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Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.

By January 9, 2015

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New planet-hunting tool chases after star system's little brown dwarf

The Sphere instrument on the VLT in Chile peers with all its might into the blackness around a binary star system and returns a surprise for astronomers.

By February 18, 2015

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Transient star grazing our solar system 'just left,' cosmically speaking

The nearest star beyond our own sun is 4 light-years away, but not long ago (in terms of cosmic time) a small binary star system buzzed the edge of our solar system, coming five times closer to Earth.

By February 18, 2015

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Supercut celebrates a century of robots in film

Robbie the Robot! R2-D2! Wall-E! Watch your favorite robots, androids, cyborgs, metal men and Replicants from over 100 films in this sci-fi supercut.

By February 11, 2015

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Super-dense pulsing star ducks behind invisibility cloak

For the first time, a distant, pulsing neutron star was there for astronomers to study -- until it disappeared. Crave's Eric Mack explains the extreme forces hiding it from view.

By January 12, 2015

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The Exoplanet Travel Bureau: NASA posters advertise Kepler planets

The space agency is promoting some of the 1,000 planets discovered by the Kepler Mission in the style of vintage travel posters.

By January 8, 2015

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Bluetooth for the Blue Period: Art and tech unite in MONA's gallery app

Australia's Museum of Old and New Art is renowned for its unique design, eccentric founder and provocative art. But at the centre of it all, MONA's greatest achievement has been in the technological realm.

By December 21, 2014

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Could 'Game of Thrones' be set on ancient Mars?

Researchers may have found the key to the mystery of ancient flowing water on Mars, but Crave's Eric Mack thinks they've also explained the weird weather in Westeros.

By November 17, 2014

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​The mysterious voyage of Homer: Don Hertzfeldt's Simpsons couch gag

The Simpsons has turned to Oscar-nominee Don Hertzfeldt for its latest couch gag, but it's more bizarre than you'd expect as the nuclear family goes post-nuclear apocalypse.

By September 29, 2014

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Facebook discusses new location-privacy settings in Apple's iOS 8 (Q&A)

Apple's new mobile OS gives you more control over when an app can access your device's location. Facebook says it wants to make sure users understand what its apps are asking for and why.

By September 17, 2014