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Astronomers have discovered a clump of 73 quasars spanning four billion light years at its widest point -- that's like 40,000 Milky Way galaxies lined end-to-end.
Reporter Ron Cowen discusses his top picks from a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
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From the Gulf oil spill to the creation of synthetic life, a look at the science that made headlines in 2010.
We'll take you inside the American Astronomical Society's Planetary Sciences meeting, going on this week.
Although it's been years since the first publications of signs of water on Mars, support for the idea of lots of liquid water in the planet's past keeps coming in.
From changing ideas of how black holes operate to a solar system that's decidedly off-kilter, we'll get highlights from a meeting of astronomers.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, and we're having a celebration.
We'll get the latest from researchers at this week's meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.