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An Epochal Discovery: A Habitable Planet Orbits Our Neighboring Star

theatlantic.com — No one will ever find a closer exoplanet-now the race is on to see if there is life on its surface. For us to continue writing great stories, we need to display ads. Please select the extension that is blocking ads.

Fed’s Bullard Will Wait on Data Before Making a Move on Rates

wsj.com — ST. LOUIS-Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said Wednesday he's still looking for data to support the single interest-rate increase that he believes would be appropriate for some time to come.

Black hole made in the lab shows signs of quantum entanglement

newscientist.com — There's only one way to study a black hole up close: build a copy in the lab. One physicist claims his desktop black hole, which swallows sound instead of light, has been spotted emitting entangled quantum particles.

A Tricky Way to Claim Land on the Moon

theatlantic.com — The race to extract resources in space is heating up-with few laws in place to contain the chaos. For us to continue writing great stories, we need to display ads. Please select the extension that is blocking ads. Please follow the steps below Rebecca Boyle is a contributing writer for The Atlantic.

Ghost-Particle Hunters Come Up Empty-Handed

popsci.com — The past few days have been rough for physicists. Late last week, scientists from the Large Hadron Collider said they had not, after all, seen a hoped-for new particle. And then neutrino hunters looking for a new flavor of the ghostly particles announced they came up empty, too.

Sleep Could Be An Olympic Athlete's Secret Weapon

insidescience.org — Getting enough shut-eye, say experts, could give athletes that elusive edge in competition. Rebecca Boyle, Contributor (Inside Science) -- As the world's fiercest competitors gather this week in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, athletes and coaches will use every strategy they can to gain an edge.

Sleep could be an Olympic athlete's secret weapon

minnpost.com — This article was originally published by Inside Science.As the world's fiercest competitors gather this week in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, athletes and coaches will use every strategy they can to gain an edge.

Something below Jupiter's Great Red Spot whips up temperatures hotter than the rest of the planet

astronomy.com — Talk about extreme weather. The solar system's biggest and baddest storm, Jupiter's Great Red Spot, is so loud and violent that it heats up the giant planet's atmosphere. Above the storm, which has been raging for at least 300 years, the atmosphere is hundreds of degrees hotter than anywhere else on Jupiter.

Fleet of robots could hunt for life on icy moon Enceladus

newscientist.com — Delicate space nets. Probes landing with the force of a bomb. Ice-burrowing tunnellers. These are a few of the robots poised to grab the baton from NASA's Cassini orbiter in the search for alien life on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.

Robots Have Been Visiting Mars For 40 Years Today

popsci.com — Mars at midday. Or, rather, mid-sol. Welcome to Chryse Planitia, as humans first saw it 40 years ago today, when the first robot from Earth landed on the Red Planet. Viking 1 was supposed to land on July 4, the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence, but its original landing site was too rocky.
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Aug 30, 2016

I like imagining Boehner elbowing Jon Stewart, like "Can you believe 2016? Feels so good to be done with this crap"  https://twitter.com/speakerboehner/status/770619875131699200 

Aug 30, 2016

RT @SOGES_CSU: Attend a panel discussion w/leading science journalists. Learn exciting new trends in #SciComm! https://t.co/GWwIz0hiAP

Aug 30, 2016

RT @EditorObama: No more stories about drones. I'm done with drones for a while.

Aug 30, 2016

More #girltalk advancing science: Cecelia Payne knew the sun was mostly H and He. cc @AKWhitney h/t @Astro_Wright https://t.co/aSnlx4hUds

Aug 30, 2016

RT @coreyspowell: If we find a SETI signal, who decides it's real? Who announces? An insider's perspective:  http://bit.ly/2bCslXt  https://t.co/oD72QlXjjl

Aug 29, 2016

I showed up here just to recommend everyone chillax about The Signal; looks like @LeeBillings beat me to it 🙅👽  http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ 


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