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Kepler Finds a Very Wobbly Planet
Topic: New Planets
02/11/14
Summary: The Kepler telescope has spotted a planet that spins wildly on its axis, tilting up to 30 degrees over 11 years.

A 'Snow Globe' Solar System
Topic: Cosmic Evolution
02/11/14
Summary: A new study on asteroid diversity is providing clues about the tumultuous past of the Solar System.

Tree Roots in the Mountains 'Act Like Thermostat for Global Climate'
Topic: Climate
02/10/14
Summary: For the first time, scientists have discovered how tree roots in the mountains may play an important role in controlling long-term global temperatures.

Mass Extinction May Not Cause All Organisms to 'Shrink'
Topic: Biosphere
02/09/14
Summary: A new study suggests that the sizes of organisms following mass extinction events may vary more than previously thought.

Anatomy of an Asteroid
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
02/09/14
Summary: A new study shows that the internal structure of asteroids can be surprisingly varied. The work was based on precise measurements of the asteroid Itokawa.

'Disk Detective' Lets Public Search for New Planetary Nurseries
Topic: Missions
02/08/14
Summary: NASA is inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.

A Dramatic New Crater on Mars
Topic: Mars
02/08/14
Summary: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured a spectacular image of a new crater on Mars.

Hangout with Dr. Yajaira Sierra-Sastre
Topic: Moon to Mars
02/07/14
Summary: At 7pm EST today, gURLs in Space is hosting a Google+ Hangout with HI-SEAS Researcher, Dr. Yajaira Sierra-Sastre.

Weather Map of Distant World Could Shed New Light on Planets
Topic: Cosmic Evolution
02/06/14
Summary: Researchers have mapped the surface of a brown dwarf -- an object larger than a planet and smaller than a star -- for the first time. Studying the weather on a distant world -- where it rains molten iron -- could help scientists to better understand weather patterns in other solar systems.

From One Cell to Many: How Did Multicellularity Evolve?
Topic: Origin & Evolution of Life
02/05/14
Summary: Plant evolutionary biologist Karl Niklas explores the underlying driving forces and constraints that have influenced the evolution of multicellularity.

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