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The Next Solar Eclipse: Eclipse Maps for the Next 50 Years | Time.com

We've listed every total solar eclipse for the next 50 years, after the one on August 21, with maps showing each eclipse's projected path

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Scientists Have Reversed Brain Damage in a 2-Year-Old Girl Who Drowned in a Swimming Pool

Researchers in the US have reported what they believe is a first-of-its-kind reversal of brain damage, after treating a drowned and resuscitated toddler with a combination of oxygen therapies.

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Mars' version of Niagara Falls is pretty intense

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a new photo of what could be evidence of a 'lava fall' on Mars.

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NASA Rocket Launch Will Create Blue-Green and Red Clouds on Sunday

As long as the weather holds—the launch has been postponed four times already.

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Why Do We Have Blood Types?

When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types – a biological mark of distinction.

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SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

Elon Musk said two tourists will travel around the moon in 2018 with SpaceX.

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The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought - The Atlantic

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.

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What Happened To The Object That Created Our Moon?

What happened to the object that slammed into the Earth to create the Moon? Was it destroyed entirely, or does it linger in one place?

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How to Beat Dengue and Zika: Add a Microbe to Mosquitoes - The Atlantic

After 30 years of development, virus-beating insects are finally being deployed in megacities around the world.  

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Deep Space Radiation Caused Heart Problems For Apollo Astronauts - NBC News

The rate of heart disease is greater among the astronauts of the Apollo space program.

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NASA finds that the earth has a new “mini moon”

The quasi-satellite technically orbits around the sun but dances around the earth in the process.

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Where's the Edge of the Universe?

The universe is expanding, but what's it expanding into? Nothing! Astrophysicist Paul Sutter explains this baffling concept, plus how the universe can expand but not have an edge.

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WATCH: How to solve the famous 'grandfather paradox' of time travel - ScienceAlert

What if you went back in time and killed your grandfather? Would you still be born? Or would you have killed yourself?

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This comet looks like a sprinkler twirling through space

The Hubble recorded images as a jet burst off a comet as it made its way around the sun.

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SpaceX announces plan to send mission to Mars in 2018 – Spaceflight Now

Elon Musk’s space transport company — chartered with a long-term goal of colonizing Mars — plans to send the first commercial mission to the red planet as soon as 2018 with assistance from NASA, SpaceX announced Wednesday.

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Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.

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How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe? - Forbes

According to relativity, there’s no universal frame of reference. But the Big Bang gave us one anyway.

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New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. If a...

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Photographer snaps thrilling space station image from his backyard - CNET

An amateur astrophotographer takes on the challenge of getting a stunning shot of the ISS and succeeds. It's all in the timing.

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How Scott Kelly's year in space may have changed his body | The Verge

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to Earth tonight, wrapping up a 340-day-long stay aboard the International Space Station. It's the longest amount of time an American astronaut has lived in...

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The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2015 - The New Yorker

Jerome Groopman selects seven of this year’s most important findings from medicine and biology, including in the areas of C.P.R., cancer, and H.I.V./AIDS. 

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40 Years Ago, Earth Beamed Its First Postcard to the Stars – Phenomena: No Place Like Home

Forty years ago, on Nov. 16, 1974, Earth beamed its first postcard to the stars. The message left our home planet on a warm and sticky day in Puerto Rico and has been flying through the galaxy at t…

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Mars Colonies Possible Using Local Materials For 3D Printed Habitats - Our Explorers

This Mars-based habitat uses a pole-like robot with autonomous arms to access raw Martian materials for 3D printing construction - a truly innovative design.

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Over 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions are now on Flickr in high resolution | The Verge

You've seen images from the Apollo missions before, but you've never seen anything like this. More than 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions have been uploaded to Flickr at a resolution of 1800...

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NASA to Announce Mars Mystery Solved | NASA

NASA will detail a major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 28 at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The event will be broadcast live on NASA

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    Reboot the Suit: Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit by Smithsonian Institution — Kickstarter

    Smithsonian Institution is raising funds for Reboot the Suit: Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit on Kickstarter! A chance for citizens of Earth to conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit for explorers everywhere.

