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08.15.14 Sophie Weiner

Scientists have known for a long time that the first several billion years of Earth’s existence was a harsh and turbulent time for our planet. Now, Stanford University’s Donald Lowe has released research showing that bad times lasted longer than we previously realized: Lowe and his colleagues have spent 40 years studying a patch of ancient […]

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02.13.13 Samer Kalaf

Sometimes, it’s easy to forget about all the things in outer space that could easily destroy us. We’re so preoccupied with the potential harm in our proximity–shootings, hurricanes, diseases–that we overlook the fact that asteroids could annihilate entire cities and unless we have at least a year’s notice, we’re fucked. To be fair, someone getting […]

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02.03.10 Bucky Turco

NASA believes they’ve captured the first-ever image of two asteroids colliding using the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo: NASA […]

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