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No Worries – Scientists Say Earth’s Poles Won’t Flip for 4,000 Years

Posted February 9th, 2017 at 3:55 pm (UTC-4)
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The Earth’s magnetic fields helps create a shield that protects us from the continuous onslaught of highly charged space particles and radiation, which are dangerous to creatures living on the Earth’s surface. Without these protective fields, scientists say that the solar wind also would simply blow away our atmosphere in way similar to what scientists suspect […]

X Marks the Spot; New Radiation Monitor on ISS; 3D Astronomical Map

Posted July 20th, 2016 at 3:22 pm (UTC-4)
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X Marks the Center of the Milky Way When we hear “X marks the spot,” many of us might think of old pirate maps and where treasure is supposedly buried. But “X marks the spot” could also have more of a cosmic meaning, thanks to a new study published in the Astronomical Journal. The study’s […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted August 29th, 2014 at 6:55 pm (UTC-4)
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Are We Real or Holograms?, Fortified Seasonings Fight Nutrient Deficiencies, Send Cancer Cells into Space for Radiation Study, Does Marijuana Use Reduce Domestic Violence?

Posted August 27th, 2014 at 7:45 pm (UTC-4)
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Are We All Real or Are We Just Holograms? Most, if not all of us, think of ourselves as real, living and breathing people, actual 3D physical objects.  But according to quantum physics, all of us and our entire world and universe could, in reality, just be a simple 2D hologram, a kind of optical […]

Third Radiation Belt Discovered Around Earth

Posted March 6th, 2013 at 5:28 pm (UTC-4)
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NASA scientists have discovered a third radiation belt briefly surrounded Earth for about a month before being blasted away by an interplanetary shock wave from the sun. Experts had long thought there were only two distinct regions of trapped radiation. But the third ring was spotted by twin Van Allen radiation probes NASA launched in 2012 […]