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Massive exoplanet has extreme orbit around red giant 
Two groups of astronomers from Germany have, independently of each other, discovered an unusually dense and massive planet which orbits a red giant star. 
#Kepler #Exoplanets #RedGiant
Read the full article at: http://sen.com/news/massive-exoplanet-has-extreme-orbit-around-red-giant
Two groups of astronomers from Heidelberg have, independently of each other, discovered an unusually dense and massive planet which orbits a red giant star.
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Thanks for sharing, +Jenny Winder. Reshared.
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‘Tatooine’ multiple-star system caught forming
Astronomers have caught, for the first time, a multiple-star system in the first stages of its formation, and their direct observations of this process are providing new insight into how such systems, and possibly the Solar System, are formed. 
#VLA #StarFormation #GBT #JCMT
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Astronomers have caught, for the first time, a multiple-star system in the beginning stages of its formation, and their direct observations of this process are providing new insight into how such systems, and possibly the solar system, are formed.
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Impact Factors are regarded as important for deciding where to publish research. This blog argues that they can have a serious negative effect on research:
Does the impact factor have undue influence? Prof Jeffrey V. Lazarus explores the negative effects of the impact factor on health systems research, both now and in the future.
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In further news, the US House of Representatives has continued their plans to bring about the Apocalypse, passing a bill (on almost exactly party lines) to effectively ban scientists from being on the EPA's scientific advisory board. Under these new rules, anyone who has done research on anything which the board studies is considered to have a conflict of interest, and therefore cannot sit on the board. Fortunately, simply having a financial stake in the matters which the board studies does not constitute a conflict of interest, so the scientific advisory board continues to be open to corporate public affairs officers, demented preachers, or roving madmen off the street.

The bill now proceeds to the Senate, where it has been referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. This is the committee chaired by Sen. Inhofe of Oklahoma, author of The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future and other light classics, in which he tells us that because of the existence of God, the "arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is... outrageous." So in all, it's a good year for public affairs officers, demented preachers, and roving madmen off the street in all aspects of our government, and I forecast excellent career opportunities for each of these categories going forward. 

h/t +Peter da Silva for the link.
The GOP-dominated House passed a bill Tuesday that effectively prevents scientists who are peer-reviewed experts in their field from advising the EPA.
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A bit of old news (November 2014), but thanks for sharing. This bill was from last legislative term. So far, this bill has not come up in this legislative term, but I expect it might.
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Hubble peers deep into the dusty disk surrounding a young star
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the most detailed picture to date of a disk of gas-and-dust encircling the star Beta Pictoris, and seen it being distorted by a planet within. 
#Exoplanets #Hubble #BetaPictoris
Read the full article at: http://sen.com/news/hubble-peers-deep-into-the-dusty-disk-surrounding-a-young-star
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the most detailed picture to date of a disk of gas-and-dust encircling the star Beta Pictoris.
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Why not make disposable ends for these devices to avoid the build up of the deadly bacteria?
 
What Is CRE and Why Do People Catch it? - NBC News.com http://ow.ly/JkImV
It shouldn't happen — someone goes into the hospital to get better and instead comes out with a potentially deadly "superbug" infection.The latest ...
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 +Chris Baker  Oh in the video they showed(implied)  two holes at the end that are seeming to compile a 'build up' if you will of bacteria that is not easily cleaned away.  
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A day with Pluto and Charon, the movie 
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has observed Pluto and its largest moon Charon, for a full day and produced a time-lapse “movie” of the two bodies' orbital dance.
#NewHorizons #Pluto #Charon
Read the full article at: http://sen.com/news/a-day-with-pluto-and-charon-the-movie
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has observed Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, for a full day and produced a time-lapse “movie” of the two bodies'orbital dance.
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter clocks up 40,000 orbits 
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has completed its 40,000th orbit of the Red Planet. The milestone was achieved on Feb. 7. 
#HiRISE #Mars #MRO #MarsReconnaissanceOrbiter
Read the full article at: http://sen.com/news/mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-clocks-up-40-000-orbits
On February 7 2015, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) completed its 40,000th orbit of the Red Planet.
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My favourite science podcast, The Skeptic's Guide to the Galaxy, recently celebrated its 500th episode! Even if you're not particularly interested in science, it's well worth a listen, since it is also about the importance of a scientific worldview in our everyday lives!

