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Alien Solar System Gives Up More Secrets

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The orbits of all seven Earth-size planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system are now known. …read more

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Young Inventor Offers Fix for Oceans’ Plastic Problem — But Will It Work?

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The oceans are awash with garbage, but one ambitious plan will attempt to clean up plastic trash in the North …read more

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New blackbody force depends on spacetime geometry and topology

(Phys.org)—In 2013, a group of physicists from Austria proposed the existence of a new and unusual force called the “blackbody …read more

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Conservative Reps Urge Trump to Fire NIH Head

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A group of conservative members of Congress urged President Trump to fire NIH director Francis Collins because of his support …read more

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Forty More Genes for Intelligence Discovered

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More genes for intelligence have been found, but don’t expect designer smart babies or DNA tests for big brains. …read more

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This Technology Could Help Us Build Huge Structures in Space

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The nascent off-Earth manufacturing industry is getting set to take its next big steps. …read more

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Dangerous New Superbug Lurks in Houston, Study Finds

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A dangerous strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is far more common in Houston than anyone knew and shows signs it can …read more

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Stars as random number generators could test foundations of physics

(Phys.org)—Stars, quasars, and other celestial objects generate photons in a random way, and now scientists have taken advantage of this …read more

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Authorities ID Russian Suspect in Great California Bee Heist

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The suspect, Pavel Tveretinov, is believed to have carried out two major bee thefts north of Sacramento. …read more

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Navajo Plant Near Deal to Stay Open, Save Jobs

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The controversial and heavily-polluting Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona would stay open under a lease extension nearing completion. …read more

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