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trending science news space sounds aliens detected hercules
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The Russians secretly detected sounds out of deep space on May 15, 2015 at the Russian Academy of Science-operated RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, Russia and ONLY NOW told the world about it.

The sounds--signal spikes--emitted from a 6.3-billion-year-old star in the constellation Hercules that is 95 light years away from Earth.


The Constellation Hercules

According to all the scientists, what's most notable about the sounds were how they fit the profile for being a PURPOSEFUL event sent by an extraterrestrial life in a civilization far more advanced than our own; like someone was specifically trying to reach out and talk to us.

The signal is so provocative that the Russian and at least two international teams of scientists at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) are calling for permanent monitoring to be put on this target. The SETI Institute is using the Allen Telescope Array in northern California, while METI International is looking to the Boquete Optical SETI Observatory in Panama.

Space people, nerd out here.



The signal could also be radio interference or a gravitational event, but we're gonna be watching and hoping it's these little guys...



...and not THESE guys:









trending news 104 year old cyclist named greatest athlete
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Ever wonder how your Grandpa would compare with an Olympian at their own sport?



Well, some scientists did, and they set up an experiment with seniors doing the same activities as Olympians and then measured the difference between the Olympian's record and the centenarian's. Specifically, Usain Bolt, who ran the 100-metre in 9.58 seconds...



...with, say, Donald Pellman, a competitor in the 100 to 104 age-group, who did the same event in 26.99 seconds, which was only a 64.5 percent decrease in performance compared with Bolt.

The centenarian athlete who showed the lowest percent decrease in performance between an Olympian and himself was Robert Marchand, a Frenchman, who holds the world record for his age group in 1-hour track cycling. He cycled only 50.6 percent slower than Bradly Wiggin's record.



After 40, our performance decreases by about 10 to 15 per cent per decade usually, so you'd better start running now if you want to catch these Grandpas.





trending science news video nanorobots target cancer
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Canadian Scientists have created Nanorobots, that not unlike G.I. Joe's Nanomites, that "can travel down the bloodstream to administer drugs precisely by targeting a tumor's cancer cells."

The advantages of injecting the tiny robots are that the medicine doesn't injure other organs and tissue, but is deposited exactly where it's needed. The dosage of drug needed could even be reduced, decreasing the toxicity inside a cancer patient's body, which is good all-around.

For an explanation of the cool technology, go here and check out this video:



Let's just hope they don't go rogue and try to destroy Paris.



image win science NASA Successfully Landed a Really Clever Joke
Via: @NASAJuno
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For those of us who are unfamiliar with Greek mythology, Imgur user Skyscraper4ants explained the joke for everyone. 

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Congrats to Mas Sumbramanian and his team out at Oregon State University for the discovery! He said the following in an official OSU press release:

"It was serendipity, actually; a happy, accidental discovery.

The basic crystal structure we’re using for these pigments was known before, but no one had ever considered using it for any commercial purpose, including pigments.

Ever since the early Egyptians developed some of the first blue pigments, the pigment industry has been struggling to address problems with safety, toxicity and durability."

image twitter neil degrasse tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweeted Some Beautiful Rainbow Facts in Support of the LGBTQ Community
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Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter in support of the LGBTQ community just days after what many have called the deadliest mass shooting in America at an Orlando nightclub.  He found a way to communicate this touching tribute the only way he knows how, science! 

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Possible spoilers ahead? 

The people who created this used a "machine learning algorithm" to figure out who is most likely to die next. They go into a much deeper explanation about their initial data gathering from the books and how they use those factors to predict who's next on the website.

They've also got a ranking system to show you who you can expect to die, although these seem to be based on what the books have revealed so far so we may find out if these predictions come true when season six begins. 

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