So, NASA has just found 7 Earth-like sized planets only 40 light years away! ISN’T THAT AWESOME!!!! Oh, and by the way, it’s Friday! Do you know what that means? You can now leave all the important things you were pretending to do for Monday (Yei). As usual, we are here to assist you in your procrastination with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. So whether you want to laugh at hilarious memes or witness some of the most incredible science articles (ie, learn about the recently discovered 7 planets), Link25 (234) – NASA Finds Seven New Planets Edition is where you need to be!
NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water (Click on the image to read the full article).
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The Telescopes of the Future, and What We Will See Through Them
The Hubble Space Telescope might not make it to 2030. Currently operating 12 years beyond its original 15-year lifespan, Hubble’s science operations are slated to end in 2021. A proposed servicing mission could keep the beloved space telescope running (Click on the image to read the full article).
Malware Lets a Drone Steal Data by Watching a Computer’s Blinking LED
A FEW HOURS after dark one evening earlier this month, a small quadcopter drone lifted off from the parking lot of Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel. It soon trained its built-in camera on its target, a desktop computer’s tiny blinking light inside a third-floor office nearby. The pinpoint (click on the image to read the full article).
Seven Earth-Like Planets Orbit One Nearby Star
The most promising place to search for life outside our solar system just got even more enticing.
Last year, a research team operating the ESO’s Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope, or TRAPPIST, discovered that a small, dim red dwarf star about 39 light-years away had three planets orbiting it. All three exoplanets were about the size of (click on the image to read the full article).
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A Computer To Rival The Brain
More than two hundred years ago, a French weaver named Joseph Jacquard invented a mechanism that greatly simplified textile production. His design replaced the lowly draw boy—the young apprentice who meticulously chose which threads to feed into (Click on the image to read the full article).
Why Dragonfly Wings Kill Bacteria
Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development.
Strategies to construct them vary widely. One group has infused a slippery surface with molecules that disrupt bacterial communication. Others have (click on the image to read the full article).
Can You Be Friends With a Bear?
Welcome back to Giz Asks, a series where we ask experts hard questions about science, technology, and humanity’s future. Today, we’re talking to conservationists, naturalists, and authors about whether the bear is ever your buddy.
Late last year, a photo of a bear officiating a wedding in Russia went viral. The picture turned out to be fake, but its popularity says something significant about our conception of the species: Despite thousands of (click on the image to read the full article).
Rio's Olympic venues, six months on – in pictures
Six months after hosting South America’s first-ever Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Rio de Janeiro venues – some of which have been looted – sit mainly idle and already in disrepair, raising questions about (Click on the image to read the full article).
How Many Words From Snow Do Eskimos Really Have?
It’s impossible to say precisely how many words for snow certain native peoples of the far north have. Why? To begin with, we are talking about a group of related languages, not just one, and even within these languages there are variations from (Click on the title to read the full article).
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SpaceX Cargo Craft Is Now In Space Station's Grip, One Day After Aborted Docking
With a nudge of its robotic arm, astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured a space capsule carrying 5,500 pounds of cargo early Thursday.
“Capture confirmed,” NASA TV’s announcer stated at 5:44 a.m. ET. The capture took place as the space station and the capsule flew in (click on the image to read the full article).
Emails show ties between new EPA head, energy firms: watchdog
Emails released by the Oklahoma attorney general’s office show a cozy relationship between energy companies and Scott Pruitt, who was the state’s top prosecutor before being sworn in last week as the new chief U.S. environmental regulator, a media watchdog group said on Wednesday.
The Center for Media and Democracy has sought the release of emails between energy companies and Pruitt for the past two years, saying they show energy companies drafted (click on the image to read the full article).
Jackie Evancho to Trump: Meet with me and transgender sister
“I am obviously disappointed in the @POTUS decision to send the #transgender bathroom issue to the states to decide,” she acknowledged on Twitter, before addressing the Trump directly with a plea: (click on the image to read the full article.)
Primark Pulls Walking Dead T-Shirt After Row Of Over Racism
Outraged Ian Lucraft was so offended by the “explicit” t-shirt that he complained directly to the discount clothing store’s chief executive – and Primark has now apologized (click on the image to read the full article).