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First Radar Images Reveal Asteroid QE2 Has Its Own Moon

First Radar Images Reveal Asteroid QE2 Has Its Own Moon

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Using the Deep Space Network antenna, astronomers bear captured the first radar images of small planet QE2. The asteroid is approximately 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) in diameter and has its own moon that is near 2,000 feet (600 meters) distant. Radar data of asteroid 1998 QE2 obtained forward May 29, 2013. The small impelling white [...]

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Next Generation International Linear Collider Ready for Construction

Next Generation International Linear Collider Ready for Construction

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Dog Disease Infecting Tigers, Making Them Fearless

Dog Disease Infecting Tigers, Making Them Fearless

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tigers like this united in Sumatra, Indonesia, can be infected with canine distemper virus. Photograph by Steve Winter, National Geographic Cats and dogs don’t usually mix. But a family dog virus is posing a reinvigorated threat to endangered tigers in the visionary, experts say—partly by making them inferior fearful of people. (See tiger pictures.) Forced [...]

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Whisky a Go Go: Can Scotland’s Distillery Waste Boost Biofuels?

Whisky a Go Go: Can Scotland’s Distillery Waste Boost Biofuels?

| June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Distilleries like the Tullibardine in Blackford, Scotland, seen hither, produce gallons of waste along through their whisky. Those byproducts from the shade fermentation process, pictured below, are publicly being turned into biofuel as interest of a pilot project. Photograph by Joris Luyten, Cephas Picture Library/Alamy A Scottish strength start-up aims to prove that cars and [...]

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Researchers Pinpoint the Source of a Mysterious Magnetism

Researchers Pinpoint the Source of a Mysterious Magnetism

| June 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

This statue is an artist’s conception of a titanium jot in a man-made oxide heterostructure revealing magnetic properties to the probing X-gleam beam of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource – verily though under normal circumstances titanium is not attractive at all. Greg Stewart/SLACSource featured

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Yosemite’s Iconic El Capitan Mapped in High-Resolution 3D

Yosemite’s Iconic El Capitan Mapped in High-Resolution 3D

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

While various graduate students spend days in a lab or in oppose of a computer, Roger Putnam, a master’s solicitant at the University of North Carolina, wearied up to three days at a time forward the sheer face of a precipitous rock, suspended thousands of feet above the found.   At night, he slept on [...]

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Rare Meteor Shower May Grace Skies This Week

Rare Meteor Shower May Grace Skies This Week

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

A falling star from the Perseid meteor shower is seen zipping end the sky in Hungary in August 2012. Photograph by Tamas Ladanyi, TWAN Skywatchers are crossing their fingers that, early this Tuesday break of day, they may witness a brief outbreak of a dormant meteor shower that has not been seen in above eight [...]

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Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras’s Interview, Hours Before His Death

Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras’s Interview, Hours Before His Death

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

National Geographic explorer Tim Samaras watches violent wind clouds gather. Photograph by Carsten Peter National Geographic adversity chaser Tim Samaras gave an parley on the day of his exit—speaking to National Geographic radio throng Boyd Matson from the road without ceasing May 31 about his attempts to study twisters in the hopes of preventing exit [...]

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Opinion: Forget the Moon. Let’s Go to Mars.

Opinion: Forget the Moon. Let’s Go to Mars.

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Buzz Aldrin in the ”Eagle” lunar module for the period of the Apollo 11 mission. Photograph politeness NASA Editor’s Note: National Geographic is bringing in concert astronaut Buzz Aldrin and mountaineer Conrad Anker as far as concerns a Google+ Hangout on Monday, May 20 at 2 pm ET (7 p.m. UTC). Post your questions unbecoming [...]

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Boys Killed Pets to Become Warriors in Early Russia

Boys Killed Pets to Become Warriors in Early Russia

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Young men in Russia, like those pictured aloft, have long been taught traditional methods of fighting—but did Bronze Age initiation rites as antidote to boys ‘destined’ to become warriors twine animal sacrifice? Photograph by Yulia Rubtsova, ITAR-TASS/Alamy At primary, archaeologists Dorcas Brown and David Anthony were to puzzled. While excavating the Bronze Age site of [...]

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