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California Decides the Future for Solar Is Net Metering - MIT Technology Review

In a victory for the solar power industry, California’s Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to approve new regulations for net metering—the …

Antarctic Fungi Survive for a Year in Mars-Like Conditions on Space Station

Fungi and lichens like those living in the most extreme environments on Earth may be able to survive on Mars, according to an experiment conducted on the International Space Station. The discovery is encouraging to scientists who hope to find traces of recent — or even current — life on the Red …

Knowing all the angles: Ancient Babylonians used tricky geometry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient Babylonian astronomers were way ahead of their time, using sophisticated geometric techniques that until now had been considered an achievement of medieval European scholars.<p>That is the finding of a study published on Thursday that analyzed four clay tablets dating …

Mars will be awesome in 2016

All the news you can fit into outer space LIVE on Slooh.com Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. ET (1530 UTC). Or watch right here!<p>EarthSky News with …

Astronomy

Videos reveal the amazing lives of leafcutter ants, nature's underground farmers

Leafcutter ants march in two rows along the rainforest floor, carrying pieces of leaves back to their nest. It's a striking operation above ground, but the story doesn't stop there.<p>Underground, the ants tend small fungal gardens and perform specialized tasks with shrewd efficiency, according to a …