Life in the Cosmos --"In Its Advanced Forms May Be Incomprehensible to the Human Mind"

 

 

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"If life really does form readily in Earth-like conditions, it should have started many times right here on Earth, so we should look for a 'shadow biosphere' of life, but not as we know it, under our very noses.'"

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Today's Top Science Headline: "Hacking the Human Body" --What Winning the Biathlon Olympic Gold Means

 

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"It’s like running up a flight of stairs as fast as you can and then trying to thread a needle.” Every second counts in biathlon. Or, as seen Sunday in Martin Fourcade’s .04-second victory for France over Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen, every sliver of a second counts. What’s even more, the abilities these 2018 Olympic biathletes champion are not naturally compatible; in fact, the exertion from cross-country skiing paired with the focus needed to shoot a gun are at odds, requiring control of the body that teeters on superhuman strength.

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"The Aliens Are Coming" --How Would the World React? (WATCH Video)

 

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As humans reach out technologically to see if there are other life forms in the universe, one important question needs to be answered: When we make contact, how are we going to handle it? Will we feel threatened and react in horror? Will we embrace it? Will we even understand it? Or, will we shrug it off as another thing we have to deal with in our increasingly fast-paced world? Or, would it be a welcomed alternative to the daily tweetstorms coming out of Washington, DC?

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"Where's Douglas Adams When We Need Him!" --Elon Musk's Starman Tesla Will Likely Collide with Earth or Venus – in Millions of Years

 

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Elon Musk's grand stunt sending his cherry red Tesla out into the reaches of our Solar System last week makes one wonder what that galactic hitch-hiker and alien journalist, Ford Prefect, star with Arthur Dent of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, would have made of  the caper.

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Beyond Comprehension! --"Supermassive Black Holes are Outgrowing Their Host Galaxies" (WATCH Video)

 

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The growth of the biggest black holes in the Universe is outrunning the rate of formation of stars in the galaxies they inhabit, according to two new studies using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes and described in our latest press release.

 

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One Hundred New Planets Confirmed in Kepler Spacecraft Field of View --"1/400th of the Milky Way"

 
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"We started out analyzing 275 candidates, of which 149 were validated as real exoplanets. In turn, 95 of these planets have proved to be new discoveries," said U.S. doctoral student Andrew Mayo at the National Space Institute (DTU Space) at the Technical University of Denmark. "This research has been underway since the first K2 data release in 2014." This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to almost 300.

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Kepler Mission --Trio of Massive and Dense Planets Unlike Any in Our Solar System

 

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A star about 100 light years away in the Pisces constellation, GJ 9827, hosts what may be one of the most massive and dense super-Earth planets detected to date according to new research led by Carnegie's Johanna Teske. This new information provides evidence to help astronomers better understand the process by which such planets form.

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Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Crypto-Currency Mania 'Hinders Search for Alien Life'


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If there is intelligent life out there, it might be broadcasting signals across the universe. Scientists listening out for broadcasts by extra-terrestrials are struggling to get the computer hardware they need, thanks to the crypto-currency mining craze, a radio-astronomer has said.

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From the Farside: "We are the Predecessors of a Greater Species" (WATCH Video)

 
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Don't miss this! Podcasting superstar Joe Rogan  interviews physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, and director of its Origins Project.

 

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