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In the nebula S106, a massive young star gives off lobes of hot gas that create the stunning wing-like lobes seen in the nebula.

25 of the Greatest Hubble Telescope Discoveries From the Past 25 Years  

04/24/15See Comments

Astronomers are rightly celebrating all the amazing scientific discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope on the device’s 25th birthday. But it had a rough start:...[Read More]

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This Week in Science: Chimps in Court, Staring Into the Supervoid, a Real-Life Kermit, and More

04/24/15See Comments

Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of some of the week’s most notable and quotable items: A team of international researchers has...[Read More]

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Sorting the Stegosaurus Boys From the Stegosaurus Girls

04/22/15See Comments

Peacocks have their tails. Male lions have their manes. And now, new research suggests, male stegosaurs may have distinguished themselves—and signaled their prowess to the...[Read More]

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Happy Earth Day Quiz to Celebrate Our Blue Marble – 12 Questions About the Planet

04/22/15See Comments

Happy Earth Day to you. Happy Earth Day to you! Image Credits: Featured – NASA/01 – NASA/02 – iStock.com/airn/03 – iStock.com/miblue5/04 – iStock.com/ifish/05 – Wiki CC/Keith...[Read More]

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What Dark Matter Might Be Made Of

04/21/15See Comments

Though scientists have yet to get a good look at dark matter, that doesn’t stop them from trying to figure out what it’s made of. Is it...[Read More]

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Those Puppy-Dog Eyes Might Mean Something

04/17/15See Comments

Your dog looks guilty and sorry, but is she? And what’s going on with other puppy dog looks? Shaming on the Internet keeps getting more and...[Read More]

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This Week in Science: Dark Matter Map, Zombie Worms, Popping Knuckles

04/17/15See Comments

Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of some of the week’s most notable and quotable items. Humans evolved pointier chins than...[Read More]

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Peering Into the Darkness Around Us

04/16/15See Comments

Just this week, scientists released a new map of the universe, but don’t count on relying on it for space travel. The subject of this...[Read More]

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Ordering an Espresso 220 Miles Above Earth Is About to Become a Whole Lot Easier

04/15/15See Comments

When Drake, Milton Drake that is, penned the line, “Shoot me the pot, and I’ll pour me a shot,” never in his wildest dreams could he...[Read More]

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The Meaning of E=mc^2

04/14/15See Comments

You’ve probably seen E=mc2 somewhere, in science class or maybe in cartoons or other pop culture ephemera, but if you really want to know what it means,...[Read More]