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Kite Patch Looks to Make You Invisible to Mosquitos with Wildly Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Kite Patch Looks to Make You Invisible to Mosquitos with Wildly Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
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When it comes to defending yourself against one of life’s greatest nuisances, mosquitos, you’re pretty much limited to a few unappealing options. You can just stay inside – that usually helps. But what’s the fun in that? You can light …

Poop Is Gross, But the Poop Cycle Is Kind of Fascinating

Our favorite science illustrators AsapSCIENCE have just waded into some murky waters. Yes, they’re talking about poop – specifically what happens after you flush. Here’s the short version: You poop, it goes down a tube, all the poop pebbles get …

Maria Mitchell Google Doodle Honors First Female Professional Astronomer Maria Mitchell Google Doodle Honors First Female Professional Astronomer

Today, Google is honoring Maria Mitchell with a really cool Doodle that shows the first American professional female astronomer using a telescope to look to the sky – presumably in hunt for “Miss Mitchell’s Comet,” which she would discover in …

Giant Honey Mushroom Still Unseated As Largest Despite New Find
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The giant honey mushroom found growing in Oregon in 1998 is still the largest known living organism, taking up a whopping 2,200 acres as it grows on tree roots in the densely populated Malheur National Forest. However, a new fungus …

Check Out This Amazing Time-Lapse Video Of The North Pole Melting

The North Pole is melting, and now there’s a pretty shocking video to prove it. The North Pole Environmental Observatory captured some stunning images of huge chunks of ice turning to liquid after a heat wave swept through. Even after …

Rosalind Franklin, DNA Pioneer, Gets a Google Doodle Rosalind Franklin, DNA Pioneer, Gets a Google Doodle

Today, Google is using their homepage real estate to honor British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin with a Doodle. Franklin’s studies on DNA, RNA, and viruses helped later scientists (most notably Watson and Crick) better understand the structure of …

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos Reboot Gets an Incredible Trailer

Holy science is this epic. Fox has just unveiled the first trailer for their Cosmos reboot, and it’s three and a half minutes of pure joy. Fox’s Cosmos is based on/a continuation of Carl Sagan’s landmark documentary series Cosmos: A …

Hubble Telescope Spots Planet That Rains Glass
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The Hubble Telescope has gotten its first good look at Planet HD189733b, which is a deep cobalt blue in color and rains a glassy hail. The planet is also known as “hot Jupiter” because of its proximity to its parent …

Particularly Lazy Ways to Burn 200 Calories [VIDEO]

Last month, the simply delightful animators over at AsapSCIENCE showed us what 200 calories looks like (you know, different portion sizes of various foods). The takeaway: fill yourself up with a plateful of broccoli instead of a Oliver Twistian sliver …

Woolly Mammoth Goes On Display; To Be Cloned?
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A 39,000-year old woolly mammoth found in Siberia last year is about to go on display in Yokohama, Japan for curious parties to check out on a three-month exhibition. Named Yuka, the 2-year old female was found with permafrost on …

Washing Your (Long) Hair in Space Is Kind of a Pain [VIDEO]

Now that Astronaut McAwesomeMan Chris Hadfield has left the International Space Station (in incredible fashion, might I add), who is going to show us how even the most mundane tasks are incredibly interesting when performed in space? Expedition 36 crew …

Cat Parasites: Watch Out For That Litter Box

Cat poop is, as poop goes, pretty gross. Pregnant women have been warned for years now not to get near it because of the bacteria it holds, which can cause dangerous infections and pose serious threats to a fetus. But …

Underwater Forest Excites Scientists In Alabama

An underwater forest of Cypress trees has been discovered off the coast of Alabama, and scientists believe it might have been uncovered by Hurricane Katrina. The Bald Cypress forest has been hiding beneath ocean sediments for more than 50,000 years, …

Astronomers Find Extra-Galactic Radio Bursts

Astronomers this week announced that the first confirmed radio bursts from outside our Milky Way galaxy have been detected. A team of astronomers using the Parkes Observatory in Australia have detected four bursts, each originating from billions of light-years from …

Loch Ness Monster Could Be Result Of Underwater Fault Line

The Loch Ness monster has captivated our imaginations for decades now; the few people who claim to have captured it on film have gone down in history as an elite group lucky enough to have been in the right place …

Alaska Volcano Disrupts Nearby Flights

An Alaska volcano which has been slowly erupting for the past several weeks found new vigor on Tuesday, throwing ash and glowing cinders 5 miles into the sky. Pavlof Volcano–located almost 600 miles southwest of Anchorage–erupted with such force yesterday …

Spinning Statue Can’t Be Explained By Museum
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The Manchester Museum in England can’t explain why a small statue made as an offering to Osiris–the Egyptian god of death–has suddenly started spinning on its own. In a story that sounds straight out of an “Are You Afraid Of …

“Poodle Cat” Declared A New Breed
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The so-called “poodle-cat” has now been declared its own breed after spawning nine generations of felines. The Selkirk Rex breed first began in 1987 after a rare genetic mutation caused a cat in Montana to be born with a thick, …

“Supermoon” Is Pretty, But Not Very “Super”

The so-called “supermoon” will be visible this Sunday, meaning the moon will be at its closest point to the Earth for the year, and will be brighter than usual. But at least one scientist says that just because it’s been …

Albino Gorilla The Result Of Uncle, Niece Mating

An albino gorilla who lived for 40 years at a Barcelona zoo is the subject of a new study that traced his origins, and the results are surprising. Snowflake was famous up until his death in 2003 from skin cancer …

Oarfish: Odd, Giant Sea Creature Caught On Video
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Oarfish are pretty odd looking creatures; if you were to brush up against one while swimming in the ocean, it might make you think twice about going in the water for a while. But scientists say they are fascinating deep-sea …