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Want To Name A Planet?


Here is your chance to name a planet. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) — the authority responsible for assigning official names to heavenly bodies–is entering its historic “final stage” of The NameExoWorlds contest. As of August 12, the public voting ...

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Lager Beer Began In 15th Century Bavaria

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According to a new study published in the Oxford Journals, a team of US scientists used next-generation sequencing technology to successfully trace the origins of the yeast brewer used to make the most popular lager beer to 15th Century Bavaria. ...

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Why Do Animals’ Pupils Have Different Shapes? — ‘The Why’


Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do animals’ pupils have different shapes?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little odd but again it beats answering those questions about some of your more personal peccadilloes. We thought a “Fur ...

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‘Star Wars’ And ‘Star Trek’ Fans Argue Over Pluto


According to numerous sources, Pluto has become a problem.   The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) New Horizons Pluto Mission has quite unintentionally sparked what some call “a heated argument” between fans of Star Trek and fans of the Star ...

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Scientists Call For Ban On Imported Salamanders


Based on a new study published in the journal Science, scientists in California are seeking a ban on imported salamanders. Vance Vredenburg, lead study author and a biologist from the San Francisco State University, Tiffany Yap, one of his grad ...

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HitchBOT The Hitchhiking Robot ‘Killed’ In Philadelphia


According to the Associated Press and other sources, hitchBOT, the world-famous hitchhiking robot, met its end in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania early yesterday morning. The Canadian team of scientists who built hitchBOT reportedly as “a social experiment” reported that an unknown person ...

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Suntory Whiskey Will Be Aged In Space


If the astronauts get “Lost In Space” it might be because they’re sampling the Suntory Whiskey. After garnering awards for making the world’s best whiskies, Japanese beverage company Suntory Holdings Ltd. is looking toward the future. Indeed, if their newly ...

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GMO Rice Can Fight Global Warming


Aren’t all GMOs bad? Contrary to popular belief, the label GMO does not always mean “evil” or “bad for you.” According to a new study recently published in the online journal Nature last week, a new GMO can reduce greenhouse emission. ...

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Patrick Stewart Endorses Whale Snot Kickstarter

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Former Star Trek: Next Generation and X-Men star Sir Patrick Stewart is helping to promote a new Kickstarter campaign. Specifically, he is endorsing a team of scientists with Ocean Alliance who invented a better method of acquiring important samples from ...

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