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VIDEO: 5,000 robots merge to map the universe in 3-D

4 days ago from Physorg

How do you create the largest 3-D map of the universe? It's as easy as teaching 5,000 robots how to "dance." DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, is an experiment...

Watch: 'Orange is the New Black' to end with Season 7

4 days ago from UPI

The cast of "Orange is the new Black" has announced in a new video that Season 7 of the prison drama will conclude the series.

Planet Formation? It's a Drag

4 days ago from Scientific American

The way worlds form from dust may also explain other phenomena throughout the universe—and right here on Earth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Luna facility brings Moon to Earth

4 days ago from European Space Agency

A facility planned for ESA’s Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, will recreate the Moon’s surface on Earth. ESA project manager for strategic planning and future development Andreas Diekmann shares...

Mesmerizing images showcase Earth as art

4 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Images from the U.S. Geological Survey combine science and art to showcase the wonder of our planet

Arctic ice sets speed limit for major ocean current

5 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have now identified a key mechanism, which they call the 'ice-ocean governor,' that controls how fast the Beaufort Gyre spins and how much fresh water it stores. Researchers report...

Stephen Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book, Legacy

5 days ago from Live Science

In his final book, released Oct. 16, Stephen Hawking tackles big questions about the universe, delving into physics, cosmology, the existence of God and the future direction of humanity.

Mission control ready for Mercury

5 days ago from European Space Agency

Teams responsible for flying the bold BepiColombo mission to Mercury today completed the last major step in preparation for Saturday’s liftoff — the final pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal’ at ESA’s ESOC...

Scientists in Chile unveil 'A Cosmic Titan' cluster of galaxies

5 days ago from Reuters:Science

Astronomers peering billions of light years into space have detected the largest, most extensive collection of galaxies ever registered in the early days of the universe, a "proto-supercluster" they nicknamed...

NASA's Fermi mission energizes the sky with gamma-ray constellations

5 days ago from Physorg

Long ago, sky watchers linked the brightest stars into patterns reflecting animals, heroes, monsters and even scientific instruments into what is now an official collection of 88 constellations. Now scientists...

Evidence of earliest life on Earth disputed

5 days ago from Physorg

When Australian scientists presented evidence in 2016 of life on Earth 3.7 billon years ago—pushing the record back 220 million years—it was a big deal, influencing even the search for...

Dandelion seeds create a bizarre whirlpool in the air to fly

5 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Researchers have deciphered the physics underlying dandelion flight.

Astronomers locate gravitational wave source's cosmic cousin

5 days ago from UPI

Scientists have discovered a cousin of the cosmic collision that produced the first gravity waves to be traced to their source.

Study supports Standard Model of particle physics, excludes alternative models

5 days ago from Physorg

In a new study, researchers at Northwestern, Harvard and Yale universities examined the shape of an electron's charge with unprecedented precision to confirm that it is perfectly spherical. A slightly...

Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

5 days ago from Physorg

A California-based startup says it will rocket small satellites into orbit from Virginia.

Astronomers find most massive structure in the early universe

An international team of astronomers has uncovered the largest and most massive structure ever discovered in the early universe.

Why Does ‘First Man’ Say Gemini as ‘Geminee’? NASA Explains. Sorta.

5 days ago from NY Times Science

The pronunciation of the 1965-66 program is a space agency thing. Sometimes it was pronounced normally. NASA’s chief historian gives the back story.

Double dust ring test could spot migrating planets

5 days ago from Science Daily

Astrophysicist now have a way of finally telling whether newly forming planets are migrating within the disc of dust and gas that typically surrounds stars or whether they are simply...

Israel answers rocket fire with airstrikes on Gaza Strip

5 days ago from UPI

Israeli jets targeted the Gaza Strip Wednesday -- retaliation for an earlier rocket attack -- amid intense rioting along the border that's heightening tensions.

Netflix says over 80 million watched rom-coms last summer

5 days ago from UPI

Netflix has announced that more than 80 million subscribers worldwide viewed one of the service's romantic comedies released last summer.

Astronomers find a cosmic Titan in the early universe

5 days ago from Science Daily

Astronomers have discovered a titanic structure in the early universe, just two billion years after the Big Bang. This galaxy proto-supercluster, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest and most massive structure...

Stephen Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book and Continuing Legacy

5 days ago from Space.com

In his final book, released Oct. 16, Stephen Hawking tackles big questions about the universe, delving into physics, cosmology, the existence of God and the future direction of humanity.

No. 6 Michigan prepares for rivalry game against Michigan State

5 days ago from UPI

The annual showdown between Michigan and Michigan State doesn't need more than bragging rights to bring out the best in both football teams.

No. 1 Alabama looks to remain on roll in rivalry with Tennessee

5 days ago from UPI

University of Alabama running back Josh Jacobs couldn't help himself.

Double dust ring test could spot migrating planets

5 days ago from Physorg

New research by a team led by an astrophysicist at the University of Warwick has a way of finally telling whether newly forming planets are migrating within the disc of...

Astronomers find a cosmic Titan in the early universe

5 days ago from Physorg

An international team of astronomers has discovered a titanic structure in the early Universe, just two billion years after the Big Bang. This galaxy proto-supercluster, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest...

Watch: Stars' Benn, Devils' Wood have old-school hockey brawl

5 days ago from UPI

Dallas Stars veteran Jamie Benn and New Jersey Devils winger Miles Wood channeled old-school hockey with a third period melee.

Idris Elba joins 'Cats' movie adaptation

5 days ago from UPI

Idris Elba will reportedly star in the film "Cats" with Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen and other stars.