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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 October 27, 2014

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Big discoveries heralded by a faint breath of hydrogen from a distant galaxy

The Square Kilometre Array had detected a tiny signature from five billion light years away that heralds great finds in the future.

By July 5, 2015

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X-ray echoes map the distance to a neutron star

Interstellar echoes from a flaring neutron star have allowed astronomers to solve a mystery -- pinpointing the star's location.

By June 24, 2015

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Finally, humanity gets the tools needed to find life on other planets

In the "Star Trek" universe, humans made contact with aliens in 2063. In the real world, scientists could beat that mark by decades, at least when it comes to detecting signs of life beyond this rock.

By June 16, 2015

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Saturn's biggest ring is weird, invisible and really, really big

The Phoebe ring takes up as much space as about 7,000 Saturns, most of it pieces of dust smaller than the width of a human hair.

By June 10, 2015

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Watch the drunken wobble of Pluto's smaller moons

Pluto has had a rough few years. First, it lost its status as a planet. Now most of its tiny moons are acting like rebellious teenagers.

By June 3, 2015

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Hubble telescope observes freaky antics of 'Nasty 1' star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say the star nicknamed Nasty 1 (Miss Jackson if...) doesn't behave like a typical star of its kind. Hence its bad-boy image and name.

By May 21, 2015

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Happy 25th birthday, Hubble Space Telescope

It almost failed before it had even begun, yet it has far outlived its planned lifespan, becoming a treasure of untold value. Crave talks to some of the engineers who've kept it going.

By April 24, 2015

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Search of 100,000 galaxies finds no sign of alien life

Researchers are finding no obvious signs of life after digging through thousands of galaxy images in search of advanced civilizations.

By April 16, 2015

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Prepare for the epic total solar eclipse hitting the US in 2017

A once-in-a-lifetime moment will sweep across the US two years from now. Crave's Eric Mack says it's already time to plan your travel and your soundtrack.

By April 9, 2015