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Hurricane Mitch, 1998
Science Wire | Jul 25, 2014

Nature’s roadblock to accurate seasonal hurricane forecasts

Nature itself puts up a roadblock to hurricane prediction – minor variations in the atmosphere – too small for seasonal forecast models to capture.

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Science Wire | Jul 23, 2014

Record high global temp in June 2014 follows record warmth in May

The last below-average global temperature for June was in 1976 and the last below-average global temperature for any month was February 1985.

Photo credit: Curtis Beaird
Science Wire | Jul 21, 2014

We love sunflowers! Your best photos

Sunflowers say summertime, yes?

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Science Wire | Jul 18, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease slows when you exercise body and mind

Hard evidence that Alzheimer’s can be slowed by physical and mental exercise, a diet rich in plants, and by monitoring risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Photo credit: NASA
This Date in Science | Jul 17, 2014

This date in science: America and Russia meet in space

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

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FAQs | Jul 16, 2014

Scared of thunder and lightning? You have astraphobia

Bam! Yikes! Do you – and your dog – have astraphobia?

Photo credit: Chloe Muro/Flickr
Science Wire | Jul 15, 2014

Our friends tend to be genetically similar to us, says study

Are your friends like family? Maybe more than you know. Friends who aren’t biologically related may still resemble each other genetically.

Typhoon Rammasun on July 15 via NOAA
Blogs | Jul 15, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun is thrashing the Philippines

Rammasun, also called Glenda, intensified before making landfall earlier today. Typhoon status of 175 kph/110 mph expected as it passes very close to Manila.

Photo credit: Dominik/Flickr
Science Wire | Jul 14, 2014

40 percent of captive African elephants are obese

Like in humans, excess fat in elephants can contribute to the development of heart disease, arthritis, a shorter lifespan and infertility, say researchers.

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Science Wire | Jul 11, 2014

Dark skies of Utah timelapse

You’ll love this spectacular timelapse of the summer night sky over Utah.