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NASA and Stephen Hawking join forces

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NASA and Stephen Hawking join forces

An all-star alliance between NASA and Stephen Hawking has formed, hoping to send a lightweight silicon “StarChip” to the closest star system to Earth. The two are joined by a Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as they try to propel an object toward Alpha Centauri at one-fifth the speed of […]


Scientists learn more about early Alzheimer’s signs

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Scientists learn more about early Alzheimer’s signs

Your browser does not support the video tag. Study Suggests Alzheimer’s Could be Avoided by Making Simple Life Changes Scientists have identified a protein that may help them better study the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Many scientists believe that the immune system plays a role in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, a type […]


Earth’s spin is slowing at a rate of 1.8 milliseconds per century

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Earth’s spin is slowing at a rate of 1.8 milliseconds per century

The latest findings in Earth science are brought to you by ancient astronomers who observed the heavens as much as 2,700 years ago. Thanks to hundreds of records of lunar and solar eclipses carved in clay tablets and written into dynastic histories, modern scientists have determined that the amount of time it takes for Earth […]


NASA mission to Mars gets the cash it needs from Congress

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NASA mission to Mars gets the cash it needs from Congress

Congress just passed a resolution giving NASA another $2.4 billion for its mission to Mars. The continuing resolution maintains funding for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the Orion capsule and the infrastructure necessary to support them. Astronauts are set to ride Orion into orbit in 2021 and eventually to Mars as soon as 2030. The […]


Cosmic Wonders – Tiny Mimas dwarfed by Saturn’s huge rings

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Cosmic Wonders – Tiny Mimas dwarfed by Saturn’s huge rings

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register The icy moon Mimas – which is 246 miles (396 kilometers) wide – seems to be dwarfed by Saturn’s enormous rings in this image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Appearances can be deceiving, however. According to NASA, it would seem that Saturn’s rings are far more massive than they actually are. In […]


Why people regain weight after dieting

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Why people regain weight after dieting

Kenneth McLeod, Binghamton University, State University of New York Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. It seems like it should be simple: Just exercise to burn more calories and reduce your calorie intake. But many studies have shown that this simple strategy doesn’t […]


Mysterious source of greenhouse gas methane in ocean explained

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Mysterious source of greenhouse gas methane in ocean explained

From Science Daily For decades, marine chemists have faced an elusive paradox. The surface waters of the world’s oceans are supersaturated with the greenhouse gas methane, yet most species of microbes that can generate the gas can’t survive in oxygen-rich surface waters. So where exactly does all the methane come from? This longstanding riddle, known […]


This type of dieting harms your heart

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This type of dieting harms your heart

Many of us have tried fad diets and other methods such as rigorous exercise to lose weight fast in a matter of days so we can fit into our favorite pair of skinny jeans. However, a month later, we’re sucking in our stomach and struggling to button those jeans after gaining back all the weight. […]


Trump announces plans for NASA to win Jupiter And Mars

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Trump announces plans for NASA to win Jupiter And Mars

President-elect Donald Trump’s NASA plans to restart programs effectively canceled by his predecessor to land astronauts on Mars and send numerous probes to Jupiter’s moon Europa. Trump’s new space policy focuses on eliminating bureaucratic waste and cutting back on environmental science research so that the agency can pursue more ambitious goals such as like sending […]


This tiny bat is the fastest flying mammal in the world

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This tiny bat is the fastest flying mammal in the world

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Scientists have just discovered that the Brazilian free-tailed bat is the fastest flyer in the animal kingdom, achieving short bursts of ground speeds of up to 100 miles (or 160 kilometers) per hour. Swifts, which can reach speeds of 110 kilometers per hour, are considered the fastest birds in the world […]