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There’ll be a solar eclipse on August 21. Find out what that is, and how you can see it.

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Just like replicators on Star Trek, 3D printers can create all kinds of objects. One day, they’ll even be able to print human cells, tissues and organs. What medical processes might this change?

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Just received my PhD in 2016, now doing postdoctoral research!

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Learn how to operate Canadarm2 on board the International Space Station by watching astronaut Chris Hadfield use it to capture and dock a SpaceX Dragon capsule on March 3, 2013. (2:57)

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Searching for extraterrestrial life often means listening for radio waves coming from deep space. And if you’re interested, you can even help scientists sift through the data!

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On February 22, 2017, NASA announced that the Spitzer Space Telescope had located a system of at least seven rocky planets orbiting an ultra cool dwarf star.

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How can we learn about the galaxies beyond our own? It all begins with light - the kind we see and the kind we can’t. (4:45 min.)

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When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view. So how do astronomers figure the distances of stars and galaxies from Earth? (5:29 min.)

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Scientists have found thousands of planets that orbit other stars, just like Earth orbits the Sun. Some of them might even be able to support life.

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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk exudes confidence and know-how, both essential elements of good entrepreneurship. But according to TED's Chris Anderson, what sets Musk apart from the rest is the massive respect he has for the science behind his investments. (2:08 min.)

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