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Space

Astronomers May Have Discovered the First Known ‘Exomoon’

A new study suggests that the Jupiter-sized planet Kepler-1625b may host a Neptune-sized moon.
Becky Ferreira
10.3.18
astrophysics

Around 10,000 Black Holes Are at the Center of the Galaxy, Study Says

The supermassive black hole at the galactic core seems to have an abundance of smaller black hole friends.
Becky Ferreira
4.4.18
you're being watched

This Is How Much Marketers Know About You Based on One Facebook Like

A new study indicates that it’s incredibly easy to target ads based on users’ personality types.
Louise Matsakis
12.4.17
clean room

I Saw the Future in Columbia’s Nanotechnology Clean Room

I entered a fragile world of UV-sensitive research, nylon clean suits, and beard covers.
Caroline Haskins
9.19.17
Science

Watch This Very Gentle Robot Pick Out A Ripe Tomato

Scientists have made a hand that is almost as sensitive as a human's.
Samantha Cole
12.6.16
NEW ZEALAND

23-Million-Year-Old Leaves Helped Solve an Antarctic Climate Mystery

Carbon dioxide spiked at the same time as the rapid melt.
Kate Lunau
10.12.16
News

Robots Can Now Flawlessly Iron Clothes

And they're probably better at it than you.
Jordan Pearson
2.19.16
Motherboard Blog

Fly Girls (and Boys): 'The Fly Room' Opens Up a Pioneering DNA Lab in Film and Architecture

Alexis Gambis, who founded the Imagine Science Film Festival after getting his PhD in genetics and a masters in film, has reconstructed the legendary fruit fly laboratory where many modern-day genetics discoveries were made.
Ruth Reader
7.22.13