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March 7, 2014

 

Trilobite fossil

A Change In The Air

Most of us take our oxygen-rich atmosphere for granted. Once upon a time, though, Earth's air was very different.

August 29, 2013

 

three astronauts waiting to go into space

Zero Gravity, Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as zero gravity?

August 26, 2013

 

planets against a white background

The Color Of The Universe

Scientists have gathered detailed data measuring light from over 2,000 galaxies, some of which are up to several billion light years away from earth.

August 20, 2013

 

woman holding a small earth in her hand against a green background

Life On Earth May Have Begun With Amino Acids

According to another theory, life on Earth may not have begun with RNA but rather with amino acids able to fold into proteins in a high salt environment.

June 21, 2013

 

plastic alien toy next to a rock

New Red Planets Might Support Life!

One of the great mysteries: Does life exist elsewhere in the universe. Research has found that such planets may be more common, and much closer, than we think.

May 30, 2013

 

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope was designed to search for habitable exoplanets

To Seek Out Strange New Worlds: The Kepler Space Telescope

The Kepler space telescope has shown us that we live in a galaxy full of Earth-sized planets.

May 2, 2013

 

Tree branches at night

Sleeping With Plants

Can sleeping in a room full of plants can be dangerous? A common myth states that, at night, plants compete with people for oxygen!

February 5, 2013

 

footprint on the moon's surface

Why Don’t Marks On The Surface Of The Moon Disappear?

When Neil Armstrong took his "one small step", the impression he made was lasting.

January 1, 2013

 

the sea with a boat in the distance

How Far Away Is The Horizon?

The horizon line can be a tricky thing to measure...

November 5, 2012

 

earth in shadow

Has The Earth Ever Been Hit By Space Rocks?

For billions of years, the Earth's only natural satellite has been bombarded with asteroids. Surely, it's been the target of space rocks in the past.

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