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Abbreviated Science Round-up: Origami nanobots, 8 in 1 cancer test, women in science

This group from Cornell is sure to set loose a thousand competing visions of nanobot heaven and grey goo hell with their tiny, tiny biomorphs. What’s …

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Can we filter greenhouse gases from the atmosphere?

The technology is still growing, but plants remain the best way to filter carbon dioxide from the air.<p>Removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Recycle Waste CO2 Back Into... Plastic

This just might work.<p>It's been clear for a while now that there's too much carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, heavily contributing to a warming …

What's the Super Blue Blood Moon? The Rare Event Explained

It's a lunar trifecta.<p>The new year has just begun, but it’s already gracing stargazers with some seriously loony lunar activity, and it’s only going …

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Sky Watch: Tales abound of Orion the mighty hunter

Last week, I attempted to cover all of the astronomical treasures of the constellation Orion, which is proudly shining in the evening southeastern …

This week in Space: Asteroid flyby, China's space junk zapping laser, invisible black holes and more

IBTimes UK's science team brings you the biggest and most interesting space stories of the week.<p>Every week, new and interesting things about the …

Here's what happens when one artist ponders dark matter and the unknowable with an astrophysicist

Intrigued, the artist began reading pieces for laypeople about energy and particle physics. She gobbled up books like <i>The Accidental Universe</i> by Alan …

5 Photos Of Moons And Planets That Might Have Ice In Our Solar System

Space holds plenty of secrets and researchers and astronomers have only been able to study a fraction of it. While they know it holds the ingredients …

Dazzling Trifid Nebula Glows in an Ocean of Stars (Photo)

<i>Miguel Claro is a Lisbon, Portugal-based professional photographer, author and science communicator who creates spectacular images of the night sky.</i> …

An Asteroid The Size Of The Burj Khalifa Will Fly Past The Earth On February 4

Asteroid 2002 AJ129, however, poses no threat to the Earth<p>An asteroid roughly the size of the world’s tallest building — the Burj Khalifa — is set to …

A Black Hole is Pushing the Stars Around in this Globular Cluster

Astronomers have been fascinated with globular clusters ever since they were first observed in 17th century. These spherical collections of stars are …

Citizen scientists discover new exoplanet system named K2-138

Four new planets orbiting a distant star have been discovered by citizen scientists around the world, a report has revealed.<p>Researchers discovered …

NASA Shows Einstein Was Right: Our Sun Is Losing Mass—and Its Grip on Our Solar System

As our sun gets older, it's losing mass, and so its gravitational pull becomes weaker. As a result, the orbits of all the planets in our solar system …

NASA Should Start Looking For Viruses On Other Planets, Scientists Suggest

Forget about aliens, let’s start searching for viruses in our Solar System. Although scientists have been studying the infectious agents for decades, …

This Mysterious Tree Appears to Kill Birds Just For The Heck of It

Scientists can't work out why this tree keeps killing birds.<p>It's not unusual for plants to stick, prick, or entangle their seeds into some hapless …

Jupiter’s swirling south pole

Juno spacecraft view of planet Jupiter’s southern polar region.<p>NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter’s swirling south polar region on …