What a Half-Vulcan Taught Us About Science

The death of Leonard Nimoy yesterday inspired an outpouring of moving testimonials about his vast impact: as an actor, as a supporter of science and smart science fiction, as a voice of reason ...

10 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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What color is this dress? The fundamental truths that it — and philosophy — can teach us

The universe is a vast, unknowable, place. And this morning we received one of the most powerful reminders ever — in the form of a controversial dress.

23 hours ago from The Independent

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Myanmar captures rare white elephant in jungle

Myanmar says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region.

35 minutes ago from FOXNews

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NASA astronaut gives Leonard Nimoy the Vulcan salute from space

Leonard Nimoy's death this week hasn't just hit the entertainment world and Verge staffers hard. NASA astronaut Terry Virts tweeted a simple Spock tribute yesterday while aboard the ...

1 hours ago from The Verge

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Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers.

Fri 27 Feb 15 from Phys.org

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Cooler Pacific has slowed global warming, briefly

WARMING PAUSE: The recent global warming 'pause' is partly due to a naturally-occurring cyclical cooling of the Pacific Ocean, say a team of scientists, who add that the pause is unlikely to ...

Thu 26 Feb 15 from ABC Science

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SMAP satellite extends 5-meter reflector boom

Like a cowboy at a rodeo, NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), has triumphantly raised its "arm" and unfurled a huge golden "lasso" (antenna) that ...

Fri 27 Feb 15 from Phys.org

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Scientists find brightest night light circling impossibly huge black hole

Astronomers have discovered a distant, massive and ancient black hole that calls into question current models for the early expansion of the universe. A team of scientists from China and Arizona ...

Fri 27 Feb 15 from Gizmag

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ESA offers CubeSats a deep space ride on asteroid mission

CubeSats offer a way to get into space on the cheap. They're compact, inexpensive, and they can piggyback on larger launch payloads to get into orbit. The trouble is, this piggybacking is often ...

7 hours ago from Gizmag

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ESO's MUSE instrument grants astronomers a 3D map of Hubble's Deep Field South region

ESO's Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument, which is mounted on the Very Large Telescope based in the Paranal Observatory, Chile, has been focusing in on a tiny patch in the night ...

Thu 26 Feb 15 from Gizmag

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