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by Timothy Grove, MIT Is there life on other earth-like planets? What exactly are “dark matter” and “dark energy” and how have

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by Peter Pilewskie, University of Colorado Boulder The Sun—seemingly a constant in our lives—actually swings from sleepy to animated and back to sleepy every eleven years or

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by Justin Crepp, University of Notre Dame Each time a new star is born, so too are its planets. In 2014 we know that planet formation is a natural

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by Alyssa Goodman, Harvard University In 2014, we perhaps hear the phrase “Big Data” a bit too often.  What is more important than how “big” data are is