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Friday Poll: Does 'Star Trek' really trump 'Star Wars?'

Neil deGrasse Tyson has thrown the weight of his astrophysics opinion behind "Star Trek," but plenty of "Star Wars" fans are ready to disagree. Where do you stand?

By May 17, 2013

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Science fight! Bill Nye puts Neil deGrasse Tyson in wrestling hold

Science geek worlds collide as Bill Nye the Science guy put astrophysics hero Neil deGrases Tyson in an arm lock that would make Hulk Hogan proud.

By April 15, 2013

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Exploding star detailed--in 3D

New computer models from Germany's Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics offer further insights into how supernovae obtain their shape.

By May 18, 2010

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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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Are we all here because of a black hole?

While we typically think of black holes as death pits from which nothing can escape, recent studies suggest black holes play a pivotal role in creating stars. Could one have created our sun?

By September 18, 2014

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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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Is the universe a 2D hologram? Fermilab intends to find out

An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer intends to test several theories about the universe, including the holographic principle.

By August 26, 2014

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Deep-space radio waves 'heard' at opposite points on Earth

Anomaly no more? Radio observatories in Australia and Puerto Rico have both now picked up brief bursts of radio waves from beyond our galaxy.

By July 15, 2014

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Evidence of the Big Bang found in a cosmic 'double rainbow'

You should probably read this. It's only potentially one of the most important revelations in physics since Einstein's days.

By March 17, 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