Photo Montage: Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Flight

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The Space Shuttle Endeavor passed over Southern California today, riding on the back of a Boeing 747 and flanked by a lone jet fighter, on route to its final destination – the California Science Center. This is the last flight for a space shuttle. Check the photo montage here.

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See why Junk DNA might not be as worthless as they thought

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40 years ago, scientists coined the term “Junk DNA” to describe the part of the genome that does not contain any genes. Given that genes represent the body’s instructions for how to make vital proteins, egotistical scientists figured Mother Nature must have screwed up in the 98% of the genome without any genes. Or so…

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Life may be able to survive on more planets that we originally thought

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Astronomers are changing their tune and now think extraterrestrial life may be able to survive on more planets than they originally thought. In fact, there may be seven times more life bearing planets than they originally estimate. Earth differs from most planets in that it orbits the Sun on a fairly circular orbit. Most other…

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Scientists create super hi-res holographic images using nanotubes

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Scientists say they have found a way to use carbon nanotubes to create super hi-resolution holographic images in a process that could pave the way for 3D holographic video. Carbon nanotubes, are exceptionally small manmade materials that are several times thinner than a wavelength of visible light. They are essentially long, thin hollow pipes only…

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