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Happy Galactic Tick Day! You Just Moved Around The Milky Way

Our star is on the move.<p>We humans spend a lot of time celebrating the procession of Earth around the Sun, with New Year's celebrations happening each …

Great balls of fire! Prepare for meteor 'outburst'

Northern hemisphere sky-gazers are in for a special treat on Thursday night with a rare shooting star "outburst", which astronomers hope will not be …

How to See This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle—and this year, it's …

The Power Plant That Could Stave Off a Natural Disaster

If life gives you methane, make electricity.<p>KivuWatt, a plant located in Africa's Lake Kivu, is the only gas water extraction power plant in the world. It just opened last week. The project has been seven years in the making and has the potential to not only contribute up to 60 percent of Rwanda's …

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How Rwanda Turned a Toxic Menace Into a Source of Power

Lake Kivu, straddling the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, offers a landscape of extraordinary beauty, framed by towering …

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

How The 'Impossible' Space Drive Engine May Work

A while back, I wrote about a very exciting if baffling new space propulsion system: the EmDrive. It’s a space propulsion system that doesn’t appear …

World governments vow to end fossil fuel era at UN climate signing ceremony

Representatives of more than 170 countries endorse Paris agreement to cut carbon emissions, with France’s president saying: ‘There is no turning back’<p>More than 170governments declared an end to the fossil fuel era on Friday, using the signing ceremony for the landmark Paris agreement as an occasion …

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