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Blogs | Aug 11, 2014

Lifeform of the week: Death’s-head hawkmoth

It’s the insect star of The Silence of the Lambs.

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Science Wire | Aug 09, 2014

Watch this Great White chomp down on underwater sharkcam

Impressive, but … yikes!

Iselle on August 6 via NASA
Science Wire | Aug 08, 2014

Iselle and Julio deliver one-two punch to Hawaii

More than 800 people on the Big Island went into evacuation shelters Thursday. Storm surges, high winds, downed trees and power lines, loss of electricity, blocked highways.

Photo credit: NASA
Science Wire | Aug 07, 2014

California fire clouds

Fires raging over California last week created these towering pyrocumulus clouds – aka “fire clouds.” A close look from jets flying nearby.

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Blogs | Aug 06, 2014

Humid cities are worse urban heat islands than dry cities

In a study of 65 cities across N. America – some humid and some dry – poor “convection efficiency” in humid cities made the urban heat island effect more intense.

Photo credit: dbarronness/Flickr
Science Wire | Aug 05, 2014

Horses communicate with expressive eyes and mobile ears

Do you think horses have expressive eyes? They do, say researchers, and they also have expressive ears.

Image Credit: Andrew Whitehead
Science Wire | Aug 05, 2014

Worst of the Gulf oil spill toxins still remain, research finds

Bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed many of the oil toxins released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, but not the most toxic, says new research.

Image from May 15, 2014.  Credit: NASA
Science Wire | Aug 04, 2014

Two views from space: California reservoirs drying up

Look at the difference in these two reservoirs north of Fresno, California, in contrasting satellite images from 2011 and 2014.

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Photos | Aug 04, 2014

Lifeform of the week: Florida manatee

Manatees and elephants have a common ancestor, and both have uncommonly shaped spherical hearts. Check out this sweet video from Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida.

Location of the 6.1 quake in China. Image Credit: USGS
Science Wire | Aug 04, 2014

Deadly quake strikes south China

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck China’s Yunnan province on August 3, 2014. Reports early August 4 are of 12,000 homes collapsed, at least 398 dead and 1,800 injuries.