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Mars Curiosity Discovery ‘One for the History Books’

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Wall of Gale Crater where NASA scientists can see a fluvial system on Mars Mars Curiosity has made an exciting discovery. The exciting results are coming from an instrument in the rover called SAM. But we … Continue reading

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Space Weather Expert Makes Ominous Prediction

Saturday, May 5, 2012 Mike Hapgood, a space weather scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, UK, made a startling prediction. A stream of highly charged particles from the sun is headed straight toward Earth, threatening to plunge cities … Continue reading

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Guess What? Albert Einstein Was Wrong

Friday, September 23, 2011 Back in 1905, Albert Einstein posited that nothing in the universe could travel faster than the speed of light. Light travels at 186,282 miles per second. Call it the universe’s speed limit. Guess what? It turns … Continue reading

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“Master Switch” Gene for Obesity Discovered

Monday, May 16, 2011 With 129.6 million Americans, or 64% of the population overweight or obese, the news that scientists have found that a “master switch” gene that controls fat in the body couldn’t come at a more crucial time. … Continue reading

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Japan’s 8.9 Mega Earthquake Shortened the Earth’s Day

Sunday, March 13, 2011 Geophysicist Richard Gross at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA says the 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan on Friday shortened the length Earth’s day by a fraction and shifted how the planet’s mass is distributed. … Continue reading

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Two Suns for Earth by 2012?

Friday, January 21, 2011 It looks like earth could be in for a once-in-a-lifetime visual treat. According to Dr Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, Betelgeuse — the second biggest star in the universe, … Continue reading

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Scientists Claim Breakthrough in Antimatter Hunt

Thursday, November 18, 2010 This is cool. A team of scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, have for the first time, solved one of the biggest mysteries of physics, successfully trapping the first “anti-atom” that they … Continue reading

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