          No, Earth is not heading toward a ‘mini ice age’

                                                                                          This week, warnings of an impending “mini ice age,” set to hit in the 2030s, have been circulating in the media. Climate scientists aren't buying it.

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                                                                                            Why Is Our Solar System Missing The Universe's Most Common Planet?

                                                                                            Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus are fearsome, towering planets, but then there's nothing until we get down to Earth-sized worlds. Where's everything in between?

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                                                                                              New Horizons Probe's July 14 Pluto Flyby: Complete Coverage

                                                                                              NASA's New Horizons probe is about to lift the veil on Pluto. See Space.com's complete coverage of the spacecraft's epic July 14 flyby of the dwarf planet.

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                                                                                                Why Don't We Send Probes

                                                                                                Watch this video over at our Patreon page HERE! Wouldn't it be easier to see what’s outside the solar system if we just send out probes straight up?

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                                                                                                  Bizarre Cometlike Alien Planet Is First of Its Kind

                                                                                                  A Neptune-size planet with a giant plume of gas streaming behind it like a comet's tail has been discovered by astronomers, and is the first such planet ever discovered.

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                                                                                                      Pluto And Charon Orbital Dance - New Horizons Gets Closer | Video

                                                                                                      The NASA probe's LORRI instrument snapped new imagery of the double planet from May 28th until June 3rd, 2015. The ice dwarfs' features are starting to come into focus. 

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                                                                                                        Why Pluto Is a Planet, and Eris Is Too (Op-Ed)

                                                                                                        Throw out your textbooks — there are 10 planets in our solar system.

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                                                                                                          'Tomorrowland' Celebrates Walt Disney's Vision of the Future

                                                                                                          The world of tomorrow is a pretty wonderful place … at least that's the sentiment of the makers of Disney's new epic: 'Tomorrowland.'

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                                                                                                            Facebook not an information bubble, researchers conclude

                                                                                                            Social media networks like Facebook are not putting users in an ideological information bubble, despite fears to the contrary, a new research report said Thursday.

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                                                                                                              Light in sight: A step towards a potential therapy for acquired blindness

                                                                                                              Hereditary blindness caused by a progressive degeneration of the light-sensing cells in the eye, the photoreceptors, affects millions of people worldwide. Although the light-sensing cells are lost, cells in deeper layers of the retina, which normally cann

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                                                                                                                Incredible Technology: NASA's Wild Airship Idea for Cloud Cities on Venus

                                                                                                                NASA researchers have come up with a plan to send piloted, helium-filled airships cruising through Venusian skies. The idea, called the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC), could eventually lead to cloud cities on the planet.

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                                                                                                                  Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to See It

                                                                                                                  The Lyrid meteor shower peaks overnight tonight (April 22). The Slooh Community Observatory is airing a free Lyrids webcast at 8 p.m. EDT tonight (0000 GMT on April 23), and you can watch it live here on Space.com.

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                                                                                                                    How a Zero Gravity Cocktail Glass Could Be Space Hospitality's Future

                                                                                                                    While so many space companies are focused on building rockets and spacecraft, could there room for a little style in orbit?

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                                                                                                                      Detection of mini black holes at the LHC could indicate parallel universes in extra dimensions

                                                                                                                      (Phys.org)—The possibility that other universes exist beyond our own universe is tantalizing, but seems nearly impossible to test. Now a group of physicists has suggested that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest particle collider in the world,

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                                                                                                                        Scientists make breakthrough in understanding how to control intense heat bursts in fusion experiments

                                                                                                                        Researchers from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside a fusion reactor can be controlled. Scientists perf

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                                                                                                                          Drug restores brain function and memory in early Alzheimer's disease

                                                                                                                          A novel therapeutic approach for an existing drug reverses a condition in elderly patients who are at high risk for dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found.

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                                                                                                                            Like to chase space probes? Track all active ones from moon and beyond - CNET

                                                                                                                            Crave's Michael Franco talks with the women who built Spaceprob.es, a colorful and easy-to-use new website that schools you on almost 30 active probes in our solar system.

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                                                                                                                              Brain makes decisions with same method used to break WW2 Enigma code (w/ Video)

                                                                                                                              When making simple decisions, neurons in the brain apply the same statistical trick used by Alan Turing to help break Germany's Enigma code during World War II, according to a new study in animals by researchers at Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zucker

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                                                                                                                                No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

                                                                                                                                (Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple probl

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                                                                                                                                  Where’s Wally? There's an algorithm for that

                                                                                                                                  A researcher has used machine learning to examine the 68 Where’s Wally books - and developed a algorithm to find him more efficiently

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                                                                                                                                    Mountain-Size Asteroid to Fly by Earth Monday: How NASA Will Watch

                                                                                                                                    Although the flyby of asteroid 2004 BL86 — which is about 1,800 feet (550 meters) wide — poses no foreseeable threat to Earth, it does present a rare opportunity to easily see a near-Earth asteroid, NASA officials say.

