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We're taking questions for Paul Davies, the man whom Earth has designated to meet the aliens! Submit them in the comments below, or ask on Twitter with #AskPaulDavies.
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The astronauts are just returning from their spacewalk, replacing a failed backup unit on the #ISS. Learn more about the history and hazards involved in spacewalks in this infographic.
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Earth Day is a time for both celebration and reflection. Watch marine biologists Sylvia Earle and David Guggenheim discuss the damaging effects of harvesting the oceans – from dwindling fish populations to vanishing coral reefs.
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Satellite images show just how bad climate change is affecting Arctic ice. Scientists explain its effect on the ecosystem and why killer whales may actually benefit.
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Happy Easter! You may have painted eggs today, but did you know eggs sometimes have colors we don't see in the supermarket? The eggs are also colors we can't see, as birds can see UV light that we can't. Learn more about the science of eggs (including why they're so strong!).
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We're counting down the days until the 2014 Work Science Festival begins. Tickets are set to go on sale to the public on May 1st, but we know you want to get them earlier than that. Sign up for our newsletter for early access.
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No, this isn't an alien lifeform: It's moss, and its over 2,000 years old! Check out Rachel Sussman's arresting photos and history of some of the world's oldest living things: http://ow.ly/w5HoF
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This Spruce Gran Picea is one of the world's oldest living things, at 9,550 years old! Rachel Sussman traveled the world taking pictures of the world's oldest living things for her new book. We spoke to her about the process: http://ow.ly/w2xqy
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Islands are the first victims of rising sea levels, so you should probably visit The Maldives, and these other 8 places around the world, before the climate change effects already playing out destroy them forever.
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Excited about Kepler finding a planet that resembles our own (and could, maybe, possibly, sustain life)? Maybe you should be... an Alien Hunter! Meet Jill Tarter, the director of the SETI Institute.
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The World Science Festival is a production of the Science Festival Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City. The Foundation’s mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.