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Scientists spot a strange smile-shaped wave in Venus

Astronomers spotted a strange wave over the surface of Venus yesterday with the help of Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft. The scientific community has its eyes on...
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Obama pays $500M to climate change fund, still owes $2B

The U.S. government paid $500 million to the United Nations Green Climate Fund on Tuesday. The contribution made through the State Department could be the last of...
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NASA’s passes on NEOCam telescope as asteroid threats grow

Though it may seem like a story ripped from the pages of a science fiction novel, the risk of an asteroid impact is very...
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Moon Express raises enough funds to try to mine the Moon

Moon Express, a private company that wants to mine the Moon, has just raised $20 million and achieved its funding goal to launch its...
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This Lithium-Ion battery has a built in fire extinguisher

A research team from Stanford University released a document detailing their experiments with the flame retardant triphenyl phosphate (or TPP). They plan to include...
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Japan fails to launch its SS-520 mini-rocket into orbit

Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has failed to launch an in-orbit satellite through a mini-rocket that was in development over the last few years....
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SpaceX celebrates the successful return of the Falcon 9

SpaceX successfully launched one of its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, the first endeavor of the Iridium-1 NEXT Mission delivering ten satellites for the...
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Take great photos of the Full Wolf Moon 2017

The first full moon of 2017 is upon us with January’s Wolf Moon, visible in night skies since Wednesday and reaching its most visible...
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New Energy guidelines: Politicians can’t pressure scientists

A new set of scientific integrity guidelines, announced today, wants to give researchers more leeway in their communications with the media as a way...
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The VLT gears up to look for alien planets in Alpha...

Breakthrough Initiatives and the European Southern Observatory announced on Monday an agreement to upgrade the instruments of the organization’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in...