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John Steinbeck's 1966 Plea To Create A NASA For The Oceans

In the September 1966 issue of Popular Science, author John Steinbeck made the case for giving deep-sea exploration the same attention as the space race.<p><i>Three years before the first humans landed on the moon, Nobel-prize winning author John Steinbeck published a passionate plea in</i> Popular Science</i> …

Literature

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

Carnival of Space #354

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog.<p>Click here to read Carnival of Space #354. <br>And if you’re …

Space

Construction to Begin on NASA Mars Lander Scheduled to Launch in 2016

[image-36]<p>NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander after it completed a successful …

New meteor shower influenced by Jupiter's gravity

A first-of-its-kind meteor shower is expected to occur Friday night and into early Saturday morning.<p>The Camelopardalid meteor shower is a first because Earth has never run into the debris from this particular comet.<p>The Comet 209P/LINEAR is a very dim comet that orbits the sun every five years and …

Billion-Year-Old Molecular Pathway Regulating Human Heart Discovered in a Living Sea Anemome

“Basically,” says neurobiologist Tim Jegla, “when we compare a human and a sea anemone, we're looking at somewhere between 700 million and a billion …

Astronomers Identify the Chemical Signature of Planet-Eating Stars

<i>Researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a new model that shows the chemical signature of a star element by element and reveals how that</i> …

Universe

Compound reverses symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice, research shows

A molecular compound developed by Saint Louis University scientists restored learning, memory and appropriate behavior in a mouse model of …