Earth-Like Exoplanet Found Around Proxima Centauri
 
A team led by Dr. Guillem Anglada-Escudé from Queen Mary University of London discovered a promising exoplanet in terms of habitability, orbiting Proxima Centauri - the closest star to our Sun.
 
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New Subatomic Particle May be Evidence of a Fifth Force
 
The discovery of a new subatomic particle by Hungarian nuclear physicists may be evidence of a fifth force of nature, theoretical physicists at the University of California say.
 
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Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves For The First Time
 
Physicists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) have for the first time measured Gravitational Waves.
 
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Why Extraterrestrial Life is so Rare
 
Astrobiologists Charley Lineweaver and Aditya Chopra from the Australian National University suggest that life's evolution on other planets in the universe would likely be too slow to sustain habitable conditions.
 
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Christmas 2015
 
I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year!
 
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In Switzerland, 2015 Was 2.2°C Hotter Than 2014
 
The Swiss year 2015 was about 2.2 degrees Celsius hotter than the year before, marking the hottest year since meteorological measurements began in 1864.
 
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Scientists Find Evidence For Primordial Water on Earth
 
A new study on basalt rocks from Baffin Island in Canada provides evidence that Earth's water was a part of our planet from the beginning.
 
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Solar Storms Stripped Away Mars' Atmosphere
 
NASA's MAVEN mission seems now to confirm the main theory that Mars lost most of its atmosphere because of the loss of its magnetic field protecting the planet from direct erosion by the impact of the solar wind.
 
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Der Blutmond über der Schweiz
 
Heute morgen um 3:30 habe ich mir die Zeit genommen, die totale (Super-)Mondfinsternis zu fotografieren. Dabei sind mir faszinierende Bilder des Ereignisses gelungen...
 
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Solar Impulse Took Off For Journey Around The World
 
After delays due to unfavourable weather conditions, the Swiss Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has finally taken off for its five month around-the-world journey.
 
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NASA & ESA Present the Sharpest View of Andromeda
 
NASA and ESA have released a new high resolution picture of the Andromeda Galaxy. The picture measures 69'536 X 22'230 pixels and uses 4.3 GB of disk space, making it the biggest Hubble-image that has been released to date.
 
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Christmas 2014
 
I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year!
 
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Rosetta's Philae Probe Has Landed
 
Today at about 16:03 UTC, the ESA space center in Darmstadt recorded the long awaited historic event: the Rosetta spacecraft's Philae probe has successfully landed on comet 67P Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
 
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Archaeologists Unearth 7'000-Year-Old Metal Awl
 
Archaeologists from Israel have made an exciting find at Tel Tsaf, a Middle Chalcolithic village (5200-4700 BC) located near Beth-Shean in the central Jordan Valley of Israel: a 7'000-year-old metal artifact.
 
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The Concordia is on its Final Journey
 
Today the final stage of probably the most ambitious maritime salvage operation in history has started: the Costa Concordia is being towed to Genoa, where it will be scrapped.
 
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Concordia-Wreck is Afloat!
 
Yesterday, the Micoperi-Titan Consortium raised the wreck of the Costa Concordia.
 
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Archaeologists Claim to Have Found The Santa María
 
Marine archaeologists led by Barry Clifford believe to have discovered the remains of the Santa María - the flagship of Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to America in 1492.
 
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ISS HD Earth Viewing Stream
 
NASA streams from the International Space Station: the High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) will stream live pictures of our planet until October.
 
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Big Bang: Evidence for Gravitational Waves
 
Researchers from the USA have discovered the first direct evidence that gravitational waves (disturbances in the curvature of space-time) rippled through the infant Universe during the explosive period of growth (cosmic inflation).
 
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The Mystery of Earthquake-Lights
 
Researchers led by Dr. Robert Thériault from the Ministère des Ressources Naturelles of Québec have now studied various reports of earthquake lights and came to the conclusion that earthquake lights are more likely to occur on or near rift environments.
 
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Christmas 2013
 
I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year! It's the time to relax, a time to share with your family and friends... so put away your work and let your computers have a rest... enjoy your days! :-)
 
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MAVEN is on its Way to Mars
 
NASA's MAVEN-spacecraft (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) has successfully started its journey to Mars about an hour ago. NASA has prepared a video to illustrate the dramatic climate change on Mars, which is to be investigated by the probe.
 
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We'll Have Radically Altered Climates by 2047
 
A new study published in the journal Nature predicts the year in which your region's climate will have shifted. The global average of climate departure is 2047.
 
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Concordia-Parbuckling on Live Stream
 
Today at 9:00 am, the Titan Micoperi Consortium announced that the spectacular parbuckling operations began. About 2 hours later, the wreck of the Concordia could finally be lift off the rocks. The rotation is in progress now and can be followed through a live stream.
 
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Concordia-Parbuckling as of Next Weekend
 
The salvaging process of the wrecked cruiseship Costa Concordia will take on the next stage as of next weekend: the parbuckling.
 
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We'd Need Twice The Targeted Reduction of CO2
 
The reduction in CO2-emissions would need to be twice as much as it's targeted today, a new study says.
 
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Carbon Pollution Hits Highest Level in 3 Million Years
 
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has broken the mark of 400 ppm (parts per million) for the first time in three million years.
 
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Titanic to Roam the Seas Again?
 
Titanic gets a second chance: australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer's Blue Star Line plans to build a replica of the original RMS Titanic based on modern technology, which should once serve the same line as the Titanic and Olympic did: Southampton <-> New York.
 
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Russian Meteor Impact is Largest in a Century
 
Today's russian meteor impact was the largest in a century, astronomers say. Infrasound data collected by a network watching for nuclear weapons testing suggests that today's impact released hundreds of kilotonnes of energy.
 
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A Year After The Concordia Accident
 
Last year, on the 13th of January, the cruiseship Costa Concordia hit a rock at Le Scole in the southern part of the island of Giglio and sank at Porto.
 
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Christmas 2012
 
I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year!

It's time to relax and to spend with your family and friends... so let your computers have a rest and enjoy your days :-)
 
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Fürchten wir uns vor Veränderung?
 
Es ist eine - beziehungsweise - es sind eigentlich zwei Fragen, die ich mir selber immer öfter stelle: "Fürchtet sich der Mensch vor Veränderung?" und "Sind die drohenden globalen Konsequenzen wie Klimawandel und der Kollaps der westlichen Wirtschaft überhaupt abwendbar?".
 
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