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Science Wire | Mar 14, 2015

Why beware the Ides of March?

What are the Ides of March? We in modern times probably wouldn’t know, if it weren’t for William Shakespeare.

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Blogs | Mar 13, 2015

2015 has three Friday the 13ths. What are the odds?

March 13, 2015 is the second of three Friday the 13ths for 2015. Here’s the story behind why 2015 has three Friday the 13ths.

Photo credit: Frank Kovalchek/Flickr
Science Wire | Mar 12, 2015

Lack of snow forces Iditarod start north

Alaska’s famous Iditarod sled dog race traditionally runs from Anchorage to Nome. But this year, lack of snow forced a reroute and moved the kickoff 250 miles north.

Image credit: The Endocrine Society
Science Wire | Mar 10, 2015

This dog can smell cancer

This is Frankie, a German shepherd mix. He can sniff out thyroid cancer in patients’ urine samples with 88% accuracy, according to a new study.

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Science Wire | Mar 09, 2015

Solar-powered plane begins first round-the-world flight

Swiss plane Solar Impulse 2 landed Monday in Muscat, Oman, the first stopover in the attempt to fly around the world powered by the sun alone. Follow the flight.

Via Wikimedia Commons.
Mar 07, 2015

How to survive Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time 2015 begins in the United States at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8.

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Science Wire | Mar 04, 2015

We’re genetically more like our fathers

Look like your mother? Act like your mother? Maybe so, but a new study says we mammals are more genetically similar to our fathers.

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Science Wire | Mar 03, 2015

First photo of light as particle and wave

At last … a wavicle! Who thought we’d ever see a single photo of light’s dual nature as both a particle and a wave?

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Science Wire | Mar 03, 2015

Clearest pictures ever of free-falling snowflakes

Research suggests that our iconic view of snowflakes as “perfect” isn’t true.

What better tribute?  Terry Virts in the International Space Station gives the vulcan salute.
Science Wire | Mar 02, 2015

Touching NASA tributes to Leonard Nimoy’s passing

Nimoy’s character Mr. Spock on Star Trek inspired generations of astronauts, space scientists and engineers, as well as space fans around the globe.