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March 2017 Science Images

Posted March 31st, 2017 at 4:20 pm (UTC-4)
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October 2015 Science Images

Posted November 2nd, 2015 at 5:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Developing Countries Inundated with E-waste; Google Street View of Distant Galaxies; Setting Sun Gives Bats Direction

Posted July 23rd, 2014 at 5:54 pm (UTC-4)
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Where Does the World’s E-Waste Go? When you replace a PC, tablet, mobile or any kind of electronic device, do you ever wonder what happens to your old equipment? A new study finds that about 25 percent of all e-waste discarded by developed countries ends up in seven developing nations, posing severe health risks to people […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted July 11th, 2014 at 7:22 pm (UTC-4)
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Weekly Science Scanner

Posted June 4th, 2014 at 8:02 pm (UTC-4)
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A bizarre hybrid star has been discovered by American, British and Chilean astronomers. Using the Magellan Clay telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, the researchers were able to confirm the existence of what, until now, has only been part of a theoretical class of stars. Called a Thorne-Zytkow object (TZO), this celestial oddity […]

Ancient Zircon Reveals Age of Earth’s Crust

Posted February 26th, 2014 at 5:43 pm (UTC-4)
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A tiny sliver of ancient zircon reveals the crust of our planet formed at least 4.4 billion years ago—160 million years after the birth of the solar system, according to a new study. Earth itself is believed to be about 4.5 billion years old. The researchers examined some of the oldest materials ever found on […]

Fossil Reveals New Species of Ancient Platypus

Posted November 5th, 2013 at 7:15 pm (UTC-4)
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Australian scientists say they’ve found the fossil of a new species of  giant platypus that walked the Earth between 5 and 15 million years ago. Up until now, the fossil record of the platypus indicated that only one species of the animal lived on Earth at any one time. The new study suggests this new […]

US, Europe Could Collide to Form Supercontinent

Posted June 18th, 2013 at 7:14 pm (UTC-4)
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Taking a trip from the United States to Europe might be much easier in 220 million years, according to a recent study, which suggests that’s when the Atlantic Ocean could close up, causing North America to collide with Europe. Australian geologists have detected a new subduction zone–when two oceanic plates collide–forming off the coast of […]