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1. Sept. 24th Solar Flare - Multispectral Videos - Comments
Posted in Astronomy
Available in several formats, this website has several different videos on the Sept 24th solar flare.
2. Farming Revolution May Slow Amazon Demise - Comments
Posted in Earth Sciences
Farmers are breaking with tradition, reducing their pastureland and adding grain to their diet.
3. Strange Plant Buries Its Own Seeds - Comments
Posted in Living World
A new plant that "bends down" to deposit its seeds has been discovered in the Atlantic forest in the state of Bahia, northeastern Brazil.
4. US Net Neutrality Rules Finalized - Comments
Posted in Technology
Get ready, America—net neutrality finally comes to the Internet on November 20, 2011.
5. Fifty New Exoplanets Discovered - Comments
Posted in Astronomy
The bumper haul of new worlds includes 16 "super-Earths" - planets with a greater mass than our own, but below those of gas giants such as Jupiter.
6. Patent Trolls Cost Economy Half Trillion Dollars - Comments
Posted in Humanity
Last month, in talking about an episode of Planet Money with James Bessen on it, we mentioned his new research suggesting that patent trolls evaporated half a trillion dollars in wealth.
7. Corrupt Officials Pose Danger to Forests - Comments
Posted in Earth Sciences
Forest officials are fudging data, hiding facts, sidestepping laws, overlooking violations and finding ways of clearing even projects that are dangerous for forests, three non-official members on the statutory Forest Advisory Committee have revealed.
8. World's Dams Unprepared for Climate Change - Comments
Posted in Earth Sciences
Dams have been designed for river flows that will soon no longer apply, according to new research.
9. Oldest Evidence of Nails in Modern Primates - Comments
Posted in Living World
From hot pink to traditional French and Lady Gaga's sophisticated designs, manicured nails have become the grammar of fashion.
10. West Nile Virus May Cripple Galapagos - Comments
Posted in Biology & Medicine
Renewed vigilance over the biosecurity of the Galápagos Islands is needed, based on new research on the risk posed by West Nile virus.
11. The Adaptiv Invisibility Cloak - Comments
Posted in Technology
Individual hexagonal cells line the outside of the tank, each able to detach individually. They work together to hide or change the vehicles infared signature, and that’s where things get really interesting. Read on for more info!
12. ARPANET - The First Internet - Comments
Posted in Technology
The early internet looked very different from today's. For one, there was a lot less cats.

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1. WWII in color: Rare photos from 1942
1. WWII in color: Rare photos from 1942
(Millions of poignant black-and-white photos have come out of the World War Two era, but it is not often that scenes from the deadliest conflict in human history can be seen in living color. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294284/WWII-)
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Category: Humanity
2. How Massive Stars Form: Simple Solution Found
2. How Massive Stars Form: Simple Solution Found
(The existence of massive stars — up to a whopping 120 times the mass of the sun — has long perplexed astronomers.)
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Category: Astronomy
3. The Door To Hell
3. The Door To Hell
(In 1971 while drilling in Turkmenistan geologists hit a pocket of methane gas and rather than venting it they set it on fire 49 years later its still burning.)
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Category: Earth Sciences
4. Mathematician Suggests Extra Dimensions Are Time-Like
4. Mathematician Suggests Extra Dimensions Are Time-Like
( space-time may have six dimensions, with the extra two being time-like.)
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Category: Astronomy
5. Messenger Spacecraft About To Orbit Mercury
5. Messenger Spacecraft About To Orbit Mercury
(At 8:45 EDT NASA's Messenger spacecraft will fire its thruster for nearly 14 min. slowing the spacecraft by 862 meters per second to move into orbit around Mercury at a minimum altitude of 200 kilometers.)
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Category: Astronomy
6. Building a Schizophrenic Computer
6. Building a Schizophrenic Computer
(To try to understand how schizophrenia affects the brain, scientists tweaked a computer system until it began to exhibit the same symptoms as a schizophrenic human mind. )
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Category: Technology
7. New Photos Of The Sun
7. New Photos Of The Sun
(A new series of false-color images of the Sun released by NASA. )
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Category: Astronomy
8. Earthquake Shakes Ice From Glacier
8. Earthquake Shakes Ice From Glacier
(The magnitude 6.3 earthquake that ravaged Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 22, 2011, also broke a 30 million-ton piece of ice off the Tasman Glacier.)
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Category: Earth Sciences
9. Speed of Light May Not Be Fixed
9. Speed of Light May Not Be Fixed
(Two forthcoming European Physical Journal D papers challenge established wisdom about the nature of vacuum. )
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Category: Physics
10. Parts of Canada Is Missing Gravity
10. Parts of Canada Is Missing Gravity
(Large parts of Canada has less gravity then normal, here are the theories why.)
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Category: Earth Sciences

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1. Tibetan Glaciers Melting, Warns Dalai Lama
1. Tibetan Glaciers Melting, Warns Dalai Lama
(The Tibetan spiritual leader quoted Chinese experts as saying that the Tibetan glaciers were retreating faster than any elsewhere in the world. The Himalayan glaciers are considered vital lifelines for Asian rivers, including the Indus and the Ganges.)
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Rating: 2.93
Category: Earth Sciences
2. The Size Of Our World
2. The Size Of Our World
(This is how big our planet is in the universe.)
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Rating: 2.93
Category: Astronomy
3. Mice on Drugs
3. Mice on Drugs
(This is an intersting and insightful interactive flash "game"... It explains about the different drugs that are abused an what they do in our brains and how they affect our neurons. )
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Rating: 2.93
Category: Biology & Medicine
4. Monkeys Adopt A Kitten
4. Monkeys Adopt A Kitten
(Long-tailed macaque was discovered in the forest preserves caring for a ginger kitten.)
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Rating: 2.92
Category: Living World
5. Japan's Hayabussa Asteroid Probe
5. Japan's Hayabussa Asteroid Probe
(Hayabusa (はやぶさ?, literally "peregrine falcon") was an unmanned spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to return a sample of material from a small near-Earth asteroid named 25143 Itokawa to Earth for fu)
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Rating: 2.92
Category: Astronomy
6. Journey of the Singer of Solar Winds
6. Journey of the Singer of Solar Winds
(This is the story of the generational ship, the Singer of Solar Winds.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Astronomy
7. Solar Eclipse To Ring In New Year
7. Solar Eclipse To Ring In New Year
(The moon will block part of the sun on 4 January in a partial eclipse visible in most of Europe as well as in parts of Asia and Africa)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Astronomy
8. Flooding In Western Afghanistan
8. Flooding In Western Afghanistan
(aerial footage courtesy of the Afghan Air Force. These images use both visible and IR light to contrast water and land.)
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Category: Living World
9. Sydney Goes Dark
9. Sydney Goes Dark
(Sydney had most of the city turn off its lights to show they are serious about global warming.)
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Category: Living World
10. One More Step For Private Moon Mission
10. One More Step For Private Moon Mission
(A spectrometer meant to fly to Mars on a European mission in 2016 will get to the Moon first.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Astronomy