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Planet 1200 light years away might sustain life as we know it

Market Business News - ‎3 hours ago‎
A planet 1200 light years away might sustain life as we know it, or maybe have the right conditions for life to emerge, say scientists, who describe the exoplanet - called Kepler-62f - as a good prospect for a habitable world.
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Comets may have sparked life on Earth: study

The Hindu - ‎4 hours ago‎
Scientists have discovered key components of DNA and cell membranes including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus on a comet for the first time, suggesting that such cosmic bodies may have brought these crucial ingredients for life on Earth.
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Leaders pledge help as third of reef dies

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎1 hour ago‎
New aerial footage showing extensive coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef was published in a paper that claims the reef risks losing tolerance to bleaching events under near future climate change scenarios.

The story of Eve the Jurassic sea monster

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
It's the biggest jigsaw puzzle you've ever seen but in this case, there are no instructions on the box. Hundreds of bones are laid out on the floor and Dr Hilary Ketchum, of the Oxford Museum of Natural History, has kindly offered to piece them all ...
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Fossils reveal dinosaur-killing asteroid affected Antarctic creatures too

CNN - ‎22 hours ago‎
(CNN) When a catastrophic asteroid hit the planet 66 million years ago, scientists believed that creatures in what we now call the South Pole fared pretty well.
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Schrödinger's cat just got even weirder (and even more confusing)

Tulsa World - ‎8 hours ago‎
Everyone's heard of Schrödinger's cat, and if you're not a physicist or a liar, you can probably admit that you don't really get it.
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New Horizons' highest resolution snaps of Pluto are compiled into detailed image

Daily Mail - ‎May 27, 2016‎
But since New Horizons reached the dwarf planet eight months ago, our view of the icy world has come into ever increasing focus. Now, Nasa has released one of its most detailed view of Pluto's terrain with an incredible resolution of 260ft (80 meters ...
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This ancient Aussie marsupial dined on snails, say scientists

Christian Science Monitor - ‎20 hours ago‎
New evidence points to a 15 million-year-old Australian marsupial that munched mostly on snails. By Corey Fedde, Staff May 27, 2016.
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How mud forced the Mongols to abandon invasion of Europe

The Times (subscription) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The empire was still growing, and the khan's opponents were still being crushed - sometimes literally. The Mongols were led by Batu KhanAlamy.
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Prototype Space Station Module Inflated On NASA's Second Try

NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, is the first inflatable habitat to be tested with astronauts in space. CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Saturday inflated an experimental fabric module that may ...
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International Space Station visible twice on Friday

WCYB (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
When the International Space Station flies over, it's a special occasion. We always look forward to hearing from our friend, Tony Rice, who provides us with weekly updates on all the space happenings!
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AI? More like aieeee!! For the first time, a robot can feel pain

89.3 KPCC - ‎20 hours ago‎
"Danger, Will Robinson!" The danger-sensing abilities of the newly developed robot system far exceed those of the Robot in the classic TV series <em>Lost in Space.
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Zion National Park: Massive Landslide Created Utah Landmark Study Says

The Inquisitr - ‎21 hours ago‎
Formed by a landslide? Zion National Park is renowned for its stunning vistas and dramatic rock formations. A new study suggests that the picturesque Utah park was created by an enormous landslide or “rock avalanche” some 4,800 years ago.
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SpaceX successfully lands another rocket stage on floating platform

Chicago Tribune - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The Thaicom 8 rocket lifts off from space launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida on May 27, 2016 SpaceX launched an Asian communications satellite into a distant orbit and for the fourth time managed to recover the rocket that did the work.
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Scientists find minivan-sized sponge, world's largest

Daily Mail - ‎May 27, 2016‎
HONOLULU (AP) - Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big.
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DNA of ancient Phonecian could make us reconsider history of human migration

The Independent - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A rare genome has been identified in an ancient body pulled from a sarcophagus on a site near ancient Carthage, in a discovery which could throw new light on the history of human movement.
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[ 27 May 2016 ] Astronomers find giant planet around very young star CI Tauri News

Astronomy Now Online - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Astronomers used the Harlan J. Smith Telescope at the University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis, Texas, to search for a planet around star CI Tau.
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