News Round-Up

Dave Kirk, Science Jerk

It’s another lazy Monday morning, and what better way is there to wake up your brain and look like you’re working than by reading sciencey words on a screen. Here are the big stories of the last week.

Find me a new home, Kepler, Earth is kinda really awful. Kepler telescope finds new planets despite faulty system.Image credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle.

Planet Discovered In Goldilocks Zone Around “Nearby” Star

The Kepler telescope has discovered three slightly-larger-than-Earth-sized planets in orbit around a dwarf star some 150 light-years away. One of these planets is thought to be in the star’s Goldilocks zone, the “not-too-hot/not-too-cold” region of space around a star where water might exist on a planet. This planets are close enough for their atmospheres to be studied from Earth. More on Science Daily and IFLScience.

Daily 20-Minute Walk Helps Stave Off Premature Death

Just 20 minutes a day of walking is all that’s required to reduce the risk of premature…

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