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Mars Rover Curiosity Has Fired its Laser a Lot

NASA today officially announced that Mars rover Curiosity has fired its infrared laser more than 102,000 times. The 100,000th blast came back near the end of October, when the rover shot over 300 blasts at a rock named “Ithaca” from …

You Can Walk On Liquid Thanks To The Power Of Science
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One of the most famous miracles from the New Testament is when Jesus walks on water. While it’s technically impossible for a mortal man to replicate this, we can walk on liquid with the power of science. Up and coming …

New Saturn North Pole Storm Images Released

NASA today released new images of Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft. The images are the highest-ever resolution photos of the planet’s north pole. The images depict the so-called “hexagon” jet stream located near the north pole of Saturn. The …

Tablets Help Students Learn Science, Shows Study

Many of the concepts taught in science classrooms are inherently difficult to explain in a classroom or through a book. Physics in particular is hard to illustrate beyond the mathematics of it. Newer technology seems poised to help with this …

Brains of Males and Females Are Wired Differently

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, or something like that. A study recently published by Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences through work completed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine analyzed “connectomes” to determine …

Astronomers May Have Spotted a Double Black Hole
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Astronomers this week revealed that a double black hole system may have been found. An object known as WISE J233237.05-505643.5 was spotted at the center of a galaxy 3.8 billion light-years from our solar system. The jet shooting up out …

Maui Shark Attack Kills Fisherman
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A shark attack in Maui resulted in the death of a kayak fisherman whose foot was severed in the attack. The fisherman, who has been identified by the Maui County Police Department as Patrick Briney Stevenson, was reported to have …

U.S. to Invest $100 Million in AIDS Cure Research
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U.S. President Barack Obama today announced that the U.S. will invest research funds into the search for an AIDS cure. The announcement was part of an event held today at the White House to mark the 25th World AIDS Day. …

As ISON Has Fizzled, Comet Lovejoy Remains Visible

Comet ISON has faded from sight, again, and astronomers are not expecting it to light up again. ISON rounded the sun yesterday at 18:45 UTC/ 1:45 p.m. EST, and appeared to be disintegrating. Some hold out hope it will show …

China Moon Rover To Complete First Lunar Mission

China is blasting its first lunar rover into space, Sunday, December 1st, from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on China time – Dec. 2. So what exactly are they looking for? Space.com said it was just to hit a milestone launch, …

Weight Loss Surgery May Make You Younger
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It would be a beauty and youth-seeker’s dream come true: Weight loss surgery not only getting rid of excess pounds, but perhaps making you younger in the process. This was the preliminary result of research released by Stanford University. The …

E-Cigarettes Have High Rate of Usage in Teen Market
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The results of an e-cigarette study at UC San Francisco were recently released. In the study, conducted by postdoctoral fellow Sungkyu Lee, researchers focused on the data obtained in a national Web-based survey of 75,643 adolescents in Korea. The survey …

Exploding Whale Carcass Video (GRAPHIC)
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A putrefied whale carcass that washed ashore on the Faroe Islands exploded in a biologist’s face, as he attempted to cut into the 45-foot mass of dead meat. Marine biologist Bjarni Mikkelsen, of the National Museum of the Faroe Islands, …

Exploding Gassy Whale Shoots Guts Onshore
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On Faroe Islands, a set of islands between Norway and Iceland, two dead sperm whales washed onshore. According to the Faroese Broadcasting Corporation, after two days, a marine biologist by the name of Bjarni Mikkelse was called upon to remove …

Ultra Bright Black Hole Discovered
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An ultraluminous black hole that exists in the neighboring Pinwheel Galaxy has been discovered by astronomers, which shines twice as bright as previously thought possible. The ultra-bright object, which exists in a system called ULX-1, that resides about 22 million …

Black Hole, This One Is Incredibly Bright
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Black holes have fascinated astronomers, physicists and scientists for decades. When NASA was asked when they were discovered, the answer? Black holes cannot be observed directly and therefore cannot be ‘discovered’. Also from NASA: The indirect evidence for two kinds …

Ohio Amish Girl Hides Amid Chemo Case
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10 year old Amish girl, Sarah Hershberger and her family have run from Ohio in an effort to avoid further chemo treatments in which the Akron Hospital is trying to force, legally. Sarah has leukemia and was sickened by the …

Al Gore Goes Vegan

The news that Al Gore has decided to go vegan may shock some people, considering that the former Vice President grew up on a cattle ranch. Could this major diet change have come about because of continual criticism for his …

Mars Rover Curiosity Resumes Roving

NASA today announced that Mars rover Curiosity resumed its exploration of Mars this weekend. The rover’s exploration had been suspended last week following an unexpected electrical issue. This is the second time in November that Curiosity has been reactivated following …

Comet ISON Moving Closer to Sun for Thanksgiving

Many are preparing to draw closer together on Thanksgiving, and that includes space interaction as well. Comet ISON, which has more popularly been referred to as the “comet of the century” is currently continuing on the pathway to approach the …

Evolution in Texas Schools Encounters Resistance
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A report from the Dallas Morning News confirmed that Texas State Board of Education members approved a series of textbooks this week that cover Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in its scientific entirety. Almost immediately after the books were approved, …