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April 22, 2014

 

A technician stands in front of six of the James Webb Telescope's gigantic mirrors.

Red Dwarf Stars And The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

As it turns out, life may not be limited to orbits around sun-like stars.

March 13, 2014

 

The UFO Galaxy as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope

Looking Backwards Through Time

It's not as difficult as you might think to look into the past.

January 20, 2014

 

Gloved hands are seen assembling a photovoltaic array

Unlikely Source For Renewable Battery Breakthrough

A recent discovery could allow us to affordably store energy from renewable sources such as the sun in batteries powered by rhubarb.

October 25, 2013

 

Photo of a theme park ride called Riptide

How Rip Tides Got a Bad Rap

Rip tides have taken on mythical proportions as killer waves.

September 30, 2013

 

sunrise above the water

Sunrise Or Sunset: How Do You Tell?

When looking at a picture of the sun, how could you tell whether or not it's rising or setting?

August 23, 2013

 

suitcases made of ivory

Packing For The Desert

If you are packing for a trip to the desert, would it be better to pack light or dark clothes?

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.

June 4, 2013

 

Increased UV exposure triggers melanin production, resulting in more freckles. - Photo: Paulina Spencer (Flickr)

Sunkissed: Why Do We Have More Freckles During The Summer?

Ever wonder why our freckles seem to multiply with the advent of warmer weather and longer days?

August 1, 2012

 

day and night of a street photographed

Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

July 20, 2012

 

Exoplanet Hunters at La Silla, Chile

Scientists Are Discovering New Exoplanets Every Week

Did you know it seems we're discovering a new exoplanet every week?

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