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Science Wire | Nov 10, 2014

Stunning video of twin waterspouts off Ligurian coast, Italy

The twin waterspouts appeared on November 6, 2014 over the sea during a thunderstorm.

Image via NASA/NOAA
Blogs | Nov 08, 2014

NASA quells rumor: Days of darkness in December? Of course not

Heard the rumor that “NASA says” Earth will experience several days of total darkness in December 2014? Not true, of course.

Hole-punch cloud image provided by Andrew Heymsfield.  Used with permission
Science Wire | Nov 07, 2014

Strange-looking hole-punch clouds are made by jets

It might look like a UFO – but it’s really a hole-punch cloud. A scientist talked with EarthSky about the connection between hole-punch clouds, jets and snowfall.

Arctic Tern in flight via Wikimedia Commons
FAQs | Nov 07, 2014

Which bird migrates the farthest?

Over its lifetime of about 25 years, an Arctic Tern can fly a million kilometers – nearly three times the distance from the Earth to the moon.

Nevada earthquake of November 4, 2014 took place in a sparsely populated region of the U.S.  No reports of damages or injuries.
Science Wire | Nov 07, 2014

Nevada earthquake swarm continues

The swarm began on July 12 and has increased in intensity over the past several days.

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Science Wire | Nov 06, 2014

Video: Predator X, most powerful marine reptile ever

This deadly hunter had a skull twice the size of a Tyrannosaurus rex’s, and a bite force unmatched by anything in the Jurassic seas. Cool video!

Typhoon Nuri intense
Blogs | Nov 05, 2014

Extreme weather in North America likely, thanks to Typhoon Nuri

Typhoon Nuri in the Western Pacific will likely cause extreme weather for the Northern Pacific and parts of North America in the next 5-10 days.

Photo credit: Ben Orlove
Blogs | Nov 05, 2014

Bhutan’s glaciers and yak herds are shrinking

Anthropologist Ben Orlove reports from Bhutan. “Of the things that my colleagues and I hoped to see on our trek, only one was missing … ice.”

Image Credit: Terry Foote
Blogs | Nov 03, 2014

Lifeform of the week: Woodpeckers

These birds don’t need a hammer or a helmet to do some serious woodworking.

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Science Wire | Nov 02, 2014

The weird walk of a bizarre dinosaur

Computer animation of bizarre-looking dinosaur with unusually large forearms and features that seem cobbled together from other dinosaurs.