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Science Wire | Mar 26, 2015

First one-year ISS crew to launch Friday

The goal of the mission is to find out how the human body responds to a prolonged stay in space. Watch the launch, watch the arrival.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault, 800 miles from the Noth Pole.  Image via Norway's Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
Science Wire | Mar 25, 2015

‘Seeds of Time’ to hit theaters in May

A new documentary film tracks the history and mission of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault – sometimes called the Doomsday Vault – and its founder Cary Fowler.

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Science Wire | Mar 24, 2015

Highest and lowest points on Earth

Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating infographic.

Very few people today live a true hunter-gatherer lifestyle – and Paleo diets likely oversimplify what would have been on the table many millennia ago. Photo credit: Thiery, CC BY-NC
Science Wire | Mar 23, 2015

Real Paleo Diet: early hominids ate just about everything

Hominids didn’t spread across Africa, and then the entire globe, by utilizing just one foraging strategy or sticking to a precise mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fats

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Science Wire | Mar 22, 2015

EarthSky meets its first crowd-funding campaign goal in one day

Web users help support the popular science website, citing “the value and impact of science education,” “science and beauty” and “sharing the wonder” as reasons.

Photo by Rebecca Lacey in Cambridge, Idaho
FAQs | Mar 17, 2015

When is the next supermoon?

The closest full supermoon will be in September, 2015. The next supermoon is a full moon, coming on August 29, 2015!

Image via The Dragon
Blogs | Mar 17, 2015

A Chinese perspective on the spring equinox

In Chinese thought, spring is associated with the direction east – the sunrise direction as Earth spins us toward the beginning of each new day.

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This Date in Science | Mar 14, 2015

This date in science: Einstein’s birthday

While capping off the science of previous centuries, Albert Einstein changed our notions of space, time and matter … and launched modern physics.

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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.