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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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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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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