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“It’s about being a multi-planet species and have life extend beyond the solar system.” Elon Musk is doubling down on his aspirations to get people to the Red Planet. Speaking during Vox Media’s Code Conference on Wednesday, Musk said SpaceX should begin launching unmanned supply missions to Mars in 2018. If...
Earlier this week, a tornado touched down just north of Wray :(
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CAIRO, EGYPT Never underestimate the mysterious, unpredictable, and slightly insane power of Egyptology.   PHOTOGRAPH BY KENNETH GARRETT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Crouched by King Tut’s stone sarcophagus, National Geographic technicians Eric Berkenpas and Alan Turchik prepare the radar unit to scan the tomb’s walls.   This was the lesson of this past weekend’s Second Annual Tutankhamun...
It took NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft over 9 years to reach the distant world of Pluto, but it was well worth the wait. This video reveals 6 weeks of images New Horizons snapped of Pluto as it approached, reached, and passed Pluto. These images have revolutionized our understanding of this...
Can the fountain of youth be found in the form of a pill? That’s what startup Elysium Health believes. The company is led by its chief scientist and co-founder, Leonard Guarente, who heads the anti-aging center at MIT. It’s through his research and direction that Elysium is banking on this...
A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) offers a twist on a popular theory for how life on Earth began about four billion years ago. The study questions the “RNA world” hypothesis, a theory for how RNA molecules evolved to create proteins and DNA. Instead,...
Scientists have used a wireless brain implant to bypass the spinal cord injuries of two paralysed rhesus macaques, giving them the ability to walk again. The system – which wirelessly transmits decoded brain signals to stimulate the muscles responsible for leg movement – represents the first time a neural prosthetic...
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A recently found exoplanet has astronomers thinking that it may be the best place to look for signs of life beyond our solar system. Move over, TRAPPIST-1 and Proxima Centauri b. A recently found exoplanet has astronomers even more excited, as it appears that this new world might be the...
TWO SIDES OF THE AISLE There seems to be a growing disconnect between political issues and science today. Though not the only effective approach to designing policy, many of today’s issues require “disciplined, dispassionate, and systematic thought,” according to 2016 Democratic candidate for the 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania Shaughnessy...

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