Quantum encryption and security, NSA
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Quantum Computing Is Threatening Traditional Encryption

Ever since the whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the nefarious plots used by the NSA to spy on citizens, people have been pushing for stronger security and encryption of their personal data. In 2014, Apple, a company well-known for its stance on customer privacy, released iOS 8 in response to the …

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Gravitational Waves Detected for the First Time

The Discovery of a Lifetime Gravitational waves, first theorized by Albert Einstein in his theory of relativity, have been detected by physicists for the first time. Caused by the collision of two massive black holes, ripples in space-time called gravitational waves, were sent through the universe at the speed of …

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The planets size comparison
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“Planet Nine”, the Hypothetical Planet

Expansion of our horizons is upon us! Another planet, about 10 times the size of Earth has been discovered in our very own solar system, past the orbit of Neptune. Or has it? “Planet Nine” is the name scientists have given to this theorized planet that, if it exists, lies about 20 …

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Biotech companies are utilising RNA to create more effective medicines.
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The New Approach to Messenger RNA

Moderna Therapeutics, a relatively new company founded in 2011, is researching how to modify mRNA molecules to produce whatever protein is needed by the body. So what is mRNA? Messenger RNA’s purpose is to copy a complementary strand of RNA from the original DNA sequence in a cell. The mRNA, …

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Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep are released in Yosemite National Park
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Endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Released in Yosemite National Park

Known for their agility on rocky terrain and giant coiled horns, Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep have roamed western territories by the thousands before settlers arrived. Adult bighorn sheep, or rams, stand over three feet tall and can weigh up to 220 pounds; females, or ewes, weigh up to 155 pounds. …

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Astrophysicists have found new insights for the discovery of habitable exoplanets. Kepler
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New Insight for the Discovery of Hospitable Planets

A team of international astrophysicists led by a researcher at the University of Vienna have devised a method to measure the surface gravity of stars that were originally too distant to compute accurate measures for. With this new insight, scientists can determine if planets in their orbit could be hospitable to life. …

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The Akatsuki Probe nears Venus five years after its first failed attempt.
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Japanese Probe Salvages Mission to Orbit Venus

Five years after the Japanese space probe Akatsuki failed its mission to orbit Venus, the probe completed a critical rocket burn on December 6 in a second attempt to become the first probe to orbit around Earth’s twin. What happened was that Akatsuki’s main engine, designed for 112 pounds of thrust, was unavailable after a failed …

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Autonomous racecars will soon be taking over the track.
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The Future of Autonomous Racecars

Next year, Formula E is coming out with a new series of racing. However, this one will be different than any that has premiered before because Formula E is only allowing autonomous, electric cars. These autonomous racecars will have no driver and will have to be programmed beforehand to react to the …

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Tennessee’s Spider Web Blanket

Walking through an occasional spider web is not pleasant regardless of its size, but a nearly half-mile long covering of web gives a brand new perspective on what classifies as a spider problem. Many citizens of Memphis, Tennessee were shocked to see the massive amount of webs covering the area. …

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Chimpanzees, Jane Goodall Institute
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People and Primates

Chimpanzees have four limbs, two eyes, and one heart, just like humans. These are just three of the many similarities between mankind and these primates. Humans share about 98% of their genes with chimpanzees, making chimps one of our closest relatives. However, humans today are not treating chimpanzees anything like family. …

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