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Uranus to be Visible without Telescope on Thursday night

Uranus to be Visible without Telescope on Thursday night

Uranus will be visible without using a telescope on Thursday night. NASA says the seventh planet from the sun will be clearly visible because it reaches opposition – which just means the planet is opposite the sun in our sky and at the closet point to Earth.

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Scientists may Have Found a Neptune-Sized Alien Moon

Scientists may Have Found a Neptune-Sized Alien Moon

It would be the first proof that exoplanets have companions. Astronomers have found an abundance of exoplanets, but no exomoons. Despite ongoing efforts, the tiny celestial bodies have just been too elusive to detect using modern technology. However, researchers might have just hit paydirt...

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Using Handheld Devices May Cause Young Children’s Speech Delay, new study claims

Using Handheld Devices Cause Young Children’s Speech Delay, new study claims

While technology offers convenience on one’s life, it could also impose negativity on its users especially on children. A new study presents the possible speech delay in children upon usage of handheld devices last May 6 during 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting...

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World Temperatures Hit New High in 2016 For Third Year In a Row

World Temperatures Hit New High in 2016 For Third Year In a Row

World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday...

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WATCH: SpaceX Successfully Launched Falcon 9 Rocket

WATCH: SpaceX Successfully Launched Falcon 9 Rocket

Just months after a launch pad explosion thwarted its last attempt, SpaceX has successfully launched an unmanned rocket into orbit. The launch, which unfolded Saturday at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, marked a crucial — and expensive — test for the private space company in the aftermath of its recent, very visible misfire...

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Flipping A Switch In The Brain Turns Lab Rodents Into Killer Mice

Flipping A Switch In The Brain Turns Lab Rodents Into Killer Mice

Mice that kill at the flip of a switch may reveal how hunting behavior evolved hundreds of millions of years ago. The mice became aggressive predators when two sets of neurons in the amygdala were activated with laser light, a team reported Thursday in the journal Cell...

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Scientists Predict Star Collision Visible To The Naked Eye In 2022

Scientists Predict Star Collision Visible To The Naked Eye In 2022

Scientists predict that a pair of stars in the constellation Cygnus will collide in 2022, give or take a year, creating an explosion in the night sky so bright that it will be visible to the naked eye. If it happens, it would be the first time such an event was predicted by scientists. Calvin College professor Larry Molnar and his team said in a statement that two stars are orbiting each other now and "share a common atmosphere, like two peanuts sharing a single shell."

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Pluto’s Icy Heart Led to Depression, Researchers Say

Pluto's Icy Heart Led to Depression, Researchers Say

Ever since NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first high-resolution images of Pluto’s great white heart, scientists have been puzzling over its origin. Some have suggested that the planet rolled over to ensure this particular feature wound up in this particular spot; others say its location could indicate a subsurface ocean...

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These Fijian Ants Have Been Farming Long Before Humans Were: Study

These Fijian Ants Have Been Farming Long Before Humans Were: Study

Fijian ants began planting fruit crops millions of years before ancient humans did, a new study revealed. Researchers from the University of Munich in Germany reconstructed the evolutionary history of the relationship between Fijian ants and fruit plants...

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