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Distant Pluto comes to life
Oct. 15, 2015
When a probe skimmed past the dwarf planet in July, researchers expected to see a cold, dead world. New results published today show that Pluto is an active place.
Scientists confirm there's water in the dark streaks on Mars
Sep. 28, 2015
The streaks on the Red Planet's surface appear to be caused by salty water, but how much water there is — and where it comes from — remains a mystery.
Stephen Hawking: Black holes 'are not the eternal prisons' we once thought
Aug. 27, 2015
The world's most famous physicist unveiled a novel idea that he says solves the mystery of the information paradox. Essentially, he explained, information can escape a black hole.
NASA zooms in on Pluto, for closest views yet
Jul. 14, 2015
New images of Pluto are beginning to arrive from NASA's space probe, and they're already allowing scientists to update what we know about the dwarf planet.
Neil Whosis? What You Don't Know About The 1969 Moon Landing
Jul. 16, 2014
Forty-five years ago this week, 123 million of us watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step onto the moon. Neil instantly became a household name. And then, just as quickly, he faded away.
Women still face gender bias in math, science fields
Oct. 9, 2013
A closer look into why the upper echelons of math and science continue to be dominated by men, and how women are striving to close the gender gap.
Illinois scientists' dark energy project
Sep. 4, 2013
Illinois researchers are collaborating with scientists across the globe in a new project aimed at studying the universe and dark energy.
Stars: Photo of the Day - March 14, 2013
Mar. 14, 2013
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