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Pisces? Here’s your constellation

How to see the constellation Pisces. Plus sky lore and science.<p>Pisces the Fishes is sometimes called the <i>first</i> constellation of the zodiac because the …

Horoscopes

Britons invited to post their genomes online for science | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The hunt is on for 100,000 British volunteers to post their genetic information online in the name of science as a North American open-access DNA project arrives in Europe.<p>The launch of the Personal Genome Project UK on Thursday offers the public a chance to learn more about …

Genetics

FYI: How Did English Get To Be The International Language Of Science?

Everyone got mad at the Germans.<p>More than 98 percent of all scientific articles published today are in English, but that hasn’t always been the case. “There used to be one language of science in Europe, and it was Latin,” says Michael Gordin, a historian of science at Princeton University who is …

NASA Astronauts on Twitter: "#Exp38 launches at 11:14pm EST. Trio is on six-hour trip to #ISS with #Olympics torch. http://t.co/Fn7dCpS1Jo http://t.co/4ULbkwj1zB"

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Porsche 918 Spyder First Drive

Easy Rider: Hybrid AWD Power and Savvy Software Make Le Mans-Level Performance Accessible to Mere Mortals<p>Thursday, May 8 dawns grey and threatening over Leipzig, Germany, home of what will soon become the VW conglomerate’s second-most extreme and expensive supercar, following the Veyron (ignoring …

2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels Special Edition First Test

Orange Race Track Sold Separately<p>As one of the first “Sweet 16” Hot Wheels cars produced in 1968, the original Custom Camaro is also one of the most sought-after by collectors. Forty-five years later, it seems fitting that the first full-size, factory-built Hot Wheels car available for sale is the …