I have always loved the mysteries of space and beyond and often found myself trying to grasp how the universe came to be. One of the reasons I took astrophysics in high school was to gain a better understanding of the space around us. However, to be completely honest, learning about the physical and chemical […]

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I recently bought myself a plant from Market Basket. As I cradled my new polka dot/freckle face plant in the checkout line, I did not anticipate that $3 could bring me so much joy. I’ve watched with delight as my plant has slowly spread it’s pink-speckled leaves and flourished on my desk. However, happiness is […]

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Astronaut Scott Kelly, the American who, at 520 days, holds the record for the most time spent in space, announced Friday that he is retiring, ending a storied career for a NASA veteran. Kelly just returned from an almost year-long journey to the International Space Station, which was the longest single mission to the ISS. […]

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Nature is stronger than humankind in every aspect. It is logically understandable that a part cannot be stronger than its whole. Every day we see humans challenging nature, we need to understand that sometimes, they are going to fail. This is true for astronauts who are pushed forward by a strong and determined willpower for knowledge. […]

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In the past decade or so, space exploration has become increasingly privatized. At NASA, the emphasis has been on developing the capabilities of private companies to launch astronauts to the International Space Station and complete resupply missions. As one could imagine, such operations have proven difficult to set up and companies such as Elon Musk’s […]

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You know how NASA, other various space programs and a few astronomy folk have been trying to tackle the Mars frontier for decades? Honestly, they don’t need to go too far. Birdsville, Australia, is surrounded by hundreds of sand dunes, dry landscapes and unbelievably desolate expanses. It’s basically another planet. Birdsville is bumpin’ with a […]

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On Monday, NASA officially confirmed the existence of water on Mars. This has come as a shocking yet exciting moment for the astronomical and global community, as many thought exploring Mars was a hopeless effort despite years of doing so. All of this research stems from our want to discover life on other planets. We, […]

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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin wanted to send a message “to the cosmos” and probably to NASA as well. On Monday, the 85-year-old posted a picture on Twitter standing in front of Stonehenge revealing his T-shirt, Clark Kent style, that reads, “Get your a** on Mars.” From an overly analytical perspective, the actual juxtaposition of an ancient […]

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By Christina Janansky, Staff Writer Fall — and all the wonderful things that come with it— is finally fully upon us. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, fiery-colored leaves and lace-up boots speckle Commonwealth Avenue as students warmly welcome the coming of the season. However, Dogfish Head Brewery has found a different way to rejoice autumn’s arrival. To […]

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By Kimberly Clark, Science Tuesday Editor According to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, the end of the world will be Dec. 21. I doubt anyone finds this statement majorly shocking or troublesome. People have been anticipating some sort of cataclysmic event for years. William Miller, a Baptist preacher, thought that, according to the Bible, […]

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