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Science Wire | Jul 21, 2015

Large Hadron Collider discovers new particle

They’re calling them pentaquarks. What you need to know of the latest discovery about the tiny particles that make up our world.

Breakthrough Listen is the largest ever scientific research program aimed at finding evidence of civilizations beyond Earth. T
Science Wire | Jul 20, 2015

Unprecedented $100 million SETI initiative

Breakthrough Listen initiative, announced Monday, will scan the nearest million stars, plus stars in 100 other galaxies, for signs of an advanced civilization.

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This Date in Science | Jul 17, 2015

This date in science: America and Russia meet in space

On July 17, 1975, a famous first handshake between nations in space.

Photo credit: Curtis Beaird
Science Wire | Jul 16, 2015

We love sunflowers! Your best photos

Sunflowers say summertime, yes?

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Science Wire | Jul 15, 2015

We’re not heading into mini ice age

Any drop in solar activity will be dwarfed by the impact of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, says Jim Wild of Lancaster University.

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Science Wire | Jul 14, 2015

The women of New Horizons’ Pluto flyby

Women make up 25 percent of the New Horizons flyby team. Science team leader Fran Bagenal said, “This isn’t remarkable – it’s just how it is.”

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This Date in Science | Jul 10, 2015

This date in science: First Telstar launch

Telstar was the first satellite able to relay television signals between Europe and North America. It launched on this date … and helped change the world.

Don’t fence me in: a coyote finds Portland, Oregon a perfectly good habitat. Photo credit: automotocycle/flickr
Science Wire | Jul 08, 2015

Urban wildlife is here to stay

Cities adapt to growing ranks of coyotes, cougars and other urban wildlife

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Science Wire | Jul 02, 2015

How do fireworks get their colors?

The colors in fireworks help create “ohhhhs” and “ahhhhs.” But what creates the colors?

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Science Wire | Jun 29, 2015

Leap second scheduled for June 30

World timekeepers will add one extra second on June 30, 2015. Meanwhile, a proposal to dump the leap second has been deferred until October.