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It's not aliens. It's never aliens. Stop saying it's aliens.

It's not aliens. It's never aliens. Stop saying it's aliens. On Wednesday, NASA will make an announcement about a "discovery beyond our solar system.This is my favorite headline so far: "Has Nasa found ALIENS?

Playing Retro Games on These Tiny Arcade Cabinets Is Still More Fun Than on a Smartphone

Playing Retro Games on These Tiny Arcade Cabinets Is Still More Fun Than on a Smartphone The thrill of realizing you can play the classic arcade games you grew up with on your smartphone is immediately gone once you actually try to guide Pac-Man around a maze using touchscreen controls.It’s so frustrating that you might consider carrying around one of these incredibly tiny arcade machines in your pocket, in addition to your phone.

This real-time pollution map will enlighten you on your city's air quality

This real-time pollution map will enlighten you on your city's air quality To help us gain a better understanding of air quality around the world, BreezoMeter, an air quality analytics provider, is visually breaking things down with a new interactive air pollution map.The map delivers real-time information on air pollution along with hourly forecasts and helpful weather-related health and fitness recommendations.

Disney creates room that can wirelessly charge hundreds of devices

Disney creates room that can wirelessly charge hundreds of devices True wireless power is still a no-go in consumer technology, but Disney Research has developed a version that might work in the future.Its volumetric wireless power system can keep hundreds of devices powered with no wires whatsoever.

7 planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away could play host to alien life

7 planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away could play host to alien life Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star TRAPPIST-1, a ultracool dwarf star only about 40 light-years from Earth.Just like Jupiter's moons, the planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 all interact with one another, meaning that their orbits are influenced by one another.

NASA announces discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets in a single solar system

NASA announces discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets in a single solar system NASA has announced the discovery of an amazing planetary system in orbit of a nearby star consisting of seven Earth-like planets in the habitable zone.This was exciting enough to warrant a quick follow up by the Spitzer Space Telescope — TRAPPIST-1’s small size and low temperature was ideal for study with Spitzer’s infrared instruments.

Rivers in the sky: Why California is flooding

Rivers in the sky: Why California is flooding The cause of California's drought-busting flood woes lies thousands of miles off the Pacific coast, near Hawaii.These storms account for the majority of California's heavy rain events, both this winter and throughout history.

Scientists finally make 'triangulene,' which is good, we think

Scientists finally make 'triangulene,' which is good, we think On paper, triangulene is made of six benzene rings, put together edge-on to make a flat triangular flake of a molecule that has a seemingly innocuous set of unpaired electrons.The icing on the proverbial cake is that the scientists who made triangulene have no idea how to handle it nor what to do with it.

NASA discovered 7 Earth-sized planets and everyone made the same Trump jokes

NASA discovered 7 Earth-sized planets and everyone made the same Trump jokes Scientists discovered seven Earth-sized exoplanets circling a dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, and everyone on Earth is ready to sign up for a one-way ticket to the new system.With seven new worlds suddenly available, the possibilities seemed endless.

The alien planets of TRAPPIST-1 are already inspiring great art, poetry, and writing

The alien planets of TRAPPIST-1 are already inspiring great art, poetry, and writing In general, basically any photo or picture you see of TRAPPIST-1 and its planets is art in some form.NASA's also released a "travel poster" advertising (fake) tourist trips to "planet hop" around the TRAPPIST-1 star system.

Hug a tree while you still can: U.S. forests are disappearing

Hug a tree while you still can: U.S. forests are disappearing The Amazon rainforest and Indonesia's peat swamps aren't the only places suffering from deforestation.When forests are closely knit together, the wildlife, plants and soil can share nutrients and thrive.

NASA's Discovery of Seven New Earth-like Planets is Exciting and Terrifying

NASA's Discovery of Seven New Earth-like Planets is Exciting and Terrifying NASA has announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a single star — three of which lie in the system’s habitable zone.But, we’ve found so many planets that scientists have started wondering why we haven’t heard from anyone yet.

A 'weather bomb' named Doris batters the UK

A 'weather bomb' named Doris batters the UK The storm, named Doris by the UK Met Office, crossed Ireland as it intensified, before pinwheeling between Scotland and England.According to the Met Office, the storm underwent bombogenesis, which occurs when the central pressure in a storm plummets by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours.

The only sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth has vanished

The only sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth has vanished The physics world was abuzz with excitement (and skepticism) last month when scientists from Harvard University claimed they had created a stable sample of metallic hydrogen.As the name implies, metallic hydrogen is a solid form of hydrogen with properties like a metal.

We're so close to getting a crater named after Luke Skywalker

We're so close to getting a crater named after Luke Skywalker The IAU's naming scheme for Charon would allow scientists to name features on the moon after "fictional and mythological voyagers, travelers and explorers," according to NASA.So yes, you guessed it, this means that Skywalker Crater — which is a provisional name for one of Charon's holes in the ground — could become a reality.

Freak February: Record highs clobbering lows by more than 100-to-1

Freak February: Record highs clobbering lows by more than 100-to-1 has seen a ridiculously lopsided ratio of daily record highs to daily record lows, which is a key indicator of short-term climate and long-term climate change.22, daily record highs have been blowing away daily record lows by a greater than 100-to-1 ratio, which, if it holds for a few more days, would itself set a record.

Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster

Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster If you haven’t heard of the so-called Cloudbleed vulnerability, keep reading.As with any major security vulnerability, it will take some time before we can fully comprehend the level of destruction caused by Cloudbleed.

Europeans are cutting down U.S. forests for so-called 'sustainable' energy

Europeans are cutting down U.S. forests for so-called 'sustainable' energy By counting the burning of wood pellets from felled forests in the U., Canada and Russia as a "renewable" or "sustainable" form of energy, nations in the European Union are masking their full impact on the environment, the report warns.

Science is already political. Get over it and start marching.

Science is already political. Get over it and start marching. The main argument against the march hinges on the idea that "science isn't political.Shouting down arguments by simply saying that "science isn't political" will help no one combat the anti-science Trump administration in office now.