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Clay tablets reveal that the Babylonians were using geometry to make complicated calculations roughly 1400 years before the Europeans.
Scientists and a composer have teamed up to compose tunes that are music to your cats' ears.

Data from the MESSENGER spacecraft suggest that Mercury’s core is much bigger than researchers had realized, and that the planet’s surface has been through an unusually active evolution.

A giant asteroid that struck the moon long ago, creating what is possibly the largest and oldest impact crater in the entire solar system, may explain the surprisingly strong magnetic fields that emanate from the lunar crust today, researchers say in the 8 March issue of Science.