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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.

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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.

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Science Wire | Jul 10, 2014

Bright meteor over Australia on July 10 was a rocket reentry

That bright meteor over Australia – seen by many – was likely the reentry of the upper state of a Soyuz rocket, launched two days earlier. Video here.

Telstar, via NASA
This Date in Science | Jul 10, 2014

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.

Image Credit: Feuerrabe
Jul 09, 2014

Probiotics revisited: How – and if – they work

Stores are full of probiotic products, but are we any closer to understanding if and how they work?

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Science Wire | Jul 09, 2014

Why are fruit flies boarding the International Space Station?

They’re about to become genetic models for astronauts, to help explore the long-term effects of space flight and deep space travel.

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Science Wire | Jul 08, 2014

The 7 biggest myths about your brain

You only use 10% of your brain. You’re either left-brained or right-brained. Alcohol kills brain cells. Nah. All myths.

New record for youngest moon via Thierry Legault
FAQs | Jul 08, 2014

This date in science: New record for youngest moon

On this date a year ago, an astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.