30 Years Ago: Voyager 2’s Historic Neptune Flyby

Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our...

NASA-JPL Names ‘Rolling Stones Rock’ on Mars

For decades, the music of The Rolling Stones has had a global reach here on Earth. Now, the band’s influence extends all the way...

Microfluidic devices made of wood

To analyze tiny amounts of liquids, scientists often use devices called microfluidic chips, which are small pieces of plastic that are etched or molded...

Meeting online has become the most popular way U.S. couples meet

Matchmaking is now done primarily by algorithms, according to new research from Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld. His new study shows that most heterosexual couples...

The Universe may Contain many Planets even More Suited to Life than Earth, Study...

So far, the search for extra-terrestrial life has been a dismal endeavour, with countless promising worlds turning out to be home to nothing more...

Astronomers Image the Atmosphere of a Red Dwarf Planet for the First Time. Spoiler...

The field of exoplanet research continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Thanks to missions like the Kepler Space Telescope, over four-thousand planets have...

Orion Hot Fire Test Blazing a Safe Trail for NASA Missions to the Moon

The Northrop Grumman built attitude control motor (ACM) on Orion’s launch abort system was successfully tested on August 22, at their facility in Elkton, Maryland. The 30-second...

Scientists found an explanation, why the Proterozoic eon was the ‘boring billion’

The fact that there is life on Earth is akin to a miracle. At the beginning of the history of our planet conditions were...

Scientists uncover how cells kill themselves for the benefit of the organism

You are just billions of different cells interacting between themselves in order to maintain this big beautiful organism that is you. Sometimes this includes...

Why can you grow fatter by choice, but cannot grow taller or become shorter?

We are shaped by our environment and our genes. If your parents are tall, you are likely to grow tall yourself. On the other...

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