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Bat Wing Hairs Key To Flight

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According to a new study published in the journal Cell Reports, bat wing hairs may hold the key to a bat’s ability to fly and maneuver. Specifically, the research revealed that bats utilize the tiny hairs on their wings in order ...

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NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Reaches Pluto

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made history again. Not only is it the first spacecraft to reach Pluto, it also managed to capture pictures of Pluto on what would have been Clyde Tombaugh’s 109th birthday. Tombaugh is the person who ...

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Study: Space Radiation From Mars May Be Dangerous To The Brain


Although it’s clear that flying people to Mars or to other parts of outer space is among NASA’s top priorities, a new study suggests that all that space radiation may result in permanent damage to the brain. Researchers from the ...

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NASA Launches Quest For Alien Life


NASA officials just announced the official launch of a multidisciplinary approach to the quest for alien life. NExSS or The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science will unite experts in the fields of astrophysics, Earth science, heliophysics and planetary science in ...

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NASA’s Messenger Probe Comes To Fiery End On Mercury

Planet Mercury /Photo: Flickr

Mercury is the smallest and fastest planet in the solar system, racing through space at 105,000 miles per hour, circling the sun every 116 days. But besides small size and swift speed, little was known about this mysterious planet until  (MErcury ...

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Scott Kelly Takes Perfect Shot Of San Francisco From Space

Photo: Chris Hadfield, NASA / Twitter

Scott Kelly, an astronaut who recently embarked on an unusually lengthy mission in space, tweeted a perfectly clear shot of San Francisco on Monday. Images of the Bay Area and the rest of the world from the unique vantage point are ...

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Sorry, Star Trek Fans, Tau Ceti’s No Earth 2

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According to research recently published in the Astrophysical Journal, the Tau Ceti system, made popular by such science fiction franchises as Star Trek, but don’t expect any intelligent alien life to be discovered there any time soon. While two of ...

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Newly Discovered Shrimp In South Africa 10-15mm Long


JOHANNESBURG  – A tiny shrimp equipped with large, candy-striped eyes to ward off predators  has been discovered in South African waters, the University of Cape Town. “The vivid ringed patterns are thought to be there to make the eyes appear ...

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