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Mind and brain scholars embark on new consciousness research

Mind and brain scholars embark on new consciousness research

At roughly three pounds, with its complex microcircuitry of billions of neurons, the human brain centrally controls every aspect of the body. And while researchers from biologists to psychologists have claimed breakthroughs in understanding brain function on a myriad of levels, scientists are still challenged by core mysteries of what exactly goes on inside the […]

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Steps to a new moon landing viewed by ASU team

Steps to a new moon landing viewed by ASU team

An Arizona State University camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured pictures of the descent stages of five Apollo landing sites just weeks after it began circling the moon. For the first time since astronauts left the moon, scientists are able to see Apollo hardware on the lunar surface. The pictures – released Friday […]

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Lunar greenhouse prototype aims for moon settlement

Lunar greenhouse prototype aims for moon settlement

Built in a laboratory surrounded by the dusty farmland of the University of Arizona’s agricultural center, the lunar greenhouse prototype is designed for three purposes – water recycling, air revitalization, and food production – that would enable the next great leap in space exploration, a scientific base on the moon.

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New insights offered on Mercury’s terrain

New images taken during an October fly-by of Mercury reveal the Solar System’s innermost planet experienced widespread volcanic eruptions – a far more dynamic past than previously thought. Data transmitted from NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft show that about 40 percent of the planet is covered by smooth plains, and the majority of that surface is likely […]

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Desemboque

Desemboque

El Desemboque is a wild study in contradictions, both rich and subtle, starting with its thudding juxtaposition of desert and sea.

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