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Erupting Alaska Volcano Puts on Fiery Display

Erupting Alaska Volcano Puts on Fiery Display

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Astronauts in the vessel the International Space Station (ISS) photographed some eruption of Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano on May 18, 2013. The volcano reawakened this week. PHOTOGRAPH BY ISS CREW EARTH OBSERVATIONS EXPERIMENT AND IMAGE SCIENCE & ANALYSIS LABORATORY, JOHNSON SPACE CENTER VIA EARTH OBSERVATORY/NASA One of Alaska’s various active volcanoes is releasing arcs of lava [...]

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Cracking Mystery Reveals How Electronics Affect Bird Migration

Cracking Mystery Reveals How Electronics Affect Bird Migration

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists observed the European robin-redbreast to explore how migratory birds sparkling to the Earth’s magnetic compass. PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW PARKINSON, CORBIS In the cause of 2005 Henrik Mouritsen was stumped. Mouritsen, a professor of neurosensory sciences at Germany’s University of Oldenburg, had reasonable launched an ambitious investigation into which part of the brain a unsettled [...]

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Astronomers Make Most Precise Measurement of a Distant Neutron Star

Astronomers Make Most Precise Measurement of a Distant Neutron Star

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The densely packed substance of a pulsar spins at beyond belief speeds, and emits radio waves that have power to be observed from Earth, but by what mode neutron stars emit these waves is muffle a mystery. Image Credit: Swinburne Astronomy Productions/CAASTRO.Source featured

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Hubble Views Auroral Lights at Saturn’s North Pole

Hubble Views Auroral Lights at Saturn’s North Pole

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

New images taken by Hubble’s super-sensitive Advanced Camera despite Surveys provide a detailed look at Saturn’s tempestuous aurorae, revealing previously unseen dynamics in the choreography of the auroral be hot. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured new images of the dancing auroral lungs at Saturn’s north pole. Taken from Hubble’s vista in [...]

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Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging

Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

New scrutiny with mice shows promise for reversing the aging progress. PHOTOGRAPH BY MARGHERITA VITAGLIANO, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT In that which could have profound implications for judgment the process of aging, a trio of scientific papers published today show that infusing somewhat advanced in life mice with the blood of young mice can reverse [...]

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Physicists Say New World Cup Soccer Ball Design Has Big Impact

Physicists Say New World Cup Soccer Ball Design Has Big Impact

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Brazuca’s six curvy panels and nubby surface help it move more predictably. PHOTOGRAPH BY PRESS ASSOCIATION VIA AP Every year the newest translation of the World Cup soccer round causes a stir. Now physicists be seized of put those balls to the trial, to see just how well they wave. World Cup soccer balls [...]

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CfA Astronomers Explore the Economic Realities of Mining an Asteroid

CfA Astronomers Explore the Economic Realities of Mining an Asteroid

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

An modeller’s conception of an astronaut preparing each asteroid for retrieval to Earth. Astronomers set a price on that selecting one with potentially precious minerals or water will take possibly a dozen preliminary probes, depending forward how many pre-launch characterization observations can be done. Credit: NASASource featured

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Climate: Warm Pacific Gave North America Wild Winter

Climate: Warm Pacific Gave North America Wild Winter

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Azim Fazili clears snow from a Chicago footway on February 17. PHOTOGRAPH BY NAM Y. HUH, AP The fate winter from which the Northern Hemisphere has accurate emerged was caused by a curiously enthusiastic western Pacific, a climatologist suggests in today’s edition of Science, and not by the melting Arctic. (Related: “Earth’s Changing Climate.”) Alaska [...]

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High CO2 Makes Crops Less Nutritious

High CO2 Makes Crops Less Nutritious

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Higher aerial CO2 levels may reduce nutrients in crops like as wheat (seen here growing in Drummond, Idaho). PHOTOGRAPH BY RICH REID, NATIONAL GEOGAPHIC CREATIVE Crops grown in the full-CO2 atmosphere of the future could be significantly less nutritious, a new study published today in Nature suggests. Based adhering hundreds of experiments in the range, [...]

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Q&A: Polio’s History—and Why It’s Again Becoming a Threat

Q&A: Polio’s History—and Why It’s Again Becoming a Threat

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Afghan infant receives polio vaccination drops during each antipolio campaign in Kabul on March 24, 2014. PHOTOGRAPH BY MOHAMMAD ISMALL, REUTERS After other than half a century of increasingly happy efforts to eradicate polio, the paralyzing and now and then fatal disease is staging a comeback and crossing international borders. This week, the World [...]

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