Scientists solve 'sliding rocks' puzzle

Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.

14 hours ago from BBC News

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Pleiades distance debate resolved, say radio astronomers

New study contradicts controversial Hipparcos analysis

3 hours ago from Physics World

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Spitzer telescope witnesses asteroid smashup

( —NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from

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ALS Association abandons its effort to trademark the 'ice bucket challenge'

Following backlash, the ALS Association says it's given up on its attempt to trademark both "ice bucket challenge," and the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge." In a note on its Facebook page ...

3 hours ago from The Verge

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Watch NASA Test These 3D-Printed Rocket Parts

3-D printers can bring rockets to space.

12 hours ago from TIME

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Bárđarbunga briefly shows its fiery side

Iceland cancels flight alert after eruption ends

11 hours ago from Science Now

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SLS completes key development review

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) program has received the green light to progress after the completion of a critical design review. The next generation heavy launch system, which is designed ...

23 hours ago from Gizmag

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Explainer: How does our sun shine?

What makes our sun shine has been a mystery for most of human history. Given our sun is a star and stars are suns, explaining the source of the sun's energy would help us understand why stars ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from

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Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan plateau

The rise of the Tibetan plateau—the largest topographic anomaly above sea level on Earth—is important for both its profound effect on climate and its reflection of continental dynamics. In this ...

19 hours ago from

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U.S. agency says 20 coral species are threatened

NOAA whittles down initial list of 66 species to be covered by Endangered Species Act

23 hours ago from Science Now

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