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When the moon sweeps past Venus

This image is from a year ago. But if you look in the eastern, predawn sky around now, you’ll see the moon near Venus again.<p>The moon is now sweeping …

Will we ever… travel in wormholes?

Leaping between galaxies through tunnels in space may sound crazy, but physicists have yet to rule it out. So how could this possibly work, asks Marcus Woo.<p>The universe is huge. Travelling at light speed to the nearest star would take more than four years. Venturing to the other side of the galaxy? …

Physics

Deepwater Horizon Spill May Be Responsible For Heart Defects In Fish

Fish that were exposed to oil when they were young will be unlikely to survive to reproduce.<p>Nearly 170,000 gallons of oil have spilled into Texas' Galveston Bay, threatening bird habitat and serving as a reminder of the lasting effects of such disasters. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill exposed …

Oil & Gas Industry

Spitzer Completes 360-Degree Panorama Of Milky Way | Video

After 10 years capturing 2 million infrared snapshots of our galaxy using the Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA has created a 360-degree panoramic view …

Searching for life on Mars: where should the ExoMars rover land?

On Wednesday, the European Space Agency starts considering potential landing sites on Mars for its 2018 ExoMars mission. Dr Peter Grindrod at Birkbeck, University of London, is one of the experts tasked with this job. He kindly contributed this guest blog<p>If you had to pick just one place to find …

The Germans Have Figured Out How to 3-D Print Cars

Author: Alexander George. Alexander George Gear<p>Date of Publication: 03.19.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The assembly line isn’t going away, …

Doomsday Seed Vault's New Adds: "Space Beer" Barley, Brazil Beans

About 20,000 new crop varieties have been sent to the Arctic facility.<p>Beer and whiskey lovers, raise a glass to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which has just taken in 20,000 new crop varieties—including 575 types of barley.<p>The seeds, sourced from more than a hundred countries, arrived this week to …

What Escapes A Black Hole?

Now that's dark<p>Black holes have a bad rap. They’re known for sucking in everything around them, but matter can actually break away from their grasp, in the form of jets. Although astronomers have been aware of this for half a century, they didn’t know what exactly the jets were made of until last …

Black Holes

Nanotech roundup: turning seawater into drinking water, and body power

This month's roundup includes the promise of a filter that extracts salt from seawater, and a battery powered by the heart<p>A perfect sieve<p>Graphene, the sheet of carbon just one atom thick, has already featured a few times on this blog thanks to its unique promise for many applications. Could it even …