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1200 Light-Years Away, This Planet May Have Active Life

NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kepler-62f, the planet is situated in the direction of the constellation Lyra is larger than earth and might also have life on it.
Number of habitable planets could be limited by stifling atmospheres
1200 light-years away, a planet may have active life
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Dino Extinction Killed Polar Creatures

Sci-Tech Today - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Whether caused by asteroid or volcanism -- or both -- scientists now know few places on Earth offered safety from the extinction event that killed the dinosaurs.
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climate change threatens iconic tourist sites

Thomson Reuters Foundation - ‎22 hours ago‎
A general view of Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower in the night sky in Salisbury Plain, southern England August 13, 2013.
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Sea sponge the size of a minivan discovered in ocean depths off Hawaii

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
The massive sponge was photographed in the Papahanaumokuakea marine park off the shores of the north-western Hawaii. Photograph: AP.
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Global Warming Threatens the World's Special Places

Climate Central - ‎12 hours ago‎
The most precious places on the planet are under siege by climate change. From Venice being slowly consumed by the sea to rising temperatures stressing out Uganda's famous gorillas, history and the natural world are facing a threat unlike anything they ...
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Enormous black spot on the Sun detected in our star's atmosphere

Daily Mail - ‎19 hours ago‎
An enormous black hole has been spotted in the sun - but do not fear, it doesn't spell the end of our solar system. Instead the giant dark spot is a gap in the sun's corona - its scorching hot atmosphere.
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Scientists discover new species of silver boa constrictor snake in Bahamas - but it's already 'critically endangered'

The Independent - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A new species of snake, described as a “calm and mild-mannered” creature, has been discovered in the Bahamas - but it is already feared to be critically endangered.
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Partial to escargot? This 15 million-year-old Aussie marsupial snacked on snails

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Queensland's 24 million-year-old Riversleigh World Heritage fossil deposits have proffered some stupefying discoveries of extinct animals over the years.
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Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung

The Scientist - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic. By Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016.
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Physicists expand on theory of Schrodinger's cat

Toronto Star - ‎8 hours ago‎
A new study pushes the thought experiment into even stranger territory, with a second cat in a second box. A new study argues that if the infamous Schrodinger's cat can be both alive and dead at the same time, it can also be both dead and alive in two ...
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Mars Close Approach To Earth, Closest In 11 Years

International Business Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mars On May 30, Mars will be the closest it has been to Earth in 11 years, at a distance of 46.8 million miles. But don't expect to see details like in this photograph, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which shows dark, narrow streaks on ...
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'Pain-feeling' robot under work in Germany

RT - ‎47 minutes ago‎
German scientist are edging closer to creating a robotic “nervous system” that will imitate a pain response in machines to enable them to quickly react thus avoiding potentially harmful situations that will hinder the robot's performance.
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Nasa to make second attempt to inflate expandable habitat on the ISS

Daily Mail - ‎12 hours ago‎
NASA is taking a second crack at inflating an experimental room at the International Space Station. Flight controllers, along with the station crew, will try again Saturday to expand the world's first soft-sided compartment in space for astronauts ...
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Stars with planets on strange orbits: what's going on?

Phys.Org - ‎18 hours ago‎
An artist's impression of a transiting Jupiter-mass exoplanet around a star slightly more massive than the sun. Credit: ESO, CC BY.
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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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Batsh*t crazy! Swarm of 100000 bats invades Australian town (VIDEO)

RT - ‎May 25, 2016‎
An Australian coastal town is nearing a state of emergency, but the cause isn't an earthquake or flooding. Instead, it's a natural disaster of another kind - 100,000 bats have embarked on the community, drastically outnumbering its human residents.
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New Horizons' highest resolution snaps of Pluto are compiled into detailed image

Daily Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
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 ...