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                                                                                                                                      In theory, the Milky Way could be a 'galactic transport system'

                                                                                                                                      Based on the latest evidence and theories our galaxy could be a huge wormhole (or space-time tunnel, have you seen 'Interstellar?') and, if that were true, it would be 'stable and navigable'. This is the hypothesis put forward in a study published in Anna

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                                                                                                                                        Ever Wake Up and Think You See a Ghost? Here's What's Happening

                                                                                                                                        Many people wake up in the middle of the night, unable to move a muscle, while feeling as though a frightening shadow is floating near their bed. Two neuroscientists propose an idea to explain the eerie experience.

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                                                                                                                                            Three nearly Earth-size planets found orbiting nearby star

                                                                                                                                            NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, despite being hobbled by the loss of critical guidance systems, has discovered a star with three planets only slightly larger than Earth. The outermost planet orbits in the 'Goldilocks' zone, a region where surface temperatu

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                                                                                                                                              NASA Spacecraft Approaching Dwarf Planet Ceres

                                                                                                                                              Dawn has officially entered the Ceres approach phase, after recently emerging from behind the sun relative to Earth and thus coming back into reliable communication range. The probe will enter orbit around Ceres on March 6.

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                                                                                                                                                Finding faster-than-light particles by weighing them

                                                                                                                                                In a new paper accepted by the journal Astroparticle Physics, Robert Ehrlich, a recently retired physicist from George Mason University, claims that the neutrino is very likely a tachyon or faster-than-light particle. There have been many such claims, the

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                                                                                                                                                  WATCH LIVE TONIGHT! Ursid Meteor Shower Webcast from Slooh @ 8 pm ET

                                                                                                                                                  The online Slooh Community Observatory will broadcast live views of the Ursid meteor shower Monday (Dec. 22) starting at 8 p.m. EST (0100 Dec. 23 GMT).

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                                                                                                                                                    A Christmas Comet To Be Seen From Dark Skies | IFLScience

                                                                                                                                                    If you are away from the bustle of the city these holidays, then try your luck at spotting a faint comet in the northern sky. Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 is the fifth comet to be discovered by Brisbane amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy. Comets are the only ast

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                                                                                                                                                      Scientific American's Top 10 Science Stories of 2014

                                                                                                                                                      A deadly infection, a comet success, a climate-change breakthrough—these and other events highlight the year in science and technology as selected by the editors of Scientific American

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                                                                                                                                                        2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

                                                                                                                                                        New theories suggest the big bang was not the beginning, and that we may live in the past of a parallel universe

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                                                                                                                                                          Deep learning could prevent you from drunk posting to Facebook

                                                                                                                                                          The immense popularity of social media seems to have redefined 'privacy' from the sense of keeping information secret to being in control over how information is shared – among friends, colleagues, companies or the government. Perhaps it's no surprise t

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                                                                                                                                                            Why Interstellar Should Be Taken Seriously -- Very Seriously

                                                                                                                                                            Fund NASA, invest in SpaceX, write your congressperson, and vote. Space travel isn't just cool. It isn't just something to do because we can. If Interstellar has anything to teach us, it's that space travel can save our species. The truth is we might...

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                                                                                                                                                              This Is What The Skeletons Of Famous Cartoon Characters Would Look Like | IFLScience

                                                                                                                                                              One of the greatest things about cartoons is that normal physics and biology don’t apply. Artists are able to draw animals in a way that is exaggerated or anthropomorphized in order to build life into a character. It takes an equally creative mind to tu

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                                                                                                                                                                Gravity may have saved the universe after the Big Bang, say researchers

                                                                                                                                                                (Phys.org) —New research by a team of European physicists could explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang.

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                                                                                                                                                                  WATCH LIVE NOW: Leonid Meteor Shower Webcasts by Slooh, NASA

                                                                                                                                                                  The online Slooh Community Observatory and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will offer live webcasts overnight on Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 17-18) for the 2014 Leonid Meteor Shower. Here's how to watch live.

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                                                                                                                                                                      The Science of 'Interstellar' Explained (Infographic)

                                                                                                                                                                      Wormhole travel across the universe and supergiant black holes are just some of the wonders seen in the film 'Interstellar.' See how the film's astrophysics works in this Space.com infographic.