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winter solstice
2014-12-21 07:43:50

RedOrbit sits down with Pat McCarthy, director of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, to discuss stargazing on the shortest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere).

Ralph Baer
2014-12-08 09:38:54

From smartphones to massive HD screens, video games are everywhere these days and their ubiquity might not have been possible without Ralph Baer, the “father of video games” who passed away on Saturday at the age of 92.

Olympus Mons
2014-11-19 04:49:36

A new study indicates that flowing water on Mars may have only taken place during relatively short periodic episodes of global warming driven by volcanic activity.

U.S. Senate Set To Debate Prescription Drug Bill
2014-10-21 07:36:39

The drug known as Viagra was originally being investigated as a cardiac medication and when study participants began to report an unintended side effect – the course of studying the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5i) shifted completely.

tesla car
2014-10-10 08:01:23

Electric car company Tesla Motors unveiled its much-hyped newest car on Thursday night with a suite of new features.

Socioeconomic Status May Determine A Person's Overall Understanding Of Science
2014-07-07 15:21:20

Socioeconomic status may have an effect on the reading comprehension of science-related information, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

social media cyberloafing
2014-07-01 04:30:12

A new study from researchers in Norway has found that people who like to browse social media at work tend to be male, single and/or have a higher education.

New Fossil Evidence Shows Reproductive Changes During Transition From Dinosaurs To Birds
2014-05-30 13:14:34

Over the course of millions of years, some dinosaurs evolved into the modern birds we see today – and that transition included the shift to a single-ovary reproductive system, according to a new report in the National Science Review journal.

Mars' Atmosphere Loss To Be Measured By NASA's MAVEN Orbiter
2014-05-15 10:47:48

When NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission arrives at its destination later this year, an instrument on board could help to determine why Mars has slowly lost much of its atmosphere and become the barren planet we see today.

Male Fertility Relies On A Key Protein That Also Protects Against Disease
2014-05-13 10:58:14

Male infertility prevents many couples from being able to conceive a child and a new study published in the journal Nature Communications has found a specific protein that is a major determining factor in determining a sperm’s ability to fertilize an egg.


Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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