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Astronomers search for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet

Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists and physicists to philosophers and filmmakers. It's also the driving ...

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Star Trek: Discovery May Be Getting Pushed Back… Again

Remember when Star Trek: Discovery was supposed to premiere this month? Those were the good ol’ days. While the show was on track for a May 2017 premiere, new reports are saying otherwise. ...

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will star in DC’s Black Adam spinoff film

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will soon star in his own DC Comics movie. Deadline reports that the actor will star in Black Adam, a companion to the upcoming Shazam! where he’s already ...

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Extreme Astronomy Unlocks Cosmic Secrets From the South Pole

The South Pole Telescope is perfectly located to gaze deep into the universe, but it takes a hardy group of astronomers to live there over the winter.

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Baffling, massive "wave" spotted on top of Venus' thick clouds

Something strange is going on in the atmosphere of Venus, where what looks like a massive wave was spotted among the planet's clouds. The Japanese Akatsuki spacecraft in orbit around ...

Wed 18 Jan 17 from Gizmag

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Samsung’s Bixby AI Will Be More Than Just A Voice Assistant

While Samsung has yet to come forward and publicly acknowledge that they will be introducing the Bixby voice assistant in the upcoming Galaxy S8, recent leaks by Samsung themselves seem to ...

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ALMA looks straight into the sun

For the human eye, staring straight into the sun is a daunting (and unwise) task. For the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, peering into the heart of our ...

Tue 17 Jan 17 from Gizmag

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Flash Physics: Huge wave seen on Venus, why some galaxies die early, free-electron laser opens in China

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Tue 17 Jan 17 from Physics World

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Contracts signed for ELT mirrors and sensors

At a ceremony today at ESO's Headquarters four contracts were signed for major components of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) that ESO is building. These were for: the casting of the telescope's ...

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Patrick Stewart is Shit and Other News From Sony's Upcoming Animation Slate

Yes, it’s true. Patrick Stewart is shit. The voice of the shit emoji, to be more specific, in the upcoming Emoji Movie. This casting tidbit was just one of many pieces of news Sony Pictures ...

Wed 18 Jan 17 from Gizmodo

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