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Yeah, relax. Video games do anything but relax me.
Comet 46P/Wirtanen has gas, and TESS was there to see it
Cool Geeky Gifts! How about some space socks?
Want to cure your anxiety? Deep sleep.
Scientists use lasers that suspend atoms in air to measure gravity.
Do you know how the scientific method works? This Nobel Laureate does.
If you can't attend the Launchpad Astronomy workshop, you might try one of these courses
Where's the light from black holes coming from? Gravity, scientists say.
You may not know these things about yourself.
Though we've learn a lot about ourselves in the last two centuries, it's still clear there's much we don't know.
CuriosityStream - coming close to Murrow's idea of what television ought to be
New research suggests that there could be millions of DNA-like structures supporting life.
I think they live next to the Face on Mars, but, your mileage may vary. (We're desperate to find evidence of life there, but that's no excuse for "woo-woo")
Experiment supports the idea that precursors of life formed around hydrothermal vents
Not strictly genre, but good advice nonetheless
This is an important breakthrough in World Health
"Our goal," says Poudel, "is to take early evolving enzymes and see how they could evolve into something more complex that we know exists today. That will help us determine how we could have evolved here on Earth, and what is possible on other planets."
"I want to believe, but there's a problem. Facts."
This book assumes that humans themselves are "conscious". Recent events might suggest otherwise.
Dinosaurs visited different parts of the Milkyway Galaxy than humans have
Stella has learned to use large buttons programmed with recordings of single words to string sentences together
Zoonoses - no, not a display of nostrils from across the animal kingdom, they're deadly diseases that can spread from animals to humans.
Researchers recently discovered an antibody found in an infected patient's blood that prevents the virus from replicating, even across multiple strains.
Can we terraform another planet in the solar system? If so - which one?
This is not breaking news - after all, Voyager 1 passed out of the solar system a couple of years ago - but it is still VERY, VERY cool. The Human race has now launched TWO messengers into the interstellar void.
Curiosity is digging through Mar's past in search of environments that could have supported microscopic life.
Brain cleaning is a function of sleep. Lack of sleep my be a contributing factor to neurodegenerative diseases
It accelerates faster than anticipated and has greater effects than predicted. Yet we continue to ignore it
We've not yet gotten people to recycle reliably...little chance we're going to keep them from binge-watching
An interesting scientific ethical debate surrounds the creation and use of "mini brains"