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astronomy

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Watch RNA sequencing and astronomy expressed as dance

Every year, Science magazine challenges PhD students to explain the topic of their thesis in the form of dance. This year's finalists are in.

By 28 October 2014

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Next up for iRobot: Lawn mowers?

A recent FCC ruling suggests that robot lawn mowers are in iRobot's future.

By 18 August 2015

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Kepler discovers its 10th twin-sunned Tatooine

The discovery of a planet orbiting a binary star in the habitable zone is the tenth of its kind, indicating such planets are more common than previously thought.

By 12 August 2015

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The universe is slowly dying

A large-scale survey of over 200,000 galaxies has revealed a grim truth: The universe is definitely slowing down.

By 11 August 2015

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Let's go to Mars! The future of space travel

SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and other private endeavours are paving the way for a future Mars landing.

By 6 August 2015

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Lt. Uhura from 'Star Trek' is hopping on a NASA plane

Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Lt. Nyota Uhura on "Star Trek," is going back to space. Sort of. She'll take part in a NASA image-capturing flight in September.

By 5 August 2015

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NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years away

NASA's Spitzer telescope confirms a new neighbor in the form of a larger-than-Earth rocky planet outside our solar system.

By 1 August 2015

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Cells with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads?

Researchers from the University of St. Andrews figure out a way to attach laser lights to cells to make them easier to keep track of. Because they don't make name tags that tiny.

By 26 July 2015

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Mysterious ancient star chart shows foreign skies

A star chart carved into the ceiling of an ancient tomb in Japan is believed to be the world's oldest, and may show the sky as it was seen from China.

By 20 July 2015

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Save the world using your PC or phone

By joining your machine to others around the world, you could help eradicate diseases or find alien life.

By 18 July 2015