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The Universe is on Twitter

A novelty Twitter account should take the persona of someone that people talk about. Even better, some thing that people talk about, and that they don’t expect to get an answer from. People do talk about, and even address, “the universe,” so redditor Amathev took that idea and ran with it. Anytime someone invokes “the [...]

Could You Decipher the Arecibo Message?

On August 20, 1974, scientists at Cornell University and the National Science Foundation used the radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico to beam a message into space. Encoded within the binary digits of the message was information related to the Solar System, our number system, basic chemistry, and human DNA. 1679 digits were used for the [...]