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LA Transit Projects Opening in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics

Around 28 years ago, the Blue Line opened and started service between Long Beach and Downtown Los Angeles. Light rail had returned to the region after a thirty year hiatus. Shortly after that, the first section of the Red Line subway opened. True mass transit had returned to LA. During that thirty year period before Metro Rail, LA had to…

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Harvard Study Links Artificial Light to Breast Cancer

    In a recent study from Harvard University, researchers  have found that women potentially have a greater risk of developing breast cancer if they live in neighborhoods that have high levels of outdoor night lighting. These findings are based on the Nurses’ Health Study, known for advancing understanding of risks to women’s health. This study followed approximately 109,672 nurses in…

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TRAPPIST-1: Possible Water-Rich Terrestrial Worlds

TRAPPIST-1, is an ultra-cool red dwarf star that is slightly larger but much more massive than the planet Jupiter, located 39.6 light-years from the Sun in the constellation Aquarius. 2017 was a big year concerning TRAPPIST-1, with the news that this star has a system of seven planets, and that three of which are Earth-sized in what is called a goldilocks orbit, which mean that they could…

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Did Astronomers Discover Extragalactic Exoplanets?

  An astrophysics team at the University of Oklahoma say that they have discovered a population of planets beyond our Milky Way galaxy. They were discovered through the use of microlensing, which allowed the researchers to detect exoplanets that are at great distance from the Earth. The researchers were able to detect objects near quasar RXJ-1131-1231, in an extragalactic galaxy,  that range…

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Falcon Heavy: SpaceX Launched The World’s Most Powerful Rocket!

  The World’s Most Powerful Rocket took off from Kennedy Space Center.  SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy was successfully launched on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, to much fanfare, especially from cheering colleagues at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. With the ability to lift nearly 64 metric tons into orbit and a mass greater than a fully loaded 737 jetliner, Falcon Heavy…

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Could McDonald’s French Fries Hold the Cure For Baldness?

Scientists in Japan are studying the possibility that a chemical that is used to make the iconic fries can stimulate hair growth. Researchers at Yokohama National University found that an ingredient that’s in the French Fry cooking oil, dimethylpolysiloxane, was key to stimulating mass follicle growth on laboratory mice. Dimethylpolysiloxane is used as an antifoaming agent in the oil that McDonald’s uses…

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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to Fly Safely Past Earth Super Bowl Sunday

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make a close approach to Earth on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PST. At the time of closest approach, the asteroid will be no closer than 10 times the distance between Earth and the Moon. 2002 AJ129 is an intermediate-sized near-Earth asteroid, somewhere between 0.3 miles and 0.75 miles across. It was…

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