http://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/500
Weekly science podcast produced by the SGU Productions llc. Also provides blogs, forums, videos and resources.
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Being in a constant state of "fear of terror", as it happens to people living in war areas, increases the risk of illness and death
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Dawn sees Ceres turn to reveal more surprises
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has observed the dwarf planet Ceres completing one full rotation and revealed that a mysterious bright spot, seen in previous images, has a dimmer companion. 
#Dawn #Vesta #Ceres
Read the full article at: http://sen.com/news/dawn-sees-ceres-turn-to-reveal-more-surprises
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has observed the dwarf planet Ceres completing one full rotation and revealed that a bright spot seen in previous images, has a dimmer companion.
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Thank you +Robert Woodman :)
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Monster black hole has mass of 12 billion Suns
An international team of astronomers, combining data from five different observatories, have found the brightest quasar ever discovered in the early Universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known, equivalent to 12 billion Suns.
#galaxies #blackholes #quasars
Read the full article at: http://sen.com/news/monster-black-hole-has-mass-of-12-billion-suns
An international team of astronomers, combining data from five different observatories, have found the brightest quasar ever discovered in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known.
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Second spacewalk ends with a new leak scare
Expedition 42 Commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts successfully completed the second of three planned spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) today, but another helmet leak has caused concern.
#NASA #Spacewalk #ISS #Internationalspacestation
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Expedition 42 Commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts have successfully completed the second of three planned spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) but another helmet leak has caused concern.
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New Curiosity selfie as Mars payload winners revealed 
NASA’s Curiosity rover has taken another “selfie” showing itself at a site labelled Mojave, where it drilled into the bedrock of Mount Sharp. 
#NASA #Mars #NASASolve 
Read the full article at: http://sen.com/news/new-curiosity-selfie-as-mars-payload-winners-revealed
NASA’s Curiosity rover has taken another “selfie” showing itself at a site labelled Mojave, where it drilled into the bedrock of Mount Sharp. And a plan to study Mars' atmosphere and another to study Martian weather have won NASA's latest public outreach challenge to submit ideas for small science payloads to be used on spacecraft landing on Mars.
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New technique gives Cassini a clearer view of Titan 
A recently developed technique to suppress noise in radar images taken by the Cassini spacecraft is producing clearer views of Saturn's moon Titan than ever before.
#Cassini #Saturn #Titan
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A recently developed technique for suppressing noise in radar images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, produces clearer views of Saturn's moon Titan than ever before.
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One hundred candidates hopeful of a life on Mars
Private foundation Mars One has chosen 100 candidates for its mission to send the first humans to establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet.
#Mars #HumanSpaceflight #MarsOne
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Private foundation Mars One has chosen the 100 candidates that are still in the running to be the first humans to establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet.
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Need a study break?  Check out these awesome biology music videos!


http://the-scorpion-and-the-frog.blogspot.com/2015/02/science-beat-round-4.html


#biology   #science   #musicvideo  
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Comets are like chocolate-covered, deep-fried ice cream 
Researchers studying ice and organics at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) may have discovered why comets like Rosetta's 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko are encased in a hard, outer crust.  
#Rosetta #Comet67PChuryumovGerasimenko #67P #Comets
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Researchers studying ice and organics at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), may have discovered why comets are encased in a hard, outer crust.
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An investigation by a New York University journalism professor shows serious violations in clinical trials revealed in Food and Drug Administration inspections are largely not mentioned in reports of those trials in scientific journals.
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