Satellites such as the Kepler have been working overtime to uncover hundreds of new planets in our galaxy. But how did we first discover the planets in our local volume of space? Here are the stories of how astronomers living hundreds of years ago discovered each planet in our solar system.
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IN 1995, WHILE he was a graduate student at McGill University in Montreal, the biomedical scientist Peter Friedlsaw something so startling it kept him awake for several nights. Coordinated groups of cancer cells he was growing in his adviser’s lab started moving through a network of fibers meant to mimic the spaces between cells in the human body.
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College tuitions are becoming prohibitively expensive for many people, with Harvard University now costing almost $61,000 a year for tuition, room, board and fees. Given the high price tag, is it worth it to graduate from a highly selective school versus a less expensive, lower-tier one?
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How can you increase the likelihood your emails receive responses? Step one: Dumb them down. That’s one lesson Boomerang CEO Alex Moore drew from the machine learning technology behind a new feature of his company’s email plug-in.
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Violence in Mexico has been on the rise in recent months, as fragmented criminal organizations clash around the country, competing with Mexican authorities and each other for control of illegal enterprises.
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In an Ebony interview published Saturday, filmmaker Nate Parker addressed the 1999 allegation of rape made against him, noting that he “never took a moment to think about the woman” when he dismissedthe allegations earlier this month by saying that he “was cleared of it [in court]. That’s that.”
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