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Photo by Rebecca Lacey in Cambridge, Idaho
FAQs | Aug 05, 2015

When is the next supermoon?

The next supermoon will be on September 28, 2015, to stage the closest supermoon of the year and a Super Blood Moon eclipse!

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Science Wire | Aug 03, 2015

What’s the birthstone for August?

August has two birthstones, peridot and sardonyx.

Science Wire | Aug 01, 2015

California lacking a year’s worth of rain

Drought and more drought in California, whose accumulated rain debt now equals an average year’s precipitation, according to a new study.

Greg Hogan created this image.  Isn't it great?  Thanks, Greg!
Science Wire | Jul 30, 2015

Exciting news! Astronomical League and EarthSky join forces

Popular astronomy website and nation’s largest federation of astronomy clubs have joined forces to bring the night sky’s wonder, beauty, and mystery to the public.

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Science Wire | Jul 30, 2015

Video: The science of dogs

The newest video from AsapSCIENCE is for dog lovers. That is, for everyone!

Image Credit: NASA
Science Wire | Jul 29, 2015

Impacts of climate change on human health

A new report published in The Lancet finds that “tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”

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Science Wire | Jul 28, 2015

Video: Summer Blue Moon

On July 31, the moon becomes full for the second time this month. Modern folklore says the second full moon is a Blue Moon. New video from NASA.

Science Wire | Jul 28, 2015

Ant expert gives Ant-Man thumbs up

A Boston University biology professor says the movie is “a turning point for ants in cinema,” although he has a few quibbles with the science.

Image Credit: John Fowler
Science Wire | Jul 27, 2015

Night thunderstorms: Top things to know

For anyone who’s been stirred out of bed in the middle of the night by a clap of thunder: Here’s info about those intense storms that happen after the sun sets.

Education and warnings, such as this one in California, can help. Photo credit: Gino Zahnd/flickr
Science Wire | Jul 23, 2015

Good news! More sharks!

White shark populations are growing. Here’s why that’s good news.