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Astronomers solve mysteries of nearby planetary system's dynamics
April 24, 2014
A number of studies since 2002 have failed to establish a conceivable model for the masses and orbits of two giant planets located closer to 55 Cancri than Mercury is to our Sun.
 
Mysterious underwater sound identified - and it's not a bio-duck
April 23, 2014
Scientists had thought sounds were human-made.
 
Humongous new iceberg gallivants through Southern Ocean
April 23, 2014
Giant iceberg in the Southern Ocean could disrupt shipping lanes in the dark winter months ahead.
 
Michigan man gets an eyeful with new bionic glasses
April 23, 2014
A U.S. man sees his family for the first time following high-tech bionic eye implant.
 
New study: Using corn ethanol may not reduce greenhouse gases
April 23, 2014
A new study finds that using corn-based ethanol will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
 
The little Y chromosome turns out to be crucial, finally earns respect
April 23, 2014
The Y chromosome, the sex chromosome that differentiates males from females, has long been thought do little else. But recent research suggests it contains genes that important in the regulation of other genes in cells throughout the male body.
 
Getting off the rock: NASA's Bolden says manned mission to Mars essential to human survival
April 23, 2014
During the Humans to Mars Summit 2014, NASA top man Charles Bolden warned of imminent peril if human beings do not expand their presence to other planets and proposed manned spaceflight to Mars by about 2030.
 
Researchers: Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida
April 23, 2014
At present, Antarctica is one of the coldest places on Earth, and the continent's interior is the coldest place, with yearly average land temperatures far below zero degrees Fahrenheit.
 
Thousands of bacteria live on cash, researchers say
April 23, 2014
Although the overwhelming majority of known microbes in the world are harmless or indifferent to people, some of the species found were linked to a number of common complaints.
 
Chance discovery reveals new method for studying binary star systems
April 23, 2014
The discovery confirms an astronomer's prediction in 1973 a "self-lensing" binary star system should be possible.
 
NASA wants you to take a global selfie
April 22, 2014
Once those pictures stream around the world today, the individual pictures tagged #GlobalSelfie will be used to create a mosaic image of Earth.
 
Ultracapacitors built with carbon nanotubes and graphene deliver high-performance at low cost
April 22, 2014
Researchers at George Washington University combined graphene flakes and carbon nanotubes, spread them on paper, and rolled them into a new light-weight, high-performance, low-cost ultracapacitor.
 
Humans traveling to Mars might risk unhealthy radiation levels
April 22, 2014
Exposure during flights to and from the Red Planet may exceed acceptable lifetime limits.
 
Gorgeous photos of the oldest living things on Earth
April 22, 2014
Photographer Rachel Sussman captures images of plants and organisms thousands of years old.