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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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Cards Against Humanity starts scholarship for women in science

The "party game for horrible people" will use proceeds from its latest expansion pack to do something not quite so horrible.

By March 31, 2015

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​With restart, Large Hadron Collider to search beyond Higgs boson

Maybe the "God particle" has undiscovered siblings. Maybe dark matter can be detected. After a two-year hiatus, physicists hope they might find the answers.

By March 12, 2015

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Einstein's Cross: Distant supernova split into four by gravitational lensing

An exploding star directly behind a cluster of enormous galaxies has been split into four images by the light-bending properties of the cluster's gravity.

By March 5, 2015

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Camera trained on dark energy gets photobombed by Comet Lovejoy

The stunning result of a comet streaking across the lens of the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera could make backyard astronomers green with envy.

By March 2, 2015

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Dark matter guides growth of supermassive black holes

A winner has been declared in the debate about stars, dark matter and black holes, and it can help us understand how elliptical galaxies grow.

By February 19, 2015

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Ravishing space image shows a different kind of 'sunflower'

Hot tubes of plasma align on the sun's surface in a flower-like pattern to provide a gorgeous view captured at New Jersey's Big Bear Solar Observatory.

By February 18, 2015

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Gravity in space produces a cosmic grin

Hubble has taken a photo of what seems to be a smiling cartoon face in the depths of space -- an effect produced by a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing.

By February 9, 2015

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New interactive map of Milky Way lets you see the light (and dust)

Information from the Planck space telescope helped create a stunning new map. It's also shedding light on dark matter and the origins of the universe.

By February 5, 2015

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Rumors that gravity will fail soon are greatly exaggerated

Rumors have been flying on social media that a blip in gravity will render us all weightless. Don't get floated, er, carried away by this hoax though.

By January 3, 2015