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    Stunning Images of Earth, Delivered Daily by NASA

    Stunning Images of Earth, Delivered Daily by NASA

    Thanks to the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite—the nation’s first operational satellite in deep space—you can see daily pictures of the Earth. NASA launched the satellite last February and handed the reigns over to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a little over a week ago. 2015-11-03. Full resolution animation at https://t.co/EZrOlTsxE0 #DSCOVR pic.twitter.com/nGY7bdhwpa — […]

    Can Geoengineering Tame Devastating Hurricanes?

    Can Geoengineering Tame Devastating Hurricanes?

    Scientists think they know, in principle, how to tame hurricanes and reduce storm surge risks. A huge ash plume rises from the Mount Pinatubo volcanic eruption in 1991. Photo credit: Ed Wolfe / U.S. Geological Survey All it would take would be a stratosphere full of sulphate aerosols sufficient to dim the sun, lower tropic […]

    The Mystical Powers of Mushrooms

    The Mystical Powers of Mushrooms

    Until 1969, biologists thought mushrooms and other fungi were plants. They’re actually more closely related to animals, but with enough differences that they inhabit their own distinct classification. This and more recent findings about these mysterious organisms illustrate how much we have yet to learn about the complexities of the natural world. New research reveals […]

    10 Stunning Photos of Rare Northern Lights (And How to Take Your Own)

    10 Stunning Photos of Rare Northern Lights (And How to Take Your Own)

    The northern half of the U.S. is in for a rare treat this week. The Northern Lights will be visible across much of the upper parts of the country, according to Accuweather. Typically, in North America, you have to be in Canada or Alaska to catch a glimpse of this spectacular planetary light show. But due to […]

    Breathtaking NASA Video Shows the Sun Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

    Breathtaking NASA Video Shows the Sun Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

    Thermonuclear art sounds trippy enough, right? Well this 30-minute, ultra high-definition 4K video of the sun is set to an even trippier soundtrack from German musician Lars Leonhard. The video, courtesy of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, took hours to create. But, as the organization notes in the video’s description, all that hard work results in footage that showcases […]

    Millions of Dog-Coyote-Wolf Hybrids Now Roam Eastern U.S.

    Millions of Dog-Coyote-Wolf Hybrids Now Roam Eastern U.S.

    A new species combining wolves, coyotes and dogs is evolving before scientists’ eyes in the eastern U.S. https://twitter.com/slashgear/status/660180895899365376 expand=1] Wolves faced with a diminishing number of potential mates are lowering their standards and mating with other, similar species, reported The Economist. The interbreeding began up to 200 years ago, as European settlers pushed into southern Ontario, clearing the […]

    Find Out What Humans Will Look Like in 1,000 Years

    Find Out What Humans Will Look Like in 1,000 Years

    “Breakthroughs in science have propelled our species forward,” says AsapSCIENCE in the video below. For instance, in the past century life expectancy has risen dramatically worldwide thanks to advances in science. We now have a much firmer grasp of the universe. We, as a species, are constantly innovating, turning algae into biofuel and developing battery storage […]

    The World’s Largest Earth Science Experiment: Biosphere 2

    The World’s Largest Earth Science Experiment: Biosphere 2

    Scientists wanted to know if we could replicate the Earth’s ecosystems, so in the Sonoran desert outside of Tucson, Arizona they built a three-acre closed-system environment designed to do just that. Known as Biosphere 2 (Biosphere 1 is the Earth), the project was started back in the late 1980s. The idea was to test if we could re-create […]