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Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News
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What’s ashen, dark, and dead all over? Earth, potentially – if a supervolcano ever explodes! The truth is, if a supervolcano were to actually erupt, it could indeed be an extended winter for us – a volcanic winter, that is. …

Supervolcano: Is it Time for Another Eruption? Supervolcano: Is it Time for Another Eruption?

While the country concentrates on keeping warm this winter, Yellowstone National Park holds another concern of different temperatures. Yellowstone National Park holds the only supervolcano not under sea level, and it could erupt at any time. CNN tells us that …

Bill Nye Will Visit Creation Museum, Set To Debate Founder Bill Nye Will Visit Creation Museum, Set To Debate Founder
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It is certainly no secret that Bill Nye is a proponent of science, and as a result, he has taken to insulting and disproving views of creationism. He has become a well-known scientist, and will challenge Ken Ham, the founder …

6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition 6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition
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With NASA budget cuts looming, one 6-year-old kid is taking as direct a route as he can to ask President Obama to save the nation’s space program. Connor Johnson of Denver, Colorado loves space and hopes to be an astronaut …

Aspartame is Deemed Safe in Colas By Europe Aspartame is Deemed Safe in Colas By Europe
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After Coca-Cola America president Steve Cahillane acknowledged that Diet Coke sales were down because of artificial sweeteners back in October, the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) has announced that the use of aspartame to sweeten Diet Coke and other colas …

Bill Nye Urges Obama to Up Planetary Science Budget Bill Nye Urges Obama to Up Planetary Science Budget
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Bill Nye is urging President Obama to make sure the Planetary Science Division of NASA receives as much funding as Americans spend on dog toys per year. His magic number is $1.5 billion. As of right now, the White House’s …

Maui Shark Attack Kills Fisherman 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 …

Weight Loss Surgery May Make You Younger 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 …

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Is Cause for Celebration Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Is Cause for Celebration

Doctor Who has crossed a unique milestone. The show is based around a human-lookalike alien (apart from the two hearts and ridiculously long lifespan) who has the capabilities to travel through time and space. Ironically, the show itself has traveled …

Your Next-Gen Condoms Could Be Made of Graphene Your Next-Gen Condoms Could Be Made of Graphene

This past May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lamented that the condom, one of the most simple tools ever devised to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, hasn’t really been improved upon in five decades. …

Are Silent Farts Worse? AsapSCIENCE Takes on Science’s Greatest Question Are Silent Farts Worse? AsapSCIENCE Takes on Science’s Greatest Question

We love AsapSCIENCE around here – it’s one of our favorite YouTube channels. Every week or so, the folks at AsapSCIENCE answer real scientific queries with the help of illustrations, presenting some of the most-enjoyable 2-3 minute videos around. This …

Satellite Falling to Earth: No Word on Location Yet Satellite Falling to Earth: No Word on Location Yet
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Nobody knows where the fragments of the 2,000-pound European satellite will hit or when they will, but what we do know, is that they will begin re-entry into the atmosphere on Sunday or Monday, according to Rune Floberghagen, mission manager …

Just How Screwed Are You If You Find Yourself Buried Alive? Just How Screwed Are You If You Find Yourself Buried Alive?
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I don’t think there are too many people out there that find the famous coffin scene in Kill Bill, Vol. 2 to be all that believable. Entertaining? Of course. But nobody really thinks that one could punch their way out …

Gross Yourself Out with AsapSCIENCE’s Look at Horrifying Parasites Gross Yourself Out with AsapSCIENCE’s Look at Horrifying Parasites

Star YouTube scientific illustrators AsapSCIENCE often take their cues for their videos from suggestions in the YouTube comments – so I’d like to personally thank whoever suggested this gem. Parasites are just disgusting, and there’s a chance that you have …

Lunar Eclipse Friday: Watch it Online Tonight Lunar Eclipse Friday: Watch it Online Tonight

Make sure you step outside this evening when the sun is setting and try to get a glimpse of the partial lunar eclipse. If the weather permits, Americans can see the penumbral lunar eclipse just as the moon is rising, …

Oreos Addictive? Not So Fast, Say Researchers Oreos Addictive? Not So Fast, Say Researchers
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Are Oreos as addictive as cocaine? That seems to be on many headlines lately, after a Connecticut College press release on a student research project broke the hearts of North America, but is it true? I’m not reserving my spot …

MIT Delivers ‘Transformers’ Technology MIT Delivers ‘Transformers’ Technology

The days of watching Transformers on television and reveling in the movie franchise may soon find added real world joy. Researchers at MIT have created real world transformers. The Massachusetts Institution of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence laboratory has …

Eating Popcorn at the Movies Makes You Impervious to Advertising, Says Study Eating Popcorn at the Movies Makes You Impervious to Advertising, Says Study
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You may spend more up front buying your butter-soaked, 6-dollar vat of popcorn next time you hit the theater. But new research suggests that it may make you spend less in the long run on any products marketers throw at …

Bionic Man Brought To Life With Artificial Parts Bionic Man Brought To Life With Artificial Parts

Bionic man, previously a term that was only associated with science fiction, has now become a reality. The term was made popular in the 1970s with the help of a popular television show called The Six Million Dollar Man. The …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: ‘Gravity’ Earned the Right to Be Criticized Neil deGrasse Tyson: ‘Gravity’ Earned the Right to Be Criticized
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If you haven’t yet seen the movie Gravity, you may encounter spoilers ahead. A few days after Alfonso Cuarón’s incredible thrill ride Gravity hit theaters, renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter to “fact check” the film – or …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact Checks Gravity Via Twitter Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact Checks Gravity Via Twitter

Neil deGrasse Tyson is well-known to most, but for those that do not know, he is an astrophysicist and like no others in his profession, he has achieved quite a celebrity type of status. Since he is an astrophysicist and …