Tampons: Not just for feminine hygiene

Tampons soaked in polluted water glow under UV light, revealing detergent-filled wastewater in rivers.

Mon 30 Mar 15 from ScienceNews

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NASA tests Mars 'flying saucer'

NASA has given the world another glimpse of its revolutionary flying saucer technology, which will play a crucial role in future Mars missions.

9 hours ago from FOXNews

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Murky Mercury 'is solar system's rubbish dump', say scientists

The planet Mercury has long enjoyed a certain glamorous sheen thanks to it being named after the fleet-footed messenger of the Roman gods.

Mon 30 Mar 15 from The Independent

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Rocky planets may orbit many double stars

Luke Skywalker's home in "Star Wars" is the desert planet Tatooine, with twin sunsets because it orbits two stars. So far, only uninhabitable gas-giant planets have been identified circling ...

Mon 30 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Scientists discover elusive secret of how continents formed

An international research team, led by a Virginia Tech geoscientist, has revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago—and how those processes ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Better method for forecasting hurricane season

A better method for predicting the number of hurricanes in an upcoming season has been developed by a team of University of Arizona atmospheric scientists.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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The 'intraterrestrials': New viruses discovered in ocean depths

The intraterrestrials, they might be called. Strange creatures live in the deep sea, but few are odder than the viruses that inhabit deep ocean methane seeps and prey on single-celled microorganisms ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Climate pledges: Deadline sees slow but promising start

A rough deadline for Tuesday saw only 33 out of 195 countries submit pledges for tackling greenhouse gases under UN climate talks scheduled to conclude just over eight months from now.

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Planck helps to understand the macrostructure of the universe

Designed to detect the fossil radiation of the universe, the Planck satellite, working in tandem with Herschel, can also help to understand the macrostructure of the universe. A just-published ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Total lunar eclipse before dawn on April 4th

An unusually brief total eclipse of the Moon will be visible before dawn this Saturday, April 4th, from western North America. The eclipse happens on Saturday evening for Australia and East ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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