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Peaking Orionid meteor shower to be obscured by nor'easter

Peaking Orionid meteor shower to be obscured by nor'easter

Weather systems in much of the United States will ruin stargazers' chance to catch Tuesday night's Orionid meteor shower.
Brooks Hays
Soda drinkers may be slowly killing themselves

Soda drinkers may be slowly killing themselves

A new study suggests consumption of the sugary drinks may promote disease rates independent of obesity-related health problems -- causing cells to age faster.
Brooks Hays
Harvard scientist startled by giant bird-eating spider on rainforest walk

Harvard scientist startled by giant bird-eating spider on rainforest walk

Harvard entomologist and experienced field scientist Piotr Naskrecki was startled recently by a giant birdeating spider in South America.
Brooks Hays
Internet trolls in Britain could face serious jail time

Internet trolls in Britain could face serious jail time

New British policies could make it so Internet trolls will face up to two years in jail.
Thor Benson
First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

The first white rhino to ever be born in captivity has died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
Thor Benson
Scottish fish were the first to have sex and they did it sideways, study finds

Scottish fish were the first to have sex and they did it sideways, study finds

Scientists in Australia have determined which animal was the first to have sex based on their research of fossils.
Thor Benson
NASA probe spies nanoflares and plasma 'bombs' on sun

NASA probe spies nanoflares and plasma 'bombs' on sun

NASA's IRIS probe has captured new detailed images of several mysterious solar phenomena known as plasma "bombs," nanoflares, and supersonic jets.
Brooks Hays
Sean Parker to atone for wedding's Big Sur damage with app

Sean Parker to atone for wedding's Big Sur damage with app

Former Facebook president Sean Parker has agreed to shell out $2.5 million for environmental damages from his 2013 wedding held in Big Sur.
Brooks Hays
NOAA, Vancouver Aquarium document killer whales using drone

NOAA, Vancouver Aquarium document killer whales using drone

In partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium, scientists with NOAA Fisheries were able to capture remarkable bird's-eye film footage of a pod of killer whales.
Brooks Hays
Tornado swarms to occur more frequently in the U.S.

Tornado swarms to occur more frequently in the U.S.

A new study shows that tornadoes are changing their behavior pattern to occur in clusters or swarms, increasing the potential for mass destruction.
Aileen Graef
Milky Way steals star-forming gas from neighboring dwarf galaxies

Milky Way steals star-forming gas from neighboring dwarf galaxies

The small galaxies that cluster along the edges of Milky Way's spiral are entirely devoid of star-forming hydrogen gas.
Brooks Hays
Little 'Mummy Girl' died of appendicitis, CT scans suggest

Little 'Mummy Girl' died of appendicitis, CT scans suggest

Doctors in South Florida say they've determined a cause of death for a small child who died some 2,100 years ago. The young girl died of appendicitis.
Brooks Hays
Astronomers spot Uranus double 25,000 light-years away

Astronomers spot Uranus double 25,000 light-years away

Astronomers have located an exoplanet they say is a long lost -- and long way away -- twin brother of Uranus.
Brooks Hays
Saturn's moon Mimas may be hiding an ocean under its icy surface

Saturn's moon Mimas may be hiding an ocean under its icy surface

Scientists say a subterranean ocean beneath Mimas' icy surface would explain the Saturn moon's strange, wobbling rotation.
Brooks Hays
Fungal bloom killing Montana trout

Fungal bloom killing Montana trout

Dozens of brown trout in Montana are dying and floating lifelessly onto the banks of the Big Hole River, and the culprit is a fungus called Saprolegnia.
Brooks Hays
Scientists locate water ice on Mercury

Scientists locate water ice on Mercury

Researchers have located more evidence that in the deep dark bowl-shaped cavities of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, sits ice -- water ice.
Brooks Hays
Rare beaked whale beached in Australia

Rare beaked whale beached in Australia

A medium-sized beaked whale, which normally sticks to the deep sea, made a rare appearance this week, as it washed ashore in Australia.
Brooks Hays
Why half-frozen lakes sound like lightsabers

Why half-frozen lakes sound like lightsabers

Scientist explains why skipping a rock on a half frozen lake sounds like a lightsaber from a "Star Wars" movie.
Brooks Hays
Methane-munching microbes found in rocks at bottom of the sea

Methane-munching microbes found in rocks at bottom of the sea

Scientists are beginning to grasp the impressive amount of methane gas that never makes it to the ocean's surface -- thanks to microbes in deep-sea rocks.
Brooks Hays
Massive ancient kangaroo, now extinct, was too big to hop

Massive ancient kangaroo, now extinct, was too big to hop

Some 30,000 years ago, kangaroos were too tall and heavy, without the proper bone structure, to hop around on their hind legs as the modern marsupials do today.
Brooks Hays
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