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TopFinds: Caught in the polar vortex, waiting to live on Mars

North America endures the chilly temperatures of the polar vortex. How to make crude oil out of algae in less than an hour. How many people want to live on Mars? Welcome to TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Astronomer adds support for planet 'Gallifrey'

Vanessa Bailey, the astronomer who discovered the planet "HD 1069906B," has lent her support to the planet being named Gallifrey as part of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Petition to name new planet 'Gallifrey'

A petition, promoted by fans of the television show Doctor Who, to name a recently discovered planet Gallifrey has received more than 60,000 supporters.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New exoplanet disproves theories on star and planet formation

Once again revealing to the human race just how much we don't know, the newly discovered exoplanet HD 106906b has been found to defy long-held beliefs on how planets and stars are formed.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 4 comments

New Earth-like planet Kepler-78b discovered

A planet named Kepler-78b, similar in size and composition to Earth, has been discovered by astronomers outside of our solar-system.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Study confirms global risks of herbicide overuse

A new study provides evidence that herbicides alter ecosystems around the world and that as the use of herbicides rises, the risks to the planet's ecosystems similarly increase.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

NASA finds a defying pink planet

London - Astronomers have observed a magenta planet the size of Jupiter about 57 light years from Earth. It’s the smallest planet ever detected outside the Solar System using direct imaging techniques.
In the Media by Eduardo Arrufat - 2 comments

There were two moons orbiting Earth, scientists claim

Scientists said the smaller moon have only survived a few million years before it collided with the one we see today, leaving just one. Landscapes on the current moon are the remains of the smaller moon from the collision.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 5 comments

New planet: Among seven found, three are in habitable zone

Using new observation of Gliese 667C, astronomers found seven planets circling a star, including three super-Earths orbiting in the habitable zone. Gliese 667 is a triple-star system in the constellation of Scorpius that has masses smaller than Sun.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 2 comments

'Vulcan' overwhelming choice of names for Pluto's smallest moons

Mountain View - Star Trek fans have reason to celebrate after learning their choice for the name of one of Pluto's smallest moon is the overwhelming favorite.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments
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Appreciation for a captured Martian sunset

I am on a northbound Acela out of DC, sitting next to an impeccably dressed young woman. She has her hair pulled back...
May 26, 2012 by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Human health and disease in a microbial world

There is an open access review of "Human health and disease in a microbial world" by Turnbaugh and Stintzi on the...
Dec 17, 2011 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
 

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