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Observatory: Research Aimed at the Heart of the Sun

published about 17 hours ago
Observatory: Research Aimed at the Heart of the Sun
With the aid of a powerful instrument, researchers have detected subatomic particles produced by fusion reactions at the very core of the sun.

World Briefing: Geckos on Mission Die Aboard Russian Spacecraft

published about 21 hours ago
Five geckos launched into space for an experiment on sexual reproduction in near-zero gravity were found dead after their spacecraft returned to earth, the Russian space agency said.

Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere

published Mon, Aug 25 2014 12:40 GMT
Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere
Engineers are designing sleek new airships that could streak past layers of cloud and carry telescopes into the thin, icy air of the stratosphere.

Time Travel: Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune

published Mon, Aug 18 2014 15:59 GMT
Time Travel: Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune
Voyager 2 and the Hubble Space Telescope have offered tantalizing glimpses of Neptune that show how much more there is to learn about the planet.

Raw Data: The Intelligent-Life Lottery

published Mon, Aug 18 2014 12:31 GMT
Raw Data: The Intelligent-Life Lottery
Some argue that with billions of stars in our galaxy, there must be other civilizations. But others say intelligence is so rare on Earth; why would we expect to find it elsewhere?