New Earth-like planet

Apr 21st, 2014 | By
New earth

This diagram shows the position of Kepler-186f with its host star in relation to Earth. (Credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)   Not too big, not too small. Not too hot, not too cold, maybe just right. Since humans took their first peek into the vast universe that lies right outside our planet, we’ve asked the question,
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Light years of stellar hindsight

Apr 14th, 2014 | By
Pillars of Creation

(The Pillars of Creation, located in the eagle nebula.)   As the awesome Douglas Adams wrote, “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how mind-bogglingly big it is.” Everyone knows that the unit to measure distance in space is the light year. Have you ever considered what that actually means though? Just one
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Excremental Compass

Apr 8th, 2014 | By

  Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Have you ever been curious, or annoyed with your dog spinning in circles, walking over here and then over there just to find a spot to poo. Well according to a team of Czech and German researchers, they might not just be trying to bug you. Canines may have an
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The nose knows?

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

    (Photo Credit: researcher Andreas Keller (above) Rockefeller University)   The human nose might not seem so impressive when you’ve got lassie finding lost persons, bloodhounds hunting down criminals, and German Sheppard’s busting you for the coconuts you had to bring back from Costa Rica. With our few hundred scent receptors it’s hard to
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Say Hello to the Multiverse

Mar 27th, 2014 | By

Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Hello? Is there anybody else out there? Our universe does not solely exist on its own, according to an extraordinary claim that has captivated cosmologists.  If you’ve become a fan of science fiction then most likely you’ve come across this theory before. The idea is that within this thing we’ve labeled
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Mar 13th, 2014 | By

(Photo Cred: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.) Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Consumers never seem to be satisfied with the current wave of technology. Always wanting more, wanting it better, faster and more convenient. The generation seems to want to be purely immersed in whatever it is their listening to, playing, or in this case
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Zombies, a reality

Mar 13th, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Zombies, a horror fantasy among this generation has had an enormous effect through-out the media. From video games to movies, survival kits and endless blogs, the concept of “zombies” have taken over the youth with as much hunger and widespread infestation as an actual zombie apocalypse. So exactly how probable and
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BX422 Grand Design

Mar 4th, 2014 | By

Since the beginning of astronomy the goal has always been to see more, see deeper and learn as much as humanly possible about what exists in the vastness of the universe that surrounds us. The Hubble Telescope, launch in 1990 made this process much easier, and showed humanity the true wonders and the breath taking
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Mmm… Poop Sausage??

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By

Food and feces are not two words that one would think are associated with each other; however researchers say that certain bacteria found in infants feces may be the key for a healthier food choice. Fermented sausages are made from a variety of different components; meats, salts, sugars and curing agents. Usually they are fermented
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Mathematical universe

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin People have long been using mathematics to understand and simplify (depending on your capabilities of math) the universe and its physical properties. Along our road of enlightenment a perplexing notion bobbed its’ head to the surface, “What if the universe itself is merely a giant math function?” You may not be
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