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October 01, 2014

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7:20 PM | Is it safe to store CO2 beneath the seafloor?
Researchers try it off Scotland’s coast to measure the impact.
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6:20 PM | Huge feature on the Moon may be an enormous volcanic vent system
The Moon's only "ocean" may have fed magma into its other features.

September 30, 2014

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9:05 PM | First US Ebola diagnosis confirmed by CDC [Updated]
Patient traveled to West Africa, returned to Dallas.
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7:05 PM | That’s some weather we’re having. Is it climate change?
22 different studies show that, depending on the event, it's yes, no, or maybe.
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2:00 PM | Exploring the monstrous creatures at the edges of the dark matter map
What if the most popular hypothesis is wrong? Plenty of fringier theories exist.
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1:00 PM | Dense star-forming regions have complex organic molecules
A branched molecule, relative of the amino acids, is spotted in Saggitarius.

September 29, 2014

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9:27 PM | Images come down as MAVEN and MOM get to work on Mars
The first photos from the red planet's new orbiters.
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7:16 PM | This year, sea ice records are being set in the Antarctic
Lots of ice surrounds Antarctica, while Arctic melt moderates.

September 27, 2014

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8:00 PM | Are we producing too few or too many science and technology grads?
According to a new report, the answer is "both."

September 26, 2014

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6:30 PM | Making a chemical with electrons that move at 80% the speed of light
Seaborgium has a lot of protons, and they make the electrons move fast.

September 24, 2014

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5:00 PM | Water found in a Neptune-sized exoplanet’s atmosphere
It's the smallest exoplanet yet to have water vapor discovered in its atmosphere.
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4:20 PM | Preference for masculine or feminine faces linked to urban living
We can't blame this one on our evolutionary past.
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4:00 PM | High-tech GPS upgrade arrives for Yosemite black bears
Tracking may keep bears safe after two cubs were killed by a vehicle this month.
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2:30 PM | India becomes the first Asian country to reach Mars
The Mars Orbiter Mission, called Mangalyaan, entered orbit last night.

September 23, 2014

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6:45 PM | Small object, supermassive black hole
Even the ultra-compact galaxies can have supermassive black holes.
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5:48 PM | Ashkenazi Jewish population has distinctive, yet similar genomes
Post-population bottleneck, descendants of Eastern European Jews are all 30th-ish cousins.

September 22, 2014

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10:40 PM | Gravitational wave evidence disappears into dust
There may still be evidence of cosmic inflation, but it will be hard to spot.
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9:55 PM | Google will stop supporting climate change science deniers, calls them liars
Controversial group also opposes net neutrality and municipal broadband.
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3:20 PM | Evidence For The Big Bang Theory May Have Just Been Dust
Earlier this year — and in a discovery that screamed Nobel Prize — Harvard physicists announced that they'd found evidence of gravitational waves in the early universe, potential proof that our universe began with a bang . The claim was duly criticized , but a new analysis may be the most damning yet. Read more...
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12:25 AM | Ten months and 442M miles later, NASA’s Maven set to reach Mars orbit
Mission aims to study Mars' history, climate, and potential to support life.

September 21, 2014

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10:15 PM | Massive survey makes sense of the diversity of quasars
A study of 20,000 quasars reveals an underlying relationship—and a mystery.
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8:00 PM | New technique gets pure hydrogen out of splitting water
Physically separates the oxygen and hydrogen production steps using chemistry.

September 20, 2014

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5:00 PM | There’s not a creativity deficit in science
Don't use funding application statistics as a proxy for creativity.

September 19, 2014

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11:05 PM | Bendy silicon is sensitive enough to register a falling virus
Tiny cantilever sensor capable of measuring femtoNewton forces.
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6:20 PM | 2014 Ig Nobel awards honor nasal tampons made of bacon
Also awarded: Putting baby poop in your sausages, dressing as a polar bear.
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3:00 PM | Royal Observatory announces the winners of its 2013 photography contest
Wow.

September 18, 2014

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9:05 PM | Price slowly rising on carbon emissions in US cap-and-trade states
After a few years in the basement, prices have climbed above $4/ton.
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7:00 PM | Time dilation measured at 40 percent of the speed of light—in the lab
High-speed ions show that clocks do run slow when you are moving fast.
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