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The case for space: An inspiration for learning

The excitement surrounding NASA's recent discovery of the Trappist-1 solar system speaks to the allure that space still holds for modern humans. Despite the exploration that's taken place in the last 80 years, the universe is full of mystery, as it was for ancient civilizations....

source: By Sheilamary Koch
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Physicists are hunting for reliable, super-compact hard drives made of new materials — including DNA. Published earlier this month in Science, scientists demonstrated a method that could store 215 petabytes, or 215 million gigabytes, in a single gram of DNA. At that...

source: Wired

At the end of the long hallway that bisects New Lab — a tech and manufacturing coworking space that opened in an old industrial building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard last September — a crowd gathers outside a gold shipping container, waiting for their turn to walk...

source: Co.Exist

The world is ending and only the whales know. At least, that's one explanation. Humpback whales are normally pretty solitary — scientists used to call groups of 10 to 20 "large." Now they're congregating in groups of 20 to 200...

source: Popular Science

After decades of failures and misunderstandings, scientists have solved a cosmic riddle — what happens to the tons of dust particles that hit the Earth every day but seldom if ever get discovered in the places that humans know best, like buildings and parking lots,...

source: The New York Times

A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks.

source: The New York Times

In 1971, Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott dropped a feather and a hammer from the same height and found that they hit the lunar surface at the same time. The acceleration due to gravity doesn't depend on a body's mass or composition, just as Galileo asserted from his (probably...

source: Nautilus

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