Amber Yelder

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Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

Here's How Scientists Can Determine The Age Of A Galaxy

A novel technique involves counting stars' twinkles.<p>Twinkle, twinkle little star.<p>It turns out that the increasing and decreasing brightness of some stars might hold clues to their host galaxy's age, according to a study published in the journal Nature on Monday. Since stars begin to pulsate near …

Mindfulness meditation may improve memory for teens

Adolescents assigned to a mindfulness meditation program appeared to have improvements in memory in a recent study.<p>"These results are consistent with a growing body of research in adults that has found mindfulness meditation to be a helpful tool for enhancing working memory capacity," said Kristen …

Astronomers observe newborn planets evolving from gas and dust particles - Science News - ABC News

Astronomers have observed up to three newborn planets evolving from a disk of gas and dust particles circling a distant Sun-like star.<p>While 1,900 …

Scientists Have Grown Human Vocal Cords In The Lab For The First Time

Vocal cords grown from human cells in the lab showed promise in animal experiments, scientists reported on Wednesday. Down the line, these engineered tissues could help people with scarred voice boxes.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>In an experimental first, scientists reported Wednesday that they have …

NASA alien shock: Astronaut tweets shot of 'UFO' taken from International Space Station

NASA•TWITTER•SCOTTKELLYThe "UFO" has been highlighted by alien chasers and placed online<p>Alien believers claim US astronaut Scott Kelly, who is the …

NASA sends its Valkyrie humanoid robots to college

NASA wants to send its 6-foot-tall, 290-pound humanoid robot R5 (which also goes by the more intimidating name "Valkyrie") to Mars and other extraterrestrial locations. The agency originally designed the R5 for search-and-rescue missions, though, so to prepare the machine for a future of …

Robotics

Nasa releases amazing high-resolution picture of sunlit Earth from one million miles away

Nasa has released the first image taken from its new deep space satellite DSCOVR<p>If Carl Sagan was impressed with the Pale Blue Dot, he would have been equally blown away by this incredible image (launch high-resolution version) of Earth taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Space

Sandra Bland voice mail from jail expresses disbelief

A Texas TV station says it has obtained a voice mail from a call Sandra Bland made from jail in which she told a friend that she couldn't believe what was happening to her.<p>The Illinois woman was charged with assaulting a public servant after a July 10 traffic stop in Texas turned confrontational. …

Voice Mail

Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has spotted the first roughly Earth-sized world orbiting in the "Goldilocks zone" of another star – offering perhaps the best bet so far for life elsewhere in the universe.<p>A year on Kepler-452b, which is about 1,400 light years from us in the constellation …

Universe

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