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A biologist has a radical plan to save the Earth

<i>The following is an excerpt from " Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight For Life ," by Edward O. Wilson.</i><p>The global conservation movement has temporarily …

Extinction

This Is Where The International Space Station Will Go To Die

In one of the most isolated places on the globe, the 'Spacecraft Cemetery' provides a watery grave<p>The cold void of the ocean floor is the closest thing Earthlings can come to the conditions of space. Nothing really lives there, and nothing ever visits. It’s freezing, dark and empty. However, off …

Space Exploration

Shock Mars Pictures: Has a dinosaur been found on the Red Planet?

GETTYImages showing a "dinosaur head, alien, and space craft" have been found<p>So-called alien researchers scour through images beamed back by Nasa's …

Dainty dwarf galaxy spills secrets about the early universe

Dwarf galaxies are peculiar objects. Like their name suggests, they are very small. Some dwarf galaxies contain as few as 5,000 stars, a mere speck in space compared to the Milky Way, which contains some 200 billion to 400 billion stars.<p>Because they are so small, they are also very difficult to see …

Quantum "Weeping Angel" Effect Freezes Atoms in Place

The paradox of Schroedinger’s Cat famously demonstrates that a quantum cat sealed in a box is both alive and dead at the same time until we look …

A Strange Cosmic Flicker Reveals Merging Black Holes

If we can wait 100 million years, the PG 1302-102 binary system will offer quite the show.<p>The two black holes of the PG 1302-102 binary system are currently orbiting each other at a distance not much larger than the diameter of our own solar system, which in cosmic terms is just down the hall. …