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Science Wire | Dec 05, 2014

Is it better to be a night owl or an early bird?

Early birds versus night owls. Who wins the battle over bedtime? Let’s see what the guys at AsapSCIENCE have to say about this one. New video!

Image via NASA/NOAA
Blogs | Dec 01, 2014

Days of darkness this December? Of course not.

Heard the rumor that “NASA says” Earth will experience several days of total darkness in December 2014? Not true, of course.

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Science Wire | Nov 27, 2014

Does eating turkey really make you sleepy?

Many believe that turkey is high in tryptophan, which causes that drowsiness you feel after a big Thanksgiving meal. True?

Photo credit: Brigham Young University
Science Wire | Nov 26, 2014

Another reason to be thankful for turkey

Be thankful for turkeys this Thanksgiving! An antibiotic to target staph infections and strep comes from good bacteria made inside turkeys, say researchers.

Image via FogoNews on Facebook.
Science Wire | Nov 24, 2014

Pico do Fogo volcano in Cape Verde erupts, residents evacuated

Pico do Fogo is a shield volcano in the Cape Verde islands, off Africa’s west coast. After a 20-year quiet, it began erupting Sunday, causing hundreds to evacuate.

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Science Wire | Nov 24, 2014

Video: A year in the life of Earth’s CO2

Awesome visualization, based on an ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model, showing how carbon dioxide in our air travels around the globe.

Snowfall October 2014, via Rutgers Snow Lab
Blogs | Nov 21, 2014

Burning questions about winter cold

As the rest of Earth warms, debate continues on what’s causing the mid-latitude chill.

Buffalo, NY Nov. 19, 2014 via Scott Stranahan.
Blogs | Nov 20, 2014

Incredible lake-effect snow pounds Buffalo area, continuing today

Over five feet (1.5 meters) of snow fell just south of Buffalo, New York on November 18, 2014. A second round is forecast for today.

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Science Wire | Nov 19, 2014

Video: Could humans actually live on planet Mars?

Could we survive on Mars? The AsapSCIENCE guys address the question.

View larger | This diagram shows key differences between men and women in cardiovascular, immunologic, sensorimotor, musculoskeletal, and behavioral adaptations to human spaceflight.
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Science Wire | Nov 19, 2014

Men and women adapt differently to spaceflight

A study looks at differences in the ways that men and women’s bodies react to time spent in space.