María Carolina Ureña Abarca

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Nasa's first close-up images of Pluto to come to Canberra tracking station

The CSIRO’s deep space communication complex will be the first place on Earth to receive images as the New Horizons probe makes its closest encounter with the dwarf planet<p>Australian scientists are gearing up for a historic moment in space exploration as a tracking station in Canberra becomes …

Solar System

Five things we learned from the new Batman v Superman trailer

Batman’s antsy, Lex Luthor’s a literary showboat – and the shadow of The Dark Knight Returns looms large over Zack Snyder’s superhero bro-down<p>Why the Force was with Star Wars and not Batman v Superman<p>A new, full-length trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted at Comic Con this weekend …

Comic Books

Snow-Starved Sierra Spell Trouble for Drought-Stricken California

Ten thousand feet in the air, in the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, California's huge drought crisis can be measured in inches with a hollow tube.<p>Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the California Department of Resources, drives the pole into the snow and retrieves a sample that is used to …

Water

ISIL fighters bulldoze ancient Assyrian palace in Iraq

<b>Baghdad -</b> Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters have used a bulldozer to start destroying a 3,000-year-old Assyrian city near Mosul in Iraq, archaeologists and other sources have told Al Jazeera.<p>The demolition at Nimrud on Thursday comes less than a week after video was released …

Archaeology

Tracing languages back to their earliest common ancestor through sound shifts

2/20/2015 04:00:00 PM<p>A team of researchers in the U.S. and U.K. has developed a statistical technique that sorts out when changes to words’ …

Easter Island heads? No way. The Rapa Nui moai are whole-body statues. There are 887 of them! http://t.co/KgP4Xop82d

8 Surprising Things We Might Find On Ceres

Who knows what might be lurking on this weird, tiny space rock<p>When NASA’s Dawn mission gets to Ceres on March 6, it’ll be our first up-close look at a dwarf planet. The spacecraft will spend the next year or so orbiting this big rock, snapping photos, scanning its interior, and trying to make sense …

Astronomy

5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

Europe's Languages Were Carried From the East, DNA Shows

The new settlers, revealed by a genetic analysis, may solve a mystery swirling around the origins of Indo-European languages.<p>New DNA evidence suggests that herders from the grasslands of today's Russia and Ukraine carried the roots of modern European languages across the continent some 4,500 years …