If You Want to Find Aliens, Look for a Colorful Planet

If You Want to Find Aliens, Look for a Colorful Planet

For scientists looking for alien life, the first hint they’ve found it might be a rainbow sherbet-colored planet.

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The Plan to Build a Skyscraper That Doesn’t Cast a Shadow

The Plan to Build a Skyscraper That Doesn’t Cast a Shadow

Architects have figured out how to design a building that reflects light like a gigantic, curved mirror, eliminating the shadow cast by a neighboring skyscraper.

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The Philae Comet Lander Might Have Enough Power to Wake Up

The Philae Comet Lander Might Have Enough Power to Wake Up

For the first time since November, it’s time to see if the Philae comet lander is awake and ready to get back to work.

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Dazzling Photo Shows the Destructive Birth of Stars

Dazzling Photo Shows the Destructive Birth of Stars

Four thousand light years from Earth, in the constellation called Ara, big, bright stars are illuminating an incredible scene of creation and destruction.

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Watch a Mesmerizing Animation of NASA Satellites

Watch a Mesmerizing Animation of NASA Satellites

NASA’s Earth-observing satellites get the dubious honor of staring at us all day. Now, this video of the fleet zipping around the planet is just mesmerizing enough to make us want to do the same.

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NASA Probe Finally Arrives at an Icy Alien World

NASA Probe Finally Arrives at an Icy Alien World

Larry Lebofsky has always been fascinated with Ceres, the biggest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Even the license plate on his 2005 Toyota Matrix reads “1CERES.” In the late 1970s, the planetary scientist made some of the first observations that suggested Ceres—which is a dwarf planet, like Pluto—has bits of water ice […]

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How Global Warming Helped Cause the Syrian War

How Global Warming Helped Cause the Syrian War

Rhett Allain I really don’t want to write a post about this topic. Why not? Because 3 years from now, it won’t necessarily be true. Oh well, it’s still useful now. So here is the situation. You see some awesome video on vine or youtube. But in order to analyze it, you need to download […]

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