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    Why Pluto Will Remain a Dwarf Planet | Dejan Stojkovic

    Ultimately, it does not matter whether Pluto is called a planet or not. People get together, exchange arguments, give new names to the things around them. But Pluto is whatever it is, and has not changed a bit since we demoted it into a dwarf planet.

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    Nasa probe's early Pluto data shows dwarf planet larger than anticipated

    New Horizon measurements reveal Pluto is roughly two-thirds the size of the moon, and probably holds more ice beneath its surface than previously thought

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    NASA selects 4 astronauts to fly first commercial space expeditions | Fox News

    NASA has selected four veteran astronauts to lead the way back into orbit from U.S. soil. On Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the four who will fly on capsules built by private companies...

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    NASA finds glass on Mars, which could help the hunt for alien life

    A NASA spacecraft has discovered glass on the surface of Mars for the first time, a finding that could help in the hunt for past Martian life.

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    First visible light detected directly from an exoplanet - physicsworld.com

    New method can pick up extremely faint reflected light despite low signal-to-noise ratio

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    What would happen if we actually found life on another planet

    Since humans first observed other celestial bodies, we have wondered if we were alone in the universe. We’ve looked near, by sending a lander to the Moon and rovers to Mars, and we’re looking far, sending satellites on missions outside our solar system and analyzing the spectra of planets orbiting other stars in the “goldilocks zone.”

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    40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey | Science | The Guardian

    In 1977, Voyager 1 and 2 started their one-way journey across our galaxy, travelling a million miles a day. Jonathan Margolis meets the dedicated team keeping the craft moving

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    Rings Like Saturn’s, but Supersized | TIME

    Think you've seen big rings in our own solar system? Not even close.

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    So they might have found Beagle 2 on Mars … Er, remind me, what was it? | Science | The Guardian

    The British explorer sent to the red planet 10 years ago went missing. Now it’s located, but it might not be a happy ending after all

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    Every Ship That Has Carried Humans Into Space, In One Chart

    Space is big, humans are small, and spacecrafts, well, vary more in size than you might think. Redditor Heaney555 has compiled an a chart, to scale, of every rocket, spacecraft, and space station involved in human spaceflight. And man, Saturn V is huuuuuu

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    Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

    Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July. This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of a...

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    Out Of This World: The Mysterious Mental Side Effects Of Traveling Into Space

    The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.

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    Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

    Ancient meteorites reveal that our planet had plenty of water, right from the start.

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    40-Year-Old Russian Engine at Heart of Rocket Investigation

    Refurbished Soviet rocket engines involved in the accident will draw the attention of investigators.

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    Viewing Guide: Watch Blood Moon During Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday

    A red-hued lunar eclipse will be visible across most of North America Wednesday morning.

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    Mysterious feature on Saturn's moon baffles NASA scientists - The Week

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered a "mysterious feature" on Saturn's moon Titan. Scientists are working to determine, what, exactly, this feature might be.

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    NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch | The Verge

    Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC) NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the...

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    The First Commercial Jet to Break the Sound Barrier Was Not the Concorde

    On this date in 1961, a jet designed for commercial use became the first civilian craft to go supersonic. It wasn't the famous Concorde, which wouldn't break the sound barrier until an October '69 test flight, or the Soviet-built Tupolev Tu-144, but rather a humble DC-8—no. N9604Z, to be specific.

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    11 NASA Technologies We Use Every Day - Supercompressor.com

    The Apollo missions were not only impressive for the fact that, you know, we succeeded in putting a man on the Moon, but also because the push to reach it kick-started a prolific era of innovation. It hasn’t yet come to a halt as we continue to reap the benefits of the groundbreaking technology and advanced materials necessary for man’s most audacious endeavors.

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    Video: Modern Day Earthrise in HD, as Seen by the Japanese Lunar Orbiter

    Forget sunrises... what we need to see more of on Instagram and our Facebook newsfeeds is Earthrises. Of course, they're a bit harder to capture, but spect

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    Do People Only Use 10% of Their Brains?

    In a 2013 poll, 65% of Americans thought this statement was true. It isn't. Where'd that number come from?

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    After a 'Year' on Mars, What's Next for Curiosity?

