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In the first month of 2014, astronomers looked into space and watched as two stars went Supernova and provided a huge glimpse into an area of understanding about our Universe that we knew almost nothing about before. READ MORE // Pluto...
Life on Earth 440 million years ago was very different: a grey-hued landscape of rocks and sand and dust, pretty inhospitable to life as we know it.  Somehow, one tiny fungus managed to help turn the arid planet into...
Photography Alexsey Trofimov took this stunning shot of Lake Biakal in southern Russia.  Its a series of Ice Flows that capture the morning light JUST right.  They take on an ethereal, eerie quality.  For those of us who already...
In August of 2011, University of Oxford Paleontology Martin Brasier announced that he had found what was likely one of Earth's oldest life-forms - a bacteria that had been fossilized for 3.4 billions years. /READ MORE// The life code that will reshape the...
In July of 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that Chikungunya, a recently introduced mosquito-born virus had made it into the western hemisphere and into the United States. READ MORE //  It’s Time to Declare War...
In early 2011 a mysterious find got seasoned meteorite hunter Birger Schmitz very excited.  The 3-inch object was not only a mysterious space rock, but also completely unique. /READ MORE// The best photo of Comet 67P Schmitz, a Lund University geologist, had...
Only seen through an electron microscope, Saccorhytus coronarius is a newly discovered, but oldest and most primitive deuterostome, a large branch in the animal kingdom that happens to include all vertebrates. /READ MORE// The First Flower Described in January's Nature, the specimen...
Law enforcement officials have long noticed that on hot summer nights, crime rates tend to go up.  Now, a study from the University of California, Berkeley linked climate-changing weather patterns - such as heat waves, torrential downpours and droughts...
The phenomena was formed as a result of multiple prehistoric lakes becoming one and has a crust of salt several meters thick. /READ MORE// The Weather Can Move Continents Not only is it a beauty to look at, but it serves many...
France has taken the next step to the top floor into the green movement.  The new law mandates that all new buildings constructed in commercial zones in France must be at least partially covered by either plants or solar...

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