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Rosetta Probe Finds Comet Smells Like Cat Pee and Rotten Eggs

Rosetta Probe Finds Comet Smells Like Cat Pee and Rotten Eggs
The Rosetta probe launched by the ESA spent hundreds of days sleeping and zipping through space to reach its comet destination known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Among the instruments on the probe are some spectrometers that have been…
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Massive Solar Storms in 2012 Could Have Devastated Modern Life on Earth

Massive Solar Storms in 2012 Could Have Devastated Modern Life on Earth
We’ve all seen movies and TV shows over the years that give us a glimpse at what life on Earth would be like if we lost all power and our electronics were inoperable. What you might…
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ISEE-3 Satellite Propulsion System Fails, Lunar Impact Possible

ISEE-3 Satellite Propulsion System Fails, Lunar Impact Possible
A couple months back I mentioned that a group of volunteers were working with NASA to get control of a satellite called ISEE-3 that had been orbiting in space all alone for decades. The amateur controllers…
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World’s Largest Bird Had 24-foot Wingspan

World’s Largest Bird Had 24-foot Wingspan
A group of scientists unearthed a massive bird fossil in South Carolina 30 years ago, and it has taken them until now to identify the fossil. The researchers have now identified the fossilized remains as the…
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Fears Aliens May Have Visited Earth and Thought We Were Too Stupid

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Fears Aliens May Have Visited Earth and Thought We Were Too Stupid
Perhaps the most famous scientist alive today is astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He has his own internet meme and is the host of the major network TV show Cosmos. Tyson recently talked about alien contact being…
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Satellite Communications Reestablished after 31 Years of Silence

Satellite Communications Reestablished after 31 Years of Silence
A group of amateur astronomers working with NASA’s blessing raised money to help fund the work needed to reestablish communications with a satellite called ISEE-3 that launched in 1978. That satellite was originally supposed to study…
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OutRunner Robot Can Run 20mph

OutRunner Robot Can Run 20mph
Eventually we will have to bow down to our robot overlords. We already know that robots of the future will be able to do just about everything that we can do. They will be stronger and…
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Cassini Snaps Awesome Picture of Uranus

Cassini Snaps Awesome Picture of Uranus
NASA’s Cassini probe has been in orbit around Saturn for years now and it takes some of the coolest pictures that NASA shows off. Saturn is one of the most incredible planets for many fans of…
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NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing

NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing
NASA has announced that it is set to send the OPALS – or Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science – device to the ISS. What that means is that NASA is sending a laser up to the…
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Scientific Cutting Boards for Kitchen Geeks

Scientific Cutting Boards for Kitchen Geeks
I’m just a simple guy. I can’t decipher scientific jargon. I can’t recite more than like four digits of Pi, etc. And I’m okay with that. But if you do know an egghead or are one…
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Scientists Levitate Objects Using Ultrasound Waves

Scientists Levitate Objects Using Ultrasound Waves
Behold witchcraft! Some crazy mages who call themselves scientists are making stuff levitate using ultrasound waves. Check out the video below. It demonstrates three-dimensional, mid-air acoustic manipulation, aka levitation. Aka witchcraft!…
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Dogs Prefer to Poop in Alignment with the Earth’s Magnetic Field

Dogs Prefer to Poop in Alignment with the Earth’s Magnetic Field
I’ve mentioned my daughter’s little pup Buttercup before. I’ve long suspected that Buttercup is an asshole for various reasons, not the least of which is the fact that she will only poop when someone is outside…
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Researchers Find Message in a Bottle Tucked Away in Arctic Since 1959

Researchers Find Message in a Bottle Tucked Away in Arctic Since 1959
Being more of a tropical person, I’m not the sort you would catch exploring the Arctic wilds. However, there are a number of researchers out there that do spend time doing sciencey stuff in the Arctic.…
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Harvard Materials Scientists Invents 3D Printing Tech for Batteries

Harvard Materials Scientists Invents 3D Printing Tech for Batteries
A materials scientist from Harvard University named Jennifer Lewis and her team have invented a new ink and printing process that allows or the manufacture of 3D printed batteries at room temperature. The scientists say that…
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Study Claims At Least 8.8 Billion Earth Size Planets Exist in the Milky Way Alone

Study Claims At Least 8.8 Billion Earth Size Planets Exist in the Milky Way Alone
Not all Earth-sized planets are Earth-like. Take for instance the planet Kepler 78b, it’s Earth like in size but orbits too close to its parent star for any chances supporting life as we know it. That…
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Russians Pull Gigantic Half-Ton Meteorite Fragment from Lake

Russians Pull Gigantic Half-Ton Meteorite Fragment from Lake
If you follow the sometimes strange happenings to do with space and science in general, you probably remember back on February 15th of this year when a massive meteorite entered the atmosphere over the Russian city…
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