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nationalgeographic.com — Moonless skies in the late night will help boost an already stellar display of shooting stars in mid-December. Get ready to make plenty of wishes for the holiday season, as the annual Geminid meteor shower peaks on the nights of December 13 and 14 under nearly ideal conditions, delivering a flurr…
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wired.com — For the first time since the US retired the Space Shuttle in 2011, humans have taken off from American soil and gone into space. This morning, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic rocketed two test pilots beyond Earth's boundaries and brought them back safely, in a giant leap toward finally making comm…
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news.vice.com — This is what interstellar space plasma is like. You will always remember where you were. NASA’s Voyager 2 spent the better part of the last 40 years making its way through the heliosphere to become the second human-made object in history to enter interstellar space, the government agency announced …
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ksby.com — The comet 46P/Wirtanen, which passes Earth every 5.4 years, was one of three comets discovered by Carl Wirtanen in 1948 at the Lick Observatory in California. This orbit will be one of the closest comet orbits to Earth since the 1950s, according to Space.com. Comets are “loosely bound masses of ice…
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npr.org — Wisdom is known to be at least 68 years old and nests each year at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. She survived a tsunami and is believed to have laid nearly 40 eggs over her life. Wisdom, who returns each year to Midway Atoll to nest, was seen back at her favorite nest site in late Nove…
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tonic.vice.com — In a new paper, researchers took a closer look at the connection between depression, anxiety, and working out. There’s plenty of research out there to show that exercise can help with depression. Most studies, however, look at aerobic exercise, such as cycling or jogging. Does lifting weights do th…
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futurism.com — A researcher at the University of Oxford says a new theory could explain the mystery of dark matter and dark energy — and it's a mind-bender. One of the most galling mysteries in physics is that of dark matter and dark energy, the names given to the unknown material and energy that observations sug…
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dailymail.co.uk — The longer you sleep, the higher your risk of cardiovascular disease or death is, found the research on 116,000 people, led by experts at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Full Article >>
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metro.co.uk — A picture of a Martian sunset has gone viral. The reason behind this is similar to why our sky is blue and our sunsets are red. The light from the Sun scatters based on what’s in the atmosphere. Sunlight comprises light of many different wavelengths, and molecules and dust particles only interact w…
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nationalgeographic.com — Australian miners uncovered the gem of a find—a dog-size herbivore named Weewarrasaurus pobeni. In a dazzling discovery, fossils brought up from a mine in Wee Warra, near the Australian outback town of Lightning Ridge, belong to the newly named dinosaur species Weewarrasaurus pobeni. The animal, …
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