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If No One Owns the Moon, Can Anyone Make Money Up There?

Ambiguities in the 50-year-old Outer Space Treaty may be getting in the way of entrepreneurs seeking opportunities elsewhere in our solar system.

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The Math Trick Behind MP3s, JPEGs, and Homer Simpson's Face – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

Nine years ago, I was sitting in a college math physics course and my professor spelt out an idea that kind of blew my mind. I think…

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Tool Gives Researchers 'Animal Vision'

Honeybees buzzing in a garden view the world much differently than we do. What may seem like beautiful purple flowers to us appear to the insects as bright ultraviolet signs saying "We’re Open.&qu…

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Tool Gives Researchers ‘Animal Vision’

Honeybees buzzing in a garden view the world much differently than we do. What may seem like beautiful purple flowers to us appear to the insects as bright ultraviolet signs saying "We’re Open.&qu…

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More Eyes on the Skies

Construction is starting on several gargantuan observatories, mostly in Chile, the most ambitious spree of telescope-making in the history of astronomy.