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Space Babies: Study Suggest Humans May Be Able to Have Healthy Offspring in Orbit

ISS and Endeavour seen from the Soyuz TMA spacecraft. This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. When we think about the difficulties of colonising another planet, the last thing we probably worry about about is sex. However, for our species to survive […]

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The World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Is Now Up and Running

XENON1T installation in the underground hall of Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy. The three-story building on the right houses various auxiliary systems. The cryostat containing the LXeTPC is located inside the large water tank on the left, next to the building. After three years of construction, the world’s most sensitive dark matter experiment is […]

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Harmonious Universe on Display Again in TRAPPIST-1 System | Video

By Steve Spaleta | May 23, 2017 12:29pm ET Similar to the lockstep “dance” between Jupiter and its moons, the “orbital resonance” of the outermost planets of ultra cool dwarf star system can be used to predict orbital periods. [Learn more about it]  credit : / footage courtesy: Daniel Fabrycky/University of Chicago/NASA / edited by […]

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In Nat Geo's 'Genius,' Visualize Einstein's Theory of Relativity

After struggling for years to be recognized for his controversial scientific ideas, Albert Einstein  finally reaches science celebrity status in Chapter 5 of “Genius,” which airs tonight on the National Geographic Channel. In 1905, when Einstein was about 26 years old, his physics career took off. Not only was Einstein finally getting his papers published, […]

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Why Occam's Razor Doesn't Apply to Physics

This map of dark matter in the universe (rendered in pink) reveals a web of dense (light) and empty (dark) regions. The image was created with data from the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS), using the VLT Survey Telescope at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Paranal Observatory in Chile. This image is one out of five […]

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