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The universe's most miraculous molecule

It's the second most abundant substance in the universe. It dissolves more materials than any other solvent. It stores incredible amounts of energy. Life as we know it would not be possible without it. And although it covers ...

date15 hours ago in Materials Science
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How big is the universe?

Our brains struggle to comprehend how big the universe is because everything here on Earth, and even the Earth itself, is very small when compared to the immense scale of the universe.

dateOct 05, 2015 in Astronomy
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Hurricane Joaquin: 14 million could lose power

Power outage forecasts by researchers at the University of Michigan and Texas A&M University show that depending on where hurricane Joaquin makes landfall in the U.S., the lights could go out for as many as 14 million people.

dateOct 01, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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An army of tiny robots that tracks galaxies

Why is the universe expanding at an increasing rate? Scientists will attempt to gain a better understanding of this phenomenon by mapping the distribution of galaxies in the universe. Astrophysicists and robotics engineers ...

dateSep 30, 2015 in Astronomy
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We are lucky to live in a universe made for us

To a human, the universe might seem like a very inhospitable place. In the vacuum of space, you would rapidly suffocate, while on the surface of a star you would be burnt to a crisp. As far as we know, all life is confined ...

dateSep 15, 2015 in Other
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