Quest for extraterrestrial life not over, experts say

The discovery of an Earth-sized planet in the "habitable" zone of a distant star, though exciting, is still a long way from pointing to the existence of extraterrestrial life, experts said Friday.

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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LADEE probe hits the Moon at 3,600 mph

In space, no one can hear you hit the Moon at near-hypersonic speed. Today, NASA's Ames Research Center announced that the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) made a controlled ...

8 hours ago from Gizmag

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Female 'Penis' Found on Brazilian Cave Insects

In what is being called the "world's first" instance of gender-reversed genitalia, scientists have found four species of insects with female "penises." The species live in dry Brazilian caves ...

12 hours ago from TIME

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the birth of a new Saturnian moon

Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken Apr. 15 hint at the formation of a new Saturnian moon. The icy object, believed to be only half a mile in diameter, recently formed in Saturn's outer ...

18 hours ago from Gizmag

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Lunar eclipse 2014: Images of last night's spectacular 'blood moon'

We're happy to say we called it: last night's total lunar eclipse (the first of four successive 'blood moons') passed without a trace of the apocalypses in sight - instead we got a spectacular ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from The Independent

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Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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ScienceShot: New Stem Cells a Genetic Match for Adults

Technique could be used in new treatments for Parkinson's disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis

12 hours ago from Science Now

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Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies. That is the message from US tech giants seeking to spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Floating nuclear plants could prove tsunami-proof

The most frightening part of a tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant is what comes after – radioactive leaks that contaminate the water around the plant are exceedingly difficult to contain. ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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Thinnest feasible nano-membrane produced

A new nano-membrane made out of the 'super material' graphene is extremely light and breathable. Not only can this open the door to a new generation of functional waterproof clothing, but also ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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