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Planet 9 Is Not a Stolen Exoplanet, So What Is It?
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Planet 9 Is Not a Stolen Exoplanet, So What Is It?

Scientists believe there may be a huge planet sitting at the far reaches of the solar system. Since new evidence of Planet 9's existence emerged a few years ago...

Nasa's Voyager Missions Could Guide Aliens to Earth
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Nasa's Voyager Missions Could Guide Aliens to Earth

The 40th anniversary of the launch of two of NASA's most remarkable spacecraft is fast approaching.

Half of Milky Way's Matter Comes from Distant Galaxies
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Half of Milky Way's Matter Comes from Distant Galaxies

Up to half of the Milky Way is made up of matter that came from distant galaxies, having been ejected from its home during supernova explosions.

Nasa Catches Glimpse of Ancient and Elusive Object
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Nasa Catches Glimpse of Ancient and Elusive Object

NASA just caught a glimpse of the mysterious and elusive object that its New Horizons spacecraft will visit next.

Inside Earth, Visualized: Hd Video Models Planet's Core
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Inside Earth, Visualized: Hd Video Models Planet's Core

Were it not for our Earth's magnetic field, the planet would be bombarded by charged particles from the sun.

New Natural Selection: How Scientists Are Altering Dna to Genetically Engineer New Forms of Life
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New Natural Selection: How Scientists Are Altering Dna to Genetically Engineer New Forms of Life

Before human beings wrote books or did math or composed music, we made leather.

How Quantum Physics Will Change Cybersecurity
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How Quantum Physics Will Change Cybersecurity

Quantum physics is an often mind-boggling branch of science filled with strange behavior and bizarre implications.

Brain Architecture: Scientists Discover 11 Dimensional Structures That Could Help US Understand How the Brain Works
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Brain Architecture: Scientists Discover 11 Dimensional Structures That Could Help US Understand How the Brain Works

Scientists studying the brain have discovered that the organ operates on up to 11 different dimensions, creating multiverse-like structures that are "a world we...

How Big Data Mines Personal Info to Craft Fake News and Manipulate Voters
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How Big Data Mines Personal Info to Craft Fake News and Manipulate Voters

The opening chords of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising" rocked a hotel ballroom in New York City as a nattily dressed British man strode onstage...

Quantum Computing Is Going Commercial with the Potential to Disrupt Everything
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Quantum Computing Is Going Commercial with the Potential to Disrupt Everything

Consider three hair-pulling problems: 1 percent of the world's energy is used every year just to produce fertilizer; solar panels aren't powerful enough to provide...

Nasa's 'pointer' Tracks First Responders Where Gps Fails
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Nasa's 'pointer' Tracks First Responders Where Gps Fails

That little blue dot likes to mock.

How Artificial Intelligence and Robots Will Radically Transform the Economy
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How Artificial Intelligence and Robots Will Radically Transform the Economy

Next time you stop for gas at a self-serve pump, say hello to the robot in front of you.

New Technique Allows Scientists to 'listen' to Proteins
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New Technique Allows Scientists to 'listen' to Proteins

Researchers have come up with a bold new method for representing and understanding a protein's shape: translating it into music.

How Satellite Imaging Will Revolutionize Everything from Stock Picking to Farming
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How Satellite Imaging Will Revolutionize Everything from Stock Picking to Farming

When people say knowledge is power, they usually mean "money." Even the great scientist and innovator Galileo Galilei knew that.

Solving Paralysis ­sing Brain Computer Interfaces
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Solving Paralysis ­sing Brain Computer Interfaces

Before the opening match of the 2014 World Cup in São Paulo, Juliano Pinto, a young paraplegic Brazilian, was brought out onto the sidelines wearing a huge exoskeleton...

Why the World Hates Silicon Valley
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Why the World Hates Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the new Rome. As in the time of Caesar, the world is grappling with an advanced city-state dominating much of the planet, injecting its technology...

Brain Cartography: Modern-Day Explorers Are Mapping the Wiring of the Human Mind
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Brain Cartography: Modern-Day Explorers Are Mapping the Wiring of the Human Mind

The brain can be both best friend and worst enemy.

'Brainprints' Offer Better Security Than Fingerprints
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'Brainprints' Offer Better Security Than Fingerprints

Research into dyslexia has led to an unexpected breakthrough in security and identity verification with biometric "brainprints" that could one day replace fingerprints...

DARPA Wants to Hack Your Brain
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DARPA Wants to Hack Your Brain

The secretive U.S. military research division DARPA has announced plans to create a device that could accelerate learning in the human brain.

Prediction Machines Will See the Future For Hedge Funds, CIA
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Prediction Machines Will See the Future For Hedge Funds, CIA

Every time a new year rolls in, lots of people make predictions. Most will either be obvious (Apple will put out some new products) or wrong (still waiting for...
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