Astronomers Say Goodbye to the Philae Comet Lander

The first lander in history to touch down on a comet in transit

Fri 12 Feb 16 from TIME

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This App Helps Warn Users About a Coming Earthquake

The app is now available for Android phones

Fri 12 Feb 16 from TIME

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What happens when LIGO texts you to say it's detected one of Einstein's predicted gravitational waves

The best thing about a day in my life on the lookout for gravitational waves is that I never know when it will begin.

Fri 12 Feb 16 from

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Earth's rarest minerals catalogued

Scientists categorise the Earth's rarest minerals with some so rare that the total global supply could fit in a thimble.

18 hours ago from BBC News

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Polluted air 'causes 5.5m deaths a year'

More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, according to new research.

Sat 13 Feb 16 from BBC News

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Magnitude-5.8 quake shakes New Zealand city of Christchurch

A magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of serious damage, nearly five years after a deadly, more powerful quake destroyed ...

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Planets may emerge from stellar duo gathering icy dust

Gas freezing onto dust grains around a binary star could be setting up a site where comets or even planets might someday form.

13 hours ago from ScienceNews

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NYC waters are teeming with plastic particles, study finds

The waterways surrounding New York City are a soup of plastic, ranging from discarded takeout containers down to tiny beads that end up in the food supply, according to a new report by an environmental ...

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A 'magical' space-time ripple that wasn't believed, at first

The wave that made history snuck up on them. David Shoemaker will never forget the date—September 14, 2015—when he woke up to a message alerting him that an underground detector had spotted ...

Thu 11 Feb 16 from

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DARPA to unveil its 130-foot unmanned robot ship in April

DARPA is christening its autonomous robot ship in April, the agency's director, Arati Prabhakar, has revealed at a media roundtable. That's the same submarine-hunting drone ...

12 hours ago from Engadget

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