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Planet 9 from Outer Space!

Planet 9 from Outer Space!
May 9, 2016

From the man who killed Pluto comes another tale of darkness, mystery and heretofore-uncharted territory in the outer reaches of our solar system...

...It’s "Planet 9 From Outer Space!" Maybe...

California Institute of Technology planetary scientist Mike Brown, who led the charge to strip Pluto of its identity as a planet, now aims to name a new planet the ninth in our solar system.

Taking out the Nuclear Trash

UNC-Chapel Hill Solves 50-Year-Old Nuclear Waste Puzzle
April 22, 2016

The topic of nuclear power as an energy source is one that can stir up emotions. Some see it as a clean energy source for the future, which as more research and a few major discoveries have shown, provides potentially limitless greenhouse gas-free energy. Others see it as a danger, with the potential for large-scale disasters like the ones at Fukushima and Chernobyl, and the potential to create toxic, radioactive waste. 

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