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5 Things to Know About Alien Planet Kepler-186f, 'Earth's Cousin'

A newly discovered planet nicknamed "Earth's cousin" has just been found 490 light-years from Earth.<p>The planet, called Kepler-186f, is the first …

The Sulphur Shelf (Laetiporus sulphureus) is among the most familiar and visually striking fungi in North America and Europe. Learn more on EOL: Image by voir ci-dessous via Wikimedia Commons (cc by):

Hey you! January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day! Let's all go out and watch some squirrel antics. If you don't have access to live squirrels, you can make do with our squirrel video collection: Cheeky squirrel image by Kai Schreiber via Wikimedia Commons (cc-by-sa):

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Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles | Colossal

<p>As part of an innovative partnership called Home Sweet Home (Lar Doce Lar) between multidisciplinary design firm Rosenbaum and TV producer Luciano …

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Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and in hibernation for the last three, the time for action has come at last.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe aims for a …

Software Accurately Predicts Books' Popularity By Analyzing Their Sentences

"I'll never agree! That's worse than being a slave in prison," Ella glared as she went out the door.<p>Maybe this is something we can apply to Popular Science posts? A team of computer scientists has developed software that's able to predict whether a book will be popular based on its writing style, …

Data looks better naked

The mind is a chaos of delight: Robin Ince at TEDxDublin

The End of the World: Science or Religion? Read what Seth Shostak has to say.

Google Charts the History of Modern Music

Google recently began tracking its user's music uploads. What's it doing with that data? A number of things, to be sure, and here's one we like very …

Whoa! Amazing shot of Enceladus venting caught by Cassini. Found at

Student Rickrolls his teacher in this ingenious quantum physics essay

We've seen creative Rickrolls before, but this one takes the cake. Physics student Sairam Gudiseva Rickrolled his teacher by surreptitiously …

Quantum Physics

You like red snapper? Me too. Fish eggs and larvae are an important staple for Australian Spotted Jellyfish. Back home in our native range, we also harbor symbiotic zooxanthellae which fill some of our energy needs, but for some reason many of us that are introduced in the Atlantic & Caribbean don't have them. So over here it's all baby fish and other plankton for me! Read more: Photo: Nick Hobgood via wikimedia commons, CC-BY-SA

How to build a fictional world - Kate Messner