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Meet a NASA Astronaut at WonderWorks, As Science & Space Fans Enjoy an Intergalactic Weekend

  WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge has planned a temporary exhibit that is out of this world, and everyone is invited to blast off with it. The indoor park that combines amusement and educational opportunities is hosting a NASA exhibit from October 5-8, 2017 that will focus on the amazing world of science and the planets. […]

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Stephen Hawking Calls for Return to Moon

New York, N.Y. Celebrity physicist Stephen Hawking says humans should return to the Moon by 2020 and Mars by 2025 in order to unite humanity in the shared purpose of spreading out beyond Earth. “Spreading out into space will completely change the future of humanity,” the Cambridge professor said at the Starmus Festival in Trondheim, […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 27, 2016

Svalbard Satellite Station (SvalSat) A view of the Svalbard Satellite Station (SvalSat). SvalSat is located close to Longyearbyen and is recognized as the best-located ground station in the world for satellite observations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the region to observe first-hand the effects of climate change and this visit focused on using satellite data for […]

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Tobacco Plants Found Capable of Producing Malaria Drug

New York, N.Y. Scientists say they have figured out a way to use tobacco plants to produce artemisinin, a highly effective anti-malaria drug. Malaria infects an estimated 200 million people each year, resulting in 400,000 deaths. The drug artemisinin is sometimes used to treat the mosquito-borne illness, clearing the parasite from the bloodstream within 48 […]

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Chinese Astronauts Begin Month-Long Stay in Space

China launched two astronauts into space on Monday. Their launch marks the beginning of China’s longest human space flight yet. A carrier rocket sent a Shenzhou-11 spacecraft with astronauts Chen Dong and Jing Haipeng into space. The rocket was fired from the Jinquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert. Chen is 37 years old. […]

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Japan’s Ohsumi Awarded Nobel Medicine Prize

Tokyo, Japan. Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine for his work autophagy — the science of how cells break down and recycle their content. “His discoveries opened the path to understanding the fundamental importance of autophagy in many physiological processes, such as in the adaptation of starvation or response […]

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Osmosis – The Next Big Step For Clean Energy?

Illinois Solar Power is becoming increasingly inexpensive, and efficient.  The same goes for wind power, but a natural limitation of both systems is that on some days the sun doesn’t shine, and on some days, the wind doesn’t blow.                                 […]

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Saturn’s Moon, Titan, Could Support Life

New York, N.Y. Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, could support a very different kind life, according to a new study. Titan, taken from the Cassini spacecraft. Photo: NASA/Wikipedia. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Cornell University say that despite the moon’s harsh environment, a “prebiotic chemical key” likely exists in […]

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