Monthly Archives: October 2014

Giant rocket explosion also took out asteroid mining spacecraft (+video)

Giant rocket explosion also took out asteroid mining spacecraft (+video)News from Christian Science Monitor: The rocket explosion that destroyed a cargo vessel bound for the International Space Station Tuesday (Oct. 2 also took out an asteroid-mining company’s first spacecraft. Orbital … Continue reading

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Burning Questions: What’s Going on With the Hawaiian Lava Menace?

Burning Questions: What’s Going on With the Hawaiian Lava Menace?News from NBCNews.com: By M. Alex Johnson When a mountain of molten rock clocking in at 2,000 degrees is headed your way, there’s only one thing you can do — leave. … Continue reading

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Google executive breaks sound barrier in 135890-foot sky dive

Google executive breaks sound barrier in 135890-foot sky diveNews from Fox News: Published October 25, 2014 Oct. 24: In this photo provided by Paragon Space Development Corporation, Google executive Alan Eustace, in the spacsuit, is carried aloft by a balloon … Continue reading

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Easter Island Inhabitants Had Contact with South Americans in 1300-1500

Easter Island Inhabitants Had Contact with South Americans in 1300-1500News from Sci-News.com: Evidence for contact between the ancient Rapanui people (inhabitants of Easter Island) and the indigenous peoples of South America sometime between approximately AD 1300 and AD 1500 has … Continue reading

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How to Watch Today’s Solar Eclipse

How to Watch Today’s Solar EclipseNews from PC Magazine: A partial solar eclipse is viewable over most of North America today. Here’s how to see it without melting your eyeballs. Today, most of North America will be treated to a … Continue reading

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EU Braces for Battle to Set Energy Goals for Next Decade

EU Braces for Battle to Set Energy Goals for Next DecadeNews from Businessweek: European Union leaders face heated negotiations today on a deal to toughen emission-reduction policies in the next decade and boost the security of energy supplies amid a … Continue reading

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Worst one-night stand EVER: Randy humans bedded Neanderthals 60000 years …

Worst one-night stand EVER: Randy humans bedded Neanderthals 60000 years …News from Register: Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk Scientists in Germany have extracted the oldest human DNA ever found – from a 45,000-year-old femur found by a Siberian ivory … Continue reading

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Researchers obtain most accurate measurement of cosmic microwave polarization

Researchers obtain most accurate measurement of cosmic microwave polarizationNews from The Space Reporter: High level of precision measurement could unravel earliest secrets of the universe. A team of 70 cosmologists operating under the name POLARBEAR has obtained the most accurate … Continue reading

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Comet zooms past Mars. What can it teach us?

Comet zooms past Mars. What can it teach us?News from Christian Science Monitor: A comet zoomed by Mars today (Oct. 19) in an extremely rare close encounter that scientists billed as a “once-in-a-lifetime” event that may help researchers better understand … Continue reading

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In 1934 NASA Claims that Dust Bowl Drought Worst in 1000 Years

In 1934 NASA Claims that Dust Bowl Drought Worst in 1000 YearsNews from Beta Wired: In 1930s America was plagued by numerous droughts that destroyed farms and killed swathes of livestock and scientists from Lamount-Doherty Earth Observatory and NASA sought … Continue reading

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