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Americans Still Unconvinced by a Bevy of Scientific Concepts

If the results of a new AP poll are any indication, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane, and FOX should probably order up another season of Cosmos. The survey asked American adults about a handful of scientific and medical issues–more specifically, to say how confident they are that a certain scientific statement (all of which are accepted by the vast majority …

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Earth Sized Planet Found Could Sustain Life

A breakthrough in extraterrestrial life is upon us – astronomers found an Earth-sized planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” – which has scientists and astronomers excited. It was named Kepler-186f. It was found with NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, in a range of distance from the star it orbits, that would allow liquid water. The “habitable zone” is known …

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SpaceX Launch Delayed, Will Launch Friday At Earliest

A SpaceX launch was delayed earlier this week thanks to an apparent helium leak on board the vessel. While there has been no update, officials say we could see a launch by Friday. CBS News reports that SpaceX was preparing to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo capsule on Monday until the aforementioned helium leak was detected. …

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Lunar Eclipse Gives A Full Blown Blood Moon (Photos)

In one of the most spectacular astronomical events in years, the full lunar eclipse brought out the the experts, and the novices. People gathered at spots they were certain to see this rare phenomenon and took their share of photos to prove they were there to capture the “blood moon.” Although they aren’t NASA quality, there are actually some awesome …

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Exotic Hadron Particle Confirmed by LHC

Quarks, or subatomic, elementary particles of other subatomic particles, have only been known to exist since the 1960’s. Since that time, though, scientists have made great progress with identifying key characteristics of quarks and their utility. Quarks come in six different flavors – up, down, strange, charm, bottom, and top. These quarks combine in different ways to form either baryons …

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Saturn Moon Formation Seen in New Images

Astronomers this week were excited to announce that new images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft may show a how a new, icy moon could form within Saturn‘s rings. The images show what NASA is describing as “disturbances” on the edge of Saturn’s outermost ring. The standout feature of these disturbances is an area significantly brighter than the surrounding ring. The …

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Moon Eclipse 2014: Blood Moon Visible Mon & Tues

The lunar eclipse scheduled to take place on April 14-15th promises to give sky watchers an unusual and even rare event. Lunar eclipses usually happen at random – you can get a total eclipse, followed by a prenumbra, then a partial and then another total – but this time – there will be four total eclipses in a row… known …

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‘Blood Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible On Tuesday

The moon is all set to turn red starting on late Monday when it aligns with the Sun and Earth, assuring a celestial spectacle for sky gazers. Astronomers claim that the total lunar eclipse will stretch into the wee hours of Tuesday. This rare astronomical phenomenon is the first of four consecutive lunar eclipses called a lunar tetrad. But according …

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Crayfish: Australia’s Newest Species Is Tiny, But Is It a Cannibal?

Robert McCormack of the The Australian Crayfish Project has discovered a new species of crayfish in Eastern Australia. The discovery of the species Gramastacus lacus was published in ZooKeys, an online journal under the US National Library of Medicine. The species lives north of the expanding metropolitan area of Sydney, which places it at extreme risk. Since the crayfish is …

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Here’s A Google Talk About Ending Aging

The most recent “Talks at Google” recording released deals with the topic of ending aging, something Google itself appears to be somewhat interested in. Last year, the company started Calico aimed at extending life. This particular talk comes from Aubrey D. N. J. de Grey, Ph.D. (wow, that’s a lot of initials), Chief Science Officer at SENS Research Foundation. “Aubrey …

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Kate Mulgrew Denounces Creationist Film She Narrated

The Star Trek: Voyager star, Kate Mulgrew, who narrated a film that declares the sun revolves around the earth, has come to her senses and discredited the film, after the fact. “Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong,” Mulgrew’s voice argues over cosmic images in the trailer for “The Principle,” according to the DailyMail.com. Mulgrew has come …

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Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Neighboring Island

A volcanic island on the coast of Japan, Niijima Island, has said to have swallowed a part of a neighboring island. NASA has recorded Niijima’s continuous eruptions, and photos from the Operational Lang Imager on Landsat 8 showed a stream of smoke coming from the island, and it has overtaken its neighbor. Niijima, Japan’s newest island, is said to now …

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