Deandra Thomas

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Three New Earth-Size Planets Found "Nearby"

The Kepler space telescope has spotted over 1,000 exoplanets beyond our solar system, and its latest finds are three almost Earth-sized planets, including one in the habitable zone circling the star EPIC 201367075, just 150 light years from Earth.<p>In the cosmic sense, that’s right around the block, …

2014 was Earth's hottest year on record

Global temperatures in 2014 shattered earlier records, making 2014 the hottest year since record-keeping began in 1880, U.S. scientists reported Jan. 16.<p>Every continent set heat records last year, and the Pacific Ocean was unusually warm despite a no-show El Niño. The warmth on land and in the …

Salmon Sperm Could Help Us Recycle Rare Earth Elements

It’s time to scrape that salmon semen off your plate, because it’s got a much better use than tickling your taste buds (yes, fish sperm is actually a …

Rare Earth