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Dark matter makes up much of the cosmos, yet no one knows exactly what it is. Soon, physicists may finally solve one of science's biggest mysteries.
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Mars monikers follow a careful set of rules--but that doesn't mean their Earthbound sister cities can't have a little fun. Just ask the Tartan Martians.
Not where you'd think.
What's the most habitable planet?
Bogus canals on Mars, alien germs from Venus and the "truth" behind UFOs
We'll get a vaccine for addiction, debate the future of nuclear power, use new tech to take on water shortages, and-just maybe-find an extra dimension or two. Happy New Year
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We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
The mission will study Venusian atmosphere; solar sail experiment hitches a ride
Venus Express orbiter finds a cool spot.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
New detection method could help spot signs of life on exoplanets
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Tomorrow's historical astronomical event is not just a beautiful novelty
These findings have changed the way we see our solar system.
They're better than fireworks--and last longer, too.
A new energy method could trigger a risky side effect