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Potentially Habitable Planet Found Orbiting Nearby Star

Potentially Habitable Planet Found Orbiting Nearby Star | The Science Review | Scoop.it

 A sun-like star in our solar system's backyard may host five planets, including one perhaps capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports.

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'17 billion' Earth-sized planets in Milky Way - Cosmos

'17 billion' Earth-sized planets in Milky Way - Cosmos | The Science Review | Scoop.it

17 billion' Earth-sized planets in Milky Way

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The Kraken wakes: first images of giant squid filmed in deep ocean

The Kraken wakes: first images of giant squid filmed in deep ocean | The Science Review | Scoop.it

A Japanese-led team of scientists has captured on film the world's first live images of a giant squid, journeying to the depths of the ocean in search of the mysterious creature thought to have inspired the myth of the "kraken", a...

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Astronomers discover largest known structure in the universe

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe - a group of quasars so large it would take 4 billion years to cross it while traveling at speed of light.

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New Virus Causes Deadly Brain Cancer in Raccoons

New Virus Causes Deadly Brain Cancer in Raccoons | The Science Review | Scoop.it

Ten raccoons in the past three years have been found on the West Coast with a deadly brain cancer, and scientists are linking the animals' deaths to a virus they had never seen before.

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Kinect Will Save The Indigenous Rock Art Of A Paraguayan Tribe

 

A documentary team is using the 3-D imager to quickly digitize generations-old rock carvings before they are lost.

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Let's raise a toast to chemistry this Christmas

Let's raise a toast to chemistry this Christmas | The Science Review | Scoop.it

Flaming puddings, jumping candle flames and litmus test veg – raise a toast to chemistry this Christmas. If you ask me there's one TV Christmas special that never fails to hit the spot.

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The eyes have it: text to a contact lens

The eyes have it: text to a contact lens | The Science Review | Scoop.it

It sounds like science fiction but researchers in Belgium are working on contact lenses on which it is possible to project words and pictures, and…

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Piltdown Man and other phantom species

Piltdown Man and other phantom species | The Science Review | Scoop.it

Today marks a century since the official presentation to the Geological Society of London of what was later to be revealed as one gigantic hoax....
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Robotic arm controlled by the mind allows paraplegic woman to feed herself - video

A revolutionary robotic arm, controlled by the mind, allows a woman paralysed from the neck down to feed herself for the first time in 10 years
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Malaria gains at risk, warns World Health Organisation

Malaria gains at risk, warns World Health Organisation | The Science Review | Scoop.it
Global targets for combating the disease under threat as rate of increase in funding levels off, says WHO reportThe remarkable gains made in the treatment of malaria over the past decade are under threat because of insufficient increases in funding...
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Inside the Centre: The Life of J Robert Oppenheimer - review

Inside the Centre: The Life of J Robert Oppenheimer - review | The Science Review | Scoop.it
A life of J Robert Oppenheimer is magnificent in its retelling of a great 20th-century tragedy.

When J Robert Oppenheimer first saw the awful power of the atomic bomb, in the Trinity test at Los Alamos, New Mexico, in 1945, he was reminded of the...
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NASA's Kepler telescope finds 461 potential new planets

NASA's Kepler space telescope has uncovered another 461 potential new planets, most of which are the size of Earth or a few times larger.

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Heatwave: Australia's new weather demands a new politics | George Monbiot

Heatwave: Australia's new weather demands a new politics | George Monbiot | The Science Review | Scoop.it

Climate change clashes with the myth of a land where progress is limited only by the rate at which resources can be extracted
I wonder what Tony Abbott will say about the record heatwave now ravaging his country.

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NASA Eyes Wild Plan to Drag Asteroid Near the Moon: Scientific ...

NASA scientists have proposed snagging a 25-foot-wide asteroid and placing it into lunar orbit—the first step on a deep space mission to Mars.

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Russian Team Retrieves First Sample From Lake Vostok

Russian Team Retrieves First Sample From Lake Vostok | The Science Review | Scoop.it

Long-running Antarctic drilling effort finally yields an ice core

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Fomalhaut B: The Mote in Sauron's Eye

 

Hubble images taken in 2012 confirm that Fomalhaut b is a planet, and an unusual one at that. NASA and ESAThe controversial exoplanet Fomalhaut b has been spotted, and it's even stranger than we'd thought.

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The Self-Assembling, Self-Healing Material Of The Future Is... Blood

The Self-Assembling, Self-Healing Material Of The Future Is... Blood | The Science Review | Scoop.it

Scientists have figured out how clots form in the blood, and are using the same method to develop a new class of materials. Somewhere inside of your body right now, a delicate membrane is tearing open.

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Genes, Cells and Brains by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose - review

Genes, Cells and Brains by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose - review | The Science Review | Scoop.it

Steven Poole praises a strong exposé of the hype surrounding genetics and neuroscienceWe have outsourced the job of interpreting ourselves to the modern life sciences.

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TV chefs' recipes may be less healthy than ready meals, study finds

TV chefs' recipes may be less healthy than ready meals, study finds | The Science Review | Scoop.it
Researchers say recipes from Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson contain more calories and fat than meals from supermarkets.
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Twin Nasa spacecraft crash on moon - video

Two of Nasa's spacecraft are deliberately crashed onto the moon's surface after completing their lunar mission
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Antarctic lake drilling is halted

Antarctic lake drilling is halted | The Science Review | Scoop.it
A British attempt to search for life in an ancient lake beneath the Antarctic ice-sheet has run into trouble.
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Nasa to crash two spacecraft into moon at nearly 4,000mph

Nasa to crash two spacecraft into moon at nearly 4,000mph | The Science Review | Scoop.it
With fuel running low, Nasa took decision to stage 'controlled descent and impact' of probes into site near moon's north poleTwo spacecraft orbiting the moon are ending their mission by crashing into a lunar mountain at almost 4,000mph.The twin...
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