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asteroid dinosaurs

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs almost didn’t

November 9th, 2017

If you think the emergence of man was an inevitability, think again. The massive asteroid that struck Earth and triggered the mass extinction of the dinosaurs is the reason we’re all here today, and if a new report on the impact is correct, it managing to actually wipe so many species from the planet was …

asteroid cancer cure

Dinosaur-killing asteroid could hold the cure for cancer

November 2nd, 2017

Being diagnosed with cancer doesn’t necessarily carry the same weight as it did a few decades ago, and treatments today have increased the survival rates for many types of the disease dramatically. That said, we obviously still don’t have a cure, but new research into the effects of iridium on cancer cells looks not only …

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Scientists spot odd pair of asteroids locked in a watery dance

September 21st, 2017

While NASA is hard at work getting a fancy probe to steal rocks from a nearby asteroid, researchers with their eyes on the rocky belt of debris that dominates the space between Mars and Jupiter have detected a pair of rocks that are doing something never before seen. The rocks, which are considered a binary …

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Largest-ever asteroid is about to fly by Earth

August 24th, 2017

Near-Earth objects make passes by our planet on a fairly regular basis, but the space rock that’s going to cruise by on September 1st is a real goliath. Named Florence, the massive asteroid is thought to be the largest object to make such a close approach to Earth since NASA decided to start keeping records …