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spectroscopy

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Water found on Neptune-sized planet 124 light-years from Earth

The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.

By September 24, 2014

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Digital mapping project reveals Stonehenge secrets

The Stonehenge site is much larger than first supposed, with a digital mapping project revealing previously unknown monuments.

By September 10, 2014

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Planet-eating stars could help search for other 'Earths'

Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.

By May 20, 2014

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Kickstarter science: beware the marketing hype

Yet another alleged "miracle" product has hit Kickstarter, but we're still some time away from a handheld food-analysing spectrometer.

By April 30, 2014

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Don't start up the warp drive yet, Earth's cousins might be hard to spot

Identifying distant planets that might be able to support life turns out not to be as straightforward as we might think, new research finds.

By April 28, 2014

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Visiting Mauna Kea, the world's best spot for stargazing

Crave's Eric Mack recently trekked to the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to visit one of the most advanced observatories on Earth, the "eyes of humanity" in the middle of the Pacific.

By February 19, 2014

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Baby pictures! NASA offers first look at Milky Way in its infancy

Observations made with the Hubble Space Telescope show how our galaxy has grown over billions of years.

By November 14, 2013

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Scientists outsmart dangerous bacteria using infrared light

Researchers in Vienna have developed a technique to quickly distinguish between strains of staph infection bacteria that can cause chronic infections and those that cannot.

By July 12, 2013

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'Blue Waters' supercomputer helps crack HIV code

Researchers say they have determined the precise chemical structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects HIV's genetic material and enables it to debilitate the immune system.

By May 29, 2013

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Nanotech device could step in for dogs to sniff out explosives

Scientists say their tech is inspired by the canine olfactory mucus layer, which absorbs and then concentrates airborne molecules.

By November 20, 2012