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‘Like standing in front of a lamp and throwing a flea’

This artist's impression shows an imagined view from the surface one of the three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth that were discovered using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the Solar System. They are the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star. In this view one of the inner planets is seen in transit across the disc of its tiny and dim parent star.


Black holes have long been known for “destroying” matter, with scientists usually referring to them as “eating” gas and stars

Astronomers noticed huge waves of <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/06/world/black-hole-burps/index.html">gas being "burped" </a>by the black hole at the center of NGC 5195, a small galaxy 26 million light years from Earth. The team believes the outburst is a consequence of the interaction of NGC 5195 with a nearby galaxy.


A clear case for recognizing that the Earth has moved into a new “Anthropocene” epoch has been made by a group of geoscientists owing to humans altering the Earth so extensively.


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Though likely uninhabitable, planet is rocky, Earth-sized, and near enough for study of its atmosphere

In this artist's rendering of GJ 1132b, a rocky exoplanet very similar to Earth in size and mass, circles a red dwarf star. GJ 1132b is relatively cool (about 450 degrees F) and could potentially host an atmosphere. At a distance of only 39 light-years, it will be a prime target for additional study with Hubble and future observatories like the Giant Magellan Telescope.


Halloween asteroid resembling skull narrowly misses Earth


1. Lead Poisoning Nightmare In Nigeria May Be Easing

Gado Labbo holds her 5-year-old son, Yusuf, at a clinic in Dareta, Nigeria. In 2010, when Yusuf first entered the clinic, he had a blood lead level 30 times higher than the amount the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers dangerous.

2. Texas Pollution Worsens as Budget Shrinks for Regulators

State regulators blame big spikes in emissions to "upsets" at a few facilities

3. Why Hawaii Is Ground Zero For The GMO Debate

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4. Greens push Earth Day agenda

5. Apple’s environmental push includes free recycling of company’s devices

6. A year after West blast, political support for chemical safety reform isn’t certain