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Could comet clusters, or something other-worldly, explain this cosmic flicker?

Could comet clusters, or something other-worldly, explain this cosmic flicker?

January 10, 2017 

With more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there are plenty of celestial objects for scientists to survey. Every once in a while, astronomers see something puzzling, prompting explanations that may seem even more out there: planetary collisions, comet clusters or even aliens.

If Leftover Candy could power a Cellphone

If Leftover Candy could power a Cellphone
November 7, 2016

Halloween has come and gone, and if your Halloween candy bowl looks like mine, all of the Kit Kats, Twix and Butterfingers are long gone, leaving nothing but the junky candy that you might spend the next month lacklusterly picking over.

So this year, I thought I might see what other things we could theoretically do with the energy stored in those spare sweets.

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