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How to Watch the Draconid Meteor Shower The annual nighttime display peaks Thursday night and is likely to be helped by good visibility across much of the U.S. and a waning crescent moon.
New York Times | 12 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
First ancient African genome sequenced A 4,500-year-old African genome reveals how our ancient ancestors moved back and forth between continents.
BBC News | 13 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Pluto has brilliant blue skies, Nasa announces Latest data on Pluto from Nasa's New Horizons probe shows Dwarf Planet has blue skies and regions of frozen water | 13 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Star Struck: Draconid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight The meteor display, which peaks overnight on Thursday and Friday (Oct. 8 and 9) is caused by the remains of a comet raining down on Earth.
MSNBC | 14 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Complex Living Brain Simulation Replicates Sensory Rat Behaviour New submitter physick writes: The Blue Brain project at EPFL, Switzerland today published the results of more than 10 years work in reconstructing a cellular model of a piece of the somatosensory cortex of a juvenile rat. The paper in Cell describes the p
Slashdot | 14 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Time to examine the fossil fuel industry's relationship with Queensland's government New report from The Australia Institute sheds light on the high level of access and lack of accountability afforded to the fossil fuel lobby in QueenslandOn 11 February 2013, David Edwards, then the most senior civil servant in Queenslands Department of S
The Guardian | 15 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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NASA Releases Plan Outlining Next Steps in the Journey to Mars A report that provides an update on NASA's strategy for human deep space exploration that will enable our journey to Mars.
NASA | 15 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Surprise! Pluto Has Blue Skies The more scientists learn about Pluto, the more interesting the dwarf planet gets. During its historic flyby of Pluto this past July, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft discovered towering ice mountains and vast glaciers on the frigid body. "Who wou
Yahoo! News | 15 hours, 30 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Martian sand dune resembles a massive leech A leech appears to be crawling across the surface of Mars.
Fox News | 15 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Private space race gathers pace The Google Lunar X prize, which aims to award $30m (£19.6m) to the first private company to land a spacecraft onthe Moon, has entered its final phase.An Israeli company, SpaceIL, has submitted a signed launch contract withElon Musks Spac
The Guardian | 15 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend