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The most hated workplace software on the planet

It creates mountains of busywork for everyone. So why do more than half of the companies in the For…

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The mystery of how the moon formed is still puzzling scientists. The secret could lie deep within our planet.

Scientists have several theories for how the moon first formed. The leading hypothesis involves a m…

Marianne Guenot   


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A NASA probe flew straight through an explosion from the sun, and found a key clue to how solar storms form

Insight into coronal mass ejections provided by a NASA probe could help better predict solar explos…

Marianne Guenot   


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Is there really another planet hiding deep inside our Earth?

Scientists theorise that approximately 4.5 billion years ago, a colossal collision, termed the "gia…

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I took my teens on a whale-watching cruise. They spent less time on their phones and left with a newfound appreciation for the planet.

On a whale-watching expedition cruise, my teens gained a better appreciation for our planet. They a…

Terri Peters   


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Venus has Earth-like plate tectonics, indicating possibility of hosting life once

Venus, known as a scorching wasteland of a planet, may have once had tectonic plate movements simil…

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If you thought the planet Neptune was a deep blue color, turns out you're wrong

Neptune has long been pictured as a deep, rich blue. Researchers reprocessed NASA images to show it…

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Mercury's shrinking history revealed through surface craters: insights from the planet's shriveling past

While missions to explore the moon's surface are numerous, the same cannot be said for Mercury. How…

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Chunks of an alien world could be hidden deep within our planet, say scientists

A supercomputer simulation has provided new evidence that continent-sized chunks of Theia, which he…

Marianne Guenot   


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The 'solar wind,' which the sun is constantly blasting over the planets, suddenly disappeared and created a void around Mars

A solar eruption left a void around Mars last year, causing the red planet's atmosphere to balloon …

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Five planets will stage a rare spectacular event in the night sky on March 28

Star gazers worldwide have marked March 28 on their calendars for a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic spect…

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The Earth did not get its water from asteroids — it may have had it all along

The prevailing theory on how the Earth got its water is that the planet was born dry and water was …

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How Berlin's techno scene came to define the post-wall city and earn UNESCO cultural heritage status — with a little help from Detroit

Berlin's techno scene has helped transform the city into a youthful, vibrant hub of artists, studen…

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Mesmerizing new NASA image shows the lava on one of Jupiter's moons that helps form the massive planet's auroras

NASA's Juno spacecraft snapped an infrared picture of Jupiter's moon Io, which is home to hundreds …

Paola Rosa-Aquino,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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How millennials could give the suburbs a much-needed makeover

The American suburbs can be isolating, boring, and unsustainable places. Bike lanes, apartment buil…

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Giant 'holes' dozens of times the size of our planet are appearing on the sun. Here's how they could affect Earth.

Two huge coronal holes have appeared on the sun this month, spewing 1.8 million mph solar winds tow…

Marianne Guenot   


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How antimatter engines could fly humans to other stars in just a few years

Antimatter isn't just a sci-fi trope. Ryan Weed has been working on designing an antimatter propuls…

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In a fiery swirl of orange gas, a new planet is born — witnessed by astronomers for the very first time

The pictures captured by the SPHERE instrument on the VLT are the deepest images of the AB Aur…

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More companies are turning to green bonds to finance their projects. Here's how they work.

Green bonds are a popular way to fund sustainability solutions. Banks like BNP Paribas and ING help…

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First-ever livestream from Mars beamed back images from the red planet despite technical difficulties

Never have images from the red planet been seen in near real-time. Inclement weather disrupted the …

Marianne Guenot