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Facebook's newest data center is going to make some big tech companies very nervous

This new data center is Facebook's sixth overall, reflecting the social network's ever-growing need to build more infrastructure to handle all those photos, videos, and 'likes.'<p>But there's something different about this one, and it's going to make a lot of big tech companies sit up and take …

Mark Zuckerberg

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NASA's Curiosity rover finds fresh signs of ingredients for life on Mars

Mars's life-friendly past just got friendlier. Using samples previously collected by the NASA rover Curiosity, scientists have discovered evidence of nitrates in Martian rock: nitrogen compounds that on Earth are a crucial source of nutrients for living things.<p>The findings, published in the journal …

Nitrates

Eavesdropping On The Sounds Of Stars

The stars might be singing; too bad we'll never hear them<p>The surface of a star is a volatile place. Constantly in motion, a star’s exterior flows with plasma and often accumulates new materials, which are drawn in by the star’s immense gravitational pull.<p>Well it turns out these chaotic activities …

17th-Century Astronomers May Have Watched Stars Collide

A bright star that appeared in 1670 was long assumed to be an explosion—turns out, it may have been a rare collision of stars.<p>A historic explosion, seen in the sky across Europe in the 17th century, has turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.<p>For decades, scientists thought the explosion was a …

In Space, No One Can Hear You Stress

How astronauts cope with the pressures of living and working in the ISS<p>The daily grind can be stressful enough, but what happens when you move it to low Earth orbit, 268 miles above the planet’s surface? To find out, <i>Popular Science</i> caught up with veteran NASA astronaut and space medicine specialist …

This Week’s Night Sky: Lunar Wall and a Bull’s Eye

Starstruck<p>In the latest in a series of occultations, the red eye of Taurus disappears behind the moon.<p>From jewel-like stellar nurseries to a giant fault line on the moon, the night sky offers impressive cosmic views this week.<p><b>Triple world lineup.</b> A half hour after the sun sets on Monday, March 23, …

Evidence of largest asteroid impact zone on Earth found in Australian outback

Scientists have discovered a giant asteroid impact zone spanning 400km in the central Australian outback, the largest ever recorded.<p>The impact was caused by an enormous meteorite that split into two 10km-wide chunks before it slammed into Earth around what is now the Warburton basin, lead …

Earth Science

Sun and Moon Create Europe's 'Tide of the Century'

Rare “supertide” forms temporary island in the English Channel.<p>Thousands of tourists in northern France were delighted this weekend by a so-called “tide of the century,” which scientists say actually happens every 18.6 years.<p>The visual highlight of Saturday's rising water was the formation of a …