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NASA finds thin belt of water molecules on the Moon’s surface

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There may not be any bat people on the Moon’s surface, but scientists have found the remains of a likely reservoir. A few weeks ago NASA bombarded the moon’s south pole with spent rockets full of sensors. What water they found acts nothing like how water does on Earth.

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“None of the moon’s water is ever liquid. Water in its reservoirs can be imperceptibly sparse, flows into its reservoirs may proceed a few molecules at a time, and none may ever leave.”

Even more curious, the molecules seem to cluster around a thin belt around the moon’s surface instead of forming large pockets.

Still not enough water for Vespertilio homo to thrive there, but we’ll keep looking. After all that’s the whole point of this exercise isn’t it?

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Science poos all over Nature

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In respective articles on the discovery that human bodies and, in particular, human guts, “harbor viruses as unique as the people they inhabit,” Nature and Science faced off today in a clash that displayed vast ideological differences. The battle ground? The correct representation of the word “shit” in scholarly context.

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Does reading this blog post make you stupider? Nicholas Carr Says So In His New Book, The Shallows

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As you read this post, you probably have your email open in another window, your smart phone sitting next to you, and, of course, your Twitter and Facebook accounts opened up as well. Sure, this information-laden world of ours has made us all multitasking maniacs, but do these skills actually help us in the long-run?

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