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April 17, 2014
The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f , the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone, a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zones of other stars and signals a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth. (NASA)
NASA discovers Earth-sized planet that may sustain life
April 17, 2014 - 2:25pm
April 13, 2014
North Dakota State University professor is using horses to help modify the behavior of children with troubled backgrounds, and it seems to be working.
North Dakota State professor uses equine therapy to help kids
April 13, 2014 - 9:03am
April 11, 2014
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A group at NDSU is using cockroaches to study Cystic Fibrosisplay button
NDSU student is using cockroaches to develop new medical treatments
April 11, 2014 - 5:53pm
Prophecy loves signs from the heavens, and they will deliver Tuesday with a moonlight spectacle. In other words, get ready for an unusually beautiful moon to grace the night skies next week. There will be a total lunar eclipse Tuesday that will turn the moon a burnt reddish orange, NASA says. It's called a blood moon, and this one is just the first in a series.
'Blood moon' will be a sight to behold during total lunar eclipse
April 11, 2014 - 10:15am
April 9, 2014
Planetary nebula Abell 33 appears ring-like in this image, taken using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope. The blue bubble was created when an aging star shed its outer layers and a star in the foreground happened to align with it to create a "diamond engagement ring" effect. Click through to see other wonders of the universe.
(European Southern Observatory)
Astronomers find 'diamond engagement ring' in space
April 9, 2014 - 12:00pm
April 8, 2014
You can't see it happening on Earth, but space itself is stretching. Ever since the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago, the universe has been getting bigger. This Hubble Telescope image of a quasar shows the phenomenon as infrared and monochrome images. (NASA)
The universe is expanding, but how quickly?
April 8, 2014 - 2:37pm
April 4, 2014
Scientists have identified 15 new emotions such as "sadly surprised. Until recently, scientists had only identified six basic human emotions: happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised and disgusted. (Kyle Ellis/CNN)
Happily disgusted? 15 new emotions ID'd
April 4, 2014 - 12:27pm
April 3, 2014
Dr. Paul Mariani
Researchers seek volunteers for clinical trials of vaccine for deadly 'superbug'
April 3, 2014 - 4:21am
April 2, 2014
Whitney Sample is a research design engineer at the hospital, and produces the WREX. "The WREX uses special elastic bands that are typically used in physical therapy," he says. "They come in varying levels of strength, which helps us fine tune the lifting capability. "It's the specific geometry and the use of those elastic bands that gives the child's arm that weightless feeling." (CNN)
Robot exoskeleton lets girl lift her arms, reach for the stars
April 2, 2014 - 10:00am
March 26, 2014
An artist's depiction of Sedna, the first of the objects from this class of bodies to have been discovered. A dwarf planet, 2012 VP113, has been discovered in the same distant area. (Courtesy NASA)
Dwarf planet discovered at solar system's edge
March 26, 2014 - 1:41pm
March 22, 2014
Gov. Mark Dayton offers medical marijuana compromise
March 22, 2014 - 12:45pm
Denver, CO - Marijuana munchies are being placed underneath the button
Lawmakers are trying to test for potency in pot-based munchies
March 22, 2014 - 9:49am
March 19, 2014
Cubestormer 3, a robot built with Legos and powered by a smartphone, shattered its predecessor's record over the weekend, solving the iconic '80s puzzle Rubik's Cube in just over 3.5 seconds. (Courtesy ARM)
LEGO robot shatters Rubik's Cube record (w/ video)
March 19, 2014 - 11:10am
March 14, 2014
"We're going to transfer power without any kind of wires," says Dr. Katie Hall, now Chief Technology Officer at WiTricity -- a start-up developing wireless "resonance" technology. (CNN)
Wireless electricity? It's here
March 14, 2014 - 11:27am
March 13, 2014
Patches of cobalt blue show where chunks of rock have crashed from the walls, while yellow colors have been created by sulfur-rich gases. (Anita Isalsk/CNN)
Only in Iceland: Descending into a volcano's magma chamber
March 13, 2014 - 1:54pm