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Graphene

Incoming Star Could Spawn Swarms of Comets When It Passes Our Sun

For years, scientists have known that Gliese 710 will come excruciatingly close to our Solar System in about a million years. An updated analysis …

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals How Schools Can Improve Their Science Teaching

"At no time are you actually trained how to think, how to analyze."<p>If anyone knows how to make science more fun and engaging, it's astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.<p>In a recent conversation with The Huffington Post's Impact & Innovation managing editor, David Freeman, Tyson addressed a question …

Science

These scientists made their own clouds, and what they found could require us to rethink how fast the earth is warming

For decades, scientists have thought that the tiny particles that form clouds — and play a big role in keeping the planet cool — were produced as a counterintuitive side effect of pollution.<p>So, while it was understood that we were putting loads of planet-warming gases into the atmosphere and …

Hot Jupiter! Astronomers discover giant planet with three shining suns

Tatooine's double sunset just got outshone. Astronomers studying a distant gas giant have found that the planet's star system contains not one, not two, but three stars.<p>The planet KELT-4Ab, described in the Astronomical Journal, could help shed light on the complex dynamics of these multi-star …

Universe

Astronomers Spot Most Distant Galaxy—At Least For Now

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” doesn’t even begin to describe a small, bright galaxy hovering at the edge of the observable universe. The little cluster of stars, called GN-z11, is the most distant object astronomers have spotted: It existed when the universe was just 400 million years …

Universe

The Fact That None Of The 2016 Presidential Candidates Have A Space Policy Is Tragic

Go to any of the 2016 presidential candidates’ websites and look for their space policy. Actually, don’t bother, because you would be wasting your …

Space Exploration

2016 February 21 - M82: Galaxy with a Supergalactic Wind

<b>M82: Galaxy with a Supergalactic Wind</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI/AURA) <b><br>Acknowledgement:</b> M. Mountain (STScI), P. Puxley …

Cosmology

Why Did It Take So Long to 'Discover' Planet Nine?

Two California Institute of Technology researchers recently made headlines when they published an article in the Astronomical Journal, announcing …

Ancient diamonds hold clues to primeval Earth

New insights into ancient Earth’s early structure from diamonds formed 3.5 billion years ago. A scientist called diamonds “the perfect little time …

We Met Uranus, Our Solar System's Weirdest Planet, 30 Years Ago Today

On January 24th, 1986, Voyager 2 swept past our system’s seventh planet, Uranus, on its way through the solar system. It was the first and last time …

Nike's Black History Month Collection Is Exactly What We Needed To See

You're gonna want these Jordans.<p>Nike's Black History Month shoe collection isn't new: The brand has been unleashing a special lineup of sneaks around the month of February since 2005.<p>But it's never looked as strong -- or as bold, vibrant and fierce -- as it does in 2016.<p>Nike says powerhouse …

Shoes

Virgin Galactic is planning to show off its next spaceship in February 2016

Virgin Galactic is already working on the new version of its SpaceShipTwo space plane, Richard Branson tells <i>Mashable</i>, and will be ready to show the world its progress early next year. The Virgin boss expects that the new craft — the first shown off by the company since a tragic accident claimed the …

Supersize moon & total eclipse combo to leave stargazers in awe on Sept. 28

A total lunar eclipse following the so-called “supermoon” will occur on September 28 bringing the rare phenomenon of four consecutive total eclipses …