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Alien planets found in star cluster surprise scientists

Two new planets a little smaller than Neptune circle distant stars in the NGC 6811 star cluster in this image released on Wednesday.<p>Alien planets are popping up in unexpected places.<p>Astronomers using the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft have found two planets circling different stars in the violent …

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Scientists Decode DNA Of 700,000-Year-Old Horse

The oldest sequenced genome will help researchers understand horse evolution.<p>So scientists have decoded the genome of a 700,000-year-old horse. It wasn't enough to figure out exactly what the horse looked like—hair color, for example, will have to wait for further analysis—but it helped the …

Pitch Perfect: Why Our Shoulders Are Key To Throwing

The ability to throw a baseball or any object with speed and precision is unique to us humans. And that ability depends on certain features of our anatomy that arose in our ancestors over 2 million years ago, according to a study published in this week's issue of the journal <i>Nature</i>.<p>It's not that …

Cheaper, Sportier Google Glass Competitor Is Now Available For Pre-Order

The XTREME Google Glass. Google Glass 2000! (It's actually called the Recon Jet, and it looks pretty sweet.)<p>With all the hubbub about Google Glass, it's easy to miss all the other companies that are also taking advantage of the availability and power of tiny smartphone components for head-up …

Scientists make wire of carbon, may sometime rival copper | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists have made a strong, lightweight wire from carbon that might eventually be a rival to copper if its ability to conduct electricity can be improved, Cambridge University said on Thursday.<p>They said it was the first time that the super-strong carbon wires, spun in a tiny …

Mouse cloned from drop of blood

<b>Scientists in Japan have cloned a mouse from a single drop of blood.</b><p>Circulating blood cells collected from the tail of a donor mouse were used to produce the clone, a team at the Riken BioResource Center reports in the journal Biology of Reproduction.<p>The female mouse lived a normal lifespan and …

Biotechnology

Scientists Regrow Severed Spinal Cords In Rats

Neuroscientists surgically and chemically reconnect rats' severed spinal cords, recovering the rats' bladder control.<p>Scientists have found a way to reconnect severed spinal cords in rats, allowing them to regain bladder control--a major accomplishment that could one day help humans with similar …

Geometry bake-off: sconic sections, toast tangrams and the Möbius bagel

When you slice a cone the surface produced is either a circle, an ellipse, a parabola or a hyperbola.<p>These curves are known as the conic sections.<p>And …

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