Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Asteroid-Mining Company Aims to Spur Space Settlement | Space.com

A new asteroid-mining company launches Tuesday with the goal of helping humanity expand across the solar system by tapping the vast riches of space rocks.The new firm, called Deep Space Industries, Inc., announced today Jan. 22 that it plans to … Continue reading

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Mars Rover Finds Intriguing New Evidence of Water

Delighted members of the Curiosity science team announced Tuesday that the rover was now in a virtual “candy store” of scientific targets—the lowest point of Gale crater, called Yellowknife Bay, is filled with many different materials that could have been … Continue reading

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NASA – At Least One in Six Stars Has an Earth-sized Planet

The results of a new analysis of Kepler data show that one in six stars has an Earth-sized planet in a tight orbit. About a fourth of all stars in the Milky Way have a super-Earth, and the same fraction … Continue reading

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Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating | kare11.com

Scientists are using imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. via Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating | kare11.com.  

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Planet’s oldest fossils found in Pilbara, experts say

Scientists analysing Australian rocks have discovered traces of bacteria that lived a record-breaking 3.49 billion years ago, a mere billion years after Earth formed.If the find withstands the scrutiny that inevitably faces claims of fossils this old, it could move … Continue reading

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