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When a common year of 365 days starts on a Sunday, as it did this year, 2 Friday the 13ths are inevitable. The 1st one was in January and the 2nd in October.
Global population reached 6 billion in 1999 and 7 billion in 2011. Today – October 12, 2017 – it stands at about 7.6 billion, according to United Nations estimates.
Asteroid 2012 TC4 is being used as a test of Earth’s global asteroid defense system. How to see it online.
Researchers in Germany call the aging process “a quirk of evolution” and take a step forward in understanding why we didn’t evolve to live forever.
A public event coming up on October 28. Events scheduled around the globe. Click in for more info and links.
The 2017 Nobel prize for physics was awarded to scientists who helped pioneer the discovery of ripples in the fabric of spacetime, known as gravitational waves.
Three American scientists share the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work that explained how our cells keep track of time.
Hey citizen scientists! You’re invited to test a new tool to study Earth using photos taken by International Space Station astronauts. Here’s how.
The Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival features the beautiful idea that we all see the same moon.
Scientists have just returned from a major expedition to Zealandia, a “hidden” Earth continent, likely submerged beneath the sea surface more than 80 million years ago.
Spot moon, Antares, Saturn after sunset
See it! Orionid meteors this weekend