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Today in science: Spacecraft destroys sundog

Coolest space launch ever! Watch what happened when a spacecraft launch destroyed a sundog, in the process bringing to light a new form of ice halo.

Magnetic pole reversal ahead?

What’s magnetic north would become magnetic south. Is Earth headed to a pole reversal? A look at the archaeological record in southern Africa provides clues.

Sky solution to help endangered species

An astrophysicist and an ecologist are combining their expertise using drones, thermal cameras and the techniques used to analyse objects in space in order to help endangered species.

Lost continent under Indian Ocean?

Evidence in rocks of a “lost continent,” thought to be leftover after the ancient supercontinent Gondwana began breaking up some 200 million years ago.

Why can’t we feel Earth’s spin?

We can’t feel Earth’s rotation or spin because we’re all moving with it, at the same constant speed.

Frog tongue in super slo-mo action

Frog snags cricket with its ‘bungee cord’ tongue. Watch it in super slo-mo and find out why it works so well.

History of global temperature 1880-2016

Take 14 seconds to watch the change in Earth’s surface temperature from 1880 through 2016.

February birthstone is the amethyst

Are you a February baby? Here’s some cool info about your birthstone, the amethyst. Plus pics!

Death of Granny, matriarch killer whale

What happens when an endangered whale pod loses its wise old grandma?

Shark attacks drop to average in 2016

After 2015’s record year, 2016 saw fewer shark attacks worldwide. Here in the U.S., the most happened in Florida.