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The Comet We've Targeted To Land On Turns Out To Be Duck-Shaped

On closer inspection, this comet is a lot weirder than scientists expected.<p>At this moment, the Rosetta spacecraft is about 250,000,000 miles away from Earth and quickly approaching the (not-so-poetically named) comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The European Space Agency launched Rosetta in 2004 with …

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Riffstation Teaches Guitar By Showing Chords as a Song's Video Plays

Learning to play guitar is a difficult, fulfilling, and fun hobby. The web site Riffstation lets you crank that fun up to 11 by teaching you how to …

The war in Gaza as seen from space: Astronaut shares wrenching photo

German astronaut Alexander Gerst would like you get a fresh perspective on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip — one from 250 miles up, to be exact.<p>Gerst, deployed on the International Space Station, took a startling nighttime picture from his perch in orbit of the …

Scientists cast light on the brain's social cells

Picture yourself hovering over an alien city with billions of blinking lights of thousands of types, with the task of figuring out which ones are …

Social Spiders Pick The Best Careers For Their Personalities

I was a terrible scientist; I’m much better at being a writer. I lack the creative spark for designing clever experiments, but I can fashion a decent metaphor. My intellectual skittishness stops me from narrowing in on a single field, but it’s a boon when it comes to dealing with a broad spectrum …