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Photo creditL Annie Lewis
Blogs | Photos | Mar 27, 2014

Miss the moon and Venus this morning? Photos here

Photos from friends around the world of the March 27 and March 28 pairing of the moon with Venus. Thank you, everyone, for posting!

Blogs | Videos | Mar 26, 2014

Video: Smart crow!

A BBC production shows a crow solving an 8-step puzzle to get food.

Graphic via Alan Cowen and Yale University.
Science Wire | Mar 25, 2014

Researchers can now reconstruct your memory of someone’s face

“It is a form of mind reading,” said Marvin Chun, professor of psychology, cognitive science and neurobiology and an author of the paper in the journal Neuroimage.

Image Credit: Jim Bowers, U.S. Geological Survey
Blogs | Mar 25, 2014

Top 4 facts about landslides

Last weekend’s fatal mudslide in Washington state obliterated the village of Oso, Washington and left a trail of devastation in its wake. On Tuesday, the death toll stood at 14.

Video still via Brad Josephs
Blogs | Videos | Mar 25, 2014

Video: Grizzly eats my GoPro

Brad Josephs, who captures video of grizzlies and wolves in Alaska, commented, “Note to self: when filming grizzly bears, never hide your camera in a fish.”

Satellite image, Indian Ocean, Saturday Mar. 22
Blogs | Mar 24, 2014

Flight 370 will make us rethink airline safety, says expert

An expert in atmospheric dynamics and aviation meteorology comments on the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Image via Earth.NullSchool.net
Blogs | Mar 23, 2014

Ocean wave currents in the search for Malaysia Air Flight 370

We’ve all seen satellite images of possible floating debris from the missing jet. Why can’t we just fly to that spot and find it? The answer is ocean currents.

Click into a manatee gallery by Rebecca Jackrel
Blogs | Mar 21, 2014

Video: Are we loving manatees to death?

Manatee season at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Florida is November 1 to March 31. You can almost imagine the manatees breathing a sigh of relief.

Spring 2014 by Brian Abeling in Iowa
Mar 19, 2014

Photos from friends: Signs of spring

No matter what the weather where you are, enjoy these photos from EarthSky friends on Facebook and G+. Signs of spring 2014!

Science Wire | Mar 19, 2014

Watch ‘father of inflation’ learn of gravitational waves discovery

Physicist Andrei Dmitriyevich Linde is one of the main authors of inflationary universe theory. Watch his emotions as he learns his theory was proven true this week.