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A new theory challenges everything astronomers thought they knew about how the Moon was created

Yet new research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has put forward a theory that the Moon may have actually formed from a series of large impacts, rather than just one.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, explains why the Moon appears to be made mostly from …


This is the closest-ever photo of a 'wavemaker moon' that hides out in Saturn's rings

While trucks across the northwestern US pushed around snow this week, a Mount Everest-size rock near Saturn continued a multicentury effort of clearing its own lane in the planet's expansive disc of icy rings.<p>On Monday, the nuclear-powered Cassini spacecraft flew by the moonlet, called Daphnis, …


There might be an algorithm that explains intelligence

The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have even inspired a model of artificial intelligence (AI). Now, a recent study published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience</i> shows how human intelligence may be a …

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Microsoft Targets Revenge Porn With Link Removal Form

Falling in step with various recent industry moves, Microsoft has set up a formal process for removing links to so-called ‘revenge porn’ from its Bing search engine, allowing victims to notify it via a dedicated web form to have access to the content cut off.<p>Revenge porn refers to the sharing of …

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