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NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

After four years of searching, the Kepler telescope has detected 49 planets in the Goldilocks zone.

Study shows Earth’s lethal heat worsens

One in three people now experience 20 days a year when the heat reaches deadly levels.

William J.L. Sladen, 96, expert on penguin libidos

Dr. Sladen’s work on migratory birds of North America was the basis of the 1996 movie “Fly Away Home.”

Brightest galaxies may contain clues about the formation of stars, researchers say

The galaxies were spotted by the Hubble telescope using a rare space phenomenon.


George Church gets creative with his narcolepsy

The celebrated Harvard biologist says his condition has contributed to some of his best ideas.

Meet NASA’s 12 new astronauts — selected from 18,300 applicants

An assistant MIT professor, a Navy lieutenant completing his residency at MGH, and a research engineer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution all made the cut.


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