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Oito capítulos para entender a crise na Síria, que dura mais de 4 anos

Ao longo dos últimos quatro anos e meio, mais de 200 mil sírios perderam suas vidas no conflito entre tropas leais ao presidente Bashar al-Assad e as forças de oposição. A violenta guerra já destruiu bairros inteiros e deixou 11 milhões de desabrigados.<p>O combate entre o governo e a oposição não …

Em quatro pontos: o que muda em seu dia a dia com o dólar a R$ 4

O valor do dólar ultrapassou os R$ 4, atingindo nesta terça-feira a maior cotação desde a criação do Plano Real, em 1994 – no fechamento do dia, estava custando R$ 4,05.<p>Analistas atribuem a alta principalmente ao acirramento da crise política e às incertezas sobre a capacidade do governo de …

This Paper Ticket Holds A Tiny Biological Machine

You can store the paper at room temperature, and all of its genetic and protein components will still work a year later.<p>The paper ticket you see pictured above is actually a little biology machine. It's a gene circuit stored on a slip of paper. To turn the gene circuit on, you simply wet the paper …

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

What Does A Comet Smell Like? Rosetta Probe Reveals This Space Rock Frickin' Stinks

Mix the aroma of rotten eggs with a whiff of horse stables, throw in a hint of ammonia and formaldehyde, and voila! You've got eau de Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.<p>Scientists at the University of Bern in Switzerland recently discovered the comet's pungent scent by analyzing a mixture of molecules …

Real-life tractor beam pulls in particles

The invisible force that pulls in the Millennium Falcon spacecraft to the Death Star in "Star Wars" movies is still far from becoming a reality, but physicists have developed a miniature version of sorts: a tractor beam that can reel in tiny particles.<p>The laser-based retractor beam pulled the …

SpaceX Dragon Comes Home After Space Mouse Delivery

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship ended a monthlong stay at the International Space Station on Saturday and made a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.<p>NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore used the station’s robotic crane to release the capsule, built and operated by California-based SpaceX, as the …