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Land and ocean temperature percentiles July 2015. View larger. |  Image credit: NOAA
Science Wire | Aug 21, 2015

July 2015 was warmest month ever recorded

Last month’s average global temperature was the all-time highest monthly temperature since record-keeping began in 1880.

Rock formation in Ebihens, France
Science Wire | Aug 20, 2015

Seeing things that aren’t there

Seeing animals in clouds, or a face in the moon, are examples of pareidolia. Look here for photos and to test your own ability to see things that aren’t there.

August 16, 2015. View larger. |  Image credit: NASA
Science Wire | Aug 18, 2015

View from space: Fires in US Pacific Northwest

Wildfire outbreaks have charred nearly 7 million acres this summer. Satellite view of several fires burning in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

ISS, as captured by Dave Walker
Science Wire | Aug 17, 2015

How to spot the International Space Station

Every so often, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in your night sky. Here’s how you can spot it.

Hoax image via social media.
Blogs | Tonight | Aug 15, 2015

No double moon in 2015, or ever

Will Mars and the moon will appear the same size at some point in 2015? Gosh, no. What’s really amazing is the staying power of this 12-year-old hoax.

Image Credit: Arpingstone
Science Wire | Aug 03, 2015

What’s the birthstone for August?

August has two birthstones, peridot and sardonyx.

Science Wire | Aug 01, 2015

California lacking a year’s worth of rain

Drought and more drought in California, whose accumulated rain debt now equals an average year’s precipitation, according to a new study.

Greg Hogan created this image.  Isn't it great?  Thanks, Greg!
Science Wire | Jul 30, 2015

Exciting news! Astronomical League and EarthSky join forces

Popular astronomy website and nation’s largest federation of astronomy clubs have joined forces to bring the night sky’s wonder, beauty, and mystery to the public.

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Science Wire | Jul 30, 2015

Video: The science of dogs

The newest video from AsapSCIENCE is for dog lovers. That is, for everyone!

Image Credit: NASA
Science Wire | Jul 29, 2015

Impacts of climate change on human health

A new report published in The Lancet finds that “tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”