Science news of the week:
Scientists announced that they’ve found more hopeful signs of the existence of the Higgs Boson particle
NASA found evidence for what may be a new candidate for the smallest known black hole
An elephant seal traveled an astonishing 18,000 miles in less than one year
NASA’s Curiosity rover has traveled 32 million miles in route to Mars
This week’s featured stories:
Solstice 2011 Deborah Byrd talks with Jorge Salazar about the winter solstice, and about seeing planet Mercury near the moon on December 22.
2012, the Mayan calendar and doomsday prophecies Archaeologist Dr. Kathryn Reese-Taylor tells us what will happen on December 21, 2012, according to the Mayan calendar.
Song of the week:
Wiretree’s “Big Coat” from their album “Bouldin”
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