Category: Science

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staffAugust 21, 2017

Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular

A total solar eclipse has wowed the US. A huge shadow cast by the Moon as it passed in front ...

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staffAugust 18, 2017

Eclipse chasers could form largest mass migration in history

The best locations to see Monday’s total solar eclipse are within a day’s drive of more than 200 million Americans ...

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staffAugust 18, 2017

Research reveals how neurons communicate

New research at the University of Pittsburgh suggests scientists have misunderstood the neuron communication process, specifically the dopamine release mechanism. ...

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staffAugust 18, 2017

NASA taps citizen scientists to help study eclipse

An estimated 220 million people will watch Monday’s eclipse. For a small percentage, the phenomenon will be more than a ...

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staffAugust 17, 2017

Vegan raptor may be missing link between two major dino groups

Paleontologists have discovered a missing link between two large and diverse dinosaur groups. When researchers first discovered Chilesaurus in 2015, ...

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staffAugust 14, 2017

SpaceX successfully launches ISS resupply mission after month-long break

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule into space from NASA Kennedy Space Center on Monday ...

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staffAugust 12, 2017

Scientists predict chemicals hiding beneath Neptune’s icy surface

Thanks to a new computer model, planetary scientists now have a better idea of the types of chemicals hiding beneath ...

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staffAugust 12, 2017

How to watch this weekend’s Perseid meteor shower

Skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will be treated to a show of shooting stars on Friday and Saturday night as ...

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staffAugust 11, 2017

Alcohol helps goldfish make through the winter without oxygen

Goldfish can make their own alcohol, allowing them to survive long winters at the bottom of frozen lakes with little ...

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staffAugust 11, 2017

Small asteroid to pass between Earth and the moon

An asteroid measuring between 49 and 98 feet wide will pass within a few thousand miles of Earth on Oct. ...