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For $110, this man built an earthquake warning system

A professor at UC Berkeley (in California's earthquake country) has created a prototype device that warns of pending quake-related rumbles and could be installed as easily as a home fire alarm.

By September 8, 2014

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Universe's missing photon sources baffle scientists

There's 400 percent more light in intergalactic space than sources could produce, say researchers. Could dark matter be the cause?

By July 9, 2014

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NASA discovery of Kepler-10c steps up claims for alien life

A newly revealed rocky mega-planet shows the universe was capable of creating extraterrestrial-friendly worlds shortly after the Big Bang.

By June 3, 2014

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Stars play a game of cosmic catch, create rare magnetar

Astronomers use the Very Large Telescope to reveal a space drama involving two unique stars in the Ara constellation.

By May 14, 2014

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Fly by all known exoplanets in 60 seconds

For centuries, distant planets were the stuff of sci-fi, but in recent years, science has begun to confirm their existence. Take a quick tour of the more than 1,700 (so far) known exoplanets in the visible universe.

By May 6, 2014

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First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Kepler-186f orbits an M dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus. More importantly, it's the first confirmed Earth-size, potentially habitable planet elsewhere in the universe.

By April 17, 2014

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Pew pew! Scientists hatch plan to laser-blast space junk

Scientists have come up with a very video game-like way to take out orbiting space debris using ground-based lasers.

By March 10, 2014

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Mars mission finalist: Saying bye to family 'not a dealbreaker'

Gillian Finnerty, one of 1,058 people selected to the shortlist for the Mars One project, says going to Mars and never seeing her family again is like immigrating to Australia.

By January 14, 2014

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Earth-size rocky planet is a hot mess

Astronomers locate a rare Earth-size rocky planet outside of our solar system, but it's not very hospitable.

By October 31, 2013

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Mauna Kea time lapse shows the grandeur of the heavens

Photographer Sean Goebel has created a beautiful time lapse of the skies over Mauna Kea in Hawaii — and its observatories in action.

By October 14, 2013