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Watch asteroids approaching
NASA Asteroid WatchFriday August 7, 2009 6:01PM ET
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is introducing a new Web site that will provide information on near-Earth objects, asteroids and comets that can approach Earth.
Water in comets, life on Earth
Comet lifeFriday July 31, 2009 6:01PM ET
The existence of liquid water in comets gives added support for a connection between life on Earth and comets.
Merry Irishman and his hedonimeter
HappinesFriday July 24, 2009 6:01PM ET
In 1881, the optimistic Irish economist Francis Edgeworth imagined a strange device called a "hedonimeter", in other words, a happiness sensor; 128 years later his dream came true.
The earliest twin stars in the universe
The earliest twin starsFriday July 17, 2009 6:01PM ET
By creating robust simulations of the early universe, astrophysicists have gained the most detailed understanding to date of the formation of the first stars.
Plans for a hotel on ISS
Space ShuttleFriday July 10, 2009 6:01PM ET
The International Space Station (ISS) is a fantastic place for scientist but it could be a nice place for tourists in not so distant future.
If you need help, don't buy self-help books
self helpFriday July 3, 2009 6:01PM ET
If people are instructed to focus exclusively on positive thoughts, they may find negative thoughts to be especially discouraging. The result: "I'm beautiful" turns into "I'm ugly".
Forward to the past
Pangaea UltimaFriday June 26, 2009 6:01PM ET
Two hundred and fifty million years ago the Earth was one supercontinent named Pangaea. Let's jump 250 million years in the future: it will be one piece of land again, just with a different name - Pangaea Ultima.
Studies that hurt my brain. Again.
Studies that hurt my brainFriday June 19, 2009 6:01PM ET
Here it is: the second instalment of studies insult common sense. It seems that researchers can get the money for anything they want and sometimes the results are unbelievable.
Phantom traffic jams
Phantom traffic jamsFriday June 12, 2009 6:01PM ET
Countless hours are lost in traffic jams every year but those jams have no cause - no accident, no stalled vehicle, no lanes closed...
The smallest star known to host a planet
new planetFriday June 5, 2009 6:01PM ET
Astrometry, a long-proposed tool for hunting planets, finnaly caught a Jupiter-like planet orbiting one of the smallest stars.
Would like to use your iPod for one billion years?
iPodFriday May 29, 2009 4:21PM ET
Packing more digital music onto silicon chips in MP3 player is like squeezing more strawberries into the same size supermarket carton.
Scotty, beam us up!
MoonFriday May 22, 2009 7:01PM ET
NASA's return to the moon will get a boost in June with the launch of the upcoming missions of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS.
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