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Dead Pigeons and the Universe's Birth: 5 Weird Facts About Big Bang Theory

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It has been 50 years since two scientists found landmark evidence for the Big Bang theory.<p>Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias were …

Supermassive black holes could be quenching star formation in elliptical galaxies, forcing them to appear "red and dead," a new study reports. Read more: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/qxrf

Waterworld Found! (No, Not the One With Kevin Costner)

You could be forgiven for getting all of the exoplanets confused; that’s what happens when there are up to 3,800 of them. Before 1992, we had …

Feeling The Fiscal Squeeze, EPA Seeks To Slim Down

The Environmental Protection Agency is offering buyouts to some of its employees. The move comes as a number of federal agencies, under pressure from the sequester, are trying to slim their budgets.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>The Environmental Protection Agency has a lot on its plate, now add to …

Scientists pinpoint exotic new particle called quantum droplet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the field of quantum physics, you could call this a droplet in the bucket.<p>Physicists in Germany and the United States said on Wednesday they have discovered an exotic new type of particle that they call a quantum droplet, or dropleton.<p>Writing in the journal Nature, they …