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NOAA Scientists Hope to Unlock Secrets of Nighttime Thunderstorms

Posted May 20th, 2015 at 10:10 pm (UTC+0)
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Most thunderstorms get their incredible energy from the sun’s heat, but some of the storms gain their strength at night, baffling scientists. To learn how these storms intensify, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA plans to keep 20 of its scientists up late at night for a large intensive field operation in […]

Astronomers Detect a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Posted May 6th, 2015 at 11:12 pm (UTC+0)
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Astronomers have discovered the most distant galaxy ever detected, gaining new insight into the early beginnings of our universe. Identified as EGS-zs8-1, the international team of astronomers measured its exact distance at 13 billion light years away from Earth. That means that light from the galaxy now reaching Earth was produced back when the universe […]

The Best Science Images – February 2015

Posted March 2nd, 2015 at 6:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Are We Destabilizing our Planetary Life Support System?

Posted January 16th, 2015 at 9:01 pm (UTC+0)
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Three recently released studies are painting a grim picture for the future of humanity on planet Earth. Professor Will Steffen from the Australian National University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre led some international scientists on two of the studies. Their papers found that the impact of human activity on Earth, such as economic growth/globalization, population […]

Science Images of the Month – December, 2014

Posted December 31st, 2014 at 5:50 pm (UTC+0)
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Saturn Moon’s Wobble Could Be Clue to What’s Inside

Posted October 17th, 2014 at 8:59 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists with NASA’s Cassini Mission, which has been studying Saturn since 2004, were trying to figure out just how much one of its moons, Mimas, wobbled as it orbits the ringed planet. After reviewing and analyzing copious images snapped by the robotic probe and running several models, the scientists think the moon’s wobble could be […]

Science Scanner: All Systems ‘Go’ for Comet Touchdown, Cigarette Ash Removes Arsenic from Water, Is Earth’s Magnetic Field Ready to Flip?, Building the World’s Biggest Cosmic Ray Detector

Posted October 15th, 2014 at 8:17 pm (UTC+0)
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Rosetta’s Philae Lander Given Green Light for Comet Touchdown in November The European Space Agency announced that all systems are ‘go’ for the Rosetta Mission to send its Philae lander to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12, 2014. This will the first-ever attempt of a soft touchdown landing on a comet. A month […]

About Half of the Water You Drink is Older than the Sun

Posted September 26th, 2014 at 8:07 pm (UTC+0)
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New research reveals that as much as one half of all of Earth’s current water supply is older than the Sun. An international team of scientists led by Ilse Cleeves at the University of Michigan looked back into creation of Earth and our solar system to find out where all of the water came from. […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted July 18th, 2014 at 5:48 pm (UTC+0)
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Science Scanner: Leonardo da Vinci Might be Wrong and is Planet Mercury a Hit-and-run Victim?

Posted July 9th, 2014 at 5:56 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists Catch Photosynthesis in Action Researchers have snapped the very first images of photosynthesis as it happens. Photosynthesis is the process which plants use to convert light energy into chemical energy, which is then stored as sugar. Using the U.S. Department of Energy’s LCLS x-ray laser, the world’s most powerful, the researchers imaged the part […]