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Science Wire | Feb 27, 2015

What color is this dress?

Some say gold and some say blue. Here’s why you see what you see, from the guys at AsapSCIENCE.

Dolphin stampede via Dolphin Safari
Blogs | Videos | Feb 26, 2015

Beautiful video: Dolphin stampede and whales

Thousands of dolphins stampeding off Dana Point, California, three whales migrating near San Clemente, plus a newborn Humpback whale calf snuggling with its mom.

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Science Wire | Feb 24, 2015

Buddhist statue has a mummy inside

The mummy inside this statue – which was found in China – appears to be a man 30 to 50 years old. He was apparently buried alive inside a chamber while meditating.

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Science Wire | Feb 23, 2015

Can you be scared to death?

Short answer: Yes, it’s possible. Newest video by the AsapSCIENCE guys.

Earth and moon via NASA
Blogs | Feb 23, 2015

When is the next leap year?

No leap year in 2015. The next leap day will be February 29, 2016. The reason for leap years explained here.

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Science Wire | Feb 21, 2015

Filmmakers look to world’s loneliest whale

The whale sings in a sound frequency that is so unusual, no other whales will respond. Filmmakers Josh Zeman and Adrian Grenier want to find it, and make a film about it.

Breaking through the crystal spheres
Blogs | This Date in Science | Feb 19, 2015

This date in science: Happy birthday, Nicolaus Copernicus

Copernicus broke open the medieval idea of an enclosed, Earth-centered universe. He set the stage for all of modern astronomy.

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Blogs | Feb 18, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year 2015!

This year’s Chinese New Year – February 18-19 – rings in the Year of the Sheep (Goat, Ram). Gong Xi Fa Ca, y’all.

Adrienne Haschke.  Used with permission.
Blogs | Feb 14, 2015

For you, Valentine: Top 10 reasons we fall in love

On this Valentine’s Day 2015, what the world of science suggests about the mystery we call love.

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Science Wire | Feb 14, 2015

Video: The science of kissing

Why do we kiss? Well, duh, because it feels good. But why does it feel good?