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NASA to Hold Press Conference, Promises ‘Mars Mystery Solved’

NASA to Hold Press Conference, Promises 'Mars Mystery Solved'

NASA sent space speculation to the outer limits with a press release simply titled, “NASA to Announce Mars Mystery Solved.” The release promised “a major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars” that will be announced at a press conference on Monday at 11:30 a.m. ET at NASA …

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Greater Sage Grouse Evades Endangered Species List

Being the largest type of grouse in North America, the greater Sage Grouse is characterized physically as having a spiky tail and abundant feathers. Their diet consists of sagebrush, insects, and plants. Male grouses have a variety of colors like white on the chest and prominent yellow sacs by the …

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8 Trillion Plastic Microbeads Pollute Aquatic habitats Every Day, Scientists Call for a Ban!

8 Trillion Microbeads Pollute Aquatic habitats Every Day, Scientists are Calling for a Ban

Microbeads, which are used to add scrubbing action to tons of products — everything from toothpaste to face wash — represent the most insidious of pollutants. The tiny plastic beads seem innocuous as they slip down your sink, but they never really go away. According to a new study, up …

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Canadian PhD Student Finds 2 Massive Stars With Magnetic Fields In A Binary System

Canadian PhD Student Finds 2 Massive Stars With Magnetic Fields In A Binary System

As many as half of all stars in our galaxy come in pairs called binary systems – meaning they are composed of multiple stars orbiting a common center. In a new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Matt Shultz – a Canadian Ph.D. student at Queen’s University in Ontario, …

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Why Did 60,000 Endangered Antelopes Mysteriously Die in Four Days?

This past May, a large herd of saigas—a critically endangered antelope in Kazakhstan—died en masse, to the horror of conservationists worldwide. More than 120,000 of these creatures had mysteriously died across the Central Asian country in two weeks, including a whopping 60,000 saigas in central Kazakhstan in just four short days. …

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Galaxy Studies Shows Universe is Slowly Dying

Galaxy Studies Shows Universe is Slowly Dying

Not to bum you out, but many scientists believe that the universe will eventually die — stars and even black holes will release energy until there’s virtually nothing left. And unfortunately, there’s now stronger evidence that this inexorable decline is real. Scientists using radio telescopes have measured the energy output of 200,000 galaxies with …

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Woman-Shaped Figure Spotted on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover took an image of the Red Planet and captured a shape that bears a vague resemblance to a ghost-lady walking on the planet’s surface. That, or it looks EXACTLY like a clump of dirt. This is the result of a very real psychological process known as “pareidolia” …

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See the Dark Side of the Moon From a Million Miles Away

See the Dark Side of the Moon From a Million Miles Away

NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) has captured a view of the moon that is impossible to see from Earth—the “dark side,” illuminated as it passes between our planet and the Sun. The images were made by DSCOVR’s four megapixel Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), from the satellite’s position a million …

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World on the Verge of an Effective Ebola Vaccine

Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international experts – the Data and Safety Monitoring Board – that conducted the review, advised that the trial should continue. Preliminary …

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Green 3D Printer Prints Living Designs From Organic “Ink”

Project PrintGREEN is turning 3D printers into on-demand gardeners after designing a “green” 3D printer in 2013. The printer produces living prints, printing customized objects in a variety of sizes and forms. The project was created at the University of Maribor in Slovenia, conceived of by students Maja Petek, Tina Zidanšek, Urška …

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