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Climate Change Could Increase Lightning Strikes 50% by 2100

According to a new study from University of California Berkeley, odds of being struck by lightening with increase by 50% within the next 100 years. Climate change and global warming are affecting many aspects of nature. There are now more … Continue reading

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Magnetic Fields of an Ancient Meteorite Give Clues to the Universe

A better understanding of how the universe was formed comes from what is left of a meteorite. The meteorite is named Semarkona, and it touched down in India in the 1940’s. Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Potatoes Get USDA Approval for Planting

With all the controversy over genetically modified foods (GMOs), one would think the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) would stay far away from the subject. But the controversy has not stopped forward progress. A genetically modified potato from JR Simplot … Continue reading

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The Higgs Boson “God” Particle May Still Be Undiscovered

The Higgs Boson particle – also known as the “God” particle – was discovered two years ago. Or was it? The European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN reported to have discovered the Higgs Boson particle on July 4, 2012. … Continue reading

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Could Cyborg Cockroaches Save Your Life after a Natural Disaster?

Would you want to rely on a cockroach to find you during a rescue operation? North Carolina University scientists and researchers think it’s a fantastic idea. That’s why they have created a cockroach-like mini robot to do just that. So … Continue reading

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IPCC Report States There’s Little Time to Act on Climate Change

The words “Global Warming” may seem like a popular media buzzword, a pawn in a political agenda, or just a far-off worry to some of us. To those people who view it in this way, a recent report will come as … Continue reading

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Baby Penguin Remote Control Rover Helps Researchers Study Emperor Penguins

Here’s a little-known fact among the general public –Emperor Penguins are very shy. While the general public may not be aware of the Emperor Penguins’ shyness, this is a well known fact in penguin research circles. So, when it comes … Continue reading

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What Does a Comet Smell Like? Rotten Eggs and Horse Urine

The latest in scientific discoveries – the scent of a comet! Reports of scientists’ first sniff of a meteor have surfaced over the past few days, and the news is they don’t smell all that great. In fact, they’re downright … Continue reading

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Scientist Captures and Studies a Spider the Size of a Puppy

If you have any type of fear of spiders, you’re going to want to skip this article. Harvard entomologist Piotr Naskrecki was taking a late night walk through the rainforest in Georgetown, Guyana, searching for Katydids, when he thought he … Continue reading

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Drones Could Revolutionize the Study of Killer Whales and Other Marine Mammals

What could revolutionize ocean wild life conservation and study? A simple drone with a camera. That’s exactly what NOAA Fisheries and the the Vancouver Aquarium did. Using a custom-built hexacopter specially equipped with a high resolution camera, the scientists found … Continue reading

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NASA and Tree Rings Confirm 1934 Drought Worst in Last 1000 Years

As the state of California deals with its ongoing drought issues, predicted to continue well into 2015, NASA released a new study stating that the droughts we are experiencing are comparatively mild. That’s not to say that things aren’t bad, … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Unearth California Sphinx from Ten Commandments Film

In the California Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, archaeologists are trying hard to ensure the preservation of the desiccated remains of a sphinx. Built nearly 100 years ago out of plaster, the sphinx was part of the set exclusively built for The Ten … Continue reading

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Saturn’s Moon Mimas Looks Like a Death Star but May Support Life

The number of cosmic orbs which have the potential of being “life-friendly” habitats continues to grow. The latest one to be added to this list is Mimas, one of Saturn’s moons. Scientists at Cornell University have observed the moon moving in … Continue reading

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X-37B Orbital Mini Space Shuttle Plane Lands at Vandenberg after Secret Mission

After two years of being in orbit, the Pentagon’s very hush-hush space plane, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, touched down in Santa Barbara County, California. The plane landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday morning. It’s mission, though, remains mysterious. … Continue reading

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Can a Chemical Found in Broccoli Help Treat Autism?

Researchers have found a chemical in certain vegetables reduces autism symptoms in those treated with it. Sulforaphane is found in cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower and has been shown to help adults and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), otherwise known … Continue reading

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NASA’s Non-Photoshopped Pumpkin Sun is Spooky Halloween Perfection

It seems Halloween isn’t just for mere mortals. Celestial bodies like the sun seem to be getting into the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve as well. With the holidays just a few weeks away, the jack-o’-lantern photos NASA released are … Continue reading

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Fish Disappearing from Tropics Due to Rising Sea Temperatures

Researchers Miranda Jones and William Cheung, both from the University of British Columbia, recently put their study out in the ICES Journal of Marine Science, and the study predicts changes that could have profound effects on humankind and the environment, … Continue reading

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NASA Releases Spooky Photo of Pumpkin Sun Just in Time for Halloween

On Wednesday October 8, 2014, as sky-watchers were treated to naked-eye images of the blood moon, NASA captured a festive image of our sun, decked out for the spooky season. The image shows a crystal-clear picture of our sun, encircled in … Continue reading

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Sidewinder Snakes Help Scientist Develop Robot to Conquer Sandy Slopes

The unpredictable, fast-paced world of technology has taken another turn for the strange and beautiful. Robot serpents, slithering pieces of metal made to mimic the movements of sidewinding desert rattlesnakes, have been created by scientists to aid search and rescue … Continue reading

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Leaky Galaxy May help Explain the Origin of Light in the Universe

One galaxy 400 million years from Earth is fading away the darkness of the universe. The researchers located at Johns-Hopkins University discovered the compact galaxy named J0921+4509 while being funded by a grant from NASA. The galaxy produces young stars … Continue reading

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