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Science Wire | Jun 22, 2015

Sixth mass extinction is happening now

We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity’s existence, says a new study

Summer solstice sunrise.
Science Wire | Jun 21, 2015

Summer solstice seen from Stonehenge

Why do people gather at Stonehenge in England on the solstice? Info and photos here.

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Science Wire | Jun 18, 2015

A robotic dog’s mortality

When Sony stopped manufacturing replacement parts for its Aibo pet robot, owners scrambled to save the robot-dogs that had become part of their families.

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Science Wire | Jun 12, 2015

Global warming hiatus never happened

Studies had suggested that global warming slowed or paused since 1998. More thorough research shows the global warming “hiatus” likely never happened.

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Science Wire | Jun 09, 2015

Video: Fine dining in microgravity

An astronaut aboard the ISS prepares one of her favorite meals – quinoa salad with tomato, mackerel and leek cream in a warm tortilla. Here’s how it’s done in space.

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Videos | Jun 08, 2015

Rip currents #1 danger for beach-goers

These currents can flow faster than humans can swim. This video explains what to do if you get caught in one.

OK you can trust this food label. But calories? Forget it.  Photo credit: Bryan Kennedy
Science Wire | Jun 04, 2015

Why food labels are wrong about calories

Food labels say how many calories a food contains. But what they don’t tell you is how many calories you actually get out of your food.

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Science Wire | Jun 04, 2015

Watch NASA flying saucer test today

How to watch online as the saucer-shaped Low Density Supersonic Decelerator, or LDSD, test is broadcast beginning at 7 a.m. HST, 1 p.m. EDT, 1700 UTC.

Happy physicists at CERN this morning (June 3, 2015) as the LHC successfully begins run 2.  Image via CERN.
Science Wire | Jun 03, 2015

Large Hadron Collider back in business

CERN in Switzerland announced today that a new research season has begun for the Large Hadron Collider, following a $150 million overhaul.

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Science Wire | Jun 01, 2015

Now is the time to prepare for hurricanes

Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and lasts through November. Preparing in advance saves lives. Some tips to help you plan, here.