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Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected

Science Daily Astronomy - 3 hours 35 min ago
Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova ever detected -- a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago, or three-quarters the age of the Universe itself.

The starry sky shows nocturnal animals the way

Science Daily Astronomy - Mon, 2018-02-19 10:39
Nocturnal animals can use the stars and the Milky Way to find their way during the darkest hours.

Road Trip!: Elon Musk's Tesla Won't Strike Earth Anytime Soon

Scientifc America - Mon, 2018-02-19 07:00
Plotting the spacefaring car’s interplanetary trajectory helps test forecasts for potentially Earth-threatening asteroids

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Tech Dealers Now Trying to Save the Tech "Addicts" They've Created

Scientifc America - Mon, 2018-02-19 06:45
The new Center for Humane Technology aims to lead the fight against society’s obsession with the Web, apps and social media—but it may just add to the confusion

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FDA Okays First Concussion Blood Test--but Some Experts Are Wary

Scientifc America - Sun, 2018-02-18 09:00
The screening tool may not pick up minor concussions

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Why we have yet to find extraterrestrial life

Science Daily Astronomy - Fri, 2018-02-16 14:27
Are we alone in the universe? Few questions have captured the public imagination more than this. Yet to date we know of just one sample of life, that which exists here on Earth.

Is Humanity Ready for the Discovery of Alien Life?

Scientifc America - Fri, 2018-02-16 14:00
Most Americans would probably be thrilled to learn extraterrestrials (intelligent or not) exist. Other nationalities beg to differ   

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"Sonic Weapon Attacks" on U.S. Embassy Don't Add Up--for Anyone

Scientifc America - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:15
Cuban scientists and a new American report both shoot down a list of bizarre theories

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Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinking storm

Science Daily Astronomy - Thu, 2018-02-15 13:11
Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm -- once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal -- is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Scientists discover almost 100 new exoplanets

Science Daily Astronomy - Thu, 2018-02-15 10:57
Based on data from NASA's K2 mission an international team of scientists have just confirmed nearly 100 new exoplanets, planets located outside our solar system. This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to almost 300.

Maternal Health Care Is Disappearing in Rural America

Scientifc America - Thu, 2018-02-15 07:00
Many women must travel an hour or longer to find a hospital where they can deliver their babies

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Supermassive black hole model predicts characteristic light signals at cusp of collision

Science Daily Astronomy - Wed, 2018-02-14 18:19
A new simulation of supermassive black holes -- the behemoths at the centers of galaxies -- uses a realistic scenario to predict the light signals emitted in the surrounding gas before the masses collide, said researchers.

A lonely beauty

Science Daily Astronomy - Wed, 2018-02-14 15:02
Beauty, grace, mystery -- this magnificent spiral galaxy has all the qualities of a perfect galactic Valentine. The galaxy NGC 3344 presents itself face-on, allowing astronomers a detailed look at its intricate and elegant structure. And Hubble's ability to observe objects over a wide range of different wavelengths reveals features that would otherwise remain invisible.

Rotating dusty gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole

Science Daily Astronomy - Wed, 2018-02-14 09:39
High resolution observations show a rotating dusty gas torus around an active supermassive black hole. The existence of such rotating donuts-shape structures was first suggested decades ago, but this is the first time one has been confirmed so clearly. This is an important step in understanding the co-evolution of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies.

Winter Olympics: Could Plastic "Ice" Help Overcome Bias toward Colder Countries?

Scientifc America - Wed, 2018-02-14 06:45
Bobsled, luge and skeleton tracks lined with plastic rather than ice could make those sports more accessible worldwide

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New models give insight into the heart of the Rosette Nebula

Science Daily Astronomy - Tue, 2018-02-13 08:44
New research offers an explanation for the discrepancy between the size and age of the Rosetta Nebula's central cavity and that of its central stars.

Cannibal Sex and Love Darts: Animal Libido Is Not for the Fainthearted [Slide Show]

Scientifc America - Tue, 2018-02-13 08:00
Some creatures have unusual ways of courting their Valentines

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Will Astronomers Be Ready for the Next 'Oumuamua?

Scientifc America - Tue, 2018-02-13 06:45
It may already have arrived. Here’s how scientists are preparing for the next close encounter

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NASA Budget Proposal Defunds Space Station, Space Telescopes and More

Scientifc America - Mon, 2018-02-12 17:00
The White House’s controversial plans for U.S. space science and exploration could ignite a budgetary battle with Congress

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Researchers Find No Strong Link between Prenatal Ultrasounds and Autism

Scientifc America - Mon, 2018-02-12 11:00
New study provides more evidence early pregnancy scans are not tied to the disorder

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