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why scientists want to grow a tiny version of you in a petri dish
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why scientists want to grow a tiny version of you in a petri dish

A newly proposed technique for 3D printing human organs and fighting aging requires your embryonic clone. But just for a little bit.

the cosmic buffet: are black holes snacking on neutron stars?
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the cosmic buffet: are black holes snacking on neutron stars?

A new simulation says that black holes are eating neutron stars and lighting up our telescopes with mysterious bursts of energy.

why wowt (still) can’t quit facebook
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why wowt (still) can’t quit facebook

Facebook is still horrible. But for the time being, it’s indispensable for getting the word for just about anything out.

engineers want to blot out the sun to fight global warming. again.
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engineers want to blot out the sun to fight global warming. again.

Researchers from MIT want to deploy a raft of space bubbles to block sunlight and fight global warming. It probably won’t work.

the universe’s axis of evil and why the cosmos is askew
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the universe’s axis of evil and why the cosmos is askew

We’re taught that our universe looks and works the same way in every direction. That may not be entirely true.

why we need to forget about terraforming
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why we need to forget about terraforming

Science fiction and popular science say that we can change other worlds to be like ours. In reality, that will be a terrible idea.

how to spot aliens with a telescope
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how to spot aliens with a telescope

With the successful launch and deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope, a lot of researchers and science enthusiasts are wondering if it could actually help us find alien life.

what is a planet anyway? astronomers campaign to avenge pluto
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what is a planet anyway? astronomers campaign to avenge pluto

A group of scientists want Pluto to be considered a planet again, even if hundreds of other objects earn the same rank.

will we really eat each other to survive in space?
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will we really eat each other to survive in space?

What happens when your crops fail and you’re 60 trillion miles from Earth? Some experts are raising grim alternatives to tabloids’ delight.

oddball earth: why our planet really is different
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oddball earth: why our planet really is different

Looking for worlds around other stars shows us just how weird and unusual our planet really is in the grand scheme of things.

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