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Could Dinosaurs Have Survived the Impact that Killed Them?

The space rock that wiped out most of the dinosaurs may have had a colossal case of bad timing. If the impact had occurred a few million years earlier or later, more of the majestic beasts may have survived, scientists … Continue reading

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Homer Hickam: The Science Behind ‘Crater Trueblood’ (Op-Ed)

Homer Hickam is The New York Times No. 1 best-selling author of “Rocket Boys“ — also known as “October Sky“ (Dell Publishing, 2000) following the book’s adaptation to film — and the “Helium-3″ novels “Crater” (Thomas Nelson, 2012), “Crescent” (Thomas Nelson, 2013) “Crater Trueblood … Continue reading

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Only Zoo Keepers Get to Feed the Penguins (Op-Ed)

Nora Beirne, a senior keeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed Insights.  People who love animals sometimes think their only career path is to study medicine and become a veterinarian. Children … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss These Minor Meteor Showers This Summer

Each summer, amateur astronomers from all over the world look forward to observing the famous Perseid meteor shower, but often overlook six lesser celestial fireworks displays that reach their peak between July 28 and Aug. 20.  This year, a bright … Continue reading

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U.S. scientists urge ‘national vision’ to curb coastal risks in report

(Reuters) – A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how the United States deals with risks to its Atlantic and Gulf coasts from storms and climate change in a National Research Council report released Wednesday. … Continue reading

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String Theory: The Physics of Master Guitar Playing

How do great guitarists bend a string like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix? One scientist sought to figure out how legendary performers make great music. “Very good guitarists will manipulate the strings to make the instrument sing,” David Robert Grimes, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Landsat: Space Science Project Turns 42

Forty-two years ago today, the United States launched the first satellite in what would become a continuous program that keeps an eye on Earth from space to this day. The Landsat 1 satellite, a joint project of NASA and the … Continue reading

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Volunteers Emerge from Mock Mars Base in Hawaii

AIEA, Hawaii — Six volunteers are enjoying their first weekend of freedom after spending four months inside a mock Mars base atop a Hawaiian volcano, all in the name of science. The crew of the second Hawaii Space Exploration Analog … Continue reading

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Hubble Space Telescope Could Become LEGO Model with Fan Votes

The Hubble Space Telescope is an iconic spacecraft responsible for almost a quarter of a century of astronomical discoveries and stunning stellar images. As such, it is due time for it to be immortalized as a Lego model. At least … Continue reading

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Hubble Space Telescope Could Become LEGO Model with Fan Votes

The Hubble Space Telescope is an iconic spacecraft responsible for almost a quarter of a century of astronomical discoveries and stunning stellar images. As such, it is due time for it to be immortalized as a Lego model. At least … Continue reading

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