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Short Circuit Cripples the LHC, the World's Largest Particle Smasher

The LHC was supposed to restart later this month following a 2-year break for maintenance and upgrades
by Laura Sinpetru, 10:10 GMT
 

NASA Wants to Visit Asteroid, Kidnap One of the Boulders on Its Surface

Once captured, the space boulder will be made to orbit the Moon and serve as a playground for astronauts
by Laura Sinpetru, 09:05 GMT
 

Drinking Lots of Milk Works Wonders for the Brain, Study Finds

As it turns out, it's not just our bones and our muscles that stand to benefit from our drinking milk on a regular basis
by Laura Sinpetru, March 25th, 2015
Earth's Mantle Found to Pack a Secret, Previously Unknown Layer

Earth's Mantle Found to Pack a Secret, Previously Unknown Layer

by Laura Sinpetru, March 25th, 2015
Like onions and ogres, Earth has layers that are arranged in an orderly fashion and that each have unique properties
 

Now Dry and Barren Mars Was Once Habitable, New Evidence Indicates

Mind you, the fact that Mars might have been habitable in its early days does not mean it undoubtedly hosted life
by Laura Sinpetru, March 25th, 2015
 

Science-Made Chocolate Promises to Be Both Tastier and More Nutritious

Researchers claim to have found a way to make the already divine treat we call chocolate sweeter and more nutritious
by Laura Sinpetru, March 25th, 2015
 

Woolly Mammoth DNA Successfully Inserted in Living Elephant Cells

The end goal of the experiments is to figure out a way to use genetic engineering to bring woolly mammoths back to life
by Laura Sinpetru, March 25th, 2015
 

17th Century Astronomers Saw Two Stars Colliding and Exploding

Well, technically speaking, what they witnessed was a sudden burst of brightness that eventually faded from view
by Laura Sinpetru, March 24th, 2015
 

Scary-Looking Ancient Salamander Was a Top Predator the Size of a Car

The amphibian roamed the Earth about 220-230 million years ago, looked more like a crocodile than a salamander
by Laura Sinpetru, March 24th, 2015
Scientists Actually Want to Mine Poop for Gold, Other Valuable Metals

Scientists Actually Want to Mine Poop for Gold, Other Valuable Metals

by Laura Sinpetru, March 24th, 2015
Apparently, buckets of gold and plenty of other precious metal end up at wastewater treatment plants every year
 

Young Jupiter Went on a Killing Spree, Crushed Earth's Older Siblings

Scientists believe that, when the Solar System was still young, Jupiter swept through it like a wrecking ball
by Laura Sinpetru, March 24th, 2015
 

Real-Life Star Wars: Boeing Patents Laser-Made Force Field

Technically, the patent is for what Boeing calls a system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc
by Laura Sinpetru, March 24th, 2015
 

Worst Meteorite Impacts in Earth's History Happened in Australia

The impact zone associated with these ancient collisions measures about 400 kilometers (250 miles) across
by Laura Sinpetru, March 23rd, 2015
 

Stars Might Generate Sounds That We Can't Hear, Scientists Say

Laboratory experiments reveal it is possible for the plasma flowing around each and every star to make sounds
by Laura Sinpetru, March 23rd, 2015
 
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