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Science Wire | May 25, 2015

Most dramatic music video ever

Recorded live by the doom metal band Hamferð during the March 20, 2015 total eclipse of the sun above the village of Kvívík in the Faroe Islands.

Crowd watches Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 1969
Blogs | This Date in Science | May 25, 2015

This date in science: Kennedy ignites dreams of moon

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave a stirring speech to a joint session of Congress declaring his intention to land humans on the moon with a decade.

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Science Wire | May 22, 2015

Scared of thunder and lightning? You have astraphobia

Bam! Yikes! Do you – and your dog – have astraphobia?

Orcas can leap!  Photo via Marinebio.org
Science Wire | May 21, 2015

Video: Paddle boarders meet orcas

Imagine you’re paddle-boarding, and an orca – killer whale – pops up on the ocean surface near you. Two amazing and beautiful videos, here.

Sonia Harmand at excavation site.
Science Wire | May 20, 2015

Oldest stone tools found in Kenya

The tools, whose makers may or may not have been some sort of human ancestor, date back to 3.3 million years ago.

Pavlof Volcano May 18, 2013 via ISS
Blogs | Photos | This Date in Science | May 18, 2015

This date in science: Dramatic space photos of Pavlof Volcano

As Pavlof Volcano poured out lava and ash, ISS astronauts managed to capture these seldom-seen oblique views of the volcano.

Image via Wikimedia Commons.
Science Wire | May 18, 2015

Do nano-sunscreens harm sea life?

Nano particles in sunscreens have been found to harm marine worms, crustaceans, algae, fish and mussels. A new study shows their negative effect on sea urchin embryos, too.

Rambo fires the red shutter release with a tentacle.
Science Wire | May 12, 2015

If you give an octopus a camera

… she’s going to want to take a picture. An octopus at a New Zealand aquarium trains a camera on visiting tourists.

Nothing goes faster than light. Image credit: Bastian Hoppe
Science Wire | May 11, 2015

Faster-than-light travel: Are we there yet?

There’s a cosmic speed limit that unfortunately means we won’t be firing up warp drive anytime soon.

Image credit: NASA/JPL
Science Wire | May 06, 2015

Atmospheric carbon dioxide hits record high

The global average concentration of the greenhouse gas surpassed 400 parts per million in March for the first time since record-keeping began.