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Science Mar 16Scientists have discovered 4.2 billion-year-old remnants of the Earth’s first crust
Scientists find 4.2 billion-year-old remnants of the planet’s earliest crust right in our continental backyard.
Science Mar 02Click this linky and learn the secrets of the Slinky
A Princeton professor offers new math behind why a Slinky appears to hang in midair when dropped.
Science Feb 27SpaceX charters human mission to the moon
SpaceX announced Monday that two private citizens have booked a trip around the moon for late 2018.
Science Feb 24Cloudflare data leak potentially exposed trove of passwords, personal information for months
Cloudflare, an internet services company that manages 10 percent of all web traffic, has been leaking assorted bits of customer information since a bug appeared in their code in September 2016.
Science Feb 24This new Barbie hologram toy is actually an old magician’s trick
Last week's New York Toy Fair introduced a number of new toys to consumers. One of the biggest hits: Toys that play with light.
Science Feb 16‘Eagle eye’ lenses may inspire hi-def cameras as thin as a strand of hair
Miniature lenses that mimic the eyes of predatory birds could shrink a camera’s size to less than 1/100th of an inch -- and in the meantime, revolutionize a host of compact technologies.
Science Feb 13The sun’s spin is slowing, and we might know why
Since the early '90s, scientists have known the sun’s surface rotates more slowly than its interior. But they haven't been able to pinpoint why--until now.
Science Feb 10A short history of AI schooling humans at their own games
Through chess, Jeopardy, poker and checkers, Deep Blue, Watson, Libratus and Chinook changed the way humans think about artificial intelligence.
Science Feb 02A ‘Bat Bot’ takes flight
Bat wings have intrigued scientists for centuries. And now, engineers have created “Bat Bot,” a small aircraft that mimics the flight patterns of the small, rodent-like flyers. Bat Bot exposes the complicated mechanics of bat flight and simultaneously provides clues…
Science Jan 28NASA releases first results from ‘Year In Space’ twin study
The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.