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philae organic molecules
2014-11-28 06:10:00

Before the Philae lander’s batteries depleted late last week, one of its instruments was able to detect organic molecules on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P/C-G), scientists involved with the mission have confirmed.

IPCC Climate Report
2014-11-03 05:45:43

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by the end of the century, and the majority of the world’s electricity can and should be produced by low-carbon sources by 2050, according to a new report released Sunday by a United Nation’s panel.

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2014-10-25 08:05:08

Google senior VP Alan Eustace has shattered Felix Baumgartner's skydiving record, jumping from over 130,000 feet and topping speeds of over 800 mph in a 4 1/2 minute freefall, various media outlets reported on Friday.

2014-09-30 23:12:08

Tamils for Obama wrote a letter to India's PM Modi explaining why they felt that CM Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu might be the victim of a malicious prosecution, and why they hoped Modi's

ebay-logo
2014-09-19 05:48:35

The US based online marketplace eBay has been subject to a security hack involving a spoof site and questions have been asked about the speed of the company's response.

stonehenge
2014-09-10 09:12:04

A four-year project to digitally map the area surrounding Stonehenge has revealed more than two dozen previously undetected archaeological sites located near the iconic monument, including hidden chapels, burial mounds and neighboring shrines.

dinosaur asteroid
2014-07-28 07:52:02

Dinosaurs were victims of bad timing, and likely would have survived the asteroid impact that wiped them out had it occurred slightly earlier or later, researchers from Edinburgh University report in a new study.

crassphage
2014-07-28 05:16:16

A previously undetected virus, discovered in intestinal samples, could influence the behavior of common gut bacteria and could even play a role in conditions such as diabetes and obesity, according to a new Nature Communications study.

NIF Livermore July 2008
2014-07-18 09:15:21

Using the largest laser in the world, scientists working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory successfully compressed diamond to core pressures comparable to those found on Jupiter and Saturn, according to research appearing in the journal Nature.

Fruit Flies Take Time To Think Before Making Difficult Decisions
2014-05-23 06:58:38

It is common knowledge that most humans think before they act. A new study, published in the journal Science, makes the case that this cognitive ability can also be found in the fruit fly.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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