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"The Most Complex Organ in the Milky Way?" --New Insights Into the Enormous Biochemical Complexity of the Human Brain

"The Most Complex Organ in the Milky Way?" --New Insights Into the Enormous Biochemical Complexity of the Human Brain | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
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Christa Wojo's curator insight, March 28, 8:43 AM

"Compared to the complexity of a brain, a galaxy is just an inert lump."

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Hordes of Tiny Moonlets Populate Saturn's F Ring (Saturn Images from NASA's Cassini Spacecraft)

Hordes of Tiny Moonlets Populate Saturn's F Ring (Saturn Images from NASA's Cassini Spacecraft) | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
Hordes of Tiny Moonlets Populate Saturn's F Ring - Cassini imaging special releases...
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Did the Sun once take a wayward journey nearer to the galaxy's centre?

Did the Sun once take a wayward journey nearer to the galaxy's centre? | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it

Did the Sun once take a wayward journey nearer to the galaxy's centre? Bas den Hond explores the possibility, and asks whether remote planet-like objects on the fringes of our Solar System hold the answer.


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Giant Asteroid to Buzz Earth Tuesday; When and How to See It

Giant Asteroid to Buzz Earth Tuesday; When and How to See It | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
As big as an aircraft carrier, 2005 YU55 will pass inside the moon's orbit, the first asteroid this size to get so close since 1976.
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Space Missions

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Rare monster star has ejected the mass of four suns

Rare monster star has ejected the mass of four suns | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it

The star is a thousand times larger than the sun, but was not previously identified as a yellow hypergiant despite its bright glow.

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Neutrinos Travel Faster Than Light, According to One Experimentì

Neutrinos Travel Faster Than Light, According to One Experimentì | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it

"Neutrinos Travel Faster Than Light, According to One Experiment"... but calm down, more verifications are needed for such a big discovery.

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Life-like cells are made of metal

Life-like cells are made of metal | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
A chemist intent on proving metal-based life is possible has produced cell-like bubbles from metal oxides...
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Pluto's icy exterior may conceal an ocean - space - 16 September 2011 - New Scientist

If the dwarf planet's core has as much radioactive potassium as scientists think, it may have a subsurface ocean and the conditions to sustain life...
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This is how far we've reached to the cosmos.

This is how far we've reached to the cosmos. | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it

This is how far humanity has reached through the cosmos. This is us, our culture, our history, travelling through space. This is our little dent in the universe. 

 

With all of our tecnology, with all our shouting and yelling, this is how far we've reached. Puts things in perspective everytime we wonder why we haven't see or heard other civilizations out there. 

 

(larger image http://jackadam.net/misc/radio_broadcasts/radio_broadcasts.jpg )

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David Bowie Inspired Children's Book "Space Oddity"

David Bowie Inspired Children's Book "Space Oddity" | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
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Six Full Length Science Documentaries

Six Full Length Science Documentaries | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it

      If you are interested in science you might like these interesting documentaries.   1 . Are We Alone in the Universe 48:30 mins. long- Discusses the likelihood of life in other galaxies. 2. Earthlings 1:35:26 mins... and more...

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'Instant cosmic classic' supernova discovered

'Instant cosmic classic' supernova discovered | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- A supernova discovered yesterday is closer to Earth—approximately 21 million light-years away—than any other of its kind in a generation.
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"90% of Distant Galaxies in Universe Unseen" --European Space Agency Astronomers

"90% of Distant Galaxies in Universe Unseen" --European Space Agency Astronomers | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency’s Herschel space telescope has discovered that previously unseen distant galaxies are responsible for a cosmic fog of infrared radiation.
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An ultradeep image that’s *full* galaxies! | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

An ultradeep image that’s *full* galaxies! | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
Astronomy | galaxies | What happens when you take a monster 4.1 meter telescope in the southern hemisphere and point it at the same patch of sky for 55 hours?This.
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Mission to scale deep mountains

Mission to scale deep mountains | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
A team of scientists are set to begin a six-week mission to explore the Indian Ocean's underwater mountains for the second time.
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E-Volo Multicopter Completely Rethinks Helicopter Design - Core77

E-Volo Multicopter Completely Rethinks Helicopter Design - Core77 | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it

The E-Volo Multicopter, which made its first human-piloted test flight just a few days ago, has a brilliant design that paradoxically seems complex but is in fact more simple than current helicopter designs. (with video)

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Ocean-like water found on comet

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Scientists say that Comet Hartley 2 contains water like that found in our oceans, challenging the notion that Earth's water did not come from comet impacts.
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Did Earth Have Two Moons? [VIDEO]

Did our planet once have two moons? Some researchers say so. Moreover, the missing satellite might still be up there--splattered across the far side of the M...

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Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle.

Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle. | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it

Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade.

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Brainy molluscs evolved nervous systems four times

Brainy molluscs evolved nervous systems four times | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
Slimy and often sluggish they may be, but some molluscs deserve credit for their brains – which, it now appears, evolved independently, four times...
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Methane Debate Splits Mars Community

Methane Debate Splits Mars Community | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
Eight years have passed, and scientists still haven't been able to come to any consensus over purported detections of methane on Mars.
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The star that should not exist

The star that should not exist | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of European astronomers has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to track down a star in the Milky Way that many thought was impossible.
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NASA - Cassini Closes in on Saturn's Tumbling Moon Hyperion

NASA - Cassini Closes in on Saturn's Tumbling Moon Hyperion | Be amazed, always. | Scoop.it
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured new views of Saturn's oddly shaped moon Hyperion during its encounter with this cratered body on Thursday, Aug. 25.
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A planet made of diamond (w/ video)

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A once-massive star that's been transformed into a small planet made of diamond: that is what University of Manchester astronomers think they've found in the Milky Way.
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