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Robots will soon control the weather

Engineers and meteorologists from Nevada have joined forces to create the first autonomous cloud seeding platform - using drones to control the …

Unraveling a geological mystery using lasers from space

Drumlins and megaridges are all part of a single family of landforms formed by erosion, new research concludes. Shaped like an upturned boat, drumlin …

Russia's Big Plan To Finally Put Cosmonauts on the Moon

Making sense of the latest shakeup at Roscosmos.<p>The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, typically celebrates the new year in a traditional Russian fashion: With a two-week bash lasting through Orthodox Christmas and up to January 14. But this year, things were a little more subdued. Workers building …

Space Exploration

Mars to trade its moon Phobos for a ring - Futurity

Mars may gain a ring when its moon Phobos is torn to shreds by gravity. But while the demise is inevitable, it won't happen for at least 20 million …

Earth May Wear An Invisible Fur Coat Made Of Dark Matter

Mysterious substance may form hairs that are hundreds of thousands of miles long<p>Regular matter--the stuff that makes up everything humans have ever seen or felt--makes up just 5 percent of the universe. The rest is made up of dark matter and dark energy.<p>Although we’ve never detected dark matter, …

In 40 million years, Mars may have a ring (and one fewer moon)

Nothing lasts forever – especially Phobos, one of the two small moons orbiting Mars. The moonlet is spiraling closer and closer to the Red Planet on its way toward an inevitable collision with its host. But a new study suggests that pieces of Phobos will get a second life as a ring around the rocky …

Why don't we just throw all our garbage into volcanoes?

Because it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll<p>Great question. Glad you asked. While volcanoes might seem like the ideal natural incinerator for our massive amounts of garbage, there are a few obstacles between us and a magical geological trash chute to the center of the …

NASA has given SpaceX the order to transport astronauts into space in 2017

The next frontier of space travel is coming.<p>On Friday (Nov. 20), NASA awarded a work order to Elon Musk’s private space firm, SpaceX, to transport astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing received a similar order for a manned flight back in May. The missions will take place on …

Space Travel

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (21 Nov 2016)

<b>Top picks</b><p>From me at the Atlantic<p>Health Experts Are Explaining Drug-Resistant Bacteria Poorly<br>• Do Organisms Become More Evolvable in Times of Stress?<br>• How Fairness Develops in Kids Around the World<br>• The World’s Most Popular Insecticides Are Messing With Bees<br>• The Algorithm That Creates Diets That Work for …

Sequenced genome of boy who was sacrificed by the Inca 500 years ago points to extent of genetic diversity in the Andes before the Spanish arrived<p>Archaeologists and geneticists have sequenced the genome of a boy sacrificed 500 years ago during an Incan ritual in the Andes, finding a previously …

Anthropology

Sunday’s rare supermoon eclipse: What you need to know

Stargazers are in for a treat Sunday when a supermoon combines with a lunar eclipse for the first time since 1982.<p>The supermoon eclipse will last 1 hour and 11 minutes, and will be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific, according to NASA. …

When and Where to Watch This Weekend's Total Lunar Eclipse

Late on Sunday evening, September 27, the Earth will slide precisely between the sun and the moon, throwing the satellite into a rusty red shadow. …

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