    It takes Mars almost twice as long as Earth to rotate around the Sun.

    Tuesday marks 687 days — one full Martian year — since NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on the Red Planet's surface.

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    Waves Discovered on Saturn’s Moon Titan?

    Surfers rejoice! Fresh waves are still out there to conquer—on Saturn’s moon Titan. There, astronomers report a first sighting of waves rolling on an alien sea.

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    Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

    Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water, maybe three times the volume of all the world's oceans, hiding up to 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface.

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    Here's NASA's New Design for a Warp Drive Ship

    In 2010, NASA physicist Harold White revealed that he and a team were working on a design for a faster-than-light ship. Now he's collaborated with an artist to create a new, more realistic design of what such a ship might actually look like.

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    NASA successfully uses laser to transfer video from the space station to Earth

    A 22 MB video transferred in 3.5 seconds, compared to the more than 10 minutes it takes with traditional equipment.

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    Astronomers Discover the "Mega Earth," an Entirely New Type of Planet

    Meet the "Mega Earth." Described today by astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, this ancient rocky world weighs 17 times as much as Earth — which is a big surprise considering that rocky, solid planets aren't supposed to get that huge.

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    After Decades Of Silent Wandering, NASA Probe Phones Home

    You might call it the ultimate long shot — a group of space enthusiasts trying to reestablish contact with a wayward satellite launched in 1978. Figuratively speaking, it's been off the radar for decades.

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    We've Finally Found Our Sun's Long-Lost Sister

    For the first time ever, astronomers have identified a star that emerged from the same cloud of dust and gas as our own. Intriguingly, there's a

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    New Generation Flying Cars Will Take Off Vertically

    Flying cars have long been the unofficial signpost that will mark our entrance into The Future. Now, it appears, that key moment could be soon approaching.

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    The Flying Car That Could Expedite Your Morning Commute - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

    Researchers from MIT are developing a versatile flying car that could makes the dream of flying to work more realistic.

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    Scientists grow self-healing muscles which could replace real ones - Telegraph

    Researchers at Duke University create muscles in a laboratory which could be used to repair injuries

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        Star Trek type translator hits the market this month

        The device is called Sigmo, it’s a small square that can be work on a chain around the neck.

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            Scientists Recreate Dreams With YouTube Videos

            Mind reading used to belong to the realms of sci-fi books and comic strips. But in 2011, a team of scientists from UC Berkeley discovered a way to construct YouTube videos from a viewer’s brain activity.

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              Comet ISON's Thanksgiving Sun Encounter: An Observer's Guide

              The incoming Comet ISON is now in the home stretch of its long-awaited hairpin loop around the sun on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28), making it a great target for amateur astronomers and stargazers. Here are some tips to see the comet.

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                NASA - NASA to Chronicle Close Earth Flyby of Asteroid

                NASA Television will provide commentary starting at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Friday, Feb. 15, during the close, but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named 2012 DA14.

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                    Mars | Seeing Red: 40 Years of Exploration on Mars | TIME.com

                    Four decades of innovation have dramatically shaped our perceptions of Mars - from the first grainy images to 360-degree panoramas in color. TIME's photo editors roundup the awe-inspiring images from the most outstanding expeditions, including the Mars Curiosity rover.

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                      Poor communication obscures emergency warnings | Jacqueline Windh | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

                      Jacqueline Windh: When a small tsunami struck Canada last weekend, community officials did not understand the information scientists gave them

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                        If Intelligence Is the Norm, Stupidity Gets More Interesting - NYTimes.com

                        One researcher wonders if scientists, instead of seeking genes that can account for intelligence, should be trying to find mutations that can erode it.

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                          Surrounded by Humans, Elephant in South Korea Learns to ‘Speak’ - NYTimes.com

                          Researchers think that Koshik, who lives at a zoo in South Korea, started imitating human speech out of a need to socialize.

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                              How Do You Train Astronauts When You Don't Have Any Spaceships?


                              With the shuttles retired, today’s space 
explorers are preparing for Russian rockets, private capsules, and uncertain destinations.
. Visit Discover Magazine to read this article and other exclusive science and technology news stories.

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